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

Armed Robbery - Now showing video of the crime as it occurred. Previously, still images of the suspect were released. We are still seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect. CR # 17-13965 On Friday, December 22, 2017, at about 10:50 a.m., Corona P.D. 9-1-1 operators received a report of a man who brandished a handgun and robbed the Check into Cash business located in the 400 block of S. Lincoln Avenue. The suspect shown in the photos ordered the employees to give him cash and then lie on the ground. He was described as being about 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” tall, in his early to mid 40’s, with a medium build. The suspect fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. Images of the suspect were captured by the business’ surveillance system. If anyone recognizes the suspect, or has information on this robbery, please contact Senior Detective Jesse Jurado at (951)279-3628 or via email at Jesse.Jurado@CoronaCA.gov.

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All evacuations have been lifted in the Canyon Fire Burn Scar Area. Thank you to our residents for their cooperation and patience! https://goo.gl/DXdKAZ

The National Weather Service has released all flash flood warnings and watches in our area. City resources have been working to assess the damages to dwellings, roadways, utilities, and other infrastructure. Clean-up efforts are underway in the affected neighborhoods. The following neighborhoods have been impacted by mudflows and remain closed and under mandatory evacuation: San Ramon Drive & San Alvarado Circle. Road closures will remain in place for these areas. The American Red Cross will be closing the evacuation shelter today. Residents of these affected streets can call 951-817-5800 if they are in need of temporary shelter. Temporary boarding for pets will remain available at the Corona Animal Shelter located at 1330 Magnolia Ave., Corona. The following neighborhoods have been deemed clear of hazards, and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted in these areas: Hidden Hills Way, Bulrush Circle, Elderberry Circle, Misty Ridge Lane, Wilderness Drive & Wilderness Circle, Canyon Crest Drive & Canyon Crest Circle, Diamond View Street, San Ponte Road, San Viscaya Circle, San Sebastian Circle, Oakridge Drive, San Almada Road. The City of Corona has efforts underway to remove the mud from the roadways as well as from all of the pre-storm preparation areas such as debris basins, culverts, and other control methods, to prepare them for the next winter storm. These efforts will occur for several days. It is important to remember that this, being the first winter storm, is not an indication of the ability of the Canyon Fire burn area to sustain itself in future storm events. The hillsides will remain more susceptible than normal to mudflow and flash flooding for several seasons. Residents are reminded to use due diligence in preparing their properties for future rainstorms. Sand bags will remain available at Fire Station #5, 1200 Canyon Crest Drive, for residents of the Sierra Del Oro neighborhood, and will be placed at Santana Park as needed for residents Citywide. The Corona Public Information Hotline will be available to answer questions at 951-817-5800 or residents can check our website, CoronaCA.gov/StormWatch and the city’s social media sites for the latest information. https://goo.gl/HJPyHt

Flash Flood Warning. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS issued for #CanyonFire Burn Scar area. https://goo.gl/DCom8Y https://goo.gl/GRX8PY

UPDATE: The Corona Animal Shelter is happy to announce Millie was adopted. _____ Come meet Millie at the Corona Animal Shelter! #AdoptDontShop

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch which means that a flash flood is possible due to heavy rainfall. A voluntary evacuation for the #CanyonFire area has been issued due to potential flooding and debris flows. Read more: https://goo.gl/cPzY1k

Petty Theft & Mail Theft suspects caught on tape in the area of California and Masters in Corona. If you recognize these suspects please call our non emergency number at 951-736-2330 option 3 and reference CR#18-88 Please remember to NEVER leave valuables in your car and ALWAYS lock your doors.

Happy New Year!

The holidays are merry and bright, but they’re also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Arrive home safely, don't drive while under the influence. To report drunk drivers, call 911. #BuzzedDriving is #DrunkDriving

Be merry and stay safe!

Armed Robbery - Do You Recognize This Robbery Suspect? CR # 17-13965 On Friday, December 22, 2017, at about 10:50 a.m., Corona P.D. 9-1-1 operators received a report of a man who brandished a handgun and robbed the Check into Cash business located in the 400 block of S. Lincoln Avenue. The suspect shown in the photos ordered the employees to give him cash and then lie on the ground. He was described as being about 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” tall, in his early to mid 40’s, with a medium build. The suspect fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. Images of the suspect were captured by the business’ surveillance system. If anyone recognizes the suspect, or has information on this robbery, please contact Senior Detective Jesse Jurado at (951)279-3628 or via email at Jesse.Jurado@CoronaCA.gov.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch lights up the Southern California sky on its way to deliver 10 Iridium communications satellites. No need to call 9-1-1, but thank you for looking out for us!

