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.

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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. Adopt now for only $20! 🐾 Click here to read full details: https://bit.ly/2ArqzYe City of Corona - City Government City of Corona Police Department

About 5:00 am this morning, a Chevy Traverse was stolen from the 1400 block of Falcon Crest. At about 7:30 am this morning, four vehicle burglaries were reported in the nearby neighborhoods of Red Tail and Swan Lane. While our Community Service Officer was taking the police reports, one of our traffic officers responded to an On-Star activation of the stolen Traverse in Norco. Officers located the vehicle, and the suspect, 25-year-old Brandon Laut of Norco was arrested for the vehicle theft. Laute was also found in possession of items taken from the vehicle burglaries. We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to lock your vehicles, and conceal or remove valuables from inside your cars!

The Corona Police Department has been awarded a $95,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. “The City of Corona is grateful for the support from the California Office of Traffic Safety and look forward to continuing our partnership to reduce traffic collisions as well as impaired and distracted driving within the City,” said Chief George Johnstone. The OTS grant will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019): DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers – and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license – off the road. Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety. Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions. Checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance. Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur. Speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement. Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers. In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 7 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat dangerous and illegal behaviors. “Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.” Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Michael Nielsen at 951-739-4885 or Michael.Nielsen@CoronaCA.gov. https://uqfh5.app.goo.gl/e8CB

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In August 2017 detectives served a search warrant in Corona reference a fraud and an identity theft case. They discovered the suspect was operating an illegal store front from her apartment. Over $17,000 worth of goods were recovered. The case was adjudicated and we donated all the items recovered to the Settlement House to help those in need. #helpthoseinneed #6palletsofgoods

Corona's K9 Team Needs YOUR Vote! 🐾🗳 The City of Corona Police Department’s K9 Team has been nominated for the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant and they need your vote to win! Besides helping to locate offenders, the K9 Team is utilized to help find missing children, narcotics, and perform demonstrations at schools, hospitals, and other community events. K9s live with their handlers at home with their family which helps strengthen the bond between handler and dog. Handlers are responsible for the day to day feeding, exercise, medical care, training, and socializing of the dog with family and the community. The City’s Facility K9 Team is still a pilot program which means it is mostly funded by handlers and their personal time. The team is asking for your help to earn one of eight grants totaling $16,500. Vote for our loveable four-legged officers! Here's how it works: 1. You can vote once every 12 hours on the website (https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/) AND once a day on Instagram. 2. Follow @aftermathk9grant on Instagram (Instagram.com/aftermathk9grant) and look for daily posts with the K9 Grant Paw from 10/18 to 11/2. 3. Like the photo and comment with: CORONA, CA 4. Come back daily to vote! Tag a friend and spread the word. With $16,500 in grants on the line, every vote counts! To contact the K9 Team, please call 951-736-2345. City of Corona - City Government K9 Raider II

ShakeOut Don't Freak Out – Earthquake Drill It is time to get ready and prepare for the world’s largest earthquake drill. This morning at exactly 10:18 a.m. is when we want you to be prepared to Drop, Cover, and Hold On! https://bit.ly/2CMDjLp City of Corona - City Government City of Corona Police Department Corona Fire Department

Meet Booey – Corona Animal Shelter's pet of the week! #AdoptDontShop #PetoftheWeek City of Corona Police Department City of Corona - City Government

The Great ShakeOut is this Thursday! It is time to get ready and prepare for the world’s largest earthquake drill. This drill takes place every year to help prepare the world for a natural disaster. Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is set for Thursday, October 18, 2018. The City of Corona would like to remind the community that the safe response to an earthquake is to: DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. • This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby. COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand. • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows). • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs. HOLD ON until shaking stops. • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts. • No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands. October 18 at exactly 10:18 a.m. is when we want you to be prepared to Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Individuals, families, schools, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations are all invited to participate and register! Learn more at https://bit.ly/2CMDjLp City of Corona - City Government City of Corona Police Department Corona Fire Department

The Corona Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect. Starting in June 2018 the depicted suspect has committed several robberies in the City of Corona and possibly more just outside city limits. As the crime spree continues, the suspect has become more brazen with the firearm, going from lifting his shirt and showing the gun to the victims to now pulling the gun out in the open. Please do not attempt to contact with the suspect if you see him. The suspect is armed with an unknown type handgun and is considered dangerous. If you see the suspect in public or in the act of committing a robbery please discretely call 911. If you have other information which could lead investigators to this suspect, please contact Senior Detective Jesse Jurado at 951-279-3628 or Jesse.Jurado@CoronaCA.gov City of Corona - City Government

This week is National Fire Prevention (FPW) Week! The Corona Fire Department reminds you to “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. Learn the three basic, but essential steps, to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire–and how to escape safely in the event of one: LOOK: Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them. LISTEN: Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet. LEARN: Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter. City of Corona Police Department City of Corona - City Government https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I1nb9VD-mk&feature=youtu.be

SafeWise recently announced the City of Corona as one of the top 50 safest cities in California, coming in at #22 for 2018. To compile this report, SafeWise reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. SafeWise uses the most up-to-date FBI Crime data as the backbone of their reports. They rely on information that cities across the nation report through the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. SafeWise’ evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, they also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, they calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. Cities that fell below the identified population threshold, or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI, were excluded from the ranking system. “Public safety is our top priority,” says Chief of Police George Johnstone. “Through strong partnerships with our community members and local businesses the Corona Police Department continually seeks to deliver exceptional service and keep the City of Corona a safe place to live, work, and play.” SafeWise security analyst Alexia Chianis says, “We were impressed to find California’s fifty safest cities reported an average of just one violent crime for every 1,000 people—that’s 80% lower than the US average, according to the most recent FBI crime report. Property crime rates were also quite low, with well over half of the cities reporting fewer than twenty crimes of this type per 1,000 people.” https://uqfh5.app.goo.gl/71ad City of Corona - City Government Corona Fire Department

