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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Frauds and Scams during Tax Season

Thieves who commit frauds will take advantage of victims at any time. Tax season is often associated with victims receiving telephone calls or emails from people who may sound official, but who are really thieves trying to take your hard-earned money. The Corona Police Department would like to take a moment to address a couple of ongoing fraudulent phone and email schemes often used by scam artists. IRS-Impersonation Telephone calls; these incidents have been on the rise in recent mo...
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March 4 | Free Teen Driver Safety Program

The Corona Police Department Traffic Bureau Division is excited to announce the 2017 "Drive 4 Life" teen driver safety program dates. This program is designed for young drivers who have a license as well as those who are about to get one. The goal is to provide a FREE service to the community by educating young drivers and their parents in an effort to promote traffic safety on roadways and to prevent fatal traffic collisions. The program focuses on the four most common factors that le...
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PD Notice: Non-Permitted Food Distribution

The Corona Police Department has been working closely with County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health and local clergy members in order to work on a solution to the safety concerns regarding non-permitted food distribution at City Park. Safety concerns that are being addressed include unsafe play areas for children, unusable public restrooms due to debris and inhabitation, and the possibility of persons becoming sick due to foodborne illnesses. The growing number of our homeless c...
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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY SUSPECTS CAUGHT

On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Corona Police Department received a call regarding an in-progress commercial burglary at Graziano’s Pizza, 333 Magnolia Avenue, in Corona.  Officers responded to the area while CPD dispatch relayed information from the reporting party. The suspect vehicle, a white Dodge Intrepid, was located in the area and a traffic stop was attempted, but the vehicle failed to yield, which initiated a vehicle pursuit.  The suspect vehicle was pursued...
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Runaway Teen Arrested for Bringing Weapon on Campus After School

On Dec. 12, 2016, the Corona Police Department arrested a Corona teen for the possession of a weapon on school grounds. After the school day yesterday, the School Resource Officer for Santiago High School noticed a sophomore student on campus who had been reported as a runaway. The School Resource Officer met with the student to talk about what may have prompted running away, and to arrange for reunification with family. During the conversation, the student admitted to having an unloaded f...
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Suspect Wanted in Armed Robberies

On Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at approximately 2:23 p.m., the Corona Police Department received a call from workers at the Aloha Hawaiian BBQ, located at 2150 California Avenue. Employees reported that a Hispanic male adult in his 20s, came into the business, displayed a firearm and demanded cash from the register. Fearing for their safety, the employees complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect left the business on foot, westbound toward Rimpau Avenue. Responding officers and Air-1 searched t...
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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety
Corona PD cares about your well-being & safety! Follow these safety tips to ensure your safety through the holiday season! Mid-November to early-January is a busy time for families to gather together, travel, and host parties. You can contribute to our community safety and security by taking special precautions. You can never be too careful. Car Safety: Do not leave packages or valuables visible within your car. Always lock your doors and windows and don't forget to set your alarm or ...
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Child Annoyance Arrest

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at about 8 a.m., 34-year-old Corona resident Robert Sanchez Banuelos was arrested for the misdemeanor of Child Annoyance. Banuelos was identified by a 13-year-old female and her 12-year-old sister as the person who approached them in the area of Cota Street and Parkridge Avenue on Halloween. The sisters were walking home from school on Oct. 31, 2016 when Banuelos, who was accompanied by a female child, struck up a conversation with them. During the conversation, Ban...
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