Road Closure - Jameson Creek Project

Jun 01, 2020

BID RESULTS: Zone 4/6 Waterline Intertie & Strongs Creek Culvert Project

May 08, 2020

2020 Census: Participate Today!

Apr 20, 2020

City of Fortuna Enacts Business Resiliency Emergency Loan Program for Local Businesses

Apr 10, 2020
Information and applications for the Fortuna Business Resiliency Emergency Loan Program.

BID RESULTS: South Fortuna Elementary School Safe Routes to School Project

Apr 09, 2020
Bid Results for the South Fortuna Elementary School Safe Routes to School Project.

BID RESULTS: Countywide Accelerated Cure Slurry Project 2020

Apr 09, 2020
Bid results for the Countywide Accelerated Cure Slurry Project 2020.

How to View and Participate in the City Council Meeting during COVID-19

Apr 03, 2020
Find out how to access City Council meetings and make public comments during COVID-19 here.

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place and State of Emergency

Mar 20, 2020
Find the press release regarding the Shelter-in-Place order and State of Emergency declaration due to COVID-19 here.

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Essential Infrastructure

Mar 20, 2020
Find the press release regarding essential infrastructure due to COVID-19 here.

City of Fortuna State of Emergency Proclamation

Mar 20, 2020
Find the City of Fortuna State of Emergency Proclamation due to COVID-19 here.

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Service Disruptions

Mar 17, 2020
Find the press release regaring service disruptions due to COVID-19 here.

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Gathering Guidance

Mar 13, 2020
Find the press release regarding gathering guidance due to COVID-19 here.

Free LEAD Training for ABC Licensees

Mar 04, 2020
The Fortuna Police Department would like to cordially invite ABC Licensees and their employees to attend a free seminar presented by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on April 1st, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Humboldt Brews, 856 10th Street, Arcata.

Fortuna PD Arrests Subject on Felony Narcotics Probation in Possession of Over 7 Ounces of Heroin

Feb 25, 2020
On February 22, 2020, Fortuna Officer’s conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 600 block of South Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna. Officers contacted the driver, Caleb Weston Hoffarth, age 24 of Eureka who was found to be on felony probation for narcotics violations.

Fortuna Detectives Arrest Subject for Narcotics Sales

Feb 21, 2020
On February 20, 2020, Fortuna Detectives conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of N. Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna. As a result of the investigation and search warrant, Detectives seized approximately one ounce of suspected methamphetamine and a digital scale.

Hydrant Flushing

Jan 31, 2020

Fortuna Officer Uses Department Issued Narcan To Treat Accidental Overdose

Jan 29, 2020
On January 26, 2020 Fortuna officers responded to a medical call in Fortuna for a reported accidental overdose of prescription medication.

Fortuna Police Department Welcomes Chief Downey

Jan 28, 2020
Former Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey has begun his term as Fortuna’s interim Police Chief. Mr. Downey has agreed join the Fortuna Police Department as Police Chief on an interim basis while the city completes the recruitment of a permanent Police Chief following the retirement of Chief Dobberstein. The City hopes to have a new chief hired within the next 3-6 months.

That unsolicited phone call you just received is probably a scam…

Dec 12, 2019
You can safely assume that most unsolicited phone calls that you receive are a scam.

Suspected PG&E Phone Scam Claiming Service Shut-Off Imminent

Dec 10, 2019
Fortuna Police Department received a call from a citizen reporting a scam involving someone posing as a PG&E representative.

Silas Grigsby Joins the Ranks of Fortuna's Finest

Dec 08, 2019
Our newest police officer joined the Fortuna Police Department, and began his first patrol shift in Fortuna on November 25th.  However he is no novice to police work having previously worked for the Ferndale Police department.

Fortuna Police Chief Announces Upcoming Retirement

Dec 03, 2019
Fortuna Police Chief, William Dobberstein has served the members of our community and City of Fortuna honorably for over twenty five years.  Chief Dobberstein started his law enforcement career with the City of Fortuna in 1994.  Throughout his career he worked as a Reserve Officer, Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Police Sergeant, Police Lieutenant and in 2011 he became the Chief of Police for the Fortuna Police Department.

Department's "No Shave November" raises $1000.00 for local child

Dec 01, 2019
Yesterday ended the Fortuna Police Department’s “No Shave November” fundraising event. During the month of November, department staff were given the opportunity to grow out their beards to raise money for a local child undergoing cancer treatments.

