Corona PD Honored at LEAC

On Thursday, April 28, 2017 several members of the Corona Police Department were honored by the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee(LEAC). LEAC’s goal is to bridge our communities and business partnerships to give thanks to those officers that show a deep commitment to serving our communities of Western Riverside County. Honorees are recognized in the categories of Valor, Lifetime Achievement, Investigative Excellence, Excellence in Community Service, and Distinguished K9 Team. The followi...
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Hit & Run Collision

On Friday, April 21, 2017 at about 4:45 p.m., the Corona Police Department received a report of a hit-and-run traffic collision at the intersection of West Sixth Street and Vicentia Avenue. Officers arrived and found an adult female pedestrian in the roadway with major injuries. The victim was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where she is being treated. Her condition is unknown at this time. Video surveillance cameras of the intersection showed a black Mercedes Benz SUV, possibly a 2005 ...
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National Drug Take Back Initiative

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding their Eleventh Annual National Take Back Initiative event. The goal of the program is to allow Southern Californians to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can, in turn, dispose of these controlled substances in a secure and non-hazardous manner, potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem, while educating the general public about the pote...
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Fatal Traffic Collision on River Road

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:07 p.m., the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department responded to a traffic collision involving a motorcyclist at River Road and Cota Street. Upon arrival, Corona Fire Paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist deceased. Subsequently, River Road was closed to traffic in both directions between Cota Street and Main Street for an investigation. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, the motorcyclist was traveling east on River Roa...
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Corona PD & Corona Fire Participate in Every 15 Minutes Program

Last week the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department in conjunction with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety, hosted an Every 15 Minutes Program at Centennial High School in Corona. Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking and driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions. Along with alcohol-...
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Vehicle Pursuit

On Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:13 a.m., the Corona Police Department (CPD) Communications Center received several 911 calls from a business in the 200 block of DuPont Street, Corona. One caller stated there was an Asian male in the driveway of his business, swinging a machete. Seconds later, CPD received another call from an off-duty Corona Police officer who said an Asian male assaulted him with a hatchet. The off-duty officer saw the suspect get into his vehicle, a silver Honda, and directed t...
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Arson Suspect Arrested

On March 27, 2017, arson suspect Cornel Lucaci was taken into custody by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. A lengthy investigation was conducted by the Corona Fire Department, Corona Police Department, and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office as a result of a two-alarm commercial structure fire that occurred on March 26, 2014. Five Engines, one Truck, 1 Squad, four Chief Officers, the Fire Marshal, two Fire Investigators, and 30 Firefighters responded to the incident. The s...
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Major Injury Traffic Collision on Via Pacifica

On March 28, 2017 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Corona Police Department and Corona Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of Via Pacifica regarding a traffic collision involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian.  Upon arrival, officers found an 18-year-old male with serious injuries at the scene. The initial investigation indicates that a sedan was travelling south on Via Pacifica and struck a pedestrian that was in the roadway.  The driver of the sedan was not injured.  He remained...
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Fatal Traffic Collision on West 6th Street

On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:10 AM, the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department responded to a traffic collision involving a motorcyclist in the 1200 block of W. Sixth Street. Upon arrival, Corona Fire Paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist deceased.  Subsequently, West Sixth Street was closed to traffic in both directions between Lincoln and Sherman for the investigation. Based on witness statements, the motorcyclist was traveling west on Sixth St. in the number two lan...
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Child Endangerment/Illegal Dumping Investigation Ends In Arrests

On March 6, 2017 the Corona Police Department received information through social media avenues that there were two uploaded YouTube videos that depicted dangerous driving behavior involving children. The two videos showed a family filling the back of a white Dodge pick-up truck with Orbeez, which are a gel type material that absorbs water and swells 100- 300 times its original volume. The videos show the truck bed of the Dodge filled with water and Orbeez, with a young child and an adult, lying...
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Illegal Marijuana Dispensary Bust

In early February, the Corona Police Department’s Vice Narcotics Unit began a joint investigation with Code Enforcement into marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in the City of Corona in violation of the City Municipal Code (CMC), state, and federal law.  Several businesses have been identified as illegally operating marijuana dispensaries. The business owners and property owners have been served cease and desist letters by the City Attorney’s Office, and they have been issued administrati...
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School Bus Stop Passing Enforcement Planned to Help Keep Our Children Safe

The Corona Police Department will be conducting a school bus stop passing enforcement operation the week of Feb. 27 to March 3.  Officers will be at school bus stops targeting motorist who violate traffic laws while children are loading or unloading from school buses within the City limits. The Corona Police Department would like to remind motorist when red lights flash on a school bus, drivers in both directions must stop, unless they are on a divided roadway or one that has multiple lan...
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CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVOR REUNITES WITH DISPATCHER WHO SAVED HIS LIFE

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, a grateful Corona couple will be reunited with members of the Corona Police and Fire Department, including a dispatcher who walked the woman through vital steps to save her husband’s life during cardiac arrest. On January 21 around 3:27 p.m., Corona dispatch received a 9-1-1 call for a 64-year-old male, Jeffrey Evans, who collapsed in his home due to cardiac arrest. Prior to Corona Police and Fire units arriving on scene, the Emergency Medical Dispatch was put ...
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My Furry Valentine Pet Adoption Event

The City of Corona’s Animal Shelter is temporarily home to many eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. These wonderful companions are waiting for their true love to find them and sweep them off of their paws. You can make their Valentine’s Day dream come true! On February 13-18, 2017, the Corona Animal Shelter will help you find your Fur-Ever love by offering dogs and cats available for adoption for only $20, which includes the spay & neuter costs.  Normal Dog-Licensing fees still apply. ...
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Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

Call the right play for Superbowl LI: Pass the keys to a Sober Driver before the big game begins! Football fans across the country will tune in to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5 and for many, the event often includes alcohol. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Corona Police Department are teaming up with law enforcement across the state for a special Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign to urge all football fans to call the right play on Super Bowl weekend and pas...
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