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DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint planned tonight Corona Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 03-28-2014, at an undisclosed location within the ...

Corona Allows Backyard Hens The Corona City Council has amended the Corona Municipal Code to allow the keeping of hens on certain properties within the City of Corona. This new c...

JOGGER STALKING On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at approximately 9:30 am., a female victim was jogging in the area of Pinewood Lane and Lemon Grove Drive, when a male ...

“GREEN DOT” SCAMS  The Corona Police Department Economic Crimes Unit would like all residents to be aware of the “Green Dot MoneyPak” card scams. ...

Auto Theft Suspect Arrested On January 28, 2014, the Riverside County Regional Task Force-Region 8, conducted an auto theft investigation, in which a suspect, identified as Natha...

CPD Seeks Assistance On January 31, 2014, at approximately 8:15 am., Corona Police Officers responded to Walgreens, 100 W. Ontario Ave., regarding an armed robbery.
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Burglary Arrests On January 31, 2014, Corona Police Officers responded to the 2800 blk. of Plumwood Cir., regarding a possible burglary.  A resident reported seei...

CORONA POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE On January 28, 2014, at approximately 10:20 pm., the Riverside County Regional Task Force-Region 8, was conducting an auto theft investigation, when t...

Fatal Traffic Collision On January 22, 2014 at approximately 1:29 p.m. a fatal traffic collision occurred in the 1100 Blk. of West Sixth St. involving a vehicle and a pedestr...

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Collision On December 29, 2013 at approximately 2:15 a.m. the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department responded to the area of Magnolia Avenue a...

Corona Officers Receive Chamber of Commerce Awards On Thursday, December 12, 2013, three members of the Corona Police Department were honored by the Corona Chamber of Commerce for exemplary service dur...

The Corona Police Department swears in two new police officers. The Corona Police Department would like to welcome Officer Kevin Matty and Officer Michael Placencia. Both officers were sworn in by Chief Abel on De...

Corona Police Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers during Holidays Corona, CA. This holiday season, the Corona Police Department will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers with special DU...

Button-Down Bandit strikes in Corona On 12-06-13 at 3:42 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to a robbery at Bank of America, located at 2601 Green River Rd. Corona, CA. A white male ...

Join us this Saturday to learn about CopDots Southern California law enforcement has introduced new technology to fight property theft called COPDOTS, DNA for Property.

On Saturda...

Range Dedication The Corona Police Department cordially invites the public to celebrate our Memorial Range Dedication on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

Gr...

Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing At approximately 3:18 am on 11-15-13, The Corona Police Department responded to 1680 Via Pacifica # D112 in regards to a fatal stabbing. The victim wa...

Prostitution Sting Nets 20 For the past several months, the Corona Police Department’s Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Unit has been addressing community concerns regardi...

Fatal Traffic Collision On November 15, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Corona Police Department responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in ...

Police Investigate Stabbing On November 15, 2013 at approximately 3:18 am, the Corona Police Department responded to a stabbing call in the 1600 block of Via Pacifica Avenue, Cor...

HELP IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT On November 7, 2013, at approximately 1:00 pm., the Corona Police Department responded to LA Fitness, 2355 Compton Ave., regarding a vehicle burglary....

DUI Checkpoint Friday, November 15, 2013 CORONA POLICE TO COMBAT ROADWAY DEATHS AND INJURIES WITH DUI CHECKPOINTS

Corona Police Department has been awarded a new traffic saf...

CORONA POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT FOR Corona Police Department has been awarded a $18,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preve...

Found 15 Year Old Today at 3:09 p.m., Corona Police Department Investigators located Corona High School runaway, 15-year -old, Jailyn Gutierrez, at a local hotel. She w...

An Evening of Honor
On Friday, October 25, 2013, the Corona Police Department hosted an “Evening of Honor” at their second Annu...

Missing Juvenile-Runaway
The Corona Police Department is attempting to locate 15 year-old Jailyn Gutierrez, who was picked up from the area of C...

NATIONAL TAKE BACK INTIATIVE On October 26th, 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding their Seventh Annual National Take Back Initiative event.

Burglary Suspects Arrested On October 21, 2013, at approximately 1:45 pm., Corona Police officers received a call of suspicious circumstances in the 3800 blk. of Wasatch Dr. ...

