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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Anaheim Police Arrest Man in Shooting Death of Juvenile

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 9, 2021) – On September 5, 2021, at 9:22 p.m. Anaheim police officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of N. Holbrook St. to investigate a report of a 17-year-old boy who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Homicide Investigation/Officer-Involved Shooting Victim and Suspect Identification

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 1, 2021) – Anaheim homicide detectives have identified the victim and suspect involved in yesterday’s murder and officer involved shooting.

On August 31, 2021, at about 11:54 a.m. Anaheim police officers respo...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Homicide Investigation/Officer Involved Shooting

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 31, 2021) – Anaheim homicide detectives are investigating a homicide that lead to an officer involved shooting in Anaheim.

On August 31, 2021, at about 11:54 a.m. Anaheim police officers responded to a residence in the 240...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Suspect Arrested for Child Pornography

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 18, 2021) – Anaheim sexual assault detectives working with the internet crimes against children task force received a tip that Mr. Erik Robles, age 27 resident of Anaheim, was possessing and distributing child pornography...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Homicide Victim Identification

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 2, 2021) – Anaheim homicide detectives have identified the victim of an August 1, 2021 homicide as Tyrone Portis, a 43-year-old resident of Buena Park.

On August 1, 2021, at about 9:30 p.m. Anaheim police officers responde...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Homicide Victim Identification / Attempt to Identify Witness

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 28, 2021) – Anaheim PD homicide detectives are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a possible witness to a homicide.

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at about 12:15 a.m. 17-year-old male resident of Anaheim, Johnny Avalos, w...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Homicide Victim Identification

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 2, 2021) – Anaheim PD homicide detectives have identified the deceased victim from a June 1, 2021 shooting, as 25-year-old Abel Saldana, of Garden Grove.

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at about 7:40 pm, APD officers responded to ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Homicide Arrest

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 31, 2021) – Anaheim Police Homicide Detectives have arrested 30-year-old David Steven Abbott, a male resident of Anaheim for the beating death of a 70-year-old, male Anaheim resident Rahmatolah “Davey” Ya...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Anaheim Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 19, 2021) – Anaheim Police Detectives have arrested an Anaheim elementary school teacher for possession of child pornography.

This morning, Anaheim PD Sexual Assault Detectives arrested 39-year-old Joseph Williams Page, an Anaheim resi...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 7, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, May 7, 2021 near Lincoln Avenue and Sunkist Street starting at 6:00 P.M.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a hist...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect from 41-Year-Old Cold Case Homicide

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 30, 2021) – More than 41 years after 79-year-old Viola Hagenkord was found sexually assaulted and deceased in her Anaheim apartment, 64-year-old Andre William Lepere of Alamogordo, New Mexico, has been arrested and charged...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Murder Suspect Arrest / Victim Identification

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 27, 2021) – Anaheim Police Investigators have located and arrested Fernando Garcia, 39, of Anaheim for the murder of 34-year-old Francisco Villagomez, also of Anaheim.

On Sunday, April 25, at about 7 p.m., Anaheim Police Officers res...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Anaheim Man Shot to Death; Suspect Identified

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 25, 2021) – Homicide detectives have identified 39-year-old Anaheim resident Fernando Garcia as a murder suspect.

At about 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, Anaheim police responded to the 200 block of E. Clifton Street to invest...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2021

Anaheim Man Shot to Death; Police Arrest Suspect

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 16, 2021) – Homicide detectives have arrested Richard Flores, 20, of Anaheim for the nighttime shooting death of 30-year-old Jefferson Anthony Davis, also of Anaheim.

At about 11:30 p.m. last night, Anaheim officers responded to a sh...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Anaheim Police Arrest Three for Murder Following Eight-Month Investigation

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 16, 2021) – Homicide detectives have arrested three Fullerton residents for the murder of 28-year-old Edwin Richard Ramirez Hernandez who was shot to death in the area of Citron Street and Bellevue Drive on August 15, 2020...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 7, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, April 9, 2021 near Lincoln Avenue and Brookhurst Street starting at 6:00 P.M.

Checkpoint locations...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force Releases 2021 Victim Report

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Key Takeaways:

• In 2019-2020, the Task Force assisted 357 victims of sex and labor trafficking. This is a slight decrease, likely due to law enforcement’s limited ability to be proactive with human trafficking investigations and victim identification duri...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

Anaheim Police Department Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 17, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, March 19, 2021 near Katella Avenue and Douglas Road between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M.

Checkpoint locations...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing at Homeless Shelter

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 15, 2021) – The Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail has arrested 57-year-old Alvaro Mendoza Sahagun, an Anaheim resident, for the fatal stabbing of 36-year-old Marcos Zavala, also of Anaheim, at a homeless shelter.

On March 14,...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Homicide and Suspect Arrest

Anaheim Police Department Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 17, 2020) – Anaheim Homicide Detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male resident of Anaheim for a recent homicide.