Please join us in congratulating Police Records Technician Rita Nelson on her retirement today. Rita has worked for the Corona Police Department for the past 34 years. She began her career as a Police Cadet in June 1983 and one year later was promoted to a Clerk-Dispatcher Trainee which ultimately transitioned to her current assignment. Her dedication, hard work, and commitment to providing quality customer service to the community, along with her kind, fun-loving demeanor will be missed. Rita, we wish you well in your retirement and thank you for your many years of dedicated service. Congratulations!

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Corona Police Department Flex Team and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a minor decoy operation at off sale locations. The minor decoy (18 years) attempted to purchase alcohol from a total of 14 locations. The decoy was able to purchase alcohol from Mr. G's Liquor, 1411 Rimpau Ave, Chevron Gas Station 1315 Magnolia Ave, and the Shell Gas Station 1550 E. Ontario Ave. Kenneth Moran, Marissa Drinkard, and Erika Vazquez were all arrested for 25658(a) B&P – Furnishing alcohol to a minor. On Dec. 12, 2017, the Corona Police Department Flex Team and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted another minor decoy operation at 7 on sale locations. The decoy (19 years) was successful in purchasing an alcoholic beverage at TGI Fridays, Citrus City Grille, and Boondocks. Bartenders Samantha Cashio, Sandra Guerin, and Hayley Netzer were all arrested for 25658(a) B&P – Furnishing alcohol to a minor. The minor decoy program is designed to put bad operators out of business, keep alcohol away from minors, and bring penalties against businesses that violate the law.

Please join us in congratulating our newest Detective, (formerly) Cpl. Jason Waldon. Det. Waldon started his career in 1999 as a CPD Volunteer. Later that year, Det. Waldon graduated from the Riverside Sheriff’s Academy. With over 18 years of law enforcement experience with CPD, Det. Waldon has held a variety of collateral assignments - Honor Guard, Field Training Officer, Flex Team, Special Response Team, Gang Task Force, and, most recently, as a member of the Riverside County Post-release Accountability and Compliance team (PACT). Det. Waldon has been a Corporal for over 8 years and brings a tremendous amount of experience and tenure to the Investigations Bureau. Congratulations, Detective Waldon!

The Corona Police Department would like to welcome its newest canine, Max. K9 Max is partnered with Officer Youngquist, who is an experienced handler with the department. Officer Youngquist and Max recently completed the six-week basic handler course at Adlerhorst International. Max is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, and his primary assignment will be patrol. K9 Safety Tip: Never approach a police dog working in the field. If, for some reason, you need to contact a handler and his dog, please ask the K9 Officer if it is ok to approach and always approach from a position where the dog can see you. Never approach a police, or any dog, from behind.

The Corona Police Department is proud to welcome the newest addition to our law enforcement family, Officer Michael Kushner. Officer Kushner graduated from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy in June of 2013 and comes to us as a lateral officer from the Rialto Police Department. Please join us in welcoming Officer Kushner to the wonderful community of Corona!

On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at about 1:57 a.m., Corona Police Officers and Fire Fighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 1000 block of Cleveland Way. Upon arrival first responders found a fully involved detached living quarters with a vehicle driven into the structure. Read more... https://goo.gl/7q3nRB

On Monday, December 18, Target in The Crossings hosted the annual Heroes & Helpers event in partnership with Jefferson Elementary and the Corona Police Department. Corona Police employees, including officers, dispatchers and a jailer, were honored to shop with Jefferson Elementary School students, sponsored by Target, for holiday presents. Target and Jefferson Elementary staff helped with free gift wrapping and Target even provided all of the students with stockings. It was heartwarming to see the students selecting gifts for their family members before picking anything for themselves. Target employees Nikki and Jamie, supported by several other Target Team Members, made this happen. We sincerely appreciate the chance to participate in something so special for the youth in our community. Even Raider, a certified facility service dog (the Labrador overseeing the purchases in one photo) and the latest addition to the Corona Police family, had a great time!

A teacher at Corona-Norco Unified School District's El Cerrito Intermediate School, Mr. John White, has coordinated a bicycle donation event for Christmas presents to underprivileged kids every December since 2012. On Saturday, December 16, 2017, Corona Police Department personnel partnered with other community members and volunteered to help with the assembly of 750 bicycles. Sergeant Vega, Corporal Arens, Corporal Waldon, Officer Drylie, and Officer Plasencia became expert wrench-turners during this event at El Cerrito Intermediate School. The bikes will be delivered to youth in several school districts in the area to brighten their holiday season. Mr. White created Bicycles for Children in 2012, securing donations from Huffy and other local partners, and has delivered more than 3950 bicycles AND helmets over the past 6 years. (http://bicyclesforchildren.org/) We appreciate the opportunity to support Mr. White's dedication to the community. Thank you!