Telephone Solicitor Warning
There are many good and generous citizens of Covina that are willing to donate and support good causes. The Covina Police Department would like to remind Covina residents to be careful with telephone solicitors that ask for donations, identifying personal information and credit card information.
Often, telephone solicitors will use the word “police” as a buzz word to get the attention of citizens they are soliciting because they know that many people support public safety. Often, solicitors will invoke the name of the local police agency in order to lend some legitimacy to their organization. Recently, an organization calling itself Police Expo or Police Exposition has had representatives calling Covina residents asking for donations to their organization. This organization is not affiliated with the City of Covina, the Covina Police Department or the Police Association of Covina and is in no way endorsed by the City or its agents.
The Covina Police Department recommends against giving out identifying personal information or credit card information over the telephone. Additionally, be wary of the “hard sell” tactics of some of these solicitors, who will volunteer to send out a representative immediately to pick up a check from you.
The best course of action to take if you are contacted by a telephone solicitor via cold call is to defer donating until you have had the opportunity to check out the legitimacy of the organization. Internet searches, Better Business Bureau references or even a call to the Police Department can help to ease your suspicions or confirm them.
Should you suspect that you have been the victim of a solicitation scam or if you have questions about a solicitor that has used the name of the City of Covina, the Covina Police Department or the Police Association of Covina, please contact the police department at 626-384-5808.
Crime Prevention Newsletter
The Covina Police Department distributes a monthly newsletter that can be accessed here on the Police Department Home Page. The newsletter features articles on a variety of topics, as well as crime statistics covering the past 12 months of activity. To view the newsletter click on the link below.
The Memorial Day Holiday marks the start of the 2013 Click It or Ticket Campaign. Drivers who fail to properly use their seat belts can expect to be the subject of enforcement. [Press Release ]
Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder
On Sunday, June 9, 2013 at approximately 10:50 P.M., Covina Police Department patrol officers responded to a call of a man down, shot to the front of 1380 N. Citrus Avenue. Officers located a 23 year old male victim lying on the ground suffering from one gunshot wound to the neck. The victim was treated at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Paramedics and transported to an area hospital. The victim is listed in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries. The suspect had fled the scene prior to the officers' arrival.Covina Police Department Detectives identified Jerry Guerrero, a 29 year old Covina resident as the shooter and actively pursued him. [Read Full Press Release]
Two Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Covina police officers responded to a fight between several males in the 1200 block of E. Wingate. The investigation led to the arrests of Jerry Garcia, age 32 from Covina, and Frankie Dominguez, age 30 also from Covina. [Read Press Release]
The members of Covina Police Department strive to provide excellent customer service to the citizens we serve. To facilitate this level of service we have divided the City into three service areas, with one lieutenant assigned to each area.
Service Area Policing allows you to contact the lieutenant who is responsible for your specific area of concern for any non-emergency issues.
Do not hesitate to contact your Service Area Lieutenant for non-emergency problems that do not need immediate response from the police. Together, we can make Covina a better place to live, work and visit. For more information or to contact your service area lieutenant, click Service Area Policing.
File Your Report On-Line
If you have been the victim of a crime and would like to file a police report using our new on-line crime reporting feature, please click File Your Report On-Line. You will be linked to our on-line reporting system which will provide you with information on what reports can be made on-line and lead you through filing a report on-line.
Free Vacation Home Check
For many years, Covina Police Department Volunteers have provided a free home check service for residents away from home on vacation. Now, the form used to request our assistance is available [Vacation Check].
Pay a Parking Ticket
If you received a parking citation within the City of Covina, you can now pay on-line using your credit card, make a payment over the phone or come into the station lobby. If you'd like to make a payment for a parking citation, select Make a Payment
Crime Mapping Now Available
If you are looking for information on what crimes are occurring in the City of Covina, Crime Mapping will help you find the answer. The Covina Police Department has recently adopted Crime Mapping software to help citizens understand what's happening in the city. For more information, click Crime Map.Payment.
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Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County
Changes in the law increased protection of children in California. As of January 1, 2012, all children under age 8 are required to ride in a safety seat or booster in the back seat. All children under age 16 are required to ride properly buckled up in safety belt, booster or safety seat. Read More.
Coyotes in Covina
Coyote sightings are on the rise in Covina neighborhoods. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control offers a number of reporting guidelines for coyotes seen in your neighborhood [More Info]