Fountain Valley Police Department

  • Agency: Fountain Valley Police Department
  • Address: 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, 92708 CA
  • Chief: Daniel S Llorens (Chief of Police)
Phone: 714-593-4485
Fax: 714-593-4453

Fountain Valley Police Department is located at 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, 92708 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Daniel S Llorens. The Fountain Valley Police Department phone number is 714-593-4485.

Fountain Valley Police Department News

Due to construction, the traffic signals at Euclid and Warner are blacked out. Stop signs are in a place to assist with traffic flow. Please proceed with caution. Repairs will take approximately 5-6 hours.

If you own a business in Fountain Valley, you will want to join us on June 12, 2018, at 9 am, for a Business, Crime Prevention Workshop.

Memorial Day is for the solemn remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We pray for them and their families. #patriots #ultimatesacrifice #goldstarfamily #courage #duty #commitment

WE ARE LIVE! Many, many months of planning and hard work came to fruition as our newly renovated Communications Center went into operation. Our Dispatchers now have top of the line communications equipment to better serve the community and help increase public safety. Thanks to all who helped make this happen! #911 #whatsyouremergency #policedispatcher #911dispatcher #fountainvalley #publicsafety

Come join us this morning for food, fun and bicycle safety. The fun begins at 9am.

Come out and join the fun this Saturday for our Bicycle Safety Fair!

Our fine folks are at the County of Orange Hiring Event at the OC Fair today. Drop by and say hi or you can check out our openings at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fountainvalley. @fvproud #orangecounty #fountainvalley #careers #governmentjobs #publicservice #jobs #jobfair #joinourteam

Earthquakes give you an immediate sense of how prepared you are, should the "big one" hit. BE PREPARED for different kinds of emergencies. Part of being prepared is to get to know your neighbors. It is not only important to develop a close knit community, it is important to know if there are neighbors in your area, who might need to be checked in on if an emergency occurs. Invest in your community by building relationships with each other. It is free, and the benefits will grow exponentially over time.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Residential Burglary Arrest On May 7, 2018, at approximately 2:29 p.m., Officers responded to a call of an interrupted residential burglary in the 16000 block of Caribou Street. As the first Officer arrived, the victim stated he saw suspect-1 run from his residence and jump over the adjoining wall into a neighbor’s backyard. While speaking to the victim, the Officer saw a suspicious vehicle, a dark grey BMW, parked on Caribou Street just north of the victim’s residence. As the Officer approached the BMW, suspect-2 jumped out and starting running northbound on Caribou Street until he ran into a side yard. Officers checked the residence and confirmed a burglary had occurred. Additional Officers arrived and set up a perimeter in order to conduct a search of the area. As the perimeter was being set up, the victim confirmed his loaded handgun had been stolen from his residence. FVPD’s K9 responded to assist with the search. Due to the suspects being possibly armed, FVPD requested assistance from allied agencies. Two K9 units and Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to assist. Airships from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Anaheim Police Department also responded to assist. Prior to the search, airship Duke saw a possible suspect in the rear yard of a residence on Cache Street. During a yard to yard search using the K9 Units, an OCSD K9 apprehended suspect-1, identified as 19-year old Leon Shillingford of Los Angeles. He was transported to an area hospital to be treated for a dog bite. Officers continued their search but were unable to locate suspect-2. He is believed to have fled the area. Suspect-2 was described as a male black wearing red pants. The stolen handgun and additional property was recovered in the backyard of a nearby residence. The BMW was registered out of Los Angeles. An investigation is still ongoing and FVPD encourages anyone with information reference this incident to call 714-593-4485. Incident 18-15615

**UPDATE** There was police activity in the area of Chalis and Thyme due to a residential burglary which occurred at 2:29 P.M. One suspect is in custody. A second suspect is outstanding and is believed to have fled the area. The area is clear but Officers will remain at the crime scene to conduct their investigation. A press release is pending.

**Vandalism Arrest** Last night a citizen saw two suspects tagging several businesses in the area of Brookhurst and Quail and called 9-1-1. Officers arrived on scene and immediately corralled the two suspects. Suspect-1, 24-year old Manuel Perez of Santa Ana, and Suspect-2, a 15-year old male juvenile of Santa Ana, were arrested for felony vandalism and conspiracy charges. The juvenile had cut off his GPS tracker and had 3 no bail warrants for vandalism. Officers located over 50 taggings along Brookhurst between Warner and Quail. Perez was booked into Orange County Jail and the juvenile was booked intoJuvenile Hall. Kudos to the citizen for calling this in and great teamwork by our Night Shift Officers!

The Police Department is aware of an incident involving erratic driving behavior in a City park. The Police Department is looking into the matter. Anyone with information should call the Police Department at 714-593-4485.

The US Attorney's Office, Central District of California, issued the following Press Release for the indictment of Kenneth Fisher, 42 years of age, of Colorado Springs, CO. Fisher was arrested by our Officers after he led them on a high speed pursuit. Excellent work and kudos to the Officer who spotted the vehicle!

