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Contact (559) 591-5911
Devon Popovich, Police Chief
- (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 09/03/15 Dinuba Police Department received notification from the United States Border Patrol that 19 year old Raul Cardona was being detained on warrants stemming from Tulare County. Cardona was sought by Dinuba Police in connection with a carjacking and a homicide that occurred this time last year. Cardona was subsequently transported to the Tulare County Jail where he has been arraigned on multiple felony charges.
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 senior male victim was found to be suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries. The victim recovered from his injuries and his vehicle was later recovered.
Two days later, 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, the Officers 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 identified the victim as 38 year old Arturo Hernandez. The victim was later flown to Mexico for an appropriate burial. Dinuba Police Department is still seeking 18 year old Uriel Vasquez as he acted along with Cardona on the two incidents. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Uriel Vasquez, you are urged to contact the Dinuba Police Department. Please call 559-591-5911 or 591-TIP1 to remain anonymous. Dinuba Police Department is offering up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Uriel Vasquez.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with our agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.