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Corona PD Alert: Special Response Team- Barricaded Suspect

On Dec. 09, 2014, at 9:47 p.m., the PACT-West (Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team) responded to the 2700 block of Toumey Ln. Corona, for a felony arrest warrant service on John Rasso Jr., a 34 year old Corona resident. Rasso had recent encounters with law enforcement where firearms were involved. Officers considered him to be armed and dangerous.

Police Seek Assistance in Stabbing Incident

On Dec. 4, 2014, at about 12:20 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to investigate a reported stabbing that occurred in the restroom at City Park located at 930 E. Sixth St. in Corona. The victim, a 26 year old male who resides in Corona, suffered multiple stab wounds. Although the motive for the stabbing is unknown, the attack does not appear to be random and occurred after the victim had an altercation with the suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

City of Corona Appoints Darrell Talbert as New City Manager

The Corona City Council has appointed Darrell Talbert to the City Manager position created by the upcoming retirement of long-time City Manager Brad Robbins. The City Council met in Closed Session December 3rd to discuss the vacancy and unanimously decided to appoint Talbert as Assistant City Manager effective December 4th, and then City Manager on April 17th, upon Robbins departure.

New Train Times for 91 Line Riders Improves Commuter Options

New Train Times for 91 Line Riders Improves Commuter Options To meet the needs of regular 91 Line riders, peak commuter service is being optimized by offering more peak round trip options for commuters. Metrolink has optimized the 91 Line train schedule by offering new peak trains during the morning and afternoon peak commute times. metrolink easy commute A new train leaving Riverside at 5:54 a.m. and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station at 7:30 a.m. and another train departing Los Angeles Union Station at 3:40 p.m. and arriving in Riverside at 5:15 p.m. will be offered (these trains replace the 12:40 p.m. leaving Los Angeles Union Station and the 2:30 p.m. train departing Riverside).

Corona Regional Expansion and Affiliation with UC Irvine Health Announced

UC Irvine Health and Corona Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance the depth and variety of specialty healthcare services available in Corona and nearby communities. A major hospital expansion project will accompany this affiliation.

Gang Task Force Recovers Stolen Handguns, Meth & Counterfeit Money

On Tuesday Nov., 4, 2014, at 6:35 p.m., officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 conducted a probation compliance check on a residence in the 500 block of San Gorgonio in the City of Corona. The home is that of a suspected Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member and convicted felon. When officers approached the location, a male subject ran out of the residence but was detained nearby. He was discovered to have two felony warrants for his arrest.

PD 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

On Nov. 13, 2014, the Corona Police Department hosted the 2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Corona Public Library Grand Blvd Room. The dinner honors and recognized over 100 police volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to the department and the community. The volunteers serve in various areas of the police department and are separated in different volunteer groups

Corona Certified Farmers Market Moves to Corona Mall

Corona Farmers Market has moved downtown to a new location at the Corona Mall due to construction of a new development on North Main where the Corona Certified Farmer’s Market has resided for the past five years. The market has had good memories of its first five years at the location on Main and Rincon and has great expectation for its future at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets at the Corona Mall.

FBI Crime Statistics Released: Crime is Down in Corona

The FBI released crime statistics this week for 2013. The City of Corona once again experienced a decline in both violent and property crimes, as compared to the year before. The percentage change from 2012 to 2013 was a reduction in violent crime by 22.86 percent and property crime by 16.99 percent. This is the second year of a double digit decrease for Corona in reported crime. National Crime statistics were also down 4.4 percent for violent crime and 4.1 percent for property crime. These decreases can be attributed to our officers being proactive in their patrol efforts, and using current crime trends and patterns to aide them in their efforts.

Home for the Holidays Black Friday Week Event!

The City of Corona’s Animal Shelter has teamed with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in an annual pet adoption drive called Home 4 the Holidays. home for the holidaysThe Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive began with a growing concern for the number of rescue facilities closing their doors during the holiday seasons.

Veterans Day- A Time of Remembrance and Gratitude

Each and every day in every state in the union, young men and women from all walks of life enlist in our Armed Forces. On that day, they vow to protect our country, our freedom, and our way of life from threats across the globe with their very lives if necessary, by donning the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces. On Nov. 11, as a nation, we give thanks to those who have served, recommit our support of those still in uniform and pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our way of life.

Food Runners Hosts Third Annual Can Run!

Food Runners is hosting their third annual 5k Can Run to support the Corona- Norco Settlement house on Nov 15, 2014. Once again the Can Run will be collecting cans of food in lieu of a registration fee. In 2013 the Can Run brought in 3000 pounds of nonperishable food, with an attendance of more than 700 people and in 2012 the event collected 3057 pounds of goods with about 500 people in attendance.

Library Strengthens Teen and Young Adult Job Search Skills

Corona Public Library received a state grant from the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) which has brought to Corona the “Job Readiness for Young Adults, 16 to 24” program. The goal of this program is to offer new ways for young people to strengthen 21st century skills that they can use to ensure their success now and throughout their lives. Upcoming programs at the Corona Public Library include Getting Your First Job Workshop and Mock Interview Practice Sessions.

GTF Arrests Auto Theft Suspect

On Friday Oct. 24, 2014, at 2:50 p.m., members of the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 were patrolling the area of El Cerrito, an unincorporated portion of Riverside County. GTF officers observed a red Geo Prizm partially blocking a driveway in the 7800 block of Minnesota Road. When officers checked the license plate on the Geo Prizm through the Department of Motor Vehicles, it was discovered to have been recently stolen out of Anaheim. As officers watched the residence the Geo Prizm was parked in front of, they saw a male subject leave the driveway and walk to a nearby gas station with a gas can. When the male returning a short time later, he was observed entering the Geo Prizm and attempting to drive away.