Fresno Police Department

  • Agency: Fresno Police Department
  • Address: 2323 Mariposa Street, Fresno, 93721 CA
  • Chief: Jerry Dyer (Chief of Police)
Phone: (559) 621-7000
Fax: 559-498-5168
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Fresno Police Department is located at 2323 Mariposa Street, Fresno, 93721 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Jerry Dyer. The Fresno Police Department phone number is (559) 621-7000.

Fresno Police Department News

Officers from the Fresno Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, March 9, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. From 2015 through 2017, officers have investigated 1,200 DUI collisions which have claimed 34 lives and resulted in another 268 injuries in the City of Fresno. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Fresno Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. The cost of a ride home is cheap! Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to Fresno Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

MAN CONTACTED ON A TRAFFIC STOP RUNS FROM OFFICERS COUGHT AND FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF A LOADED HANDGUN On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 7:22 P.M., Southeast District Special Response Team Officers (SE SRT) conducted proactive patrol in the area of Fifth Street and Iowa Avenue due to the recent uptick in gun violence. SE SRT Officers initiated a traffic stop on Michael Martinez 29 of Fresno wanted for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. The front right passenger Marlon Arnold 29 of Fresno exited the vehicle and ran from officers. SE SRT Officers chased after Arnold through several yards and eventually caught up with him in an alley a block away from the initial traffic stop. During his arrest Arnold discarded a Beretta 9 mm pistol with a loaded seventeen round magazine. Several SE SRT Officers remained with the vehicle and removed another male occupant identified as Gino Pecina 32 of Fresno who was arrested on an outstanding warrant for auto theft. A fourth man was removed from the vehicle but was released without any charges. Arnold was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail for possession of a loaded concealed firearm and resisting arrest. Martinez was booked for unrelated warrants. Pecina was also booked for unrelated warrants. Please see the attached photograph of the recovered firearm and suspects. The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotic sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential. Sergeant Adrian Alvarez Sr. #S208 Fresno Police Department Southeast Special Response Team (SE SRT)

On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at approximately 1924 hours, Southwest Officers responded to California Ave. and Elm Ave. regarding a shooting victim. Officers arrived and made contact with a 17 year old victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to CRMC where he died on arrival. The Homicide Unit is still requesting the public’s help regarding the shooting death of the 17 year old victim. Anyone with information regarding this case or the above possible witnesses are being asked to please call. Anyone calling with information can remain completely anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP. You may also contact the Fresno Police Department – Homicide Detectives Mark Yee 621- 2407 or Melanie Mayo 621- 2421 with information regarding this investigation under Fresno PD Case# 18-1533.

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DOWNTOWN POLICING UNIT ARRESTS TWO SUBJECTS IN CHINATOWN WHITHIN 24 HOURS TO INCLUDE AN ARMED FELON WITH A HANDGUN: On March 6, 2017, officers assigned to the Downtown Policing Unit (DPU) were conducting bike patrol when a citizen approached them asking for help. The citizen was in the area of Fulton Street and Mariposa working as a contractor for two of the new restaurants being added onto the Fulton Mall. The citizen reported that his vehicle had been parked overnight in the area and when he returned to it he noticed that some of his belongings, including an iPad, had been taken from inside his parked vehicle while he was working. He utilized the “find my iPhone” App and tracked his iPad to the 800 block of F Street in Chinatown. DPU officers responded and assisted in narrowing the iPad to 820 F Street at “Ramona Rooms/Cuartos”. Officers searched various rooms and by activating the emergency signal on the iPad, it was located in the manager’s room. The manager Robert Leyva, a 49 year old Fresno resident, admitted to being in possession of the stolen iPad. He was arrested for being in possession of stolen property and booked at the Fresno County Jail. The stolen iPad was returned to the victim and he was able to resume his work on the Fulton Mall. The very next day on March 7, 2018, DPU Officers Mandeep Khela and Adriana Ponce were conducting morning patrols in Chinatown when a citizen brought to their attention a suspicious person. The subject was in a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway on Fresno Street near the F Street traffic signal. As the officers approached the vehicle the driver initially drove away but then quickly stopped in the middle of the roadway. Officers Khela and Ponce contacted the driver who was identified as 46 year old Christopher Macias of Fresno. The officers removed Macias from the vehicle and located a loaded 9mm handgun in his waistband. The handgun was loaded with one in the chamber. A total of 107 rounds of ammunition was located in the vehicle. Macias is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. He admitted to being in possession of the firearm. Macias was booked at the Fresno County Jail on numerous firearms related charges. The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotic sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential.

