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

***UPDATE*** 3:20 P.M. Railroad Street is now open for both directions of travel. Please use caution driving through the area due to Edison employees on scene who are working to repair their equipment. Railroad Street is closed in both directions between Cota Street and Buena Vista Avenue due to a malfunctioning Southern California Edison electrical vault in the Westbound lane of Railroad Street. Southern California Edison has been advised. Please avoid the area.

***UPDATE*** At 2:30 P.M. Buena Vista Avenue has been reopened. Arcing power lines on Buena Vista between 10th Street and Olive Street. Please stay out of the area. Southern California Edison has been advised to respond. If you have children attending Jefferson Elementary they are safe but upon dismissal please pick up your children on the Vicentia Avenue side of the school.

FELON ARRESTED FOR GUN POSSESSION Responding to a report of a subject who appeared to have fallen asleep while parked in front of gas pumps, Corona Police officers arrested 39-year-old Ryan Tucker, a Riverside resident, for being a felon in possession of two loaded firearms. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at about 3:40 a.m., an employee of a gas station in the 300 block of N. Main St. called to report that a customer made a purchase in the store and returned to his vehicle parked at the gas pumps. The clerk told dispatchers that the customer was now in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and that he was possibly asleep with the engine running. Officers approached the truck and contacted Ryan Tucker, a Riverside resident, who was uncooperative and would not follow instructions to keep his hands visible. Officers were able to detain Tucker and located a loaded handgun in his front pants pocket. Officers searched Tucker’s vehicle and found a second loaded handgun within Tucker’s reach. Tucker was arrested for suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and being under the influence of narcotics while in possession of a loaded firearm. He was booked into the Corona Police Department jail facility with the bail set at $10,000 (per the Riverside County Bail Schedule).


On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at about 7:45 p.m., Corona Police Officers arrested a suspected D.U.I. driver after a vehicle crashed through the front entrance of a store in the 1500 block of W. Sixth Street. An employee of the Neighborhood Wal-Mart called 9-1-1 to report the collision. The driver walked away from the scene and was later found by officers near the intersection of south Smith Street and Pleasant View Avenue. Two adult passengers were located near the car, uninjured. The driver, 56-year-old Diane Mickens, a Riverside resident, was arrested and released when taken to a local hospital for treatment, and was issued a citation for charges relating to Driving Under the Influence.

Today the Corona Police Department was made aware of several social media reports about an arrest made yesterday afternoon. Here are the facts involved in this incident. At approximately 1:04 pm, dispatch received a call for service, from a resident, of a suspicious person in the 1100 block of Stone Pine. The caller advised a black male adult had been in the area for over an hour, going door to door, while talking on his cell phone. The caller gave a description of the male and officers responded and contacted a 35-year-old male matching the reporting party’s description. While the officer was speaking to the subject a computer check on the male determined he was on Post Release Community Supervision for carrying a loaded firearm and had an outstanding arrest warrant out of San Bernardino County. Officers never had contact or saw a second individual as stated in the social media post. The male was arrested for his warrant and later released on a citation from the Corona Police Department. As stated in the Corona Police Department’s Value’s statement, we value all members of our organization and our community. We are committed to providing exceptional public service and do so with Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and Teamwork.

The Corona Police Department is actively investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 1100 block of E. Ontario Ave. All west bound lanes of Ontario Ave., between California and Rimpau, are closed. We anticipate the closure lasting for several hours, and will provide an update when the street is reopened. ***Update at 2:00 AM*** All lanes of Ontario Ave. are now open.

NOTICE: An email threat has been circulating to school districts throughout the State of California. The FBI investigated the email and found it to be non-credible. Locally, it has been determined that there is no viable threat to any schools in Riverside or San Bernardino County. This most recent email threat was sent from outside the country in the Netherlands area and is a hoax. Please know that our number one priority is the safety and well-being of students and staff. Should you have any questions related to school safety please contact 951-736-5111. For the latest information regarding School Safety Investigations please visit


For those who may not know, the Corona Police Department regularly conducts operations for the enforcement of the city’s juvenile curfew law. These laws are intended to keep unsupervised minors from remaining in public places during the hours of 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. in order to help preserve the public health, safety, and welfare of the community and its juveniles. Juveniles found to be in violation of the curfew law can be issued citations and subject to fines. The specifics of the juvenile daytime and nighttime curfew laws and the exceptions are detailed in Corona Municipal Code Sections 9.41 – 9.43 which can be found here: Please help us to keep your children safe by ensuring they are not out during late night hours without proper supervision.




