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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Arrest of 2017 Homicide Suspect

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 29, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail has arrested 36-year-old Jurupa Valley resident Luis Alberto Garcia Arias for the 2017 murder of Rafael Luna. 

On November 24, 2017, Anaheim Police Department...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Suspect Sought for Felony Hit and Run Collision

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 26, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle who fled the scene of a traffic collision which injured a pedestrian.

On May 26, 2020, at about 122...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 12, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, March 13, 2020 near La Palma Avenue and Blue Gum Street between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 1:00 ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (December 19, 2019) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, December 20, 2019 near Magnolia Avenue and Crescent Avenue between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 21, 2019) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, November 22, 2019 on Brookhurst Street at Broadway between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A....

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Neighbors App Instrumental in Identifying Suspects and Halting Crime Spree

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (October 25, 2019) – Detectives from APD’s Burglary/Auto Theft Detail are attributing the Neighbors app by Ring for the successful identification of two male juvenile suspects involved in an 11 hour crime spree.

On Octobe...

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Posted on: October 19, 2019

Escondido Man Identified as Murder Victim Left in Trunk of Car

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (October 19, 2019) – Anaheim homicide detectives have identified the man found left in the trunk of a car on Thursday as Adrian Darren Bonar, 34 years old from Escondido.

Bonar’s body was found wrapped in a tarp and left in the trunk of a Le...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Human Body Discovered in Trunk of Abandoned Car

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (October 17, 2019) – Homicide detectives have confirmed a deceased human body was discovered wrapped in a tarp in the trunk of an abandoned car along Santa Ana Canyon Road on Thursday morning.

Around 10:45 am on October 17, 2019, A...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Detectives Arrest Cold Case Homicide Suspect in Houston

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (October 11, 2019) – Anaheim Police Cold Case Homicide detectives booked Leopoldo Vargas Serrano, 47, a Houston, Texas, resident, into the Anaheim Detention Facility on suspicion of murder, just days before the 19th anniversary of...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 10, 2019) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, October 11, 2019 on Euclid Street at Cerritos Avenue between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Anaheim Police Department to Make Young Anaheim Boy's Dream Come True

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ANAHEIM, CALIF - (September 13, 2019) - On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Chief Jorge Cisneros, the Anaheim Police Department, and Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire will partner together to make a young Anaheim boy’s dream of being a...

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Posted on: July 27, 2019

Drugs and Alcohol Suspected in Late Night Collision that Injured Six

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 27, 2019) – A 24 year old Anaheim man has been arrested for felony suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs following a late night collision that injured six, including the arrestee.

At 11:45 pm, Friday night, APD ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Suspect Arrested for Dana Point Man's Murder In Anaheim, Still Searching For Victim's Vehicle

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 26, 2019) – Anaheim homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in the July 20, 2019, murder of David McCabe in the 1500 block of W. Center Street. Arthur Williams, a 34 year old resident of Santa Ana, was arrested without i...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Chilean Nationals Arrested In Suspected Residential Burglary Ring

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 25, 2019) – Three Chilean nationals suspected of being part of a larger residential burglary ring have been booked for suspicion of residential burglary. 29 year old Nicolas Fabian Masqueda Fuentes, 30 year old Sebastian Ger...

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Posted on: July 21, 2019

Homicide Detectives Investigating Death of Man in Anaheim Cul de Sac

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 21, 2019) – Anaheim homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man discovered in a cul-de-sac early Saturday morning. At 2:55 a.m. on July 20, 2019, officers were sent to the 1500 block of West Center Street after ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Person of Interest Sought in Butane Honey Oil Extraction Explosion

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ANAHEIM, CA - (July 11, 2019) - Anaheim PD investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a Butane Honey Oil extraction laboratory explosion late Wednesday night at 410 S. Euclid Street. Police and Firefighters responde...

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Posted on: July 6, 2019

Possible Handgun Recovered at Scene of Officer Involved Shooting

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 6, 2019) – Anaheim Police Homicide Detectives have said an item appearing to be a handgun was recovered at the scene of an Officer Involved Shooting involving a Fullerton Police Department officer in Anaheim on Friday night....

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Anaheim City Attorney Files 75 Misdemeanor Counts Against Off-Duty LAPD Detective

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (July 5, 2019) – The Anaheim City Attorney’s Office has filed 75 misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct against an off-duty LAPD detective accused of secretly recording in the men’s restroom at Angel Stadium....

