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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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Posted on: February 20, 2018

79 Year Old Fortuna Resident Arrested for Selling Methamphetamine

On February 20, 2018, Fortuna Police Department Detectives arrested a 79 year old Fortuna resident after receiving information that she was selling methamphetamine out of her residence.  

Detectives obtained a search warrant, and arrested Barbara ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Two Arrested After Burglary and Extraction Lab Located

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On February 19, 2018 the Fortuna Police Department received a report of a burglary that had occurred on the 1900 block of 9th St in Fortuna.  The victim reported that they had several subjects and vehicles on surveillance enteri...
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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Fortuna Police to Host International Crime Prevention Training

The Fortuna Police Department will host a three day multi-national training event in April, which will be presented by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP). 

Participants in the International Crime Prevention Specia...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Fortuna Police Department has announced the promotion of Officer Justin Primofiore

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Fortuna Police Department has announced the promotion of Officer Justin Primofiore to the rank of Sergeant effective February 18th.

Officer Primofiore is a life-long resident of Fortuna, and attended both Fortuna High School and College of the Redwoods.&a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Fortuna Police Officer to Receive Life Saving Medal

FORTUNA, CA - Fortuna Police Officer Jordan Walstrom will be awarded the Police Life Saving Medal at the February 20th City Council meeting by Chief of Police William Dobberstein. He will be presented with the award for saving the life of a Fortuna reside...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Measure Z is Making a Difference, Fortuna Police Seeks Renewal of DTF & SRO Positions

In February, the Fortuna Police Department will be requesting that the Board of Supervisors renew funding for two important officer positions that are funded entirely by Measure Z sales tax money.  Funding for these positions must be secured each...

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Posted on: January 15, 2018

Thank You Measure E, Fortuna Police Detectives back on duty

Fortuna Police Officers Ryan Richardson and Brian Taylor transferred to Detective positions. Detective Richardson has over thirteen years of experience with Fortuna Police Department, working as Patrol, Field Training Officer, Detective and Drug Task Forc...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Register Your Security Cameras. Help Solve Crime!

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FORTUNA, CA – Video surveillance cameras are increasingly being used in both residential and commercial properties to prevent crime and to memorialize events as they occur. As such, video evidence has become extremely helpful in solving crimes, ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for New Year’s

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FORTUNA, CA - Officers from the Fortuna Police will be deploying Sunday night to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.  DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on December 31st starting at 7:00 PM

High Visibility Enforcement using...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Package Thief Arrested Thanks to Alert Home Owner and Neighbor

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On December 22, 2017 at approx. 8:15 am, Fortuna Police Department received a report of a male who had just stolen a package from the front porch of a residence on the 500 block of Summer Street.  The victim to...

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Posted on: October 21, 2017

Suspicious Device Found Near Residence Destroyed By Bomb Squad

On 10/20/2017 at approx. 8:06 pm, Fortuna Police Department received a call from a resident in the 300 block of 10th Street reporting a suspicious device found on her back porch. The residence described the device as something resembling a “Pipe...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

CITY OF FORTUNA SELECTS NEW SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

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The City of Fortuna Police Department (FPD) is proud to introduce Lindsey Frank as the new School Resource Officer (SRO).  Officer Frank is an experienced Police Officer with over 9 years in law enforcement and began work as the SRO in early July...

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