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Posted on: October 24, 2021

Pink Patch Project Fundraiser with Arrow Lodge Brewing

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We are joining Arrow Lodge Brewing for our second Pink Patch Project Fundraiser this Thursday, October 28th from 5PM to 9PM at Arrow Lodge Brewing, located at 720 E. Arrow Highway, Unit C in Covina.

We will have our Pink Patch Project items (patches, t-shi...
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Posted on: October 3, 2021

Join Us for Coffee With a Cop on October 13

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Join us for a free cup of joe at our upcoming Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Starbucks Coffee located at 15700 Arrow Highway in the city of Irwindale.

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Deceased Adult Male Found on San Gabriel River Bank

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Irwindale, CA:  On Friday, October 1, 2021, at about 8:04 P.M., officers from the Irwindale Police Department responded to the report of a deceased person on the bank of the San Gabriel River near the Lower Azusa Road overpass in the city of Irwi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Deceased Adult Male Found on San Gabriel River Bank

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Irwindale, CA:  On Friday, October 1, 2021, at about 8:04 P.M., officers from the Irwindale Police Department responded to the report of a deceased person on the bank of the San Gabriel River near the Lower Azusa Road overpass in the city of Irwi...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Starts October 1st

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins on October 1st and we have once again partnered with the Pink Patch Project and City of Hope to fight breast cancer! 

This year we are offering a varied selection of pink inspired apparel, souvenirs and memento...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Chief Henshaw to Serve as CPOA President for 2021-2022

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Congratulations to our very own Chief of Police, Ty Henshaw, who has been sworn in as President of the 2021-2022 California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA) Board of Directors.
Outgoing CPOA President, Erik Maness, Undersheriff for the Sacrament...
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Posted on: September 19, 2021

It's National Child Passenger Safety Week!

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September 19 to 25, 2021 is National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week. We remind you that when it comes to child safety, it is better to be safe than sorry. 

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week highlights the importance of ensuring...
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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Information Wanted in Domestic Violence Incident at Irwindale Speedway

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CRIME:    Domestic Violence incident that occurred between a  24-year-old female and a 23-year-old male 

LOCATION:    Irwindale Speedway Parking Lot,  &n...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month and we remind you to #PrepareToProtect. 

This means preparing to protect everyone you love; you can start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike. 
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Posted on: September 8, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Suspect Arrested for Shooting at Vehicles and Holding an Ambulance Crew at Gunpoint

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Irwindale, CA:   At 6:37 A.M. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, officers from the Irwindale Police Department responded to the 600 block of Live Oak Avenue in the city of Irwindale regarding the report of an armed subject holding two ambulance cre...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Suspect Arrested for Shooting at Vehicles and Holding an Ambulance Crew at Gunpoint

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Irwindale, CA:   At 6:37 A.M. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, officers from the Irwindale Police Department responded to the 600 block of Live Oak Avenue in the city of Irwindale regarding the report of an armed subject holding two ambulance cre...

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Posted on: September 6, 2021

Join Us at Irwindale Speedway for First Responders Night

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Irwindale residents and city employees can join IPD at the Irwindale Speedway for FREE for First Responders Night on Saturday, September 11, 2021. 

Irwindale residents and City of Irwindale employees can get 2 FREE tickets to the event by presenti...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ IPD Encourages the Public to Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

September 1, 2021

Contact: Sergeant Rudy Gatto, Public Information Officer, email: IPD-PIO@irwindaleca.gov

Irwindale, Calif. – As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the Irwindale Police Departme...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ IPD Encourages the Public to Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season

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September 1, 2021

Contact: Sergeant Rudy Gatto, Public Information Officer, email: IPD-PIO@irwindaleca.gov

Irwindale, Calif. – As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the Irwindale Polic...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ IPD Encourages the Public to Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season

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September 1, 2021

Contact: Sergeant Rudy Gatto, Public Information Officer, email: IPD-PIO@irwindaleca.gov

Irwindale, Calif. – As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the Irwindale Police Departme...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ IPD Encourages the Public to Stay Safe During Final Stretch of Summer Travel Season

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

September 1, 2021

Contact: Sergeant Rudy Gatto, Public Information Officer, email: IPD-PIO@irwindaleca.gov

Irwindale, Calif. – As friends and family plan vacations during the final days of summer, the Irwindale Polic...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ August 20th Checkpoint Results in Arrests and Citations

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August 23, 2021

 Contact: Sergeant Rudy Gatto, PIO, rgatto@irwindaleca.gov

 Irwindale, Calif. – Two (2) people were arrested, thirty-two (32) people were issued citations and seven (7) vehicles were...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ August 20th IPD Checkpoint Results in Arrests and Citations

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August 23, 2021

 Contact: Sergeant Rudy Gatto, PIO, rgatto@irwindaleca.gov

 Irwindale, Calif. – Two (2) people were arrested, thirty-two (32) people were issued citations and seven (7) vehicles were...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Irwindale Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint on Friday, August 20, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 17, 2021

Irwindale, Calif. – The Irwindale Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, August 20, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of Irwindale.  