Can you identify the suspect? ––––– On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at about 11:40 a.m., an unknown suspect knocks on the front door of a home in the 1500 block of Tanglewood Drive. Once no one answers the door, two different suspects smash a rear glass sliding door and gain entry. The two suspects ransack the house and steal various items. All three suspects were captured in video. The suspects flee in a small dark grey sedan. One of the suspects has a distinct Levis logo tattoo on his right hand. If anyone recognizes the suspect or the tattoo, please contact Detective Painter at (951) 739-4880 or via email at View Video Footage: Case #: 18-3553


In Honor of Dispatcher Appreciation week, we would like to give our appreciation to all dispatchers around the world but especially to our Corona Police Dispatchers, thank you for your service!

Help us support Special Olympics by joining us for Tip-A-Cop this Thursday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Claim Jumper on McKinley. #TipACop

Last Friday and Saturday, members of our K9 team competed in the 1st Murrieta Police Department K9 trials. The trials consisted of scenarios that tested the handlers and dogs in evidence/article searches, narcotic and explosive detection, field searches, suspect apprehension and obedience. There were about 50 K9 teams from as far as Mexico competing on both days. Please help us congratulate our teams that competed! All three contenders placed in various portions of the trial. Corporal Bennett and Dex 🏆 2nd place narcotic detection (building) 🏆 3rd place narcotic detection (vehicle) 🏆 4th place obedience Officer Youngquist and Max 🏆 3rd place suspect apprehension with article search Officer Neff and Duke 🏆 5th place overall (which included 1st place in open field search)

It's National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week! 🐕🐾 The Corona Police Department is very fortunate to have our own Animal Services & Enforcement Team that dedicates their time, service and heart to caring for and providing a temporary home to animals that are awaiting a home.

UPDATE: Manuel Lopez is safe and home. –––– ***MISSING PERSON*** Manuel Lopez left his residence for a walk at 11:30 AM on 4/7/18. He is 73 years old, 5’04”, 130 pounds, and gray hair. His current clothing is unknown. Manuel frequently walks the shopping centers along Ontario Ave. and the Dos Lagos Shopping Center. If you see Manuel, please call the Corona Police Department at 951-736-2330 option 3.

Suspected Burglars Caught on Camera – Can you help us identify them? On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at about 11:40 a.m., a resident in the 1500 block of Tanglewood Drive saw a man in her home via a smartphone app connected to a home video surveillance system. Officers arrived and found evidence of forced entry. The homeowner confirmed items had been taken from the home. Review of the video shows two suspects can be seen on camera with hooded sweatshirts, wearing masks, inside the home. Another suspect, a male wearing black Nike sweats and a black hooded sweater knocks repeatedly on the front door. The suspect vehicle is a small, dark grey sedan with tinted windows. If anyone recognizes the suspects or the vehicle, please contact Sgt. Todd Gottfried at (951) 279-3761 or via email at Case #: 18-3553

On Sunday, April 1, at about 6:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 100 block of West Harrison Street on a report of an open door that appeared to be damaged. During a protective sweep of the apartment, officers noticed hundreds of both blank and embossed credit cards. There were also machines used to imprint credit cards and credit card skimming devices. As officers were looking for contact information for the occupant, Kenneth Leon Robinson, the 52-year-old resident of the apartment arrived home, unaware officers were present. Robinson was arrested on several charges relating to identity theft and theft of counterfeit of access cards and account information. Detectives responded and recovered a multitude of credit cards in Robinson’s name, with different account numbers embossed on them. Robinson later posted bail from the Corona Police station and was released.

Don't be alarmed if you see smoke. There is currently a controlled burn at the North Main Divide and Bedford Road.

Please join us in congratulating Captain Brian Cervantes on his retirement. In 1986, Captain Brian Cervantes began his career with the department as a Police Cadet. The following year, he graduated from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Academy. In 1989, Captain Cervantes was selected as a K-9 Handler with his partner, “Duke.” In 1990, he joined the department’s SWAT Team. In 1993, Captain Cervantes was promoted to Corporal. After Duke's retirement, Captain Cervantes was selected to be on the “Flex Team” and, in 1999, he was promoted to Detective. As a detective, he worked various assignments throughout the bureau. In 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant and later was assigned as the Training Sergeant. In 2009, Captain Cervantes was promoted to Lieutenant. In 2013, he was promoted to Captain and has managed both the Field Services and the Investigative Services Divisions. Captain Cervantes is a graduate of California Baptist University. He has served the community as a long-time Corona/Norco YMCA Board Member. Captain Cervantes served this community and this department with distinction for more than 31 years. Congratulations, Captain Cervantes!