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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The Corona Fire Department asks that you take some time on Sunday to change the b...

CORONA POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT FOR SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT A  The Corona Police Department has been awarded a $ 87,610.00  grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for ...

GRAND THEFT ARREST On Monday, October 20, 2014, Corona Police Officers were dispatched to Kohl’s, 470 Hidden Valley Parkway, regarding a grand theft/vandalism.&nbs...

KIDS & COPS HOLIDAY MAGIC The Corona Police Department will be hosting the 11th Annual “Kids & Cops Holiday Magic” event on Saturday, December 13, 20...

GTF Arrests Two for Possession of Stolen Property On Tuesday October 14, 2014, at 1045 pm, officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 were conducting patrols in the City of Corona. GTF ...

Police Seek Assistance to Identify Victim On 10-09-2014, at about 2:30 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to the area of Cresta Rd. and Promenade Ave. regarding a report of an unknown type...

Red Robin Tip-A-Cop COME ONE, COME ALL!  Please join the Corona Police Department on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm., at Red Robin...

2014 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...

So Cal Edison FRAUD ALERT On September 24, 2014, the Corona Police Department received information from Southern California Edison (So Cal Edison) concerning a telephonic scam....

Police Respond to Suicidal Man On September 24, 2014 at approximately 12:15 p.m. Corona Police responded to the area of Fullerton Ave. and Barth St. reference a possible suicidal ma...

Detectives Locate Marijuana Grow House On 9-18-14 at about 7:45 p.m. Detectives from the Corona Police Department Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation of a possible marijuana grow in t...

"THREE FEET FOR SAFETY ACT" Effective September 16, 2014, AB 1371, also known as the “Three Feet for Safety Act,” took effect in California. The new law requires drivers of moto...

BEWARE: THEFT BY FALSE PRETENSE On September 7, 2014, about 2:09 pm, Corona Police Officers responded to the area of McKinley St. and Griffin Way, regarding a male subject panhandlin...

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination & Dog Licensing Clinic When:             Saturday, September 27, 2014
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CPD SEEKS HELP IN IDENTIFYING AUTO THEFT SUSPECT On August 8, 2014, at approximately 5:00 pm., Corona Police Officers responded to the 2900 blk. of Breezy Meadow Circle, regarding an auto theft that ...

DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint planned this Friday night Corona, CA – Corona Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 08-15-14, at an undisclosed loc...

CPD WELCOMES NEW K9 On August 8, 2014, the Corona Police Department’s K9 unit welcomed their newest addition. 
 
“Ziggy” is a th...

Corona Hires New Officers The Corona Police Department welcomes Officers Ashlee Westall and Miguel Rodriguez. They were both sworn in today by Chief Abel. Both are lateral ...

Fatal Traffic Collision On August 9, 2014, at approximately 8:44 p.m., the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department responded to the area of Pinewood Drive and...

CPD Seeks Help Identifying Robbery Suspect On July 21, 2014, shortly after midnight, a suspect robbed the ARCO AM-PM Gas station at 785 N. Main St. This incident was captured on in-store survei...

Corona Explorer Academy
  
On July 20, 2014, the Corona Police Department began hosting its fifth police explorer academy. The academy is a w...

Corona Celebrates Nationa Night Out The Corona Police Department invites you, your neighbors, and community groups to be a part of National Night Out (NNO), Tuesday, August 5, 2014. NNO ...

COPS GRANT In September 2013, The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced funding awards to 263 cities and cou...

ABC GRANT-2014 The Corona Police Department is finalizing their grant goals for the 2013-2014 year. 
 
During the year, Corona Police Officer...

4th of July Pet Safety On the Fourth of July we celebrate our Great Nation’s Independence. For many of us this means Friends, Family, and FIREWORKS! However, for our beloved...

Corona Police/Fire Seek Assistance with Arson Investigation On May 17, 2014, at about 1:59 am, the Corona Police Department responded to 1897 California Ave #102, for an audible commercial alarm. Upon arrival, ...

Fireworks 2014 The City of Corona would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to possess, discharge or sell fireworks.  Residents should adhere to the &ldq...

CPCP SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS In 1990, then Corona Police Chief John Cleghorn, introduced the concept of community policing in Corona, establishing a partnership between the police...

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement The Corona Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on June 19th, 2014 in an effort to lower deaths ...

BAC in Fatal Collision On May 5, 2014, at about 6:06 pm, Corona Police and Firefighters responded to a solo car rollover collision in the 1600 block of Via Pacifica. Upo...

2014 Special Olympics Torch Run Today, Corona Police employees and their families will participate in the Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run.   Receiving th...

Help to Identify Theft Suspect On May 6, 2014 at approximately 5:00 pm, Corona Police Officers responded to Centennial High School, 1820 Rimpau Avenue, regarding multiple thefts.&nb...

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING On May 23, 2014, at approximately 10:15 pm., Corona Police Officers responded to McDonalds, 400 N. McKinley Ave., regarding an armed robbery, inside t...

Click It or Tick It Mobilization Life Saving Click It or Ticket Mobilization Begins
Corona Police Department Kicks Off High Visibility Enforcement...

Second Fatality in Collision from May 5th On May 5, 2014, at about 6:06 pm, Corona Police and Firefighters responded to a solo car rollover collision in the 1600 block of Via Pacifica.
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DUI Checkpoint For Immediate Release:                    ...

CITY OF CORONA Fraud Alert On May 7, 2014, the Corona Police Department received information from the Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) concerning a telephonic scam. Pe...

EXPLOSION On May 6, 2014, at about 1:53 pm., the Corona Police and Fire Department’s responded to an explosion at National Distribution Services, 340 N. G...

Fatal Traffic Collision On May 5, 2014, at about 6:06 pm, Corona Police and Firefighters responded to a solo car rollover collision in the 1600 block of Via Pacifica.
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NATIONAL TAKE BACK INTIATIVE On April 26, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding their Eighth Annual National Take Back Initiative event.  .
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SEXUAL ASSAULT On Thursday evening, April  4, 2014 at about 9:00 p.m., a 34-year-old female drove to the Walmart located at 479 N. McKinley Ave. in Corona, Ca. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...