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Investigation Leads to 8 Arrests and Seizure of 1.5 Tons of Illegal Fireworks

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Irwindale, CA: Acting on tips and information from the community, investigators from the Irwindale Police Department conducted a series of investigations beginning in June 2021 into reports of illegal and dangerous fireworks being sold in the city of Irwi...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Investigation Leads to 8 Arrests and Seizure of 1.5 Tons of Illegal Fireworks

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Irwindale, CA: Acting on tips and information from the community, investigators from the Irwindale Police Department conducted a series of investigations beginning in June 2021 into reports of illegal and dangerous fireworks being sold in the city of Irwi...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Investigation Leads to 8 Arrests and Seizure of 1.5 Tons of Illegal Fireworks

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Irwindale, CA: Acting on tips and information from the community, investigators from the Irwindale Police Department conducted a series of investigations beginning in June 2021 into reports of illegal and dangerous fireworks being sold in the city of Irwi...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

We Welcome Officer Steven Ortiz to Our Team!

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We are happy to introduce the newest member of our team. Say hello to our new police officer, Steven Ortiz. 

Officer Ortiz is embarking on a new law enforcement career after finishing the San Bernardio Valley College Police Academy.

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Posted on: June 27, 2021

IPD Officer Struck by Vehicle While Directing Traffic

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On Saturday, June 26, 2021, at about 9:30 pm last night, IPD officers were called to assist Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies with a fatal traffic collision investigation in the city of Duarte.
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Posted on: June 11, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Motorcyclist Dies in Fatal Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA: On Friday, June 11, 2021, at about 5:10 P.M., Irwindale Police Department patrol officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the area of Longden Avenue and Live Oak Avenue in the city of Irwindale, regarding the report ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Officer Takes Live Saving Measures at Shooting

Irwindale Police Department patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting on the 605 Freeway at Lower Azusa Road late Saturday evening, June 5, 2021, along with the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Breeder's Choice Pet Foods Provides Support to our Homeless Outreach Team

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Thank you to our friends at Breeder's Choice Pet Foods, LLC in Irwindale for the gracious donation of pet food to the police department's Homeless Outreach Team.  
Many of our unsheltered residents have pets who are very dear to t...
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Posted on: May 24, 2021

IPD Participates in Clean-Up Operation in Santa Fe Dam

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Our Homeless Outreach Team recently partnered with the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a weeklong outreach and clean-up operation in the Santa Fe Dam Spillway, west of the 605 Freeway in the city of Irwindale.  This area is ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2021

HOST Partnership Provides Services on Foothill Transit Lines

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Last week, we partnered with other officers from the Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), San Gabriel Valley/Pomona Valley Region, to conduct homeless outreach operations along Foothill Transit bus lines between the cities of Irwindale, Azusa, West Cov...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Summer means an increased number of vehicles traveling on Irwindale’s roadways. It also means an increased number of motorcyclists enjoying the nice weather.  

This serves as a timely reminder about the importance of motorcycle safety aw...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

A Happy Ending 30-Years in the Making

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A happy ending to a story 30-years in the making. 
In May, 1990, then-Irwindale Police Detective Glenn Purbaugh investigated the case of an infant who was abandoned behind a business on Ramona Avenue in the city of Irwindale. 
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Posted on: April 25, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Security Camera Alerts Owner to Vehicle Burglary; Suspect Arrested

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Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, April 24, 2021, at about 9:59 P.M., a caller contacted the Irwindale Police Department’s Communications Center to report a break-in to his recreational vehicle (RV), which was parked at his business in the ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Security Camera Alerts Owner to Vehicle Burglary; Suspect Arrested

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Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, April 24, 2021, at about 9:59 P.M., a caller contacted the Irwindale Police Department’s Communications Center to report a break-in to his recreational vehicle (RV), which was parked at his business in the ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Investigation Leads to Arrest of Felony Hit & Run Suspect

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Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at about 3:08 P.M., Irwindale police officers responded to a solo-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Live Oak Avenue and Arrow Highway (West) in the city of Irwindale. 

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Investigation Leads to Arrest of Felony Hit & Run Suspect

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Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at about 3:08 P.M., Irwindale police officers responded to a solo-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Live Oak Avenue and Arrow Highway (West) in the city of Irwindale. 

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Posted on: April 11, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Catalytic Converter Theft Leads to Pursuit and Arrests

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Irwindale, CA:   On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at about 10:50 P.M., Irwindale police officers responded to a business in the 15700 block of Arrow Highway regarding the report of three subject who had just stolen the catalytic converter from a vehicl...

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Posted on: April 11, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Catalytic Converter Theft Leads to Pursuit and Arrests

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Irwindale, CA:   On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at about 10:50 P.M., Irwindale police officers responded to a business in the 15700 block of Arrow Highway regarding the report of three subject who had just stolen the catalytic converter from a vehicl...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Irwindale Police Department encourages drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road. 

