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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Search Warrant Leads to Possession of Narcotics for Sale and Weapons Violations

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On February 16, 2024 at approximately 3:52, two Santa Rosa police officers responded to the 100 block of Commercial Ct on a report of an unwanted person. Witnesses informed the officers that a guest had numerous narcotics in his room and wanted him remove...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Police Chief John Cregan Invites Community Input to Shape Three-Year Strategic Plan

SRPD March 6 Community Meeting for Strategic Plan

In a forward-looking initiative to increase community involvement, Santa Rosa’s Police Chief, John Cregan, is set to host a community meeting on March 6, 2024, for residents to actively contribute to the development of the Santa Rosa Police Depa...

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Posted on: February 4, 2024

Safety Reminders During the Storm

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As we are weathering this storm together, Santa Rosa Police Department officers and local first responders are very busy addressing calls for service and issues caused by the significant rain and wind. Our Dispatch Center is handling a significant increas...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Search Warrant Leads to Possession of Suspected Fentanyl Arrest

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In December 2023, Santa Rosa Police Department Narcotics detectives began an investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) who were distributing large amounts of suspected Fentanyl pills (counterfeit Oxycodone) in Santa Rosa and its surrounding...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Gang Stabbing near Bellevue Ranch Park Resulted in the Arrest of 6 High School Students

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On January 17, 2024, detectives with the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) Gang Crimes Team conducted multiple surveillance operations resulting in the arrest of six gang-affiliated juveniles for the stabbing and attempted murder of a man in the Bellevu...

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Posted on: January 21, 2024

Search Warrant Leads to Controlled Substance for Sale Arrest

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In December 2023, the SRPD Narcotics Team began an investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) who were distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in Santa Rosa and its surrounding cities. Detectives identified 64-year-old Windsor resident...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

High School Student Arrested for Significant Assault on Campus

On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at approximately 1:20 pm, officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) were dispatched to Montgomery High School to a report of an assault. The officers were advised a 14-year-old female student was “jumped...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Firearm and Narcotics Located During Traffic Stop

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On January 15, 2024 at approximately 10:18 PM, a Santa Rosa Police patrol officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop  in the area of Olive Street and Poplar Street for a vehicle equipment violation. The Officer contacted the driver and sole occ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Loaded Subcompact Handgun and Methamphetamine Located During Traffic Stop

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On January 15, 2024, at approximately 1:15 pm, an officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) was patrolling the area of Burbank Avenue and Sebastopol Road, when he witnessed the driver a black Kia Optima make an unsafe and illegal lane change. T...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Five Arrested in Santa Rosa for Firearm and Gang Offenses

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On Sunday January 14th, 2024, at approximately 9:10 pm, a Santa Rosa Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The vehicle stopped near the intersection of Hearn Avenue and Santa Rosa Avenue. The driver of the vehi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

K9 Ghost Receives Special Recognition from Congressman Mike Thompson

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On Sunday, January 14, 2024, Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) K9 Ghost was honored by Congressman Mike Thompson during his annual “Public Safety Heroes Reception” in Vallejo. Rep. Thompson (CA-04). Each year, Rep. Thompson honors public safety heroes t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Gang Participant Arrested for Possession of Automatic Firearm

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On January 10th, 2024, at approximately 1300 hrs., Detectives from the SRPD Gang Crimes Team served a search warrant in the 1600 block of Elmwood Terrance in Santa Rosa.  During the search, Detectives located a 9mm handgun loaded with a 30-round ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

SRPD Reinstates Gang Crimes Team

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The Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) has officially reinstated its Gang Crimes Team, to address the growing issue of gang-related crime in the community. In 2019, SRPD reassigned detectives from the original Gang Crimes Team to patrol positions due to ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

More than 300 Toys Collected During SRPD toy Drive

SRPD News Release More than 300 Toys

The Santa Rosa Police Department recently held a holiday toy drive to benefit “Grupo de Mujeres Unidas - United Women's Group.” During the month of December, we accepted new and unwrapped toys from our employees and community ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

ID Theft Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests for ID Theft and Weapons

SRPD News Release ID Theft

In September 2023, the Santa Rosa Property Crimes Investigation Team (PCI) began an investigation into mail theft and credit card fraud. Detectives identified the suspect as 34-year-old Windsor resident, Michael Stromberg. During this lengthy investigatio...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

SRPD Narcotics Investigations Team Wraps up 2023 with big Numbers

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The Santa Rosa Police Department (SPRD) Narcotics Investigations Team diligently works to combat illegal drug trafficking, transporting, manufacturing, and sales of dangerous narcotics such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl. Narcotics dete...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

SRPD SET Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop

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On Saturday, December 23, 2023, at approximately 2200 hours, SRPD Officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a BMW sedan that had suspended registration. The vehicle yielded at Todd Road and Moorland Avenue. The driver, ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Awarded a Federal Microgrant to Enhance SRPD’s Homeless Outreach Efforts

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The U.S. Department of Justice recently awarded the City of Santa Rosa a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) microgrant of $101,904 to enhance homeless outreach efforts through the creation of a Homeless Outreach Team within the Santa Rosa Police ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Police Department Unveils Comprehensive 2022 Annual Report

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View the Santa Rosa Police Department's 2022 Annual Report online here.

The Santa Rosa Police Department is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated 2022 Annual Report, showcasing the department’s dedication to professiona...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Santa Rosa Fire and Police Departments Provide Essential Mutual Aid Across the State

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On Sunday, SRPD responded to a mutual aid request, sending a dedicated team of law enforcement to Del Norte County to assist with the Smith River Complex Fires. The fire, which has prompted widespread evacuati...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Youth and SRPD Officers Race on Sonoma Raceway's Quarter-Mile Drag Strip in Top the Cops™ Program

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is committed to keeping the community safe, reducing violent crime, and preventing illegal sideshows from occurring within our city. Additionally, SRPD is dedicated to finding safe alternatives for Santa Rosa youth to expr...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

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Following a very rainy season and several late-season storms, there is an abundance of dry seasonal grasses across Santa Rosa. Residents and visitors are strongly urged to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July locally...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Santa Rosa Police Department Supports the Special Olympics through Law Enforcement Torch Run

2023 Torch Run

The Santa Rosa Police Department recently showed its support for the Special Olympics by participating in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law enforcement agencies across California participate in this relay-style event to raise awareness and funds for...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

CivicReady Test Message, May 31, 2023 at 10 a.m.

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Hey, Santa Rosa! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 10 a.m.! We want to keep you well-informed and that's why we are conducting a test of the CivicReady mass notification system.

Test of the CivicReady System: ?? Date: Wed...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

The City of Santa Rosa is Transitioning from Nixle to CivicReady for Public Safety Alerts and News

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As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department and Santa Rosa Fire Department will no longer be using Nixle for public safety alerts, press releases, and information notifications. All Santa Rosa Nixle subscribers will have to register with CivicRe...

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Posted on: April 1, 2023

Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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Effective January 1, 2023, the SRPD Front Counter is open to the public Monday through Saturday. SRPD has increased our online reporting capacity to accept the same type of reports that would be taken by front counter staff. There is also a computer in th...

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