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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

The Fortuna Police
Department will present a certificate of Recognition to one of itslong time police volunteers, Ruben Rios, at the City’s Council meeting on
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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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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Subject Arrested After Burglary

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On April 22, 2018  at approximately 9:23 am, officers responded to the area of Rohner Park to attempt to locate a male subject who was identified as the suspect from the burglary of the restaurant located in the 700 Block of South Fortuna Blvd th...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Burglary at Local Restaurant

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FORTUNA, CA- On April 20th  at approximately 9:34 AM, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to restaurant located in the 700 block of South Fortuna Boulevard for the report of a Burglary. 

Officers arrived on scen...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Death Investigation Update

On Friday April 13, 2018, an autopsy was conducted on the 24 year old female that died on April 11, 2018 after being transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital from the 900 block of Riverwalk Drive.  The cause of death is undetermined pending the t...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Death Investigation

On April 11, 2018 at approximately 6:50 a.m., the Fortuna Police Department Communication Center received a report of female subject in the area of Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna that appeared to be intoxicated.  Officers along with City Ambulance an...

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Posted on: March 11, 2018

Injury Traffic Collision Results in DUI Arrest

On March 11, 2018 at approximately 1:26 PM, the Fortuna
Police Department Communications Center received a report of a reckless driverin the area of Newburg Road.  Moments later, the communications center received 911 calls reporting a roll over...

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