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May 15, 2019

Ontario, Calif. — May is National Bicycle Safety Month and the Ontario Police Department encourages drivers and bicyclists to share the road safely not just for the month of May, but every month of the year.

“It is not just cars using the road, but also people on bikes, motorcycles, or walking,” Ontario Police Department Deputy Chief Mike Lorenz said. “The road belongs to everyone and we all share responsibility in making sure we all get where we are going safely.”

Bicycle riders must follow the same rules of the road as drivers, including stopping at stop signs,… Read More

May 15, 2019

Ontario, Calif. – From May 20 to June 2, the Ontario Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up, including drivers who do not secure children in child safety seats. The enforcement effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign focused on increasing seat belt use.

“Seat belts have proven time and time again to be life-savers,” said Ontario Police Department Deputy Chief Mike Lorenz. “Buckling up should be second nature.”

At 96.2%, California has one of the highest seat belt use… Read More

May 6, 2019

ONTARIO, CA – On Tuesday, May 7th, the Ontario City Council will honor 18 elementary school students as winners of the city’s 2019 water conservation poster contest.

More than 1,000 students participated in the annual contest, which promotes the “Protection and Conservation of the Chino Groundwater Basin.” The city sponsors the contest in partnership with the Chino Basin Water Conservation District.

“It is inspiring to see how much Ontario children care about water conservation,” said Mayor Paul Leon. “There were so many creative and exceptional entries that… Read More

May 2, 2019

Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on May 3rd, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.    

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Ontario Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs,… Read More

April 12, 2019

Officers responded to a medical assist at 204 N. Vineyard Avenue (Folk Inn). The call initially came into police dispatch from the hotel staff that found an adult male unresponsive.

The Ontario Fire Department arrived on scene, and pronounced the man deceased. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office was notified. During the initial examination by the coroner’s investigator, detectives could see no visible signs of injury that might have caused his death. Detectives will have to wait for the Coroner’s autopsy examination in order to establish a cause of death.

The… Read More

April 10, 2019

A spectacular celebration of the arts and culture and the talented people who for many years have nurtured it locally will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Ontario Museum of History & Art.

The first Ontario Arts and Culture Awards will be presented by the Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates, and the City of Ontario. 

The event will honor three cornerstones of arts and culture in this region -- legendary artist Tony Sheets; the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, an institution fostering artistry of the past and future; and… Read More