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. Homicide Victim Identification

    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. Read on...
  2. Homicide Arrest

    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” Yaghoubi. Read on...
  3. Anaheim Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 19, 2021) – Anaheim Police Detectives have arrested an Anaheim elementary school teacher for possession of child pornography. Read on...
  4. DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

    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. Read on...
  5. Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect from 41-Year-Old Cold Case Homicide

    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, New Mexico, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Read on...
  6. Murder Suspect Arrest / Victim Identification

    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. Read on...
  7. Anaheim Man Shot to Death; Suspect Identified

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 25, 2021) – Homicide detectives have identified 39-year-old Anaheim resident Fernando Garcia as a murder suspect. Read on...
  8. Anaheim Man Shot to Death; Police Arrest Suspect

    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. Read on...
  9. Anaheim Police Arrest Three for Murder Following Eight-Month Investigation

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 16, 2021) – Homicide detectives have arrested three Fullerton residents for the murder of 28-year-old Edwin Richard Ramirez Hernandez. Read on...
  10. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    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. Read on...
  11. Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force Releases 2021 Victim Report

    Lessons From 10 Years of Collaborative Leadership Task Force Assisted 357 Human Trafficking Victims in 2019 and 2020, Pivoted Support during COVID-19 Pandemic Read on...
  12. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

    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. Read on...
  13. Anaheim Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing at Homeless Shelter

  14. Homicide and Suspect Arrest

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 17, 2020) – Anaheim Homicide Detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male resident of Anaheim for a recent homicide. Read on...
  15. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Arrests

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

    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 Read on...
  17. Anaheim Police Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Suspect in Weekend Motel Homicide

    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. Read on...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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