Corona Police Department

  • Agency: Corona Police Department
  • Address: 730 Public Safety Way, Corona, 92880 CA
  • Chief: Michael E. Abel (Interim Police Chief)

Corona Police Department is located at 730 Public Safety Way, Corona, 92880 CA. The Interim Police Chief of the department is Michael E. Abel. The Corona Police Department phone number is 951-736-2330.

Corona Police Department News

In support of Domestic Violence Awareness, the Corona Police Department participated in the 15th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. This is a nationwide sweep involved agencies from across the United States to serve outstanding family-violence warrants. On Oct. 19, 2017, members of the Corona Police Department conducted a Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep in an attempt to serve warrants for family violence related crimes. Participating personnel identified 14 targets within the City and attempted to serve the outstanding warrants. Officers successfully made two arrests for outstanding domestic violence warrants.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding their Tenth Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative event.drug take back The goal of the program is to allow Southern Californians to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can, in turn, dispose of these controlled substances in a secure and non-hazardous manner, potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem, while educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Sharps/needles will not be accepted at this event. There will be several locations throughout the Southern California area. The Corona Police Department will be assisting DEA with this event between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at CVS, located at 1322 W. Sixth St., Corona.

Come on down to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at 419 N. McKinley St. in Corona until 9:00 p.m. tonight to support Special Olympics! Please join officers from the Corona Police Department, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Explorers from both agencies, and our Special Olympics athletes for the annual Tip-A-Cop event. Both the football game and the Dodger game are on the big screen televisions throughout the restaurant. See you soon!

Join us Saturday October 28, 2017 for a Prescription Drug Take Back at CVS located at 1322 W. 6th Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Armed Robbery On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at about 8:13 p.m., Corona Police dispatchers received reports of an armed robbery that occurred inside the Wal-Mart store, located at 479 N. McKinley St. Wal-Mart employees reported that a black or Hispanic adult male brandished a gun at an employee inside the business and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect walked out of the store. On his way out of the business, the suspect bumped into the door and a gun magazine fell to the ground. The suspect was last seen in the parking lot of the store and fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers. The investigation is ongoing and we have no further details available for release at this time.

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Please join us in congratulating Acting Captain Alan Lorton as the future Field Services Division Captain! Captain Lorton has been with the Corona Police Department for all 27 years of his law enforcement career. He has held every rank up to his current promotion and has worked many special assignments and details such as the FLEX Team, Gangs, Special Response Team, Officer Involved Shooting Team, Vice/Narcotics, the Youth Diversion Team, and Narcotic K-9, to name a few. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement Organizational Leadership from American Military University. Alan is looking forward to this new role of leadership within the organization, taking care of our employees, carrying on the important traditions, and continuing our commitment to excellence in our service delivery.

Your Halloween Pal is waiting! The City of Corona’s Animal Shelter dogs and cats are ready to celebrate Halloween with you! This year, they are wishing for more treats than tricks. The Animal Shelter is hosting an adoption event to make it easier than ever to open your home to a shelter pet! Saturday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017 all available dogs and cats can be adopted for only $20, which includes the cost of spay and neuter. Normal dog licensing and microchip fees still apply. Check out adoptable dogs and adoptable cats online at or by downloading the City of Corona Mobile App. The Corona Animal Shelter is located at 1330 Magnolia Avenue in Corona and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, please visit or contact the Corona Animal Shelter at 951-736-2309.

The City of Corona’s Animal Shelter dogs and cats are ready to celebrate Halloween with YOU! The Animal Shelter is hosting a pet adoption event to make it easier than ever to open your home to a shelter pet! All available dogs and cats can be adopted for only $20, which includes the cost of spay and neuter. Normal dog licensing and microchip fees still apply.

Update: Great news! Caesar has been adopted today, Oct. 19 to his fur-ever home! <3 Stop by and meet Caesar! #AdoptDontShop #CoronaAnimalShelter

On Saturday, October 14, at about 5:35 p.m., the Corona Police Dept. Dispatch Center received a call of trespassers on the campus of Lincoln Elementary, located at 1041 Fullerton Avenue. Lincoln Elementary is currently undergoing an extensive remodeling project. The security company reported two males were on campus, loitering near the construction trailers. The security company employees were able to see them via a live-feed security camera system. As officers arrived to investigate, one suspect fled on foot toward the playground. Officers saw him jump a wall from the campus into the backyard of a neighboring residence. A very short time later, the same suspect was seen quickly scurrying back over the wall into the arms of the officers, thanks to two large dogs in the yard he briefly visited, who seemed very interested to get acquainted with their unexpected visitor. Alejandro Rosas, a 36-year-old Corona resident, was detained on suspicion of trespassing and resisting officers. A record check revealed that Rosas is on active parole. Due to the trespassing and resisting officers charges, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued a parole hold and Rosas was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on the (no-bail) hold. The other male subject complied with officers' instructions. Officers confirmed his identity and he was later released with a warning that returning to the campus will result in his arrest for trespassing.

We receive a lot of inquiries regarding the disposal of Household Hazardous Waste(HHW) including sharps and unused medication. This weekend the City of Corona - City Government is holding a HHW Collection Event Saturday and Sunday at Corona City Hall where you can bring your HHW to be properly exposed of! See event below for details.

