Seeking Public Assistance | $10,000 Reward Offered

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The Corona Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for first-hand information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in the murder of Barnabas William “Will” Crites. On February 26, 2016, at approximately 8:43 p.m., Barnabas William “Will” Crites was assaulted near the City Park skate park located at 930 E. Sixth Street, Corona, and later died from his injuries.  Since that date, the Corona Police Department has been actively investigating Will’s death and is again aski...

Vector Control to Perform Adult Mosquito Spray Treatments July 1st

The Northwest Mosquito & Vector Control District will be performing adult mosquito spray treatments on July 1, 2016 to lower the mosquito population affecting recreational and residential areas in the City of Corona. The spray application will be conducted between the hours of 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. at the following locations: the open space area parallel to W Rincon St., between Corydon St. & Auburndale St., Corona Airport, open space area along railroad tracks near Auto Center Dr., and veget...

Pickup & Recycling of Your Old Appliances

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Do you have old and even broken appliances taking up valuable space in your house or garage? No need to leave them collecting dust any longer! There is an Appliance Disposal service available to Corona. With just a simple phone call you can have your working or non-working appliances hauled away at your convenience. Kitchen appliances are often thrown out onto the curb for the garbage collectors to pick up. From there they are taken to landfills where they take up space, rust, and can exp...

Fireworks Illegal in Corona! Fines $500+

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 fireworks” law throughout the City of Corona (Corona Municipal Code 9.33.010-9.33.030). Every year, people are seriously injured, property is damaged, and the risk of fires increases due to the illegal use of fireworks. Our extremely dry conditions, due to the drought, create a greater potential for fires caused by fireworks, especially in or near the...

Corona Cooling Center

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Keep Cool! Protect Your Health When It’s Hot! Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is coordinating Cool Centers to provide drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat. Cool Centers will open to the public, in affected areas, when a “Heat Warning” is issued. Watch or listen for the “Heat Warning” on your television, radio, and local newspaper. Hot Weather Tips: Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and...

Promenade Traffic Collision- Teen Fatality

On May 22, 2016, at approximately 9:24 p.m. the Corona Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Promenade Avenue regarding a vehicle versus a pedestrian traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased body of a 15-year-old female from Corona, lying in the street. The Corona Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Team (CRT) responded to the scene to handle the investigation. Traffic investigators believe the victim purposely entered the roadway where she was struck a...

Corona Police Seek Attempted Murder Suspect

Corona PD Seeks Attempted Murder Suspect
On May 6, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Corona Police Department investigated an attempted murder of a homeless male behind the Corona Chamber of Commerce located at 904 E. Sixth St. Corona. As a result of the investigation, members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force- Region 8 arrested a 17-year-old Corona juvenile, Jordon Negrete, for his involvement in the incident. During the investigation, Corona Police detectives identified a second suspect, a 17-year-old Corona ju...

Green River Road Widening Project Nears Completion

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The Green River Road Widening Project is almost complete!  With about one month left in the project schedule, the newly-widened portion of Green River Road will boast six lanes of travel (three in each direction) between State Route 91 and Palisades Drive.  In addition, a new traffic signal has been installed at Green River Road and Palisades Drive and will be activated later this month.  The signal at Green River Road and Dominguez Ranch Road will also be modified to maximize the efficient flow...

Fatal Traffic Collision

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On Feb. 28, at about 3:42 a.m., the Corona Police Department responded to the 1200 Block of E. Sixth St. reference a vehicle vs. a tree collision. Upon arrival, officers found a maroon Toyota Corolla with serious collision damage and a female passenger, later identified as Melissa Marie Rodriguez a 38-year-old of Colton, who was unconscious and not breathing. The initial investigation indicates that the Toyota was heading Eastbound on E. Sixth St. and, for an unknown reason, drifted to the...

Homicide Investigation

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On February 26, 2016, at approximately 8:44 p.m., the Corona Police Department responded to City Park, located at 930 E. Sixth St., Corona, reference an assault.  Upon arrival, officers located a male adult, later identified as 18-year-old Corona resident Barnabas William Crites, suffering from multiple stab wounds.  Crites was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Corona Police Detectives are currently conducting the follow-up investigation. I...

Minor Decoy ABC Operation

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On Jan. 30, 2016, the Corona Police Department cited one clerk for selling alcohol to minors. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of officers, attempted to purchase alcohol from 16 retail licensees in the City of Corona. Those who sold to the minor face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license o...

Bomb Threat & Evacuation Update

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On Feb. 9, 2016, at 10:23 a.m. Corona Fire and Police Departments in conjunction with Riverside County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team were dispatched to the 800 block of North Main Street in Corona to investigate a bomb threat. During the response, at approximately 1:55 p.m., the Hazardous Device Team deployed their tactical robot along with the Corona Fire Hazardous Materials Team to investigate the threat. The back window of the van was breached and upon doing so, one adult male was found ...


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GAME PLAN FOR SUPER BOWL 50: ARE YOU DRINKING OR DRIVING? This is NOT the Time for an Option Play The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 there will be lots of Super Bowl 50 socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Office of Traffic Safety and law enforcement officials statewide are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking ...

Train Versus Pedestrian Collision

On January 22, 2016 at about 1:55 p.m., Corona Police Officers responded to a train versus pedestrian collision in the 100 block of North McKinley Avenue. Through investigation, officers determined that 19-year-old Anthony McRea of Riverside was walking northbound on McKinley with his girlfriend. As they approached the railroad tracks just south of Sampson, they stopped for an eastbound train travelling on the north set of tracks. The crossing arms were down, lights flashing, and alarms sounding...

Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project 50 Percent Complete

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The Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project is nearing its 50 percent completion and is on budget. The long-anticipated project, which has been a part of the Sierra Del Oro Master Planned Community since the 1980s, is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. The Foothill Westerly Extension Project is located in the southern portion of the City of Corona along the base of the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest, and inv olves the extension of Foothill Parkway as a four...