We had such a great time on Saturday with our community at Public Safety Day! Thank you to everyone who came and hungout with us! Here are a few more photos of the event! :)

Thank you to everyone who came out to public safety day!! We had fun and can’t wait till the next one. #publicsafetyday

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Corona PD needs your help! Can you identify these suspects? On October 4, 2018, an unknown suspect knocked on the front door of a home on the 1400 block of J.T. Eisley in Corona. The victim who was home did not recognize the suspect so she did not answer the door. Within minutes the victim heard noises in her kitchen. When she responded to the area she saw two black male adults in her kitchen. The suspects assaulted the victim and proceeded to steal miscellaneous jewelry from her home. They fled the scene in a silver Mercedes. The suspects and vehicle were captured on neighboring video surveillance. The Corona Police Department is seeking the community’s help in identifying the suspects. If anyone recognizes the suspects please contact Sr. Detective Gonzalez at (951) 279-3637 or via email at Robert.Gonzalez@CoronaCA.gov CR#: 18-9972 City of Corona - City Government City of Corona Police Department

Today at approximately 2:10 pm, an incident was reported in the area of Auburndale and River Rd where a male black adult, approximately 5' 09" with a thin build, grabbed an elementary student walking home and squeezed her. He was seen getting into a dark blue sedan parked nearby and leaving west on River Rd. The incident was reported, (Report # 18-9983). These incidents are taken very seriously and we are asking assistance from the public if anyone has information or witnessed it to please call 951-736-2330, option 3.

An Edison power pole at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Kellogg Drive failed this morning. Edison is still on scene addressing the issue. Please note street closures for the area: Eastbound Magnolia Avenue: CLOSED Westbound Magnolia Avenue: OPEN Kellogg Drive: CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS The closures will remain until 8:00 p.m. Businesses in the area are open. Please check Edison's website for updates with the power outage: https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/outage-center

An Edison power pole at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Kellogg Drive has failed. This has caused a significant power outage in the area. Traffic will be affected in the area as all lane of both streets are closed in all directions. Please avoid this intersection and plan accordingly for alternative routes. Corona Police will provide an update regarding the road closures, but please check Edison's website for updates with the power outage: https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/outage-center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) today October 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test commences at 11:18 AM PST and the EAS portion follows at 11:20 AM PST The EAS test is scheduled to last approximately one minute and will be similar to regular monthly EAS test through transitional radio and television broadcasting. WEA will broadcast for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 11:18 AM PST. The WEA test message will have a header that reads “Presidential Alert” and the text that says “This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The test will access the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. Click here to view a fact sheet for the National Test. It is important to note that these alerts are just one way that we will alert you when it is time to leave your home during a disaster. The best way for us to notify you is by calling or texting you using one of our county or city alerting systems. These are different than the wireless alerts you'll receive today, and they are based on where you live. But there's a catch. We need your number. Register all of your cell phones in one of our local systems. This gives us a way to alert you when it is time to leave. Take action today! Visit RivCoReady.org/AlertRivCo to find the alerting system for your area. We need a way to reach you before the flooding, landslides, or wildfires do. It's the best way to be informed when a disaster is headed your way! Make sure you are signed up so you don't miss any information. Register today! RivCoReady Corona Fire Department City of Corona Police Department City of Corona - City Government

For our neighbors to the south of the City of Corona, please follow RivCoReady for Evacuation information. Some areas are under voluntary evacuation. Please see below. #HolyFloodWatch

NOTICE: for our neighbors to the south of Corona, below the Holy Fire burn scar area, Riverside County Office of Emergency Management and RivCoReady are closely monitoring the upcoming storm for potential threat of debris flow/mud slides in the burn scar areas. Please take a moment to follow the RivCoReady Facebook page and Twitter accounts for the latest information regarding possible evacuations due to debris flow/mud slides. The Corona Fire Department is working closely with the National Weather Service to monitor precipitation levels affecting our own burn scar areas as well. At this time, no threat to the City of Corona is anticipated, however we encourage our residents to always be prepared as weather events can be unpredictable. We will continue to monitor the upcoming storm and give updates should there be any changes. #HolyFloodWatch www.RivCoReady.org/stormready

UPDATE: Downey was adopted on Oct. 12, 2018. Meet Downey – Corona Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week! Stop by and meet him in person! Do you have a lap for him? #AdoptDontShop www.CoronaCA.gov/Animals

What would you do during an earthquake? Drop, Cover, and hold on during the annual Great California Shakeout on October 18. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2QcdWGk City of Corona - City Government City of Corona Police Department Corona Fire Department

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT? Learn an intuitive, easy-to-remember three-step plan, Avoid | Deny | Defend™, for survival in the event of an active shooter event or other public acts of violence at the City of Corona Police Department's “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events" or CRASE class. The class will be held this Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:30 am - 12 pm at the Desalter Plant (755 Public Safety Way). The seminar is free, but you must register. To attend, you must be at least 18 years of age. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2OnlE2i Due to the popularity of the class, registration will be held on a first come, first serve basis. City of Corona - City Government City of Corona Police Department Corona Fire Department