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Detectives from the Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) and Central District patrol officers responded to a call of an auto theft that just occurred from an auto dealership in the area of Belmont and Ninth. The suspect initially took the 2001 BMW 325I for a test drive with an employee then, after returning to the dealership, jumped back into the vehicle and fled from the area. The BMW was equipped with GPS. The BMW was tracked to the area of Eighth and Andrews where detectives/officers began surveillance. During the surveillance, the suspect returned to the BMW and was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Moises Maciel, 23, of Fresno. He was found to be out on bail from a prior auto theft case and to also have a felony warrant for burglary and auto theft. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for felony auto theft charges, for the felony warrant and for committing a felony while out on bail. If anyone has information regarding auto theft in the Fresno area, please call the CCATT tip line at 621-CCAT (2228), email CCATT at ccatt@fresno.gov, or call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867). Your information will remain anonymous. Sergeant Doug Goertzen Fresno Police Department Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT)

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Detectives from the Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) assisted Clovis PD officers with a stop of a stolen Honda Insight in the area of Shaw and Peach. The Honda was a reported stolen vehicle out of Central Fresno and was taken during a residential burglary. The driver was identified as Dog Pound gang member Donald Windfield, 52, of Fresno. Windfield was booked into the Fresno County Jail for felony auto theft charges. If anyone has information regarding auto theft in the Fresno area, please call the CCATT tip line at 621-CCAT (2228), email CCATT at ccatt@fresno.gov, or call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867). Your information will remain anonymous. Sergeant Doug Goertzen Fresno Police Department Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT)

On Monday, March 5, 2018, Detectives from the Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) were in the area of Ashlan and Fresno when they saw Dirty White Boy gang member Hollis Priest, 37, driving his 2006 Saturn Vue. Priest was wanted by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department for felony check fraud and identity theft charges. Detectives followed Priest to a hotel in the area of Blackstone and Ashlan and attempted to contact/arrest him. Priest then intentionally collided with a detective vehicle and drove through a chain-link fence to avoid arrest. The Fresno Police Department’s helicopter air crew was overhead and followed Priest as he drove recklessly through Fresno and Clovis before being involved in a collision at Shaw and Clovis. He was arrested after attempting to flee on foot. Priest was booked into the Fresno County Jail on multiple charges for attempting to evade officers, resisting arrest, check fraud, identity theft, hit-and-run, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and probation violation. If anyone has information regarding auto theft in the Fresno area, please call the CCATT tip line at 621-CCAT (2228), email CCATT at ccatt@fresno.gov, or call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867). Your information will remain anonymous. Sergeant Doug Goertzen Fresno Police Department Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT)

WHILE AWAITING TRIAL FOR DISCHARGING AND POSSESSING A FIREARM, SUSPECT RE-ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF ANOTHER LOADED HANDGUN AND STUN-GUN On January 10, 2018, 28 year old Fresno resident Christina Mejia was arrested for discharging and being in possession of a firearm in the 5000 block of E. Lane Avenue. Mejia was originally arrested after a ShotSpotter call for service recognizing five (5) rounds being fired. Mejia was booked into Fresno County Jail and was later released with a promise to appear in court. Mejia failed to appear in court and was eventually added to the list of wanted subjects on Crime Stoppers. Mejia had been on the run for nearly a month when she was re-arrested on February 20, 2018 for the warrant related to the prior weapons charges. Mejia was later released with another promise to appear in court. Tonight on March 6, 2018, Southeast District officers responded to the same apartment complex in the 5000 block of E. Lane Avenue for a report that Mejia was trespassing at the location and drinking with teenage kids. Officer Manuel Amaya, Officer Sean Loy, and Officer Arlene Flores responded to the location and Mejia was observed activating a pink handheld stun-gun device in the breezeway of the complex. Seeing officers, Mejia ran briefly and discarded the stun-gun and a loaded .38cal revolver under a stairwell at the complex. Mejia was re-arrested without incident and the stun-gun and handgun containing four (4) expended shell casings and one live round were recovered (see attached photographs of Mejia and the recovered weapons). Mejia was booked into the Fresno County Jail for multiple weapons charges as well as committing a new offense while out on bond. The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotic sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential.

BULLDOG GANG ASSOCIATE ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM On March 6, 2018, detectives from the Multi Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium Metro Tactical Team were proactively patrolling the University Inn located in the 2600 block of E. Shaw due to a recent shooting. Detectives were patrolling the parking lot when they contacted three subjects sitting in a vehicle. They later arrested Jonathan Noisey, who is a Bulldog gang associated and AB109 Probationer, for being in possession of a loaded firearm. A second occupant Robert Thomas, who is also on probation, was arrested for an outstanding felony probation warrant. A third occupant and Bulldog gang member, Ashley Goodwin, was arrested for a probation violation. The driver, who was attempting to rent a room, returned to the vehicle and was later arrested for possession of narcotics for sales. The Driver, Jennifer Foster, left her vehicle parked in a handicap stall using a placard that she took from a deceased friend. She was cited for using the placard that did not belong to her. All subjects were arrested and booked into the Fresno County Jail.

