Thanks to those who attended Coffee with a Cop this morning. We enjoyed meeting all of you!
Irvine Police Department is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, 92606 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is David L Maggard. The Irvine Police Department phone number is 949-724-7000.
Thanks to those who attended Coffee with a Cop this morning. We enjoyed meeting all of you!
Coffee with a Cop is tomorrow from 7 to 9 a.m. at Starbucks on Alton & Jeffrey. We look forward to seeing you.
Massih “Fred” Zahedirad, who went missing earlier today, has been found and appears to be in good health.
We're looking for Massih “Fred” Zahedirad, 82, who went missing in Woodbridge today at 4:30 p.m. He has Alzheimer's and needs medication. He is 5'5", 170 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. Last seen in gray sweater/gray plaid pajama pants. Call 949-724-7000.
Irvine Police Department Searching for Suspect in Theft from Teacher Irvine, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stole a teacher’s wallet from her purse. On Thursday, Jan. 11 at approximately 3:40 p.m., the male suspect entered the private school at the Irvine Baptist Church, 5101 Walnut Ave. The man was caught on surveillance video entering the unoccupied classroom and stealing the wallet from the teacher’s purse. The suspect took cash, a debit card and the victim’s driver’s license. The suspect is described as a black male, 35 to 45 years old, 6 feet tall, 250 pounds and bald. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, blue jeans, light blue shoes and glasses. The suspect’s vehicle, also captured on video, is described as a white, 2006 or 2007 four-door Chevy Malibu with black side mirrors. Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Irvine Police Department Detective Jameson Roberts at 949-724-7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROAD CLOSURE: The Southern California Half Marathon will take place tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13 in the Woodbridge area. Various streets will be subject to closure between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Go to schalfmarathon.com for details.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which victims are forced to engage in commercial sex acts or labor services. Learn about the signs by visiting ochumantrafficking.com, or report a tip to 888-373-7888. Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, #humantraffickingawarenessday
Thank you to our friends @ Atria Golden Creek, who showed their appreciation for IPD today with a luncheon.
The Irvine Police Department will host its first Community Emergency Response Team training conducted in Mandarin in 2018. To join the interest list for this class, click here for a brief survey: https://goo.gl/forms/hLvkJ2LrZcraNUSr1
Traffic Talk: Rainy Roadway Safety Tips
A man who robbed an Irvine Gamestop in December has been arrested. http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=5441
Join Irvine Police Department personnel for a cup of coffee and a chance to ask questions and have a conversation in a relaxed, one-on-one atmosphere.
Irvine Man Dies in Traffic Collision Irvine, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2017) – An Irvine man died Sunday as a result of a traffic collision at Jeffrey Road and Irvine Boulevard. Gary L. Bye was 64 years old. Around 9:30 a.m., the Irvine Police Department (IPD) and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision. The SUV driven by Bye overturned as a result of the crash. Bye was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead several hours later. The driver of the other SUV involved in the crash was also transported to a hospital, but her injuries were not life-threatening. The intersection was closed the majority of the day while IPD conducted an investigation into the crash. It is expected to reopen before 5 p.m. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and no further details are available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact IPD Detective Christopher Ostrowski at 949-724-7047 or email@example.com.
Traffic collision at Jeffrey and Irvine Blvd. causing full lane closures in both directions. Use alternate route.
Missing adult has been located.
IPD Searching For Critical Missing Adult Irvine Police Department officers are looking for a man who went missing from the Free Chapel, 2777 McGaw, this morning. Saul Garcia is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray sweatpants with black tennis shoes. After he went missing, he was seen in the area of Red Hill and MacArthur. Garcia is 31 but has the mental capacity of a juvenile. He is in need of diabetic medication. Anyone who sees him is asked to call the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7000.
SpaceX launch of satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base caused flash, smoke. No need for concern.
We’ve enjoyed building on our relationship with the community in 2017. Happy Holidays!
Traffic impacted at northbound I-5 and Jeffrey. Use alternate route.
Today, IPD enlisted the help of our great community partners to bring joy to an Irvine boy who has experienced great loss this season. A huge thank you to Irvine Unified School District, Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks Foundation, Beacon Park School, Orange County Fire Authority, Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine Prevention Coalition and The Cyclist Bike Shop.
