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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Notice Inviting Bids - City Hall Roofing Project

Notice Inviting Bids

1.      Bid Submission.  City of Fortuna (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its City Hall Roofing Project (“Project”), by or before May 13,...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Notice Inviting Bids - Fish Passage Improvement Project at 12th Street

Notice Inviting Bids

1.      Bid Submission.  The City of Fortuna (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its Fish Passage Improvement Project at 12th Street (“Project&rdq...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Planning Commission & Measure E Vacant Seats


Notice of City Commission & Committee Vacancies: Planning Commission and Measure E Committee.
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Fortuna Police Department

35 Stories
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Fortuna Detectives Recover Property Stolen from CalTrans

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On Wednesday April 10th Fortuna Police Detectives recovered several thousand dollars’ worth of stolen property along with a stolen motorcycle while conducting a warrant search at a residence on the 1900 block of Brandi Lane in Fortuna. ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Fortuna Detectives Make Felony Arrests

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As part of an ongoing investigation, Fortuna Police Detectives served a search warrant, on March 21st, at a property on the 1800 block of Alamar Way where they located Jahon Smith of Compton, California.

While officers were making entry they observed Smith...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Beware of Needles in Unexpected Places

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With the growing presence of discarded, used syringes and needles in our community, the Fortuna Police Department advises community members to:

Never pick up a used syringe or needle with your bare hands.

You can call our department at 725-7550 to have on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Marketing Letter Sent as if from Neighborhood Watch Group

Fortuna Police have been made aware of a marketing letter being sent to Fortuna residents that appears to originate from a Neighborhood Watch group.  The letter is not from a Neighborhood Watch group, it is a marketing scheme from Nextdoor.

The tr...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Three Vehicles Stolen from Fortuna in the Past Day

Fortuna Police are investigating the theft of three vehicles from the Campton Heights area of Fortuna since yesterday afternoon.

The first vehicle reported as being stolen is a 2018 Silver Colorado pick-up. The vehicle is believed to have been taken somet...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Fortuna Police Partners with ABC and Cites Two People for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

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On Saturday, March 9th, the Fortuna Police Department participated in a statewide sting operation throughout California.  Nearly 70 law enforcement agencies across California participated in “Operation Shoulder Tap,” an underc...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Fortuna PD Welcomes a New Officer

To a few people our newest Police Officer Josh Rosenfeld’s
face may seem a bit familiar, especially if they are a fan of the game showJeopardy.

Officer Josh Rosenfeld appeared on Jeopardy in Oct 15, 2004as a contestant in episode 177. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Arrest Warrant Issued for Attempted Murder

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The Fortuna Police Department continues to actively investigate the stabbing which occurred on February 21, 2019 in the 2300 block of Acacia Drive in Fortuna.  On February 22, 2019 detectives obtained a “No Bail” Warrant for...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Department Investigating Attempted Murder

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On February 21, 2019 at 5:09 a.m. the Fortuna Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call from a subject reporting a stabbing in the 2300 block of Acacia Drive in Fortuna.  Officers from the Fortuna Police Department as well as pe...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Department is Announcing the Retirement of Police K9 Nordy

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The Fortuna Police Department is announcing the retirement
of police K9 Nordy after serving the citizens of Fortuna and Humboldt Countyfor five years. Nordy is retiring due to an injury he received on duty.

Nordy joined the Fortuna Police Department in 2...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Fortuna Police Recognize Local Masons

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Fortuna Police Chief Bill Dobberstein welcomed the Master of Humboldt Masonic Lodge # 79 at Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting to present him with a certificate of recognition. The certificate recognizes a recent donation made to the departmen...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Coffee with a Cop

download (1).jpg Fortuna residents will have the opportunity of sharing a free cup of coffee with the City’s police officers, while getting answers to some of their most pressing questions about crime in the Friendly City. On February 21st, from 8am until 10am...Read on...
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Scam Calls Claiming to be From PG&E

download.jpg Several Fortuna residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to represent PG&E. According to the individuals who reported receiving these calls, the calls originated from an identical phone number with a 415 prefix. The caller...Read on...
Posted on: February 5, 2019

#Measure Z update February 5th 2019

#Measure Z update February 5th 2019 : Did you know that the Fortuna Police Department has two (2) sworn officer positions funded by Humboldt County’s Measure Z? The FPD has a full-time officer Drug Task Force Officer and a full-time School Resou...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Free training for church ministers; "Keeping Our Houses of Worship Safe" .

Keeping our houses of worship safe - final.jpg Please see the attached flier - for our Free training for church ministers; "Keeping Our Houses of Worship Safe" . While houses of worship are still a safe place to be, relative to everyplace else, there is still cause for concern. One ex...Read on...
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Fortuna Police & Alcoholic Beverage Control Promote Safety during the Holiday Season

The winter holidays are a time to spend time with family and friends ringing in another year, but also a time when people can make poor choices that put themselves and others at risk on the road. 

The Fortuna Police Department, in collaboration w...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

ABC Launches Free Online LEAD Training

The Fortuna Police Department is pleased to announce that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has released a free online version of its award-winning training for alcoholic beverage servers on its website at https://www.abc.ca.go...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Two Arrested with Illegal Narcotics and Firearms

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On December 16th 2018 at about 8:55 am, a Fortuna Police Department Sergeant contacted the occupants of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 800 block of Main St, Fortuna.

