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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Corona City Hall is hosting a Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Saturday and Sunday Oct. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corona City Hall Parking Lot [MAP]. This is a great time to recycle your old paint, used oil, chemicals, batteries, and propane tanks. Help protect our environment and make the City of Corona safe for our families. This event is open to all Riverside County and Corona residents. Drop off any leftover hazardous materials from your home or garage.

Restoration Roasters: Offering A New Start

Hand-picked coffee beans, roasted to perfection and served with expertise; but what makes this coffee shop different from the rest is that it considers the homeless prime employee candidates. Corona Norco Rescue Mission Director, Blake Ryan will be helping to restore lives of the homeless in our community: one cup of coffee at a time. As founder of Restoration Roasters, Ryan is opening a specialty coffee shop with a cause in Corona.

Star Wars Day at the Library!

Calling all Star Wars fans: the Corona Public Library is hosting Star Wars Day on Oct. 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet and mingle with your favorite Star Wars characters and have your pictures taken, too! Even R2D2 will be here roaming about the Library.

Corona Fire Finished Up Mans Yard Work After Collapsing Mowing the Lawn

Today Corona Fire responded to man down and arrived on scene to find the homeowner who had gone unconscious while mowing the lawn. After treating and transporting the gentleman, his wife and baby were left with a huge mess of blood and grass all over the driveway and sidewalk.fire helps finish lawn Corona Firefighters from Engine 1 assisted by cleaning up the yard and putting the lawn equipment away for the family. The wife did not realize what they were doing, as she was inside getting ready to go to the hospital ER, until she came out as they were finishing up. Corona Fire: Serving Our City with Pride.

Citrus Splash Zone Will Remain Open to Oct. 20

The Maintenance Services Department is happy to announce that the Citrus Splash Zone will remain open until Oct. 20! The Citrus Splash Zone is open daily at Citrus Park, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citrus Park is located at 1250 Santana Way in Corona [MAP], at the intersection of Rimpau Avenue and Taber Street. Citrus Park covers just over 20 acres, is ADA accessible and has many other amenities including a softball field, children's play equipment, restrooms, a picnic area and a drinking fountain. So beat the heat and spend a great day at the Citrus Splash Zone!

School Board Appoints New Member

The Corona-Norco Unified School District School Board appointed Mary Ybarra to fill the Board vacancy on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mrs. Ybarra will serve the remaining term for a former school board member whose resignation was received by the District on Aug. 4, 2014. The remaining term ends in November 2016. Mrs. Ybarra will represent Trustee Area 3, which covers central Corona.

Sheriff Seeks Public Help with I-15 Shooting

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at about 6:30 p.m., a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the I-15 southbound freeway and the El Cerrito off-ramp in the community of El Cerrito. As a result of this shooting, one adult male died from his injuries. While the investigation continues, we are asking any motorists traveling on I-15 during this incident and/ or any other member of the public who may have any information, photos or video to please call the Sheriff's Homicide Tip Line at 951-955-2777 or email MIB@riversidesheriff.org