Department News, Information & Press Releases
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 28, 2012
Posted: Mar 7, 2012 9:14 am
Fountain Valley, California - Drug abuse continues to be a problem that impacts young and old alike.
Studies show that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
In an effort to address this issue, DEA, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States conducts National Prescription Drug Take Back Days.
The next one is... View Article
Posted: Mar 1, 2012 5:04 pm
Over the past few months, the City of Fountain Valley has experienced a rise in daytime residential burglaries.
In the majority of these burglaries, suspects have made entry through a rear sliding door or window. Rear sliding doors have been pried as well as porcelain chips being used to shatter the glass.
Once entry has been made, suspects have removed personal items consisting of cash, jewelry and electronic components.
On a few... View Article
Fatal Traffic Collision
Posted: Feb 22, 2012 3:37 pm
On Friday, February 10, 2012, at 1231 hours, the Fountain Valley Police Department responded to a traffic collision in front of 11600 Warner. Officers arrived and located an unresponsive 89-year-old female victim,
Hue Thi Dinh, who was struck by a vehicle. The victim was transported to UCI Medical Center with traumatic injuries; and on Saturday, February 18, 2012, she succumbed to those injuries.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the... View Article
Residential Burglary Suspects Captured on Video Surveillance
Posted: Feb 9, 2012 12:00 am
On January 18, 2012, at 1:00pm, a Fountain Valley resident in the area of the 9600 block of La Esperanza was victim of a residential burglary.
Two of the suspects entered a neighboring rear yard, jumped over the property wall into the victim’s backyard and then entered the victim's residence.
The two suspects were described as male Asian, mid-twenties, 5'08\"/150lbs, long sleeve shirts and both wearing black framed glasses.
A third subject... View Article
Former high school basketball coach charged with unlawful sex with student.
Posted: Feb 9, 2012 12:00 am
LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF FORMER HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL SEX WITH 14-YEAR-OLD STUDENT
WESTMINSTER – Law enforcement is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims of a former high school basketball coach charged with having an ongoing
unlawful sexual relationship with a student beginning when she was 14 years old. John Tran Nguyen, 21,... View Article
Vandalism and Burglary at School
Posted: Dec 31, 2011 12:00 am
On December 30, 2011, the Fountain Valley Police Department responded to 17340 Santa Suzanne, Hisamatsu Tamura Elementary School,
regarding a reported vandalism and burglary. Investigation revealed multiple suspects forced entry into the locked school.
Once inside, approximately thirteen classrooms were accessed. Suspects severely damaged multiple items of property and removed several laptop computers.
The estimated damage value is... View Article
Fountain Valley Police Department to Combat Traffic Deaths and Injuries with Special Program
Posted: Nov 10, 2011 12:00 am
The Fountain Valley Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways.
The $80,000 grant awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to the City of Fountain Valley will aid in the city's ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and the quality of life.
Special traffic enforcement measures will be instituted by the Fountain Valley Police Department... View Article