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Chief Abel presented the Law Enforcement K9 Service Award from the U.S. War Dogs Association to Sgt. Bryan Snow in honor of Sgt. Snow's former K9 partner "Joep" who retired after 7 years of service and recently passed away. K9 Joep was a valuable and valued member of this department. Sgt. Snow sincerely appreciates Joep's recognition by the U.S. War Dogs Association.

“Unsafe behaviors account for 94 percent of traffic crashes,” said California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Director Rhonda Craft. “This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Corona Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep the City of Corona streets safe.”

The Corona Police Department was pleased to welcome an amazing group from our community today. Debby Gasteiger is the local leader for the national organization, “Cookies for a Cop.” An entire network of Corona kids and families, including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, stopped by the police station today to deliver a gift to the Corona Police Department. Well, not exactly one gift, but 1,070 gifts! Cookies of all types, shapes, and sizes were homemade and delivered by the wonderful group of people in the photos. Cookies for a Cop began in Cincinnati, Ohio, in December 2014, as a way for the community to express their appreciation to the men and women in law enforcement and the fire service. The cookie delivery campaign is for one week – Oct. 9-13 – and, so far, over 105,000 cookies have been delivered to 726 departments throughout the United States this year. The Corona Police Department loves the support we receive from this community. Making over 1,000 cookies, coordinating the packaging and then the delivery, along with the creation of homemade cards of appreciation the kids clearly put their hearts into, are very much appreciated by all of us. We value all of the opportunities we have every day to help and serve our community.Thank you, Debby, and everyone involved in making and bringing Cookies for a Cop to the Corona Police Department today. We love the treats and your support!

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at about 6:04 p.m., a Corona Police officer was patrolling in the area of E. Sixth Street and E. Grand Boulevard when he ran a license plate on a green Saturn. The officer quickly determined the vehicle was reported stolen to the Riverside Community College Police Department two days earlier. As the officer attempted to move into position to do a traffic stop, the driver of the car drove out of the parking lot of the gas station where the officers first saw it and went to the North parking lot of an elementary school in the 1000 block of Fullerton Avenue. The driver abandoned the stolen Saturn there and fled on foot. Backup officers, along with Air-1, responded and ultimately located and arrested the suspect, Curtis Warren, a 54-year-old Norco resident, in the 1000 block of Francis St. Warren is on Post-Release Community Supervision and had an outstanding felony warrant for a prior PRCS violation. He was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside on a no-bail hold due to the warrant. He was also booked on charges related to possession of the stolen car.

UPDATE: flight has been delayed and it will be closer to 5:30 now. Please plan accordingly. UPDATE: Due to high winds, there has been a delay. We will update with new estimated time of arrival once we are provided that information. Join us as we gather along E. Sixth Street this afternoon for a procession this afternoon for Christopher Roybal, a Navy Veteran, Corona native, and victim of the Las Vegas shooting.

Public Safety Day is in full swing at The Crossings. Come on down until 3:00 p.m. today!

Today is the day! Join us from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. at the Crossings for Public Safety Day fun!

In July, 2017 the arrest of a bank robbery suspect resulted in an animal cruelty investigation in the City of Corona. A total of 55 dogs were impounded. As of today, there are currently 11 remaining dogs available at the shelter in need of a home. The Corona Animal Shelter hopes to find each one a loving family and is offering these dogs for a reduced price of $20. Read more…

On Wednesday, October 04, 2017, at about 1:44 a.m., Corona Police Dispatch received a call from an employee of a business in the 700 block of Trademark Circle. The employee had just arrived for work and heard noises coming from a rear storage yard where vehicles and equipment are stored. As the employee was speaking with the dispatcher, he saw a male adult inside the fenced and gated storage yard throw a large bag of property over the fence. The suspect climbed over the fence and was in the parking lot of the business when a Corona Police K-9 unit arrived. The officer briefly conversed with the suspect when, suddenly, the suspect began running away. He was ordered to stop but failed to follow the officer’s direction and continued to flee. With the help of the officer’s K-9 partner, the suspect was taken into custody. He was later identified as 19 year-old Gabriel Tovar who told officers he is currently transient in the Corona area. Tovar was arrested for trespassing, resisting arrest and an outstanding warrant for burglary. He was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside with a bail amount of $25,000.

Strong-Arm Robbery On August 20, 2017, at about 11:30 p.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred at the Internet Café, located at 1216 Magnolia Avenue, East of the El Super market (near the intersection of Magnolia Ave. and Rimpau Ave.). Investigators have obtained security camera video of the incident and are asking assistance from the public in an attempt to identify the male suspects shown. Unfortunately, due to darkness and the resolution of the camera system, facial details are difficult to see in the video. If you have any information about this crime or the suspects shown, please contact Sr. Detective Jesse Jurado at (951)279-3628 or via email at

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the male suspect shown in the video stole a package from a home in the 2300 block of Macbeth Avenue. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Corona Police Department Investigations Bureau at (951)736-2420 or via email to Det. Sgt. Todd Gottfried at