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. Shane Carringer at - office (714) 765-1521, mobile (714) 493-7541 or via email at SCarringer@anaheim.net.
  1. Murder Investigation

    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. Read on...
  2. Murder/Suicide Investigation

    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. Read on...
  3. Homicide / Victim ID and Suspect Arrested

    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. Read on...
  4. Arresto de Sospechoso de Violacion Sexual se Buscan Posibles Victimas Adicionales

    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. Read on...
  5. Rape Suspect Arrest – Attempt to Identify Additional Victims

    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. Read on...
  6. Arrests Made in Sahara Theatre Shooting

    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. Read on...
  7. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    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. Read on...
  8. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    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. Read on...
  9. ANAHEIM Police Identify La Habra Man Stabbed to Death in Bar Parking Lot

    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. Read on...
  10. Man Arrested for Felony Hit and Run Following Reckless Driving Incident

    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 Deadly Weapon, non-firearm. Read on...
  11. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    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 3:00 A.M. Read on...
  12. Caretaker Arrested for Rape of Severly Disabled Patient

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 19, 2020) – Anaheim Police Department Sexual Assault Detectives have arrested a caretaker for the rape of a severely disabled female pateint. Read on...
  13. Anaheim Police Arrest Man for Internet Café Murder

    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. Read on...
  14. Anaheim PD/Alcohol Beverage Control Underage Decoy Alcohol Sales Operation

    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. Read on...
  15. Anaheim PD/Alcohol Beverage Control Underage Decoy Alcohol Sales Operation

    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 of Anaheim. Read on...
  16. Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Education

    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. Read on...
  17. Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Motorcycle Safety Education

    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. Read on...
  18. Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Child Safety Seat Education Program

    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). Read on...
  19. Anaheim Police Department Awarded $469,000 Grant From the OTS

    Anaheim, Calif. – The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Anaheim Police Department. Read on...
  20. Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant to Improve Traffic Data Reporting

    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. Read on...
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