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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 Arrests Gang Member for Attempted Murder

April 17, 2017 

Officers were dispatched to the area of Gilbert and Valencia regarding a disturbance involving numerous reported gang members. The callers indicated that those involved in the altercation possessed various types of weapons including a taser and handguns, and callers reported that there were numerous shots fired.

FPD Officers arrived within four minutes of the original call and they detained a large group ...of individuals. No victims and no weapons were located at that time.

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Male & Female Wanted in Thefts

March 30, 2017 

On Monday, March 6, 2017, an unknown male and female were captured on surveillance cameras entering a parking garage in the 1500 block of Brea Blvd. removing property from several unlocked vehicles. The suspects then forced entry into the community center.

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Female Wanted in Fraud/Forgery Case

March 24, 2017 

On 9/1/16 an unknown female entered a Banc of California in the City of Fullerton and attempted to negotiate a check under a false name. After being confronted by the manager the female fled the business.

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Public Assistance Needed - Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted

January 16, 2017 

On December 21st, 2016, Fullerton Police Officers responded to an out of area hospital regarding a possible sexual assault of a 5 year old female that occurred in Fullerton

As a result of the initial investigation and subsequent follow up investigation by FPD Family Crimes Detectives, Rigoberto Arevalo Cubias (2/21/1986) has been identified as a suspect in the crime of engaging in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child under the age of 10 years old, in violation of California Penal Code Section 288.7

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FPD Seeks Public Assistance in Cold Case Homicide

September 8, 2016 

On 05/28/2004, members of the “Sexy Banging” dance crew hosted a party at the Sunny Hills Racquet Club, located at 1900 Camino Loma, Fullerton, California. The party was advertised with fliers and on an internet site; an estimated crowd of approximately 300 people went to the party location. Due to the large number people that showed up, the party was closed down by Racquet Club management. As the party was being disbursed, several fights broke out in the parking lot between various groups divided along racial lines, mainly African-Americans against Hispanics. JAMES POTTER was stabbed to death after he walked away from some of his friends in order to talk to a girl.

The investigation into the incident revealed that a gang member from the Los Angeles area may have been responsible for the stabbing of POTTER. A suspect was arrested for POTTER’s murder; however the case was subsequently dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

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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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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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Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Irvine and Fullerton

May 24, 2016 

Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Irvine and Fullerton

Fullerton, CA – A joint law enforcement investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man for a series of armed robberies in Irvine and Fullerton. The suspect is identified as Joshua Benbrook, 25, of Irvine.

This case is being investigated by the Fullerton Police Department (FPD), Irvine Police Department (IPD) and UC Irvine Police Department (UCIPD).


Last night, May 23, 2016, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a UCI student was walking across the Watson Bridge on campus and was contacted by the suspect, who implied he was armed with a firearm. The suspect did not show the weapon. Benbrook instructed the student to walk to a nearby ATM to withdraw cash. The suspect then stole the money, released the victim and fled the scene on foot.

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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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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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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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Victim Stabbed During Robbery

January 27, 2016 

On January 27th, 2016 at approximately 2:00 PM a robbery occurred in the 1100 block of South Placentia. During the robbery, a male juvenile victim was stabbed in the upper torso.

A 911 caller reported a group of males had stabbed a male victim and fled the area. The victim sustained several stab wounds to his upper torso and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. The victim’s injuries are non-life-threatening and he is expected to survive.

Officers arrived on scene and detained and arrested three of the four males involved in the robbery. One of the suspects is outstanding and he is described as male, in his late teens or early 20’s wearing light colored clothing.

The gang unit is on scene and investigating.

The Fullerton Police Department is encouraging anyone with information on this stabbing to contact the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6756. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or go to www.occrimestoppers.org.

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Help Us Identify a Bank Robber-The Big A Bandit

July 6, 2015 

Recognize him? The man in this photograph just robbed Bank of the West located at 3021 E. Yorba Linda Boulevard. He is described as male, white in his 50's. He was last seen wearing a red Anaheim Angels shirt and red Angels baseball cap. The weapon was a handgun and the loss was cash.

If you know this man or have seen him, please call 911. Do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous.

For those wishing to share information anonymously, please visit www.occrimestoppers.org.

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