Green River Road Widening Project Nears Completion

Green River at Palisades
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

Foothill Parkway
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...

PizzaRev is Coming to the Corona Crossings & Hiring!

Corona will soon be home to the newest PizzaRev – a build-your-own pizza concept that was recently named ‘Best Pizza’ by LA Daily News readers. Scheduled to open in mid-February at the Crossings at Corona across from Edwards movie theater complex, PizzaRev will change how the community thinks about pizza with offerings like fresh pressed, homemade dough, locally sourced ingredients, all-natural cheeses and vegan and gluten-free options. It will be the first of at least seven franchise locations ...

Suspects Arrested in String of Robberies

Corona, CA– On Sept. 21, 2015, the Corona Police Department began investigating a string of robberies which occurred at three different locations within a six-hour time period in the City of Corona.  The robberies occurred at the following locations: USA Gas, 1205 S. Main St.                             Sept. 21, 2015 at 9:19 p.m. 7-11 Store, 700 W. Sixth St.                          Sept. 22, 2015 at 12:58 a.m. & 3:00 a.m. 7-11 Store, 725 E. Grand Blvd.                     Sept. 22,...

Former Teacher Arrested for Sex Crimes

Anthony Joshua Perez
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at about 11:30 a.m., Corona Police detectives arrested Anthony Joshua Perez, a 29-year-old Corona resident for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and possession of child pornography. In March 2015, Fontana Police Department notified the Corona Police Department regarding a child annoyance investigation involving Perez, a former Lee V. Pollard High School teacher. During the investigation, Fontana detectives uncovered evidence that revealed Perez was engaging i...

City Urges Edison to be Transparent with Its Customers

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is planning to submit an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) sometime this month for approval to construct a new Substation in Corona, along with high voltage (66 kV) lines winding through the City.  At its meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, the City Council authorized staff to file a protest with the CPUC because the City has no authority over the project and SCE has not engaged in any meaningful public disclosure or input regar...

RCTC Seeking Members for New Corona Community Task Force

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To complement the existing 91 Project public outreach program, RCTC is forming a new Corona Community Task Force to enhance two-way conversations with you, the residents. The group will discuss traffic flow and provide recommendations for reducing impacts to the Corona area. The task force is expected to begin meeting this fall and continue to meet on a monthly basis. Meetings will be held on a weeknight from approximately 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To apply to become a task force member, please click her...

Corona PD Seeks Help Identifying Theft Suspect Vehicle

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On Sunday, October 25, 2015, at about 5:15 a.m. a 32 foot Weekend Warrior travel trailer, model FS3200, CA Lic. 1LL3041, was stolen from the area of E. Sixth Street and El Sobrante. The trailer was kept in a secured area behind a business. The trailer was used for a child’s go-kart racing program, and stored a go-kart and all the equipment necessary to race.  The trailer is missing the cover for the propane tanks and has black “plasti-dripped” wheels. The Corona Police Department is seeking t...

Motorcycle/Vehicle Accident Results in Fatality

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On Friday, October 30, 2015 at approximately 8:08 a.m. the Corona Police Department received a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Highgrove Street and Montoya Drive involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located the motorcyclist which had succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the accident and he was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene. The motorcyclist has since been identified as Wilson R. Ross, 50-year-old of Corona. The other driver ...