Costa Mesa Police Department

  • Agency: Costa Mesa Police Department
  • Address: 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, 92628-1200 CA
  • Chief: Christopher Shawkey (Chief of Police)
Phone: (714) 754-5252

Costa Mesa Police Department is located at 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, 92628-1200 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Christopher Shawkey. The Costa Mesa Police Department phone number is (714) 754-5252.

Costa Mesa Police Department News

Check out our recap of 2017 video played at our Employee Recognition Breakfast yesterday.

Yesterday, we had an Employee Recognition Breakfast, where staff won peer-nominated awards for their work in 2017 (from top left): Officer of the Year – Investigator Darren Wood Explorer of the Year – Edwin Garcia Civilian Supervisor – Records Shift Supervisor Jeanette Zangger Civilian – Senior Records Tech Donna Jo “DJ” Hendrick Community Partner – South Coast Plaza Case of the Year – Sergeant Matt Selinske, Detective David Sevilla, and Officer Adam Gardner Live Saving Awards – Officers Daniel Holl, Jacob Jacobi, Mark Garcia Two awardees that could not make it but were still recognized: Volunteer of the Year – Dorothy Ceccarini Sworn Supervisor Sergeant Zack Hoferitza Congratulations to everyone for your outstanding work in 2017! 🎉🙌 “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to lead a team of high achieving, professional men and women. They say great leaders rise up and achieve status when confronted with adversity,” said Police Chief Rob Sharpnack. “I can say the same thing collectively about the men and women in my organization. My officers and dispatchers earn every bit of recognition and I’m very proud of them.”

Costa Mesa residents - have questions pertaining to the Costa Mesa PD that you’d like to ask the Chief? Join us Thursday, March 15, at 6:30pm for a Facebook Live session. See you then!

#tbt on #internationalwomensday to Oct. 22, 2011, when Officer Crystal Cordero became our first female motor officer. Officer Cordero posed for this photograph to be used in a Daily Pilot article about her achievement.

CMPD will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, March 9, from 8:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. within the limits of the City of Costa Mesa. **PLEASE NOTE: By law, PDs are required to notify residents of these checkpoints.

Officers out on patrol this afternoon arrested someone for possession of a controlled substance.

#weekendupdate: #CMPD arrested Joel Christopher Wilkerson, 27, transient, LKA Tustin, yesterday for three commercial burglaries committed in a short span of time. At approximately 3:06 a.m., on March 4, 2018, officers responded to the 480 block of East 17th Street regarding a suspicious person seen on surveillance inside a business. Officers arrived and located where the suspect illegally entered and exited the location. While officers were in the process of setting up a perimeter, at about 3:13 a.m., an employee at the 350 block of East 17th Street, called 911 to report a suspect had entered their business and was stealing property. The employee had locked himself inside an office. Officers responded to that location and set up a perimeter around the building. Wilkerson attempted to flee from a side door with two plastic trash bags containing 10 bottles of alcohol. After a short foot pursuit, Wilkerson was detained and arrested. At approximately 3:51 a.m., an officer patrolling the area for any other stolen property located a broken window at the 430 block of East 17th Street. Officers cleared that business and no suspect was found inside. Officers then checked the area and located property stolen from the two commercial burglaries in the 400 block of East 17th Street and determined Wilkerson was responsible for all three commercial burglaries.

Friday, March 2 - **UPDATE: Next of kin has been notified. Homicide victim was Ashley Boulay, 29, Massachusetts.** Wednesday, Feb. 28 - See attached for info on today’s homicide arrest

On Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at around 10:45 a.m., #CMPD officers were dispatched to the area of Orange Avenue and Fairway Place regarding a male and female stealing mail in the 2600 block of Orange Avenue. The suspects were driving a silver Jetta, which was located at a nearby hotel by an off-duty officer, who had heard and recognized the plate from a previous broadcast as a vehicle from a burglary the night before. Officers converged on the hotel at the 1400 block of Bristol Street and set up surveillance. The suspects were seen shortly thereafter returning to the car and the male, Rudy Raul Ortega, 28, Garden Grove, fled on foot and was caught after a brief foot pursuit. The female, Madeline Jane Krane, 27, Anaheim, was also detained and during the investigation, officers located multiple stolen credit cards as well as drugs and drug paraphernalia. The female was also wanted on numerous warrants and the male was out on bail from a previous burglary. Both suspects were arrested on booking charges of ID theft and conspiracy to commit a crime, and Krane additionally for possession of a controlled substance. #goodpolicework

#tbt to mid 1975, when Officer Sharon Lozzi, the first female assigned to traditional patrol duties in Costa Mesa, graduated from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy.

Look at all the fine #CMPD explorers that graduated the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association (OCLEEAA). Congratulations!!🎉

Tuesday, Feb. 20 - **UPDATE: Mr. Ching has been found and was reunited with his family. Thank you to everyone who shared.** Monday, Feb. 19 - Our neighboring City of Irvine is looking for a missing 80-year-old man. Please see attached and share.

Today, Lt. Scott graduated from Command College Class 62. Command College is an 18-month program for police executive management focused on advancing in law enforcement. Well done, Lt. 🎉👏

Today at Whittier Elementary School Team Kids Carnival, our Community Policing officers had fun with the students 🏃‍♂️ #kidsarethefuture #CMPD

Stolen vehicle from Irvine with two suspects inside and now in custody, including passenger who had a warrant, thanks to #daywatch #patrollife

Monday, Feb. 12 - **UPDATE: LOST DOG RETURNED TO OWNER.** Friday, Feb . 9 - Recognize this male dog? This handsome boy was found an hour ago, at 5pm, in the area of Villanova and Littleton Circle in the City of Costa Mesa. If he belongs to you, please call Animal Control at 714-754-5311 or dispatch at 714-754-5252. #lostdog #mansbestfriend

#weekendupdate: On Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at approximately 2:10 a.m., #CMPD officers responded to a traffic collision at the 1600 block of Whittier Avenue. They arrived to find a green Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera stuck underneath a modular construction trailer. The driver, Cesar Castro Rodriguez, 31, Westminster, suffered no major injuries and was at the scene looking for his 25-year-old male passenger. Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue took 45 minutes to get inside the vehicle passenger compartment due to complications including an unstable trailer and downed live wires nearby. The CMPD Major Accident Investigation Team was notified and responded. The passenger, who had left the scene of the collision before first responders arrived, was located approximately two hours later at his home in Westminster with minor injuries. Rodriguez was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence of alcohol.

It’s #SuperBowl Sunday! If you’re out 🍻 make sure you get home safe - designate a #sober driver, Uber,Lyft, or call a taxi. #safetyfirst

Costa Mesa residents - please see attached post by Fullerton PD. The missing adult frequents Costa Mesa. If you see him, please call 714.738.6700

#tbt to the mid 1960’s of a Department inspection by then-Chief Neth at the 1957 Newport Blvd police facility. #throwbackthursday #historyphotographed