Gang Task Force Arrests Two for Possession of Stolen Property

On Tuesday, Oct. 14th 2014, at 1045 pm, officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 were conducting patrols in the City of Corona. GTF members came upon a suspicious red Ford F150 truck in the area of Seventh Street and Harris Street. When GTF tried to stop the truck, it attempted to elude the officers by using various alleyways. GTF members circled the residential area locating the truck on Seventh Street approaching Lincoln and initiated a stop for tinted windows. During the stop officers contacted the driver and passenger. The driver did not have a valid license and the passenger was on felony probation.

Did You Know: New Animal Shelter Location Has Been Identified

The City is excited about the new Animal Shelter, and this location will bring many benefits to our growing community! The opening of the new shelter is tentatively set for the summer of 2015. The Animal Shelter presently has 52 dog kennels, 49 cat kennels, and a 2,750 square foot building. The kennels, building, and fencing are in a continual need of repair. In addition, the current site of the Animal Shelter is considerably smaller than the new site located at 1330 Magnolia, and is landlocked, making expansion difficult at best.

Energy Vampires Lurking in Corona

This Halloween, we’ll be seeing tons of spooky creatures and supernatural monsters out on the streets, but the scariest monster is lurking every day in your own home: the energy vampire! An “energy vampire” is an electronic appliance or device that uses energy when it’s plugged in, even if it’s turned off.

91 Expansion Business Highlight: Jenson USA Bicycles

At Jenson USA Bicycles, "customers are everything." Located at 2410 Wardlow Road, east of Serfas Club Drive, Jenson USA houses more than 20,000 bicycle parts and is a go-to place for all things cycling - complete bikes, apparel, accessories and more. Led by founder and Chief Executive Officer Mike Cachat, who turned his passion for riding into a successful business, Jenson USA also is fortunate to have an educated and experienced staff.

Red Robin Tip-A-Cop Event a Great Success

On Oct.16, 2014, the Corona Police Department and the Jurupa Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department participated in the 2014 National Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop Event. Officers traded in their handcuffs for gourmet burgers and aprons to help serve Red Robin guests and raised more than $1,500 for the local Special Olympics program.

Fill the Container for ISIS Refugees

What started as a small idea from a local mom has quickly turned into a city wide movement to help refugees in the Middle East. Chelsea Dischinger is a stay-at-home mom who heard about the crisis in the Middle East and felt compelled to do something to help.Along with her two daughters, Reese, 4, and Jordyan, 6, the Dischingers took on the challenge, with the help of the local community, to fill a 40 foot container with supplies and ship it to the refugees.

Corona PD Prepares Teen Drivers with ‘Drive 4 Life’

The Traffic Bureau is proud to present its "Drive 4 Life" teen driver safety program Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. This program is designed for young drivers who have a license as well as those who are about to get one. Our goal is to provide a FREE service to our community by educating our young drivers and their parents in an effort to promote traffic safety on our roadways and to prevent fatal traffic collisions.

Red Robin Tip-a-Cop to Benefit Special Olympics

COME ONE, COME ALL! Please join the Corona Police Department on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Red Robin, 419 N. McKinley Ave., for the National Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop Event. Police officers will be trading in their handcuffs for gourmet burgers and aprons to help serve Red Robin guests.

91 Project Brings Improvements to Santa Ana River Trail

As part of the 91 Project, work will begin this fall near the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) along Green River Road in Corona. Improvements include building a retaining wall along the 91, realigning Green River Road and constructing a new, permanent parking lot for trail users.

Corona to be a Host Town for Special Olympics World Games

Corona announced today that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 – 24, 2015. Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to southern California through the Host Town program. One hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of being selected as an official Host Town.

Corona Police Seek Assistance to Identify Victim

On Oct. 9, 2014, at about 2:30 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to the area of Cresta Road and Promenade Avenue regarding a report of an unknown type of disturbance between occupants of a van and a pedestrian. During the incident it appeared someone fell from the van and landed on the roadway. The van was located at Magnolia and Kellogg Avenues and stopped by police. An injured 18-year-old Hispanic male was located in the van.

Halloween in Corona

Hints of fall are in the air, costumes are getting their final fittings, and buckets are being filled with Candy. It’s that time of year again to carve your pumpkins and celebrate the fall harvest and Halloween spooktaculars. Feel free to browse this list of events in Corona to celebrate the season, and always be sure to check the InnerCircleCorona.com Community Calendar for the latest happenings in Corona.

Blood Drive @ Corona City Hall

The City of Corona, in conjunction with Lifestream, is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall Multipurpose Room. Donors will receive a $5 In-N-Out gift card (while supplies last). People often do not donate because they have misconceptions about the dangers of donating blood. Here are several myths involving donating blood and the actual facts.

Coming Soon to a Park Near You: Restrooms!

Keep your eyes peeled! The City of Corona Maintenance Services Department is proud to announce enhancements to nine Corona parks - new restrooms! The restrooms will look similar to the one shown here. They are currently under construction and will be installed over the next several months. The restrooms will be installed at the following parks...

Corona PD Alert: Woman Assaulted by Police Impersonator

The Corona Police Department Investigations Bureau is currently conducting an investigation of a sexual assault possibly committed by a police impersonator. The investigation stems from an incident that occurred in September 2014. At approximately 2:30 a.m., an adult female was traveling on Railroad Ave, near Sheridan St., when she was pulled over by a dark colored vehicle, which contained a spot light and a forward facing red light. The male occupant of the vehicle approached the lone female and acted as if he was a police officer. The suspect directed the female to drive a short distance to a dark street where he forcibly assaulted her inside his vehicle.