Fortuna Police Credit Measure E With Helping Make the Community Safer
Press release from Fortuna Police Department:
Fortuna Police Officers Ryan Richardson and Brian Taylor transferred to Detective positions. Detective Richardson has over thirteen years of experience with Fortuna Police Department, working as Patrol, Field Training Officer, Detective and Drug Task Force Agent. Detective Taylor has over eight years of experience with the Fortuna Police Department working as Patrol and Field Training Officer.
The Detectives started in their positions last week and in the last week they were very productive.
Several probation searches were conducted that resulted in three arrests and the seizure of 32 pounds of processed Marijuana for sales. Two subjects were arrested in relation to the Marijuana sales case. Another subject was arrested for two outstanding Fortuna Police Department arrest warrants for Domestic Violence charges and Robbery.
Detectives conducted a traffic enforcement stop that resulted in the arrest of a subject in possession of 7.3 grams of Heroin and a small amount of Methamphetamine.
Detectives with the assistance of California Fish and Game conducted checks near our waterways that resulted in two citations for illegal camping and several subjects being advised. One subject contacted was put in touch with River Life Foundation who aided in successfully reuniting the subject with their family out of state.
Detectives assisted patrol with a burglary/stolen vehicle investigation. As a result Detectives identified the suspect, had the suspect arrested and located and recovered the stolen vehicle.
These positions were made possible by Measure E and we look forward to the continued impact they will make in our community.