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. Man Arrested for Anaheim Murder After San Diego Crash

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 2, 2020) – Anaheim homicide detectives have booked a 28-year-old Anaheim man for murder after he was involved in a traffic collision in the city of San Marcos on Friday. Read on...
  2. Anaheim Police Arrest 2019 Homicide Suspect

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 12, 2020) – The Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail has arrested 30-year-old Brandon Norwood, an Anaheim resident, for the 2019 murder of Oscar Humberto Chunmichicoj. Read on...
  3. Arrest of 2017 Homicide Suspect

    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. Read on...
  4. Suspect Sought for Felony Hit and Run Collision

    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. Read on...
  5. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    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 A.M. Read on...
  6. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    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 3:00 A.M. Read on...
  7. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    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.M. Read on...
  8. Neighbors App Instrumental in Identifying Suspects and Halting Crime Spree

    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. Read on...
  9. Escondido Man Identified as Murder Victim Left in Trunk of Car

    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. Read on...
  10. Human Body Discovered in Trunk of Abandoned Car

    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. Read on...
  11. Detectives Arrest Cold Case Homicide Suspect in Houston

    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. Read on...
  12. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    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.M. Read on...
  13. Anaheim Police Department to Make Young Anaheim Boy's Dream Come True

    ANAHEIM, CALIF - (September 13, 2019) - On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 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 police officer come true. Read on...
  14. Anaheim Police Department Conducts Minor Decoy Operation

    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. Read on...
  15. Anaheim Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

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

    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. Read on...
  17. Anaheim Police Department Join the 2017 Pink Patch Project

    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 Department’s uniform patch. Read on...
  18. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    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. Read on...
  19. APD SWAT Teams Serve Simultaneous Warrants Related to Gang Shooting - Suspected Arrested

    Late Wednesday evening, Anaheim Police SWAT personnel, assisted by the Orange County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, served simultaneous search warrants at three Anaheim residences... Read on...
  20. Four Suspects Arrested in Gang Related Shooting That Injured Two in Front of High School

    NAHEIM, 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. Read on...
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