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Attempt to Identify

August 9, 2017 

On July 17, 2017, at approximately 2:15 PM, an unidentified male suspect stole items out of a vehicle parked in the 1300 block W Hill Ave.

The suspect was observed going through the vehicle. He is described as a white

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FPD Detectives take counterfeit money off the streets...and the guy who made it

October 24, 2016 

A routine probation check by detectives in the Fullerton Police Department’s Directed Enforcement Unit led to the discovery of $2,000 in counterfeit bills.

While the probationer wasn’t in the house at the time of the surprise visit, two males and a female were, said Det. Mike Greene, lead investigator on the case.

One of those men was Gerald Allen Neel, 51, who also happened to be on probation.

When searching the house, detectives discovered items used to manufacture counterfeit bills, Greene said, including a printer used to print the bills and liquid used to wash the bills.

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BB or pellet gun vandal has ‘wreaked havoc’ in Fullerton recently, police say

August 29, 2016 

Fullerton Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a BB or pellet gun vandal who they say has “wreaked havoc in the Fullerton area over the past few months,” shattering windows in vehicles, businesses and homes.

The incidents have occurred citywide and mostly during overnight hours, Sgt. Jon Radus said.

Fifteen incidents were reported this weekend, Radus said, and 85 since June.

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Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

July 13, 2016 

On 07-12-16 at 09:58 AM, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of North Pomona Avenue regarding a male transient interacting with children at the park and touching them inappropriately with a plastic flower.

Pokemon Go gamers on their smartphones were in the park navigating the game app when they were made aware of KELLS by another group of gamers also playing the Pokemon Go game on their phones. Gamers and witnesses detained KELLS until officers arrived.

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Pokemon Go Safety

July 12, 2016 

The Fullerton Police Department is encouraging Pokemon Go players to do so responsibly. Make sure that you are not distracted to the point disregarding safety while driving and while walking. Put down that phone and look both ways when crossing the street. And, do not try to catch Pikachu or any other Pokemon Go character on private property.

#PokemonGo #PokemonGoResponsibly #DontPokemonGoDistracted #DontPokemonAndDrive

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FPD Seeks Assistance with Burglary Investigation

July 4, 2016 

On June 23rd, 2016 at approximately 10:50 AM, a home in the 2600 block of Coronado Drive was burglarized. Later that day, the homeowner returned to the location and discovered jewelry and small electronics had been taken from the home. The loss was estimated at approximately $ 47,000.00.

Video retrieved from the home’s surveillance system shows two males at the residence at 10:50 AM. The first male is seen knocking on the front door and ringing the doorbell several times. He leaves the view of the camera and returns with another male wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

If you know these suspects or have information about this burglary, please contact Detective B. Rebert at (714) 738-6785. If you have information about this burglary and would like to remain anonymous, please contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS. rmation about her whereabouts, please contact the Property Crimes Bureau of the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-5336.

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Detectives seeking assistance with identifying a suspect

June 16, 2016 

The Fullerton Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect involved in several incidents of identity theft and grand theft.

From February 19th thru February 22nd, 2016 a male described as White, approximately 5’-9” to 6’-0”, 65-80 years of age, 180 to 190 pounds, professionally dressed with grey hair entered several banks and withdrew funds in excess of $180,000.00.

In one of the Los Angeles County cases in the summer of 2015, the suspect was believed to have been driving a BMW SUV, gold in color.

The funds were fraudulently obtained by the suspect using forged driver’s licenses and social security cards that he had in his possession. The funds were withdrawn from victims’ bank accounts in San Diego County and Los Angeles County.

Fullerton PD is asking anyone that recognizes the male in to contact Detective G. Johnson at (714) 738-6880 or via email at gjohnson@fullertonpd.org.

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UPDATE-Package Thief Arrested

May 23, 2016 

UPDATE-Package thief in custody

On April 8th, 2016, FPD requested the assistance of the community thru social media in identifying a female suspect involved in a package theft from the 200 block of Altura Drive. The package theft occurred during the last week of March 2016.

The involved female suspect was described as being in her 20’s with blond hair. She had been seen wearing blue jeans, a white tee shirt, and a dark colored jacket. The vehicle she arrived in to commit the theft had been described as a light colored four door sedan.