During the contact, the vehicle was found to be displaying false license plates, not ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2018

Two Arrested After Robbery at Grocery Store

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On Saturday December 15, 2018 at approximately 8:30 pm, Fortuna Police officers responded to a grocery store located in the 400 block of South Fortuna Boulevard for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers learned ...
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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Fortuna Police 2018 Citizens Academy Completes Training

B2CDEB95-3274-4487-ADB9-63F7DBFF86B6.png Fortuna Police Citizens Academy participants received their certificates of completion at a small ceremony, following their last section of training last night. The Academy consisted of eight weeks of training, meeting for two hours each week. The traini...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Fortuna Police Department Hosts Advanced First Aid Training

image002.png First responders gathered in Fortuna this week to learn some advanced lifesaving skills, during three days of Tactical Emergency Critical Care training. Agencies from as far as San Francisco to Crescent City were represented at this 24 hour training. Res...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Measure Z is making a difference in Fortuna and the entire Eel River Valley

Measure Z update: Did you know that the Fortuna Police Department has two (2) sworn officer positions funded by Humboldt County’s Measure Z? The FPD has a full-time officer Drug Task Force Officer and a full-time School Resource Officer funded b...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Robbery Suspect Arrested

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On October 8th 2018 at about 2023 hours officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery at a business located on the 700 block of South Fortuna Blvd. The victim reported a female suspect entered the busines...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Department Receives Life-Saving Location Data from Apple Phones for 9-1-1 Calls

SOS.bmp FORTUNA, CA – The Fortuna Police Department is now receiving fast and accurate device location data for 9-1-1 calls from iPhones with iOS 12 via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse.   The first and most important question in ever...Read on...
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Fortuna Police Officers Apprehend Wanted Sex Offender

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On August 28, 2018 at about 9:00 PM, The Fortuna Police Department received a citizen’s tip that Pulido Segura, age 34 of Fortuna, who was sought on several felony charges, was at an apartment on Rohnerville Road.  Fortuna Offi...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Fortuna Residents Can Now Receive Real Time Public Safety Messages Through Nixle

Fortuna, CA -  The Fortuna Police Department has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

 

As a resident, th...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Crime Prevention Specialist to receive award from the ISCPP

Fortuna Police Department’s Crime Prevention Specialist Enoch Ibarra, has been selected to receive an award as this year’s volunteer of the year from The International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners.  He is schedule...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Fortuna Officers Arrest Suspect After Lengthy Foot Chase

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Fortuna Police Officers apprehended a suspect who fled a traffic stop in the Campton Heights area this morning.

On August 7, 2018 around 11:30am, Fortuna Police officer made traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver run a stop sign at School and...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Suspect Arrested Driving a Stolen Motorcycle

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On August 1, 2018 at approximately 12:00 am, a Sergeant with the Fortuna Police Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the motorcycle that was speeding in the area of the 700 block of South Fortuna Boulevard.  Upon making the enforcem...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Vehicle Pursuit

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On July 31, 2018 at approximately 8:30 pm, an officer with the Fortuna Police Department attempted to stop a 2004 Yamaha R1 motorcycle that was traveling at a high rate of speed on South Fortuna Boulevard.  Upon the officer activating his emergen...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fortuna Police Sieze Unserialized/Unregistered Firearms

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On July 30, 2018 Fortuna Police Problem Oriented Police (P.O.P.) Officer and Detective conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 1100 block of N Street in Fortuna.

As a result of the traffic stop the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle,...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Fortuna Police Department Receives Grant to Fight Alcohol-related Crime

Fortuna Police Chief Dobberstein announced today that the Fortuna Police Department has been awarded a $24,000.00grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control(ABC) to battle alcohol-rel...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Fortuna Police Recognizes Long Time Volunteer

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Department will present a certificate of Recognition to one of itslong time police volunteers, Ruben Rios, at the City’s Council meeting on
Monday night.<_o3a_p>

Rios tendered his retirement with the department earli...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Police apprehend wanted suspect after three hour stand-off

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Fortuna Police were able to take a wanted felon into custody Monday afternoon after a three hour stand-off.  Melvin Matthews, 35, of Eureka surrendered to Humboldt County SWAT team officers after barricading himself inside a garage on the 1800 bl...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Law Enforcement and School Officials Gather to Discuss School Violence

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School officials from over thirty school districts, and law
enforcement officers from throughout Del Norte and Humboldt Counties gatheredin Fortuna on Wednesday to discuss a topic of major concern to all of them,
school violence. 

In the wake of...

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Public Works

2 Stories
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Notice Inviting Bids - City Hall Roofing Project

Notice Inviting Bids

1.      Bid Submission.  City of Fortuna (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its City Hall Roofing Project (“Project”), by or before May 13,...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Notice Inviting Bids - Fish Passage Improvement Project at 12th Street

Notice Inviting Bids

1.      Bid Submission.  The City of Fortuna (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its Fish Passage Improvement Project at 12th Street (“Project&rdq...

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