Fortuna Police with Fortuna High School Thwart Potential School Threat

Oct 23, 2019
On the afternoon of October 22, 2019 Fortuna Police Department and Fortuna High School received information of a possible plot between two Fortuna High School students to harm other students at Fortuna High School.  The two students were quickly detained and information found on their persons indicating validity to the original report.  The two students were taken into custody and are currently being held in Juvenile Hall.

Capped, Unused Hypodermic Syringes Found Littered in Fortuna

Oct 21, 2019
To help ensure public safety, Fortuna City Employees recover and dispose of used hypodermic syringes littered in the City of Fortuna. Over the last month Fortuna City Employees have recovered large numbers of capped, unused hypodermic syringes littered and strewn about roadways throughout the city.

Fortuna Police Awarded Grant to Combat Alcohol Related Crimes in the Eel River Valley

Sep 30, 2019
The Fortuna Police Department has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to fight alcohol-related crime.

Fortuna Police Chief Presents Plaque to Fortuna Volunteer Firefighters

Sep 17, 2019
Fortuna Police Chief Bill Dobberstein presented a plaque, praising the Fortuna Volunteer Firefighters, to Fire Chief Lon Winburn at Monday night’s City Council Meeting.

Early Morning Armed Robbery at Fortuna Business

Sep 07, 2019
Fortuna Officers responded to a silent panic alarm from a business on the 300 block of South Fortuna Blvd at 6am this morning as a result of an armed robbery.

Fortuna Police Use Stop Sticks To Stop Fleeing Reckless Driver

Jul 31, 2019
On July 30, 2019 at about 10:19 pm Fortuna Police Officer observed a subject driving a black colored 2012 Dodge Challenger eastbound in the 1100 block of Main Street accelerating as it turned southbound onto 12th Street, losing control of the rear of the vehicle, swerving back and forth on the roadway, turning and continuing eastbound on Main street, driving recklessly. 

Local Drug Dealer Busted with Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Firearm at Fortuna Motel

Jul 26, 2019
On July 25, 2019 at approximately 11 am, Fortuna Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on the 3300 block of Kenmar Road for a report of a physical assault between a male and a female victim.  It was also reported the male involved had threatened to shoot the victim’s vehicle.  When officers arrived, they learned the subjects involved had left and were staying at a local motel in Fortuna.

Fortuna Detective Locates Two Pounds of Methamphetamine During a Routine Traffic Stop

Jun 14, 2019
On Wednesday June 12th, a Fortuna detective recovered 2 pounds of methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop on Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna.
While on patrol, Detective Brian Taylor observed the driver of a Honda Accord make a traffic violation.  Upon making initial contact with the driver, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Fortuna Officers Share Coffee and Donuts with Community Residents

Jun 05, 2019
Beautiful, sunny weather contributed to making Wednesday morning’s Coffee with a Cop a huge success in Fortuna.

Free seminar aims to help vacation travelers stay safe.

May 20, 2019
Whether you are traveling across the state or out of the country before you travel this summer, join us for a free seminar on Thursday evening, and learn how to stay safe during your travels.

Fortuna Union High School Placed on Lock-Down

May 13, 2019
On Monday morning, May 13, 2019 Fortuna Police Department received phone calls from parents of Fortuna High School students reporting a concerning image circulating on  a social media app., SnapChat. The message indicated a potential threat to an unspecified school in an unspecified area. Officers immediately began investigating.

Fortuna Police Asking For Assistance In Locating Child

May 07, 2019
On May 2, 2019 the Father of Aurora Rose Logan (age 3) contacted the Fortuna Police Department and reported his child was the victim of a parental abduction committed by the child’s Mother, Kristen Rose.  Fortuna Police Department Detectives are investigating this matter and have found the following. 

Fortuna Detectives Recover Property Stolen from CalTrans

Apr 11, 2019
On Wednesday April 10th Fortuna Police Detectives recovered several thousand dollars’ worth of stolen property along with a stolen motorcycle while conducting a warrant search at a residence on the 1900 block of Brandi Lane in Fortuna. 

Fortuna Detectives Make Felony Arrests

Mar 22, 2019
As part of an ongoing investigation, Fortuna Police Detectives served a search warrant, on March 21st, at a property on the 1800 block of Alamar Way where they located Jahon Smith of Compton, California.

Beware of Needles in Unexpected Places

Mar 19, 2019
With the growing presence of discarded, used syringes and needles in our community, the Fortuna Police Department advises community members to:
Never pick up a used syringe or needle with your bare hands.