Drive 4 Life at Corona High On October 16, 2013, Traffic Officer Clark Eveland presented an abbreviated Drive 4 Life program to the entire senior class of 2013. The presentation ...

HOMETOWN HERO RECOGNIZED On October 8, 2013, Corona Police Officer Nilo Ambriz was honored for his commitment to our community, specifically to our children, by the California...

Kidnapping with Intent of Sexual Assault On October 7, 2013, The Corona Police Department was notified by a concerned guardian of possible inappropriate sexual touching of an 11 year female w...

Gang Task Force Saturation On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the GREATER CORONA/NORCO/HOME GARDENS Regional Gang Task Force Region 8 (GCNHGRGTF) conducted high-visibility saturat...

DISABILITY HISTORY WEEK To assist in bringing awareness to the public during Disability History Week, designated to be the second week of October, the Corona Police Departmen...

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic On Saturday September 28, between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., the Corona Animal Shelter will host a low cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Corona Anim...

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Corona, CA – Corona Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, September 20th ...

Corona Police Seeking Burglarly Suspect On Friday, September 13, 2013, at approximately 7:15 am, Corona Police responded to Cardinale Way Volkswagen, 2603 Wardlow Rd., in response to a comme...

2013/2014 ABC GRANT 2013/2014 marks another year the Corona Police Department will continue grant funding, in the amount of $46,899, from the Department of Alcoholic Beve...

Corona Hires New Officers The Corona Police Department welcomes Officers Brandon Palaoro, Alex Plasencia, and Michelle Conroy. All three officers were sworn in by Chief Abel o...

Corona Police Releases New Look When you see that new black and white police car running through the City of Corona and ask yourself, “Who was that?” Know that it is the ...

10TH ANNUAL COURAGE AWARDS On Friday, August 16, 2013, three Corona Police Officers were recognized during the 10th Annual Fire & Burn Foundation Courage Awards for their co...

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16th, 2013 Corona Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 16th, 2013, at an undiscl...

Seeking Help to Identify Suspects On 07-28-2013, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., a vehicle was burglarized in the 2700 block of Lakeshore Dr., Corona. Within an hour of the reported b...

August Pedestrian Safety Campaign The month of August kicks off the City of Corona’s Annual Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign. The Corona Police Department in partnership with...

Corona Police K9 "Joep" retires After seven years of dedicated service to the citizens of Corona, K9 Joep retires. His last day of service was Friday, July 26th.

Jo...

Neighborhood Watch Programs The Corona Police Department is focused on updating their records regarding the local Neighborhood Watch programs in the city. We have reached the nex...

Domestic Violence Suspect Miguel Aguiniga arrested On July 9, 2013, Gang Detectives received information from the public regarding the whereabouts of Miguel Aguiniga.

Miguel Aguiniga wa...

Crosswalk Pedestrian Safety On 07-10-13, the Corona Police Department’s Traffic Bureau will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Mobilization. The mobilization will take place...

Fireworks 2013 The City of Corona would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to possess, discharge or sell fireworks. Residents should adhere to the “no ...

Burglary Suspect Arrested (13-6654) On Sunday, 6/23/13 at about 6:30 p.m., Corona officers were dispatched to a possible residential burglary in progress in the 2100 block of Russell Dri...

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED FOR SEX ACTS On June 18, 2013, the Corona Police Department was notified by staff of the Corona Norco Unified School District of a possible inappropriate relations...

Canine Distemper found in Raccoon

Starting in the month of April 2013, Animal Control picked up 11 raccoons showing symptoms of distemper. All of the an...


Armed Burglary Suspect in area of Promenade Ave. The Corona Police Department would like to warn residents in the area of Promenade Ave., between Buchanan Ave. and McKinley Ave., that there have been...

Corona Police arrest "Sticky Bandits" This morning at approximately 3:00 am., a Corona Police Officer observed two subjects standing near an outside postal mailbox in front of the Post Off...

WIRE THEFT ARRESTS On Sunday, June 16, 2013, at approximately 9:00 am., Corona Police Officers responded to McKinley Elementary, 2050 Aztec Lane, regarding an audible al...

Domestic Violence Assault Suspect Sought On May 06, 2013, Corona Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call at the 900 blk. of S. Joy St. where Miguel Aguiniga, 29 years of Corona,...

SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE As graduations commence and summer vacations now being in full force, the Corona Police Department would like to remind our community about the progra...

