Press Releases

The Anaheim Police Department provides a full-time Public Information Officer (PIO) to coordinate the release of information to the public via the media. It is our goal to provide prompt and accurate release of information. Media inquiries should be directed to Sgt. Daron Wyatt at - office (714) 765-1521, mobile (714) 497-5633 or via email at dwyatt@anaheim.net.
  1. Email Threats to Canyon High School Student-Body a Hoax

    At 11:58 p.m. on April 16, an unsubstantiated email was sent to all Administration at Canyon High School targeting the student-body. Anaheim Police Department responded quickly to investigate and determined the threats were not credible. Read on...
  2. Anaheim Police Identify 5th Victim of Serial Murderers

    After three years of investigation, Anaheim Police homicide detectives have identified the fifth victim of serial murderers Steven Gordon and Franc Cano. Read on...
  3. Anaheim Police Department Hires Assistant Public Information Officer

    ANAHEIM, CA (MARCH 20, 2017) – The Anaheim Police Department is excited to announce the hiring of Kristina Hamm as the Department’s full-time Assistant Public Information Officer. Read on...
  4. This St. Patrick’s Day, Plan Before You Party!

    Remember: Impaired Driving, Drugs and Alcohol can Kill Read on...
  5. APD SWAT Teams Serve Simultaneous Warrants Related to Gang Shooting - Suspected Arrested

    Late Wednesday evening, Anaheim Police SWAT personnel, assisted by the Orange County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, served simultaneous search warrants at three Anaheim residences... Read on...
  6. Search Warrant Served by SWAT After Tip Regarding Explosives in Anaheim Residence

    ANAHEIM, CA (March 6, 2017) – Anaheim Police SWAT Team members and investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad served a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of South Clementine St just after noon Monday afternoon. Read on...
  7. Two Juveniles Arrested Following Confrontation with Off-Duty LAPD Officer – Update

    ANAHEIM, CA – (February 22, 2017) - Yesterday afternoon around 2:40 pm, an off-duty LAPD officer was involved in a confrontation in front of his residence with several juveniles. Read on...
  8. Two Juveniles Arrested Following Confrontation With Off-Duty LAPD Officer

    ANAHEIM, CA – (February 21, 2017) – Two juveniles have been arrested following a physical confrontation during which an off-duty LAPD officer discharged his firearm. Read on...
  9. Four Suspects Arrested in Gang Related Shooting That Injured Two in Front of High School

    NAHEIM, CA (FEBRUARY 2, 2017) – Three juveniles and one adult have been arrested for a shooting that left two men with non-life threatening gunshot wounds in front of Gilbert High School Tuesday afternoon. Read on...
  10. Anaheim Man Arrested For Stabbing Girlfriend To Death

    ANAHEIM, CA (JANUARY 20, 2017) – Homicide detectives have arrested a 27 year old man for fatally stabbing his girlfriend Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of E. Wilken Way. Read on...
  11. Anaheim Police Department Adopts Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

    Partnership Will Enable Police Department to Communicate with Residents and Facilitate Virtual Neighborhood Watch Read on...
  12. Investigators Seek Public’s Help In Unlawful Fire Investigation

    Anaheim, CA (December 28, 2016, 10:00 am) – Surveillance video from a nearby residence shows a fire in the 700 block of N. Bush Street Monday night was likely caused by illegal fireworks. Read on...
  13. Assault With a Deadly Weapon Suspect Fatally Shot in Officer Involved Shooting

    A suspect being sought for assault with a deadly weapon was fatally shot during a confrontation with Anaheim Police just after 9:00 pm Saturday night. Read on...
  14. Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Anaheim Woman

    ANAHEIM, CA – Anaheim Police Homicide Detectives have arrested a 23 year old female for first degree murder stemming from a fatal stabbing last Saturday evening at Edison Park. Read on...
  15. DUI/DRIVERS’ LICENSE CHECKPOINT TONIGHT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

    ANAHEIM, CA – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers’ License Checkpoint tonight, November 18, 2016, at Euclid St and Read on...
  16. Suspect Arrested in Child Sexual Assault

    ANAHEIM, CA – Anaheim Police detectives arrested Daniel Martinez Wednesday morning for a variety of charges stemming from a child sexual assault investigation. Read on...
  17. Child Located and Mother Arrested in Parental Abduction of Eight Year Old Girl

    ANAHEIM, CA – Anaheim detectives have located an eight year old girl who was the victim of a parental abduction nearly a week ago. Read on...
  18. Man and Woman Affiliated with Angelic Secrets Online Escort Agency Arrested on Human Trafficking Cha

    ANAHEIM, CA - In mid-October of 2016, a parent contacted the Costa Mesa Police Department reporting concerns about his 17 year old daughter... Read on...
  19. Residential Burglar Caught on Video Arrested After Tips from Public

    ANAHEIM, CA – A residential burglar caught on a home security video was arrested after tips from the public led police to his identity. Read on...
  20. Anaheim PD to Offer Free Child Safety Seat Inspections

    ANAHEIM, CA - The Anaheim Police Department will again be offering free child safety seat inspections and fittings this Saturday, November 5, 2016. Read on...
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