Marketing Letter Sent as if from Neighborhood Watch Group

Mar 18, 2019
Fortuna Police have been made aware of a marketing letter being sent to Fortuna residents that appears to originate from a Neighborhood Watch group.  The letter is not from a Neighborhood Watch group, it is a marketing scheme from Nextdoor.

Three Vehicles Stolen from Fortuna in the Past Day

Mar 13, 2019
Fortuna Police are investigating the theft of three vehicles from the Campton Heights area of Fortuna since yesterday afternoon.

Fortuna Police Partners with ABC and Cites Two People for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

Mar 12, 2019
On Saturday, March 9th, the Fortuna Police Department participated in a statewide sting operation throughout California.  Nearly 70 law enforcement agencies across California participated in “Operation Shoulder Tap,” an undercover operation with the goal of raising awareness for underage drinking and also make it clear to any adults who buy alcohol for minors that there are serious consequences.

Fortuna PD Welcomes a New Officer

Feb 27, 2019
To a few people our newest Police Officer Josh Rosenfeld’s face may seem a bit familiar, especially if they are a fan of the game show Jeopardy.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Attempted Murder

Feb 22, 2019
The Fortuna Police Department continues to actively investigate the stabbing which occurred on February 21, 2019 in the 2300 block of Acacia Drive in Fortuna. 

Department Investigating Attempted Murder

Feb 21, 2019
On February 21, 2019 at 5:09 a.m. the Fortuna Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call from a subject reporting a stabbing in the 2300 block of Acacia Drive in Fortuna.  Officers from the Fortuna Police Department as well as personnel from the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and City Ambulance responded and located evidence of a stabbing but were unable to locate a victim. 

Department is Announcing the Retirement of Police K9 Nordy

Feb 20, 2019
The Fortuna Police Department is announcing the retirement of police K9 Nordy after serving the citizens of Fortuna and Humboldt County for five years. Nordy is retiring due to an injury he received on duty.

Fortuna Police Recognize Local Masons

Feb 19, 2019
Fortuna Police Chief Bill Dobberstein welcomed the Master of Humboldt Masonic Lodge # 79 at Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting to present him with a certificate of recognition. The certificate recognizes a recent donation made to the department by the Masonic Lodge. 

Coffee with a Cop

Feb 12, 2019
Fortuna residents will have the opportunity of sharing a free cup of coffee with the City’s police officers, while getting answers to some of their most pressing questions about crime in the Friendly City.

#Measure Z update February 5th 2019

Feb 05, 2019
#Measure Z update February 5th 2019 : Did you know that the Fortuna Police Department has two (2) sworn officer positions funded by Humboldt County’s Measure Z? The FPD has a full-time officer Drug Task Force Officer and a full-time School Resource Officer funded by Measure Z.

Scam Calls Claiming to be From PG&E

Jan 29, 2019
Several Fortuna residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to represent PG&E.

Free training for church ministers; "Keeping Our Houses of Worship Safe" .

Jan 29, 2019
Please see the attached flier - for our Free training for church ministers; "Keeping Our Houses of Worship Safe" .

While houses of worship are still a safe place to be, relative to everyplace else, there is still cause for concern.

Fortuna Police & Alcoholic Beverage Control Promote Safety during the Holiday Season

Dec 26, 2018
The winter holidays are a time to spend time with family and friends ringing in another year, but also a time when people can make poor choices that put themselves and others at risk on the road. 

ABC Launches Free Online LEAD Training

Dec 20, 2018
The Fortuna Police Department is pleased to announce that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has released a free online version of its award-winning training for alcoholic beverage servers on its website at 
https://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/LEAD/Online_LEAD_Training.html 

Two Arrested with Illegal Narcotics and Firearms

Dec 17, 2018
On December 16th 2018 at about 8:55 am, a Fortuna Police Department Sergeant contacted the occupants of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 800 block of Main St, Fortuna.

Two Arrested After Robbery at Grocery Store

Dec 16, 2018
On Saturday December 15, 2018 at approximately 8:30 pm, Fortuna Police officers responded to a grocery store located in the 400 block of South Fortuna Boulevard for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a male suspect had entered the store and held the clerk at gunpoint while demanding cash. 

Fortuna Police 2018 Citizens Academy Completes Training

Nov 15, 2018
Fortuna Police Citizens Academy participants received their certificates of completion at a small ceremony, following their last section of training last night.