On Monday, March 5, 2018, Detectives from the Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) saw an unoccupied 1994 Ford Ranger parked in a shopping center in the area of Chestnut and Butler. The Ford was a reported stolen vehicle out of Southeast Fresno. Detectives began surveillance and, a short time later, the driver returned to the vehicle. Detectives approached and detained him. The driver was identified as Mike Miller, 53, of Fresno. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for auto theft and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. If anyone has information regarding auto theft in the Fresno area, please call the CCATT tip line at 621-CCAT (2228), email CCATT at ccatt@fresno.gov, or call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867). Your information will remain anonymous. Sergeant Doug Goertzen Fresno Police Department Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT)

INVESTIGATION UPDATE REGARDING HIT & RUN COLLISION BOL: Injury Hit and Run Collision Olive and Safford 3/3/2018 Suspect Vehicle: White 2000-2004 extra cab Toyota Tacoma pickup. The vehicle should have damage to the left front yellow side marker light and is missing a driver’s side mirror. Synopsis: On Saturday, 3/3/2018, at 9:42 pm, a 32 year old man was walking northbound across Olive in the unmarked crosswalk at Safford. The suspect vehicle was traveling westbound Olive. The suspect vehicle struck the pedestrian causing life threatening injuries. The suspect vehicle continued westbound Olive. Information: Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call Hit and Run Detective Michael Buessing at 621-5066 or Detective Edward Jansen at 621-5052. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.

“Each and every threat that comes to our attention will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. The consequences for those making these threats will be swift and severe regardless of their age. If someone is old enough to make threats through social media or any other means, they are old enough to be arrested and prosecuted.” – CHIEF JERRY DYER, Fresno Police Department

On 03/04/18, Southwest District Officers Richard Lopez and Phillip Munoz were patrolling the area of Fulton/Belmont when they witnessed a Chrysler 200 with no license plates driving on the roadway. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was identified as Fresno resident Dayvon Haynes. Haynes was found to have an outstanding Felony domestic violence warrant for his arrest. Haynes was arrested on the warrant and his vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle Officers located a Mosin Nagant Revolver Model M1895. Haynes admitted to possessing the firearm for protection. Haynes who is a convicted felon was charged with multiple firearm charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotic sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential. Attached is a photograph of Haynes and the recovered handgun. FPD Case # 18015402

CONVICTED FELON ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A LOADED RIFLE On Monday, March 05, 2018 at 12:18am, Southeast District Patrol Officer Jerome Royal and assisting officers responded to the 5100 block of E. Hedges Ave for a report of a suspicious male subject pacing around outside of an apartment complex with a rifle underneath his jacket. Upon arrival in the area officers located 40yr old Arnold Anthony Royal attempting to flee on foot through an open dirt field. Suspect Royal was arrested without incident after he discarded a loaded M1 style .30cal carbine rifle with a high-capacity magazine. The suspect was determined to be a previously convicted felon and was charged multiple weapons violations in addition to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Please see the attached photograph of the rifle and ammunition. The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotic sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential. MEDIA: If you require any additional information regarding this case, please send an email to Martin.Vanoverbeek@fresno.gov.

BULLDOG GANG MEMBER ON PROBATION ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A LOADED HANDGUN On Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 12:01am, Southeast District Patrol Officer Ricardo Loza and Officer Jared Garcia were conducting proactive patrol in the area of McKenzie Ave and Eighth Street when they observed a vehicle being operated with amplified music. They conducted a traffic enforcement stop for the violation. During the stop they contacted 27yr old Jildardo Felipe Gonzalez of Fresno, a self-admitted former Calwa Bulldog gang member. Gonzalez was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for Felony Reckless Evading in a motor vehicle. A probation compliance check was performed and Gonzalez was found to be in possession of a loaded .32 CAL semi-automatic handgun concealed inside his vehicle between the center console and passenger seat, within arm’s reach of the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and was booked into Fresno County jail for the multiple firearms violations and for the probation violation. The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotic sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential. MEDIA: If you require any additional information regarding this case, please send an email to Martin.Vanoverbeek@fresno.gov.

DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 12 DUI Arrests Fresno, CA – The Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on March 3, 2018. High Visibility Enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Fresno PD supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. 139 Vehicle enforcement stops 11 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested 1 DUI-Drug suspects arrested 25 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked 76 Citations issued Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. The DUI Saturation Patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’.

The pictured suspect committed a recent burglary of a residence on the 3100 block of E. Kerckhoff Ave. The burglary occurred during daytime hours. If you recognize the suspect or have any information pertaining to the burglary, please contact Det. Rockwell (559) 621-6311 or Crimestoppers (559) 498-STOP

The 23rd. Hispanic Residents Academy kicked off tonight and very well attended! Thank you Principal Guzman at Awahnee Middle School for opening up your doors to us. It’s not too late to register, for more information call 621-2353.

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