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION On June 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm, the Corona Police Department received a 911 call regarding the sound of gun shots being heard in the area of 700 block of ...

UPDATE ON HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION On June 5, 2013, at approximately 3:25 pm., Corona Police Officers responded to the area of Griffin Way and McKinley Ave, regarding shots fired. Upon...

Serious Injury Traffic Collision On June 3, 2013 at approximately 11:46 a.m., Corona Police and Fire units were dispatched to a serious injury related traffic collision at Promenade a...

2013 SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN On June 3, 2013, Corona Police employees and their families participated in the Law Enforcement’s “Flame of Hope” Special Olympics T...

DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint planned this Friday night The Corona Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 05-31-13, at an undisclosed location wit...

Corona Police honors employees at event On Wednesday, May 29th,,2013, the Corona Police Department held their 2nd annual “Spring Employee Recognition Event” at the Corona Police ...

Dog Bite / Attack On Friday, May 10, 2013, at approximately 4:15 P.M., the Corona Fire Department and the Corona Police Department Animal Control responded to the area ...

Attempt Homicide Suspect In Custody On April 7, 2013, at approximately 5:40 pm., Corona police officers responded to 950 W. Fifth St., reference a 911 call of a stabbing.

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Attempt Homicide Suspect Wanted On April 7, 2013, at approximately 5:40 pm., Corona police officers responded to 950 W. Fifth St., reference a 911 call of a stabbing.


Burglary Suspects Arrested in Corona On May 5, 2013, at approximately 7:30 am, the Corona Police Department responded to the 800 Blk. of Wakefield Ave., regarding a vehicle burglary, wher...

Homicide Update The victim’s in Corona’s homicide that occurred on Saturday, April 27, 2013, have been identified.

The female victim, Y...

Homicide Update On April 27, 2013, at approximately 4:20 P.M., officers of the Corona Police Department responded to the 800 block of Railroad St., reference a possib...

Homicide On April 27, 2013, at approximately 4:20 P.M., Officers of the Corona Police Department responded to the 800 block of Railroad St., reference a possib...

Corona PD Runs Baker-2-Vegas 2013 Members of the Corona Police Department will participate in this year’s running of the Challenge Cup Relay, Bake...

Distracted Driver Awareness Month Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Co...

Homicide suspect wanted, seeking woman at risk At approx. 12:26 p.m., this afternoon, Corona Police officers responded to 715 S. Merrill St. reference a possible shooting. When officers arrived, th...

Police Investigate woman's death On 04-08-13 at about 2:59 am, Corona Police officers were called to the Welcome lnn located at 1248 W. Sixth St. in regards to a medical assist. Offic...

Corona Police investigate attempted homicide On 04-07-13 at about 1255pm, Corona Police officers were called to 805 S. Merrill Ave. in regards to an unknown disturbance. Officers arrived and loca...

Corona Police Investigate Homicide On 03-21-13 at about 1237 am, Corona PD was dispatched to Corona Regional Medical Center to investigate a female adult who was brought in with life th...

Two Arrested in Copper Wire Thefts On 3-04-13, at about 8:00 a.m., a citizen reported he was following a vehicle that was pulling wire from the city street lights in the 700 block of Ma...

“Drive 4 Life” Teen Driver Safety Education Program

THIS SATURDAY- March 2nd!

The Corona Police Department’s Traffic Section is hosting another year of its “Drive 4 Life” Te...


Corona Officers Receive MADD Award On 2-20-13, Officers Slane and Gardner were presented with MADD honoree awards for their diligent efforts in arresting drunk/impaired drivers. Collect...

Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested On 02/14/13 at 0346 hours, Corona Police officers responded to the 2200 block E. Lakeside Pl. regarding three subjects looking into vehicles, possibly...

Guidelines for Mail Theft Victims The Corona Police and The United States Postal Service requests Corona residents to follow the steps provided to protect their mail. Follow these step...

Burglary Trend Targets Elderly On 1-18-2013, an unknown male suspect knocked on the door in the 300 block of Monterey, Corona for several minutes. When the elderly female resident a...

Drive-4-Life offers FREE classes for teen drivers The Corona Police Department’s Traffic Section is hosting another year of its “Drive-4-Life” Teen Driver Safety Education Program. T...