On Friday, February 5, 2021, just before 6 pm, Anaheim Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting inside ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Arrests

Anaheim Police Department Press Release

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (February 2, 2021) – Five men have been charged with the commercial sexual exploitation of a minor in connection with meeting a teenage girl through an online site to have sex with her. The arrests are a result of a four-month investigatio...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Anaheim PD/Alcohol Beverage Control Underage Decoy Alcohol Sales Operation

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 28, 2020) – On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, investigators with the Anaheim Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a Minor Decoy Operation to check on compliance at off-sale alcohol retail establishments within the City of Anaheim...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Anaheim Police Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Suspect in Weekend Motel Homicide

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (January 27, 2021) – Anaheim police homicide detectives have obtained a $1 million arrest warrant for 37-year-old Florin Raducanu who is suspected of shooting 42-year-old Aurel Trandafir last weekend. Raducanu and Trandafir both were visiti...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Murder Investigation

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, CALIF (January 25, 2020) – On Sunday, January 24, 2021, at about 7:37 pm, Anaheim Police Department officers responded to a report of a shooting at Abby’s Anaheimer Inn, located at 1201 W. Katella Avenue in the City of Anaheim. Upon arrival offic...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2021

Murder/Suicide Investigation

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, CALIF (January 2, 2020) – On Thursday, December 31, 2020, the bodies of 27-year-old Ricardo Pedro Valenzuela and 24-year-old Samantha Lee Price were located in their Anaheim residence in the 3000 block of W. Del Monte Drive. Anaheim Police Homici...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Homicide / Victim ID and Suspect Arrested

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (December 24, 2020) – On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, just after 1:30 pm, Anaheim Police Department Officers responded to the 2000 block of E. Via Burton Street regarding a shooting. The victim, 23-year-old Mathew David Rawson of Costa Mesa...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Arresto de Sospechoso de Violacion Sexual se Buscan Posibles Victimas Adicionales

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, California (22 de diciembre del 2020) - El martes 21 de diciembre del 2020, detectives de la unidad de asalto sexual del Departamento de Policía de Anaheim arrestaron a Leopoldo García, de 69 años y residente de la Ciudad de Anaheim, también cono...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Rape Suspect Arrest – Attempt to Identify Additional Victims

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (December 22, 2020) – On Tuesday, December 21, 2020, Anaheim Police Department Sexual Assault Detectives arrested 69-year-old Anaheim resident, Leopoldo Garcia, aka “Leo” or “Curandero”, for the rape of an adult female victim. Garcia marke...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Arrests Made in Sahara Theatre Shooting

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (December 17, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department has arrested three suspects in connection with the October 31, 2020 drive-by shooting at the Sahara Theatre which wounded multiple victims.

This morning, Anaheim Police Department Investig...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (December 16, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, December 18, 2020 near La Palma Avenue and Harbor Boulevard between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M.

Checkpoin...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Anaheim PD Press Release

ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 25, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, November 27, 2020 near Beach Boulevard and Orange Avenue between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M.

The deterren...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

ANAHEIM Police Identify La Habra Man Stabbed to Death in Bar Parking Lot

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 30, 2020) – At about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, October 30, Anaheim police responded to a bar parking lot in the 1700 block of S. Euclid Street to investigate a report of a stabbing. Officers learned that the victim, 22-year-o...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Hit and Run Following Reckless Driving Incident

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (October 22, 2020) – A 19 year old Anaheim man was arrested for CVC 20001(A)– Felony Hit and Run, CVC 23104(B) – Felony Reckless Driving Causing Great Bodily Injury, and PC 245(a)(1) – Assault with a ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 21, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, October 23, 2020 near Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:0...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Caretaker Arrested for Rape of Severly Disabled Patient

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 19, 2020) – Anaheim Police Department Sexual Assault Detectives have arrested a caretaker for the rape of a severely disabled female pateint. 40-year-old Anaheim resident, Raul Salgadocastro was arrested on suspicion of ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Anaheim Police Arrest Man for Internet Café Murder

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 15, 2020) – Homicide detectives have arrested 41-year-old Lionel Raphael Cruz of Santa Ana for the June 19 murder of a man inside an illegal internet café.

At about 2:15 a.m. on June 20, Anaheim SWAT officers r...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Anaheim PD/Alcohol Beverage Control Underage Decoy Alcohol Sales Operation

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 12, 2020) – On September 30, 2020, Investigators with the Anaheim Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a Shoulder Tap Operation within the City of Anaheim. Shoulder Tap Operations involve a minor decoy under...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Anaheim PD/Alcohol Beverage Control Underage Decoy Alcohol Sales Operation

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 6, 2020) – On September 23, 2020, Investigators with the Anaheim Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a Minor Decoy Operation to check on compliance at off-sale alcohol retail establishments within the City ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Education

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Anaheim, Calif. – The Anaheim Police Department received a $63,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that focuses on the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros said, “Our partner...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Motorcycle Safety Education

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Anaheim, Calif. – Anaheim Police Department received a $ 60,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that focuses on the safety of motorcyclists.

“Focusing on motorcyclist education and safety programs not only benefits the individual r...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Child Safety Seat Education Program

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Anaheim, Calif. – The Anaheim Police Department will help parents and caregivers keep their children as safe as possible in the car thanks to a $85,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

The one-year grant from Oct. 1, 2020...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded $469,000 Grant From the OTS

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Anaheim, Calif. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Anaheim Police Department. The $$469,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in Anaheim PD’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries o...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant to Improve Traffic Data Reporting

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Anaheim, Calif. – The Anaheim Police Department received a $28,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to streamline processes to collect and report traffic data.

“Accurate and timely data is critical to the safety ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Anaheim Police Arrest Man for Murder of Brother

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 1, 2020) – At about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, Anaheim police responded to the 600 block of N. Zeyn St. to investigate a report of a shooting inside a house. Officers entered the house and found 45-year-old Anahe...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Anaheim Murder – Suspect Identification

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 23, 2020) – At about 6:20 am, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 33-year-old Jose DeJesus Berrelleza, confronted a suspect who was in the act of stealing Berrelleza’s work van. During that confrontation, Berrell...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Anaheim Police Investigating Murder

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 22, 2020) – At about 6:20 am, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, an adult male victim in the area of 100 S. Melinda Circle in the City of Anaheim confronted a suspect who was in the act of stealing the victim’s ...

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Police Press Releases
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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Police Press Releases
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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Police Press Releases
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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Police Press Releases
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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Police Press Releases
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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Police Press Releases
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...

Police Press Releases
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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