Based on information received by our social media community, we were able to identify the package thief as Brianna Graves (28) of Irvine. Ms. Graves appeared in Harbor Court yesterday for an unrelated package theft case in another City.

We are grateful for your assistance in identifying Ms. Graves. We are grateful for your continued support of our department and your efforts in assisting us to solve this theft case.

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Community Meeting-Nicolas Jr. High neighborhood-May 10th at 7:00 PM

May 5, 2016 

Chief Dan Hughes invites you to join him along with your neighbors residing near Nicolas Jr. High School for an informative evening of dialogue on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM in the multi-purpose room of Nicolas Jr. High.

Fullerton PD personnel and Chief Dan Hughes want your feedback at one of many planned community meeting for residents and community members. This initial meeting will focus on those residing near Nicolas Jr. High to discuss topics including crime trends, gang graffiti, drug activity, and other issues brought up by those working, living, playing and going to school in this area.

We want our community members to know what their police department is doing to address crime trends and we want to partner with our community in order to proactively address issues that may be affecting your or your family.

We welcome ideas and input as we work towards solutions that improve the quality of life in your area.

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Fullerton Police Arrest Indecent Exposure Suspect

April 27, 2016 

Fullerton police have arrested a male believed to be involved in several incidents of indecent exposure in the northeast area of town near Fullerton College and Fullerton High School, Fullerton.

On April 26th, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M., a male who is not being identified at this time was arrested for three separate incidents of indecent exposure where he exposed himself to young ladies in the area of Fullerton High School and Fullerton College.

In each case, the suspect drove alongside the victim(s) and asked them questions while exposing himself and masturbating. The suspect would then immediately flee the area.

None of the victims were injured in the assault.

In all cases, the suspect is described as a male driving a newer model white Sedan.

Detectives believe there are additional victims and the investigation is on-going. A photo of the suspect is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Detective C. Wright of the Fullerton Police Department Family Crimes Unit at (714) 738-6754.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or to their website at www.crimestoppers.org.

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Monthly Crime Update-April 2016

April 19, 2016 

For the month ending March 31st, 2016 violent crimes including but not limited to robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault, have decreased over 16% in comparison to this same time last year (2015).

Also, property crimes, including but not limited to vehicle burglary, theft from vehicle, and motor vehicle theft, decreased over 10% in comparison to this same time last year (2015).

FPD personnel remind our community members to secure valuables when leaving vehicles unattended.

Also, be aware that opportunists may be encouraged to take items in plain view. Please lock and secure your valuables at all times.

FPD reminds everyone to remain vigilant and aware of suspicious activity, if you "see something, say something" and call (714) 738-6700.

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Help FPD identify a package thief

April 4, 2016 

On March 31st, 2016 at approximately 1:15 PM a package was stolen off of a porch from a home in the 200 block of Altura Drive. The suspect and her vehicle were captured on the homeowner’s surveillance cameras.

The female suspect appears to be in her 20’s with blond hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white tee shirt, and a dark colored jacket. The vehicle she arrived in has been described as a light colored four door sedan.

If you know this suspect or have information about her whereabouts, please contact the Property Crimes Bureau of the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-5336. Or, if you would like to remain anonymous please call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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IRS TAX SCAM ALERT-

February 9, 2016 

IRS TAX SCAM ALERT-

The Fullerton Police Department has received multiple calls of residents and community members receiving threatening calls by person(s) claiming to be from the IRS and demanding personal information. We join with the IRS in our desire to not see you scammed by these imposters. The Fullerton Police Department and the IRS would like to remind you of the following:

The IRS will not:

  • Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.

  • Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.

  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.

  • Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

  • Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

    If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:

  • Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

  • Report the fraud or suspicious activity by visiting https://www.irs.gov and selecting the drop-down under “Help & Resources”

  • If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:

  • Call the IRS at 800-829-1040.

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Crime Warning Bulletin

February 3, 2016 

During the first week of February 2016, there have been several vehicle burglaries and thefts occurring during night time hours in and around the Laguna Lake area.

The Fullerton Police Dept. would like to remind you to remove any valuables from your vehicle. Anything of perceived value to a thief is fair game and the thief does not care how he or she obtains it.