UPDATE: Matthew Rowley Arrested On January 16, 2013, at 9:29 p.m., the Corona Police Department Dispatch Center received numerous 911 calls from the 1100 block of Border Ave. in rega...

Two Arrested for Home Burglary On Wednesday (1-23-13) at about 1:55 p.m. Corona Police officers responded to a call of a suspicious Honda Civic 2-door in the 2700 block of Dixon Way...

Home Burglaries Burglars have started using a new tactic to see if someone is home before breaking in.

As reported in the Press Enterprise on 1-21-13 ...

UPDATE: Arrest made in library robbery On January 8th 2013 at 6:30 pm, officers responded to a strong arm robbery at the Corona Public Library. The victim was leaving the library and had ca...

GTA suspect Joseph Sirimarco Arrested On 12-12-12 The Corona Police Department asked for the Public’s help in locating Joseph Vincenzo Sirimarco, “Vago Joe”, who was want...

Connect with CPD before the need arises! Take the time to connect with the Corona Police Department before the need arises! Be it an emergency or natural disaster, or an earthquake; a school ...

Attempt to identify robbery suspects at Corona Library On 01-08-13 at about 6:30 p.m. a deaf male was standing outside the Corona Library. Three unknown male suspects approached the victim and forcefully t...

Teacher's Aid arrest for lewd acts with minor On 01-07-13, the Corona Police Department was contacted by the parents of a 13-year -old female juvenile. The parents were concerned about inappropria...

Attempt to identify residential burglary suspects On 1-03-13 at about 11:30 a.m. a home in the 4200 block of Via Viscaya on the west side of Corona was burglarized. A home surveillance system took pic...

Corona PD participates in Avoid the 30 program Corona, CA – Heads up holiday party-goers! To help save lives this holiday season, law enforcement from thirty law enforcement agencies in River...

Police seek the whereabouts of Joseph V. Sirimarco The Corona Police Department seeks the publics’ help in locating Joseph Vincenzo Sirimarco (DOB 7-03-69). Sirimarco was driving a car involved i...

Police seek help to identify fraud suspect Corona Police seek the publics’ help in identifying a fraud suspect. The suspect enters several banks in Corona and surrounding cities and depos...

Seeking help to identify homicide vehicle and suspect On December 9, 2012 at 1251 a.m., Corona Police Officers responded to 26 Degrees Bar located at 1535 E. Ontario Ave. #101 reference a possible homicid...

Corona Police arrest sexual abuse suspect On 12-05-12, the Corona Police Department received information in regards to the possible sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female minor. Through the inve...

Attempt to locate Missing Person Corona Detectives have been investigating the disappearance of Christopher Samuel Alberts, 22 years old of Corona.  Christopher has not been seen...

Knock-Knock Burglary Update During this past year suspects from the Los Angeles area were arrested by the Corona Police Department for committing residential burglaries. These bu...

Cops and Kids Event The 12th annual Corona Police Department “Kids & Cops Holiday Magic” will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Sheridan Park (...

Fatal Traffic Collision On October 19, 2012 at approximately 11:25 p.m., a fatal related traffic collision occurred on Harrington Street between Cota Street and Lincoln Avenu...

Airplane Crash Corona Airport On October 13, 2012, at 1211hrs., Corona Police Officers responded to an airplane crash at the southern perimeter of the Corona Airport.

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Public Safety Day 2012

The Corona Police and Fire Departments will be hosting a Public Safety Day at the Crossing Shopping Center (Cajalco Road and the I-15) on October 6...


Fatal Traffic Collision On September 30, 2012 at approximately 8:48 p.m. a fatal related traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Grand Boulevard (East) and Garretso...

Project Kids Center Grand Opening On Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm., the Corona Police Department, the Corona Chamber of Commerce and the Project Kids Board...

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned This Week

The Corona Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday (08-31-12) at an undisclosed locat...


ABC grant On June 1, 2012, the Corona Police Department was notified they were one of 52 agencies selected by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to re...

Robbery On Friday, July 27th, 2012, at approximately 3:24 pm., the Corona Police Department responded to the 200 block of W. Foothill Parkway, City of Corona,...

Fatal Traffic Collision On Monday, August 22, 2011, at approximately 11:23 a.m., Corona Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of Lullaby Lane reference an Injury Traffi...

Suspicious Vehicle

On Friday, June 10, 2011, at 10:46 a.m., the Corona Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot of 4714...