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State College Blvd Closure Starting January 9
January 6, 2015
One of the city's biggest road construction projects will begin this week with the closure of the intersection at State College Blvd and E. Valencia Drive on Friday, January 9. When completed, the project will move cars safely and smoothly under the railroad tracks, enhancing and boosting mobility. During this closure, drivers will be detoured to Acacia Avenue, which will be temporarily striped to a four-lane roadway. Here's a link for more information on the project:



Update from Fullerton Police on Car to Car Shooting on 91/5 Fwy
August 5, 2014Update on August 4th car-to-car shooting at approximately 4:30 pm

Fullerton Police Arrest Suspect in Arson at Muckenthaler
May 8, 2014The Fullerton Police Department announced that it has arrested Gabriela Gomez, a 29 year old Buena Park resident, for her involvement in the latest arson to take place at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. On May 5, 2014, Officers responded to a report of a fire at the Muckenthaler Center. The fire was located in a storage building near the stage. A 1960s Grand Piano and other items valued at over $15,000 dollars, were destroyed in this latest fire.

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Fullerton Police Participaing in National Drug Take Back Day
April 24, 2014The Fullerton Police Department will once again be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, April 26th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This is a free, anonymous service being offered to the public, no questions asked.

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Statement from Police Chief, Dan Hughes
January 13, 2014
As a result of the verdict, Dan Hughes, Fullerton's Chief of Police, has the following comment:

"We respect the jury's verdict, and appreciate the consideration the jury gave to the evidence. We understand that there may be a wide variety of reactions to the verdict and encourage anybody who wishes to express their feelings to do so respectfully.

Over the course of the past two and a half years the City of Fullerton Police Department has taken significant steps to make it the best department possible. As Fullerton’s new Police Chief, I will make sure those efforts continue so that our police department serves the community with honor, integrity and professionalism."

Statement from Mayor Doug Chaffee
January 13, 2014
As a result of the verdict, Doug Chaffee, Fullerton's new Mayor, has the following comment:

"Today, the jury has spoken and we respect the verdict. I understand and appreciate how difficult this has been for the Thomas family. We appreciate not everyone may agree with the jury's verdict. But we trust that the community will respect the verdict and the juror’s decisions.

Over the course of the past two and a half years the City of Fullerton has taken the initiative to implement reforms to our police department so it can provide the best possible service to our community. As Fullerton’s new Mayor, I will continue to make certain those efforts continue."


Fullerton Raised, Dan Hughes, Appointed Chief of Police
January 31, 2013The City of Fullerton is happy to announce the hiring of a new Chief of Police. During the January 15, City Council meeting, Captain Dan Hughes was appointed Chief of Police in a unanimous 5-0 vote. Hughes had been the Acting-Chief the past year.

Fullerton Police Open House Event
October 3, 2012Fullerton Police Open House
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Fullerton Police Release Identity of Bicyclist Killed in Collision
July 12, 2012The Fullerton Police Department has released the name of the bicyclist killed in yesterday's hit and run collision that occurred at around 10:21am, at Bastanchury Rd and Morelia Street, in the City of Fullerton.

According to Sergeant Jeff Stuart, the cyclist has been identified as Richard Douglas Paine, 41 years of age, of La Habra.

"While we are not at a point to make a determination as to who was at fault, our preliminary investigation suggests that the collision occurred as a result of Paine riding his bicycle into the path of oncoming traffic. Although we can't confirm who had the right of way at this time, our investigation thus far, indicates that vehicular traffic was moving at reasonable speeds for this section of the road," Stuart said.

The hit and run suspect vehicle, described as a small black car, with side or front collision damage, and is still outstanding. Police are asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle and driver. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Fullerton Police Department Accident investigators at (714) 738-6812 or (714) 738-6813.

Fullerton Police Officer Involved in Kelly Thomas Incident No Longer Employed by City
July 10, 2012

The Fullerton Police Department is confirming that Officer Manuel Ramos is no longer employed by the City of Fullerton.

"While we can not comment as to the specifics of any personnel matter, I can confirm that Officer Ramos is no longer an employee of the Fullerton Police Department, effective July 3, 2012," said Acting Chief Dan Hughes.

Hughes has declined to discuss any proposed discipline or the findings of an internal investigation.

The status of the other officers involved in this incident remains unchanged.


Update: Critical Missing Adult Aaron Gregory Has Been Located
June 12, 2012This release is a follow-up on the press release put out yesterday, June 11, 2012, regarding critical missing adult Aaron Gregory. According to Sergeant Jeff Stuart of the Fullerton Police Department, Gregory was located earlier this afternoon and was returned home in good condition. It is unknown at this time, why Gregory, who suffers from a brain injury and seizures, left the residence.

The Fullerton Police Department sincerely appreciates the assistance by the media in disseminating yesterday's information to the public. Any further questions regarding this incident can be forwarded to Sgt. Jeff Stuart at (714) 738-6838.

Gennaco IA report presented to Acting Police Chief Hughes
May 2, 2012

Fullerton City Attorney Richard Jones Tuesday (May 1) told the Fullerton City Council that independent consultant Mike Gennaco has completed his internal affairs (IA) review of the individual responses by officers dispatched on the Kelly Thomas incident.


Fullerton Police participating in National Drug Take Back Day
April 18, 2012

The Fullerton Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, on Saturday, April 28.


Sexual Predator Alert
March 21, 2012On 03-15-12, at approximately 0948 hours, a female was walking in the area of Calle Don Juan north of Las Palmas Street in the city of Fullerton. The male suspect approached her from behind and he grabbed her buttocks and he then grabbed her groin.
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Statement from Police Chief about D.A. filing charges against former officer
March 13, 2012Acting Fullerton Police Chief Dan Hughes said this morning (Tuesday) he is pleased the District Attorney's filing of misdemeanor charges against a former officer for destruction of a Police Department Digital Recorder.

"The Fullerton Police Department initiated this investigation almost one year ago, completed the investigation, and submitted our findings to the District Attorney’s office seeking charges," Hughes said.

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