On April 21, 2021, the Irwindale Police Department will have additional officers on patrol specifi...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Fatal Traffic Collison

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Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, March 27, 2021, at about 1:41 A.M., Irwindale police officers responded to the report of a bicyclist down in the eastbound lanes of Huntington Drive at the San Gabriel River Bridge in the city of Irwindale (2900 Bloc...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Fatal Traffic Collison

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Irwindale, CA:   On Saturday, March 27, 2021, at about 1:41 A.M., Irwindale police officers responded to the report of a bicyclist down in the eastbound lanes of Huntington Drive at the San Gabriel River Bridge in the city of Irwindale (2900 Bloc...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Early Morning Traffic Collision Results in the Death of a Pedestrian

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Irwindale, CA: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at about 4:05 A.M., Irwindale Police Department officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to Arrow Highway, west of 4th Street, in the city of Irwindale, regarding the report of an injury tr...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Early Morning Traffic Collision Results in the Death of a Pedestrian

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Irwindale, CA: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at about 4:05 A.M., Irwindale Police Department officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to Arrow Highway, west of 4th Street, in the city of Irwindale, regarding the report of an injury tr...

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Posted on: March 7, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ On Duty LAPD Police Vehicle Struck in Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA:   On Monday, March 8, 2021, at about 3:16 A.M., Irwindale Police Department officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the 14800 block of Olive Street in the city of Irwindale regarding a traffic collision inv...

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Posted on: March 7, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ On Duty LAPD Police Vehicle Struck in Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA:   On Monday, March 8, 2021, at about 3:16 A.M., Irwindale Police Department officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the 14800 block of Olive Street in the city of Irwindale regarding a traffic collision inv...

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Posted on: February 28, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Suspect Uses Vehicle to Ram Gate into Secure Police Facility

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On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at about 6:13 P.M., our Communications Center personnel observed a vehicle on the police station’s camera system ramming into a rolling gate leading to the police station’s secure parking area.  ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Now Hiring Lateral and Pre-Service Police Officers!

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We are currently seeking qualified applicants for pre-service and lateral police officers positions with the Irwindale Police Department. 

We offer great pay, an excellent incentive and benefit package and we're all pretty cool too.

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Suspect Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA:   On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at about 5:28 A.M., Irwindale police officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the report of a person down in the northbound traffic lanes of Irwindale Avenue at the Foothill...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Suspect Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA:   On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at about 5:28 A.M., Irwindale police officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the report of a person down in the northbound traffic lanes of Irwindale Avenue at the Foothill...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Detectives Seeking Information on Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA: On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at about 5:28 A.M., Irwindale police officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the report of a person down in the northbound traffic lanes of Irwindale Avenue at the 210 freeway overpass.

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Our Detectives are Looking for a Fatal Hit & Run Vehicle!

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Our Detectives are currently looking for a light grey Ford F-150 Raptor pick-up truck that was possibly involved in fatal hit & run traffic collision, similar to the one shown in the attached flyer. The vehicle may have damage on the front and right s...
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Posted on: January 20, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Burglary Investigations Reveals Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation

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Irwindale, CA: On Monday, January 18, 2021, at about 8:48 A.M., Irwindale police officers responded to a burglary investigation in an industrial complex located in the 15500 block of Arrow Highway.

On arrival, our officers discovered an industrial unit wit...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE ~ Motorcyclist Dies in Overnight Traffic Collision

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Irwindale, CA: On Saturday, December 19, 2020, at about 12:45 A.M., Irwindale police officers responded to a report of an injury traffic collision involving a motorcyclist near the intersection of Arrow Highway and Live Oak Avenue (East), in the city of I...

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Posted on: December 13, 2020

Officer Michael Martinez Retires After 15+ Years of Service

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Today, are giving our grateful goodbyes to Reserve Police Officer Michael Martinez, who is retiring after 15-plus years of service to Irwindale Police Department.

Reserve Officer Martinez was sworn-in in March, 2005 and has faithfully served our community ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2020

Youth Runner Includes IPD on his "Thanks For Your Service" Run

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We are honored to have 11-year-old world record holder Jordan Ramirez visit the police station Saturday morning, October 31, 2020, as part of his "Thank You For Your Service" run. 

Jordan began his run early that morning at the Covina Po...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Catalytic Converter Thefts Are On The Rise; Here's How To Protect Yourself

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We have recently seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts from vehicle exhaust systems in the city of Irwindale. This trend corresponds with an overall increase in catalytic converter thefts throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Sign Up Today to Get Emergency Notifications from the City of Irwindale!

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Click HERE to sign up for emergency alerts from the city of Irwindale.The City of Irwindale and the Irwindale Police Department are pleased to announce the launch of our new mass communications platform called CivicReady.We want to ensure the Irw...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Community Safety Info: Living With Bobcats

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Recently, a large cat was spotted in the area of Calle Burolla and Fraijo Avenue in the city of Irwindale, prompting concern from the community. Irwindale Police Department officers responded and checked the area, however the cat was not located....Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2018

Surviving An Active Shooter

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Although the odds of being in an active shooter event are low, the sudden, catastrophic nature of these types of attacks require that individuals consider the possibility in advance.
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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Don't Fall Victim to Scammers Posing as SCE Workers!

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The police department has seen an increase in reports of scammers who prey on utility customers in our community.

In most cases, these scammers pose as Southern California Edison (SCE) or utility "collection" employees who threaten to disconnec...

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