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Anaheim Detectives Searching for Clues on 20 Year Anniversary of Cold Case Homicide

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 2, 2019) – Anaheim Police detectives have reopened the investigation of a young woman’s murder on the 20 year anniversary of her disappearance. On July 2, 1999, Mariana Tapia, 18, of Anaheim, went missing after at...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 19, 2019) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, June 21, 2019 on Beach Blvd at Ball Rd between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force Seeks Additional Victims of YouTube Rapper

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – (June 17, 2019) – Investigators from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) are seeking additional victims of human trafficking by a YouTube rapper arrested early last week on charges of pimping a...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2018

Officer Involved Shooting

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ANAHEIM, CA – On Saturday, July 21, 2018 at about 0936 hours, officers responded to the 500 block of S. West Street in the City of Anaheim. Family members of Eliuth Penaloza Nava, a 50 year old resident of Anaheim, called Anaheim Police Department (APD) D...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Anaheim Police Department Conducts Minor Decoy Operation

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (March 13, 2018) The Anaheim Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a Shoulder Tap Operation at six Anaheim locations on March 10, 2018. The operation resulted in six citations for purchasing alcohol for a minor and one citation ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Anaheim Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

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ANAHEIM, CA (Oct. 12, 2017) - The Anaheim Police Department (APD) has been awarded a $403,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program to augment the City’s ongoing commitment to promote and improve roadway safety. ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2017) - The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday October 6, 2017 on S State College Blvd. and Lincoln Ave. between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.

The deterrent and...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Anaheim Police Department Join the 2017 Pink Patch Project

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2017) –- The Anaheim Police Department, along with over 110 other public safety agencies, is proud to announce their inaugural 2017 partnership with the Pink Patch Project. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the Dep...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2017

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

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The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Friday August 18, 2017 at the intersection of Lincoln and Monterey between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.

The deterrent and preventive effects of DUI chec...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

APD SWAT Teams Serve Simultaneous Warrants Related to Gang Shooting - Suspected Arrested

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ANAHEIM, CA (MARCH 16, 2017) – Late Wednesday evening, Anaheim Police SWAT personnel, assisted by the Orange County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, served simultaneous search warrants at three Anaheim residences: 1200 block of N. East Street, 600...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Four Suspects Arrested in Gang Related Shooting That Injured Two in Front of High School

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ANAHEIM, 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.  The APD Gang Detail made the arrests W...

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Posted on: November 20, 2016

Assault With a Deadly Weapon Suspect Fatally Shot in Officer Involved Shooting

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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.  Anaheim police officers were assisting officers from the California Highway Patrol in searchin...

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Posted on: October 29, 2016

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Explosive Materials

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A 57 year old man is in custody after Anaheim Police officers found several pounds of dangerous materials in his room. Anaheim Police were first called to an assisted living facility in the 200 block of N. Dale Ave around 10:00 am this morning regarding...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Anaheim Police Sponsor Gun Buy Back This Saturday

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This Saturday, July 9, 2016, the Anaheim Police Department will hold a gun buy back at La Palma Park. Between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, people who would like to dispose of their unwanted firearms are encouraged to come to the north side of La Palma Park and m...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Community Tip Leads to Seizure of Nearly 600 Pounds of Dangerous Fireworks

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Last night, acting on a tip from a member of the community regarding the sale of dangerous fireworks, Anaheim Police Crime Task Force investigators completed a probation search at a residence in the 1500 block of E. Benmore Lane. Nearly 600 pounds of com...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Presidential Candidate Visits to Anaheim Convention Center

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 23, 2016) - In an effort to facilitate media access to the Anaheim Convention Center for the planned visits of Presidential Candidates Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and Donald Trump on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the Anaheim Po...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

ANAHEIM GANG INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN 5 FEDERAL INDICTMENTS AND 29 CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS

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On Wednesday March 23, 2016 the Anaheim Police Department, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigati...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2016

Officer Involved Shooting – Updated Information

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At approximately 4:45 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016, three Anaheim police officers were involved in a fatal Officer Involved Shooting of an armed attempted murder suspect. The incident occurred when officers were called to the 2000 block of W. Cris Av...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Butane Honey Oil Extraction Discovered in Burned Condominium

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At approximately 11:40 p.m. last night, Anaheim Fire & Rescue received multiple calls of a garage fire in the 2000 block of W. Blue Violet Court. Upon arrival, fire personnel found the garage of a two story detached condominium was fully involved and...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

O.C. Agencies Unite to Combat Human Trafficking

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WHAT: Orange County law enforcement, transportation officials and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) will hold a joint news conference to discuss the state of human trafficking in Orange County. OCHTTF, which was founded and is admini...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Anaheim Police Department to Conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

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The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on August 15, in the 1100 block of S. Harbor Blvd. between the hours of 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM.
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