***Stolen Vehicle Arrest*** On April 26 2018, at 2:23 am, a FVPD Officer saw a male subject peeking into parked cars in the 18400 block of Brookhurst Street. He contacted the male subject and Officers discovered a white van nearby with a female subject sleeping inside. The subjects were boyfriend and girlfriend and Officers determined the van was stolen from south Orange County. Both subjects were arrested and booked into Orange County Jail for vehicle theft. The suspects were identified as 22-year Jorge Alonzo of San Bernardino and 22-year old Kenia Cardenas of Fountain Valley. Great job by our Night Crew! #fvpd #fountainvalleysfinest #grandtheftauto

Late April and early May, you will notice an increase in coyote activity. In early spring, coyotes are out more and possibly in groups, hunting for food. They are hunting to feed their pups. Some things to be aware of: - Make sure your trash lids are closed. - Don't leave food out on the front porch. - Pick up fruit that has fallen from the trees. - Don't leave your small animals outside unattended. - Coyotes can jump a 10 foot fence to get something on the other side. - Coyotes are smart and learn human patterns quite easily.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 Commercial Burglary Arrests On April 19, 2018, at approximately 3:59 a.m., a citizen witnessed three male suspects window smash and enter two businesses in the 9800 block of Warner Avenue. The witness also saw a possible getaway car in the parking lot and called 9-1-1. FVPD Officers arrived on scene; and the driver of the getaway car, identified as 23-year-old Tyshay Galloway, attempted to flee the area but was boxed in by a Patrol unit. A male suspect, identified as 20-year-old Cody Walker, attempted to flee the area on foot and was quickly apprehended by K9 “Figo.” The two outstanding suspects remained in one of the businesses and were taken into custody when Officers set up a perimeter and called them out. They were identified as 21-year-old John McClain and 19-year-old Hanif Washington. All four suspects are from Long Beach. Walker received medical treatment for a dog bite, and all four suspects were transported to FVPD. During the investigation, Garden Grove Police Department advised of several commercial burglaries that occurred during the night in their city. During a search of the getaway car, Officers found money rolls with receipts linking them to one of the commercial burglaries in Garden Grove. After all four suspects were interviewed and processed, they were booked into Orange County Jail for burglary. Any other possible witnesses are encouraged to call FVPD at (714) 593-4485. Incident #18-13400

We are hiring Lateral Officers / Academy Graduates / Academy Enrolled applicants on a continuous basis! Visit www.fvpd.org for more info.

It's Mitzvah Day for our friends from Congregation B'nai Tzedek. Thank you for the treats! #mitzvah #dayofgooddeeds #fountainvalley

Some of you have been wanting to see K9 Ranger and maybe his human partner, Corporal Fillers, as well LOL, Well, here they are! Thanks again to Laguna Beach Police Department for the assist!

Please join us this Thursday at Claim Jumper restaurant for our annual Tip A Cop fundraiser!

Over the weekend FVPD was assisting with traffic control as our Firefighters were putting out a fire at Bushard and the 405 overpass. During the fire, a driver drove around traffic cones into the opposite lanes of traffic and Officers stopped him. During the stop and investigation, K9 Ranger from @lagunabeachpd responded to assist and alerted on possible narcotics in the car. Officers later found a loaded 9mm handgun and narcotics in the car. The suspect, Nicholas Spencer, 33 years old out of Aliso Viejo, was a convicted felon and the handgun was confirmed to have been stolen. He was booked into Orange County Jail for several gun and narcotic charges. Big thanks to K9 Ranger and his handler! . . . #k9 #k9alert #trafficcone #fvpd #nightshift #obeytrafficcones #gunsoffthestreets

Check out the Pet of the Week at OC Animal Care!

Have a pet in Fountain Valley? Be sure to get them licensed to increase their chances of getting back home. Follow the link below to get started!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TEN YEARS OF HANDS-FREE LAW: CHALLENGES REMAIN Put Your Phone Down. Just Drive! Fountain Valley CA. – Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts statewide. Fountain Valley Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving. Officers will have a special emphasis this month on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of driving distraction April 5th and 13th have been designated as the two statewide enforcement dates when law enforcement agencies will step up distracted driving enforcement activities. The California Department of Transportation will put distracted driving messages on the changeable message signs on freeways during April. Traffic officers have issued hundreds of thousands of citations over the past three years to those texting or calling on a hand-held cell phone. Recent legislation now makes it illegal to use your smartphone’s apps will driving. Still, everyone has seen other drivers on a device driving in a dangerous manner next to them during a commute or a trip around town. Since 2011, OTS has conducted an observational study of handheld cell phone use every year. “This year’s study on the use of handheld cell phones and texting shows a decrease over past years; however, more work needs to be done to target those who were observed to still be breaking the law,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “The best way to put an end to distracted driving is to educate all Californians about the danger it poses. We will do this through enforcement and education efforts like our new advertising campaign “Just Drive”, reminding drivers to put down their phones and focus on the road.” "California’s distracted driving laws have been saving lives for a decade now,” said former State Senator Joe Simitian, who authored the state’s hands-free and no-texting laws. “Every day, somewhere in California, someone is sitting down to dinner with their family who wouldn't have made it through the day without these laws on the books. That’s tremendously gratifying.” Preliminary 2017 data also shows nearly 22,000 drivers were involved in distracted driving collisions in California, a decline from the more than 33,000 drivers involved in distracted driving collisions in 2007, the last full year before the hands-free law went into effect. “Smart phones are part of everyone’s lives now. Texting, phone calls and posting on social media are nearly addicting,” said Sergeant Parsons, Fountain Valley Traffic Bureau. “But doing these things can have deadly consequences while driving on our city streets. Changing these dangerous habits will help make our roadways safer for everyone.” Fountain Valley Police Department has the following Safety Tips: -If you receive a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location, but ‘never’ on a freeway. Once you are safely off the road, it is safe to text. -Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages. -Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving. -Cell phone use can be habit-forming. Struggling to not text and drive? Put the cell phone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination. Fountain Valley Police Department is deploying extra traffic officers with grant-funded resources on April 5th and 13th, 2018, in city locations with higher numbers of traffic collisions. Violators will be stopped and cited with fines set at $162 for first time offenders. This campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Happy Easter from all of us at FVPD! #easter