Suspect arrested in package theft spree Irvine, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2017) – A package thief suspected in at least 20 crimes throughout Irvine is in custody. Anthony Brian Palusso, 33, of Mission Viejo was arrested Tuesday night. Palusso is suspected in a string of package thefts over the past several months in the neighborhoods of Orchard Hills, Stonegate and Portola Springs. He was also known to frequent Cypress Village and Woodbury. He was caught on home surveillance video during the commission of several crimes. He is also suspected in crimes in other Orange County cities. Last week, the Irvine Police Department released Palusso’s photo to the public and other law enforcement agencies in the hopes of determining his whereabouts. Residents also had an active role in the search for Palusso, creating a flier warning others of his suspected activity and posting home surveillance video on social media. On Tuesday night, officers from the Garden Grove Police Department apprehended Palusso at a local hotel after receiving a tip from someone who saw his picture on a news broadcast. IPD Detectives responded to Garden Grove to assist. Palusso was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken into custody. The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7000.
Irvine Police Department & Orange County District Attorney News Release DRUNKEN DRIVER CHARGED WITH MURDERING UCI GRADUATES AND STUDENT IN HIGH-SPEED COLLISION AFTER RUNNING RED LIGHT IN IRVINE *Defendant also charged with injuring fourth student who sustained brain trauma SANTA ANA, Calif. – A drunken driver was charged with murdering two University of California, Irvine (UCI) graduates and a UCI student, as well as injuring a fourth student, in a high-speed collision after running a red light in Irvine. Defendant: Jeremy Wayne Greenwood, 30, Rialto Charges: Charged on Dec. 19, 2017, with the following felony counts: (3) Murder DUI causing bodily injury DUI with BAC over .08% causing injury Sentencing Enhancements Great bodily injury Maximum Sentence: 51 years to life in state prison Court Date: Arraignment Dec. 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana Bail: $2 million Circumstances of the Case: On July 1, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Greenwood is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) at approximately 86 miles per hour northbound on Harvard in Irvine. The defendant has a prior DUI conviction in Los Angeles in 2012 and was advised a future DUI resulting in death could be charged as murder. The defendant is accused of running a red light at the intersection of Harvard and Michelson and striking the victims’ car, which was traveling with four passengers westbound on Michelson with a green light. The victims’ car rotated and traveled over the sidewalk on Harvard, and came to rest next to a hedge. Witnesses called 911 and removed the defendant from his car, which caught fire following the collision. The Irvine Police Department (IPD) and emergency medical responders pronounced 23-year-old Kasean Herrera and 24-year-old Jeremy Shankling dead at the scene. The victims were best friends and UCI graduates working as software engineers. Shankling was employed as an IT Application Developer with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. 19-year-old London Thibodeaux and 20-year-old Jane Doe, who both attended UCI, were taken to a local hospital. On July 5, 2017, Thibodeaux was pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. Jane Doe suffered a traumatic brain injury, endured multiple organ surgeries, and was in a medically induced coma following the collision. IPD investigated this case extensively for five months and arrested Greenwood today at his home in Rialto. Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky, Homicide Unit ###
Traffic has eased at Jamboree and I-405, with all but one lane re-opened.
Northbound I-405 off-ramp at Jamboree closed due to single-vehicle crash. Northbound traffic on Jamboree reduced to one lane.
Irvine Police Department Seeks Suspect in Sexual Battery Cases Irvine, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Irvine Police Department detectives are searching for a suspect involved in two sexual battery cases that occurred in the Woodbury area in the past two days. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s; 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall; thin or medium build; wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants; and riding a skateboard. On Monday night at approximately 8:15 p.m., a woman was jogging at Rolling Green and Statuary when she heard a subject ride up behind her on a skateboard. The suspect shoved her to the ground and covered her mouth with his hands as she screamed. When the suspect was unable to keep her from screaming, he stood up and touched her in a sexual manner. The suspect then fled the scene on his skateboard. Later Monday night, the Irvine Police Department received a report of a similar incident that occurred Sunday evening. In that incident, which occurred sometime between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m., a female jogger at Groveland and Townsend was groped by a man riding past her on a skateboard. The suspect in that case matched the description of the suspect in Monday’s case. The Irvine Police Department is aggressively investigating this case and will increase patrols in the area. Residents who live on the streets involved who have video surveillance footage from the time the crimes occurred are asked to contact the Irvine Police Department. Video from homes that face the Jeffrey Open Space trail are also sought. Any information should be communicated to Detective Keith Herter at 949-724-7183 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ###