Don’t forget Saturday from 9am-12pm is the Low Cost Vaccination and Licensing Clinic. Go to www.beaumontpd.org/animal-clinics for more information.
Beaumont Police Department is located at 660 Orange Ave., Beaumont, 92223 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Francis D Coe Jr. The Beaumont Police Department phone number is 951-769-8500.
Don’t forget Saturday from 9am-12pm is the Low Cost Vaccination and Licensing Clinic. Go to www.beaumontpd.org/animal-clinics for more information.
C.O.P.P.S. is an acronym for a policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem solving tactics and community-police partnerships. A fundamental shift from traditional, reactive policing, community policing stresses the prevention of crime before it occurs. Community policing is an integral part of improving the quality of life in our communities. Core components of community policing include partnering with the community; problem solving; and transforming policing agencies to support and empower front-line officers, decentralize command and encourage innovative problem solving. How many times have you heard the expression, "Where’s a cop when you need one?" To some extent, this expression rings true. There are just not enough police officers to be in all places at all times. COPPS unites law enforcement with the community, creating partnerships. As partners we can work toward a common goal-- the reduction of crime, and making the community a safer place to work, live and pursue an education. The Beaumont Police Department’s COPPS initiatives are coordinated by 1 Sergeant and 3 Officers who act as a resource to the Department and Community in promoting the philosophy and principles of COPPS. Because this team isn't on regular street patrols, they are able to devote extra time and attention to community issues. They work hand-in-hand with their fellow police officers and city employees, who often refer community issues to them. The issues could involve anything from a dispute between neighbors or a business looking for security and crime prevention tips to cars speeding through a neighborhood. Other duties include planning for law enforcement at special events, being role models for youngsters as part of the Adopt-a-Cop program, and meeting with homeowners at Neighborhood Watch-style meetings. #BPDOpenHouse
Wishing our residents and visitors a safe and silly Halloween! 🎃👻🍭
If you need a safe and fun place to take your Trick-or-Treaters stop by the Trunk or Treat event at the Beaumont Sports Park tomorrow evening from 5-8pm. The Beaumont Police Department would like to encourage residents to follow a few safety tips for a happy and safe Halloween! Costume Tips: Purchase costumes made of flame retardant material. Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping. Select costumes made of light color material and also use glow in the dark reflective tape. Choose face paint/makeup instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Do not allow children to carry sharp objects that could cause injury to themselves or others. Trick or Treat Tips: Use battery powered lights in pumpkins. Instruct children to stay away from open flames. Remove objects from the yard that present a hazard to children (garden tools, hoses, etc). Keep cornstalks and other harvest-season items away from sources of heat. Stay in groups while visiting door-to-door. Carry glow sticks or flashlights to be seen easier by drivers. Walking Tips: Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Driving Tips: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods - children are excited and may move in unpredictable ways. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate distractions inside your car so you can concentrate. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert during those hours.
Thanks for following along as we got to know the Detective Bureau this month. Hopefully you learned a few things about us. The month of November we will get to know our C.O.P.P.S Team and some of the great things they do for our community. #BPDOpenHouse
The Detective Bureau also includes investigators that participate on special teams or task forces. We will meet these officers later on in our series, but the following teams include investigators from Beaumont Police Department: K9 Post-Release Accountability Compliance Team (PACT) San Gorgonio Gang Task Force (GTF) The Beaumont Police Department K9 Team consists of one officer/K9 Handler and a canine. This team specializes in narcotics and persons detection. The PACT team includes one detective from Beaumont Police Department. This task force was created in response to Assembly Bill 109 which resulted in the state releasing prisoners from prisons to alleviate overcrowding issues to comply with a Supreme Court decision. These prisoners were moved to county jails or reassigned to the county for supervision under county probation. From there, they are released into the community. Many require post-release supervision. The Beaumont Police Department has one detective assigned to GTF, participating agencies include the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Riverside County Probation, Banning Police Department, Beaumont Police Department, California Highway Patrol, State Parole. #BPDOpenHouse
UPDATE As of 7:08pm Missing Person was LOCATED, safe and will be reunited with family. ***At Risk Missing Person*** On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 6:00pm, Beaumont Police Department was contacted in reference to a missing person. Relatives reported that Veronica Markey, 76 yoa ,of Medford, Oregon, was missing. The family reported that on Monday, October 23, 2017, Veronica and her adult daughter had stopped at WalMart, located at 1540 2nd Street Marketplace in Beaumont. Veronica had stayed in the vehicle while her daughter had gone inside the store and when the daughter returned, Veronica and the vehicle were gone. Family is concerned due to MARKEY having early onset dementia, and no one has had contact with her since leaving WalMart at approximately 7:00pm on Monday, October 23rd. MARKEY does not have a cellphone and is believed to be driving a Tan, 2001, Toyota Camry with Oregon License Plates. Markey is a white, female adult, 76yoa, 5'5", with grey hair, brown eyes and approximately 100lbs. Anyone with information regarding MARKEY or her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Galletta at 951-769-8500.
Be advised of lane closures along Oak Valley for repaving project.
Beaumont Police Department Detectives also investigate missing persons cases for the Department. In California, a missing person is someone whose whereabouts is unknown to the reporting party. This includes any child who may have run away, been taken involuntary or may be in need of assistance. It includes a child illegally taken, held or hidden by a parent or non-parent family member. The state of California averages 25,000 active missing person's cases per year. Contrary to popular belief, there is NO waiting period for reporting a person missing. All California police and sheriffs' departments must accept any report, including a report by telephone, of a missing person, including runaways. Also, while stranger abductions are often in the news, statistically they make up less then .05% of abductions for the entire United States. For more information on missing persons you can visit oag.ca.gov/missing #BPDOpenHouse
In addition to investigations, the Beaumont Police Department Detective Bureau oversees the registration of sex and arson offenders in the city. By law, persons convicted of specified sex and arson crimes are required to register with a local law enforcement agency. When an offender is released into the community, he or she must register at the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over his or her residence. When an offender registers with our agency, their information is forwarded to the California Department of Justice. Most registered offenders are required to update their information annually, some sex offenders must update their information more often for example, transients and sexually violent predators. Our agency then forwards this information to DOJ. DOJ uses the information reported to update their Megan's Law Website. For additional information about this program you can visit meganslaw.ca.gov. #BPDOpenHouse
Beaumont Police Department Detectives are often referred cases that involve theft from vehicles and homes. Take a look at our tips and remind yourself to check to make sure your vehicles and homes are locked, that you do not leave valuables accessible to those passing by and that you report suspicious people or vehicles to our non emergency number at 951-769-8500. Start a #9pmRoutine to check that your vehicle and home are locked up and you've taken your wallets, purses, laptops, etc. out of your cars. The best way to prevent crime is by not being a victim. #BPDOpenHouse
Homeless Outreach On Thursday, October 19, 2017, as part of Beaumont Police Department’s continued effort to reduce homelessness in the city, officers and representatives from the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) partnered to dispatch teams into the community to connect the homeless to county resources and assistance programs. These assistance programs included medical treatment, alcohol and/or drug rehabilitation, vocational training, and housing assistance. Three teams of officers and social workers canvassed the community locating homeless in an attempt to connect them with services. Social workers had the ability to sign up individuals in the field and direct them where to go to receive assistance. The teams contacted a total of sixteen (16) persons. Eleven (11) of those contacted refused services, five (5) agreed to sign up, but ultimately refused to accept the assistance. No homeless veterans or families with children were contacted during today’s event. Several people who were found pan-handling close to the freeway were determined not to be homeless. In 2017, the Beaumont Police Department received approximately $69,000, from the Board of State and Community Corrections as part of a $20 million-dollar allocation for city police departments to increase positive outcomes between city police and high-risk populations, including homeless individuals, persons with mental health needs, and at-risk youth. Under these funds members of the Beaumont Police Department have attended Crisis Intervention Training to aid them in contacting individuals in the community who may be suffering from mental health issues. Since the start of the Homeless Outreach Program in July of 2017, the Beaumont Police Department, has held six outreach events, contacting twenty-one (21) transients (some were repeat contacts), of those, fifteen (15) arrests were made and twenty-two (22) citations issued. Thirteen of the citations/arrests were drug and alcohol related.
Arrests On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Beaumont Police Department made arrests on two separate cases in the City. At approximately 11:43 am, Beaumont Police Department, received a 911 call in reference to a possible robbery in progress at a business in the 1600 block of 2nd Street Marketplace by an offsite loss prevention officer. Officers immediately responded and established a perimeter around the location in search of the suspects. Shortly after setting up the perimeter the suspects were located by officers. It was determined that the suspects did not commit robbery, but had shoplifted and were in possession of stolen property from the business. Officers determined that one of the suspects, identified as Massai Kajhi Lopez, 20 yoa, of Perris, was on felony probation with search terms. Officers were able to locate the vehicle the suspects were driving and located approximately $2,000.00 in stolen merchandise from the business. Officers also located over $3,500.00 in stolen merchandise from additional businesses in San Jacinto. Lopez was charged with felony probation violation. Lopez and the second suspect, identified as Jordan Lee Hongocollins, 18 yoa, of Los Angeles, were booked at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for possession of stolen property, grand theft, and conspiracy to commit theft. At approximately 1:09pm, Beaumont Police Department received a call regarding a drunk in public at a business in the 800 block of Oak Valley Parkway. Officers arrived and located a woman who appeared to be under the influence. Officers located the vehicle the woman had been driving and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. Officers placed Shiyeka Champale Kendra Stepps, 27yoa, under arrest for grand theft auto. Stepps was also booked at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Beaumont Detectives want to remind citizens that mail theft is still an issue in the city and the best way to prevent mail theft is to not be a victim. #BPDOpenHouse See the video we put together with tips on how to protect your mail. Also visit the USPS to sign up for informed delivery so that you can receive notifications directly from the post office about your mail deliveries. https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action
Officer Castro introducing himself to Beaumont High School as the new School Resource Officer (SRO).
