City of Dinuba

Police Department

Police Hotlines

  • (559) 591-TIP1 (8471) - Anonymous Tip line - Leave an anonymous message pertaining to illegal activity within the City.
  • (559)591-4445 - Project Listen Message line - If you would like to be contacted, please leave your name, address and phone number on the answering machine, and a Project Listen Volunteer will contact you.

Community Volunteer Patrol

The Community Volunteers are a group of civic-minded residents who have expressed an interest in working toward a better community. The volunteers are trained in police operations during an eight-session Volunteer Academy. Once they have completed the training, the volunteers are released for ride-a-longs, patrol, district attorney paperwork delivery and community event assistance. Investigators and patrol officers normally conduct these details, their time is free providing direct services to the Community.

This program is part of the overall Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Philosophy that is employed by the Department and City Government of Dinuba. The Program is a relationship building activity used by the front line officers and supervisors to provide opportunity for communications with the community. It has been very effective in identifying concerns, problems and approaches in dealing with issues.

On 09/08/14 at approximately 0340 hours, Dinuba Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of East Golden Way regarding a carjacking that had just occurred. Upon arrival a male victim was found to be suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim described the three suspects as being Hispanic males wearing straw hats. One of the suspects was described as being 13 to 14 years of age and the other two suspects were described as being 17 to 18 years of age. The stolen vehicle is a 1988 white Nissan Ca. license plate 7GAP894. The victim was transported to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Victim's injuries are not life threatening.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the Dinuba Police Department at 591-5911. To remain anonymous please call 591-TIP1

Update

suspectOn 09/12/14 Christian Angel Ventura (age18) of Dinuba was arrested for the murder of 37 year old Arturo Hernandez Arroyo of Dinuba.  The incident occurred on 09/10/14 at approximately 1:53 AM when Dinuba Police Officers responded to the 500 Vassar Avenue for a possible disturbance and located Arroyo with multiple puncture wounds to his upper body.  Ventura was out on bail after being arrested by Dinuba Police Department on 08/30/14 for an armed robbery and brandishing a knife.  He was also sought by Dinuba Police Department for a commercial burglary.  Dinuba Police Department has also identified two juveniles who were involved in the murder of Arroyo which are actively being sought.  If you have any information about this murder please call Dinuba Police Department at 591-5911 or 591-TIP1 to remain anonymous.

On 09/10/14 at approximately 1:53 AM, Dinuba Police Officers were dispatch to the area of O Street and Vassar Avenue for a potential disturbance. Upon arrival of the Officers, they located a Hispanic Male in his mid-thirties lying in the alley way of the 500 block of Vassar Avenue.  The male was found with multiple puncture wounds to his upper body and was deceased.   Dinuba Police Department has identified the male victim but are waiting to notify next of kin before releasing his name.  Dinuba Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with any information relating to the incident.  If you have any information pertaining to the incident, please call 559-591-5911 or 591-TIP1 to remain anonymous.

 


 

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Contact Us

  • Address: 405 E. El Monte Way, Dinuba, CA 93618
  • Tel: (559) 591-5900
  • Fax: (559) 591-5902
  • Email: info@dinuba.ca.gov