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July 19, 2018
Ontario Police Detectives arrested a suspect who is believed to have committed numerous acts of child molestation on a family member. The suspect, Ernesto Santos, was arrested today in the 1000 block of North Mountain Avenue in the City of Ontario. Santos is a 49-year-old male from the City of Ontario. He has been booked on numerous charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. He is currently being held at the West Valley Detention Center on $500,000 bail. Investigators believe Santos may have committed similar assaults on other children and are asking... Read More
July 12, 2018
The City of Ontario is pleased to announce the next citywide yard (garage) sale weekend is August 3, 4, and 5, 2018 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). If rainy conditions exist on that Friday or Saturday, an alternate yard sale may be held on August 10, 11, and 12, 2018 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). In 2010, the City adopted a yard sale ordinance giving residents the opportunity to hold more sales each year on fixed dates and eliminating the need for yard sale permits and fees. Approved yard sale dates are the first full weekends in the months of February, May, August, and... Read More
July 11, 2018
The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on July 13, 2018 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Ontario Police department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired... Read More
July 11, 2018
Mayor Paul Leon and the City Council praised the Ontario Police Department and the staff of the Ontario Mills Mall for their swift, safe and effective coordination of an evacuation of the mall following a disturbance on Saturday, July 7. Police are still investigating the incident, which apparently involved a Taser weapon being fired during a fight. The mall was evacuated and the situation contained. The Mills are open for business today. City officials said the presence of a police substation at the mall helped ensure a rapid response. “This was an isolated occurrence, involving a... Read More
July 10, 2018
On Sunday, July 8, 2018, Ontario Police arrested Crystal Gonzales for child endangerment at the Wal-Mart, located at 1333 N Mountain Ave. Police were called to the scene reference two young children locked inside a vehicle at approximately 7:44 PM. Upon arrival, they discovered two young children (age 1 year and 9 months) were locked inside a white GMC in distress, due to high temperatures. When police arrived they discovered the vehicle was not running and the air conditioning was turned off. Officers and the Fire personnel were able to safely remove both children from the car.... Read More
July 6, 2018
While much of the community went out to celebrate Independence Day at the City’s Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday night, Ontario Police and Fire personnel were out in force, seeking to protect neighborhoods and commercial areas from the dangers of illegal fireworks. The law enforcement effort, which came on the heels of an aggressive campaign to educate the public on the dangers of fireworks and to confiscate fireworks before they could be sold or distributed within the City, resulted in approximately 40 fireworks-related citations. No different than other cities in the Los... Read More

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