Detectives from the Beaumont Police Department attend regular meetings of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and Terrorism (JTTF) Early Warning Group where they are able to gain valuable insight from and share information with local, State and Federal law enforcement partners. In California, combating terrorism is partially achieved through shared intelligence. Prior to 9/11, police chiefs in Southern California organized a Terrorism Advisory Group. One of the concepts that came out of this effort was that each agency designate a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) to represent varied agencies and disciplines. These officers became the central point of contact for all terrorism-related information for their respective agencies. California’s TLO Program has achieved great success because of how they integrate and share threat information throughout the state, the program is consistent in how TLOs are trained to identify and report suspicious activity and share information. #BPDOpenHouse
Arrests On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Beaumont Police Department made arrests on two separate cases in the City. At approximately 12:26 pm, Beaumont Police Department was requested to assist CDF with a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Olive Avenue. Officers arrived and found a vehicle and tree fully engulfed in flames. CDF was able to extinguish the fire within a few minutes. Further investigation led officers to believe that the fire was suspicious and requested assistance of fire investigators. Officers were also able to identify a suspect who had fled the scene. Within a couple of hours, officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest for a felony warrant, CDF also charged the suspect with arson. The suspect is identified as Thomas Chapparosa, 24 yoa, of Beaumont (not pictured). Chapparosa was booked at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. At approximately 1:34pm, Beaumont Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a robbery in progress at a business in the 600 block of 6th Street. Officers immediately responded to the location and established a perimeter around the location in search of the suspect. Shortly after setting up the perimeter the suspect was located by one of the officers assigned to our Multiple Enforcement Team (MET). Witnesses positively identified the suspect and officers placed Nathan Francis Gervais 24 yoa, of Banning, under arrest for strong arm robbery and violation of felony probation. Gervais was booked at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Beaumont Police Detectives attend various courses to train them on ways to process a crime scene and collect evidence. Detectives are knowledgeable in how to lift fingerprints, collect blood evidence and document all forms of evidence collected for prosecution of a case. The detectives work hand and hand with our property and evidence specialist to prepare evidence for testing and for trial. #BPDOpenHouse
***Update - Owner called ACO last night and let us know “Shelly” is a He and his name is Dozer, they were going to be contacting Ramona so Dozer can get back home ASAP. Glad to have a happy ending for Dozer. Officer Adams found “Shelly” the turtle in the area of 12th and Chestnut. It seems she’s wandered away from home. Animal Control Officers have taken her to Ramona Animal Shelter to keep her safe. If she’s yours or you know who she belongs to let them know to contact Ramona.
Happy #Fridaythe13th ! 😱
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Beaumont Police Department detectives were contacted by Beaumont Unified School District in reference to a video of a Beaumont High School Staff Member punching a student that attends the high school. Beaumont Police Department was given a copy of the video and opened an investigation into the allegation. This case involves a juvenile so information regarding the victim will not be released. The investigation is active and on-going, no arrests have been made in this case. However, detectives are asking for parents, students or other staff who may have witnessed the incident or have additional information to please come forward and contact Beaumont Police Department Detectives. We would also ask that if any other students feel that they may have been victimized to also contact the Police Department by calling Detective Steward at 951-769-8500.
Here is a follow up video to our Press Release from earlier today.
Just to reiterate, there are NO school lockdowns at this time. There is NO credible threat to any of Beaumont Unified School Sites. Please read our Press Release for Further Information!
On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Banning Police Department received a report of suspicious circumstances on Highland Springs. The details of the call were unclear; however it was believed that the reporting party had seen two individuals in a car stopped along Highland Springs Avenue, North of Oak Valley Parkway. The caller reported seeing two white male juveniles dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and possibly in possession of a rifle. Banning Police Department immediately notified Beaumont Police Department of the suspicious circumstances and out of an abundance of caution Beaumont Police Department requested assistance from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Airship, as well as had police units provide extra patrol at each of the BUSD school sites. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Airship checked each of the school sites and officers remained visible at each of the school campuses just as an extra security measure. At no time was there a specific threat or concern in regards to any of the school sites. The safety and security of our residents and school sites is always the first priority of Beaumont Police Department. We encourage anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to report it to the police department immediately, by dialing 911 or calling our non-emergency number at 951-769-8500. Information can also be provided anonymously on our website at beaumontpd.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a FREE and family friendly event for Halloween? Join us and Grace Fellowship Church as we host our Annual Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 31st. The candy fest goes from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Beaumont Sports Park, located at the corner of Beaumont and Brookside Avenue. If you're interested in hosting a trunk of your own, plan to arrive between 4:00-4:30 to set up. Did we mention this is FREE? Join us! We can't wait to see all of your Ghosts and Goblins!