Most of the vehicles that have had items stolen from them in your neighborhood were unlocked. Those neighbors that have closed circuit or surveillance cameras, please review the footage and contact the Fullerton Police Dept. with any useful information.

The Fullerton Police Department encourages you to remove these items from your vehicle and to be on the lookout and report any suspicious activity immediately at (714) 738-6716. If you have any information regarding potential suspects, call Sgt. M. Hines at (714) 738-5336.

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Be Alert-Southern California Edison Scams

January 28, 2016 

SCAM ALERT: Some helpful information from Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison wants you to be alert as imposters are attempting to scam customers. Scammers are deceiving utility customers into paying non-existent bills with threats of immediate service shut-off.

Southern California Edison (SCE) wants you to know that they do not have a “disconnect department” and:

1). SCE Employees will never ask you to purchase pre-paid cash cards to pay your utility bill

2). If you get a call demanding money by pre-paid cash card or other personal financial information, hang up the phone.

3). Should you have questions, please contact SCE at (800) 655-4555 or visit www.SCE.com

SCE employees will always have an SCE issued photo identification badge and will be wearing a company uniform. SCE employee vehicles have permanent (non-removable) SCE logos affixed to them.

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If You See Something-Say Something

January 27, 2016 

On January 22, 2016 around 1:30 PM, the Fullerton Police Department received a call from a resident stating she witnessed a woman steal a package from her neighbor’s front porch. The caller and another neighbor confronted the suspect who refused to return the stolen package.

Fullerton PD officers arrived on scene and were given a suspect description as well as a vehicle description and a license plate.

Officers responded to a location in the City of Buena Park where they located the suspect who admitted to taking the package and told the officers it was in her vehicle. The suspect, Christina Herrera (37) of Stanton was arrested for theft.

The property was promptly returned to the victim.

This was a great example of the community looking out for one another and reporting suspicious activity. Due to the actions of the caller and witnesses, a thief was arrested and property was promptly returned to its’ rightful owner.

#ifyouseesomethingsaysomething

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Beware-Apple Tech Support Scam

October 13, 2015 

Tech Support Scam

The suspects in this scam email you and ask for you to confirm your identity and claim they are from Apple Tech support. They make the receiver of the email believe that they are representing Apple/iCloud Tech support. Once you click on the confirm identity hyperlink, you are redirected to a screen that asks for your iTunes account information.

In some cases they also charge a fee which requires you to give them your credit card number. They will then ask for as much personal information as you will give them because they claim they need it to process the transaction.

Facts related to this scam:

Apple does not send unsolicited emails asking the receiver to confirm their identity.

Once you give them control of your iTunes account they are free to obtain any information contained within your account as well.

What you can do to combat this scam:

Do not click through the hyperlink asking to confirm your identity, rather contact Apple iTunes support or visit their scam website: http://www.apple.com/support/

Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Information on how to do this is on their website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scams-alerts.

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Crime Statistics-June 30th, 2015

July 24, 2015 

For the month ending June 30th, 2015 violent crimes including but not limited to robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault, have decreased nearly 18% in comparison to this same time last year (2014).

FPD reminds everyone to remain vigilant and aware of suspicious activity, if you "see something, say something" and call (714) 738-6700

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Crime Statistics-April 2015

May 13, 2015 

For the month ending April 30th, 2015 violent crimes including but not limited to robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault, have decreased nearly 28% in comparison to this same time last year (2014).

FPD reminds everyone to remain vigilant and aware of suspicious activity, if you "see something, say something" and call (714) 738-6700.

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Crime Statistics-March 2015

April 15, 2015 

For the month ending March 31st, 2015 property crimes such as theft, have increased in comparison to last month. FPD personnel remind our community members to secure valuables when leaving vehicles unattended.

Also, be aware that opportunists may be encouraged to take items in plain view. Please lock and secure your valuables at all times.

FPD reminds everyone to remain vigilant and aware of suspicious activity, if you "see something, say something" and call (714) 738-6700.

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Crime Statistics February 2015

February 26, 2015 

For the week ending February 23rd, 2015 property crimes including but not limited to motor vehicle theft, grand theft, petty theft and theft from vehicles has seen a reduction of between 17% - 25%.

FPD reminds everyone to remain vigilant and aware of suspicious activity, if you "see something, say something" and call (714) 738-6700.

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