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April 6, 2018

Ontario Police have arrested a suspect who set off two explosive devices at Sam’s Club. On April 5, 2018, at approximately 2:08 PM, Ontario Police Officers responded to the Sam’s Club located at 951 N. Milliken Avenue in the City of Ontario for a call of a possible structure fire. Officers arriving on scene quickly determined the fire was related to an explosive device that was detonated by a man who had fled the store prior to police arrival. A responding officer located the suspect fleeing in a Honda Civic and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver led officers on a short... Read More
March 20, 2018
Officers from the Ontario Police Department cited four clerks for selling alcohol to minors on March 17, 2018. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors, under the direct supervision of department investigators, attempted to purchase alcohol from 8 retail licensees in the City of Ontario.   Those who sold to the minor face a minimum fine of $250.00, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license of the... Read More
March 15, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. With a plethora of Irish immigrants—and many, many more St. Paddy’s Day well-wishers, the holiday is heavily celebrated by most Americans with friendly pinches, bangers n’ mash, and green beer galore. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18) nationwide. The selfish act of drinking and driving can rip people from... Read More
March 13, 2018
The Ontario Police Department would like to wish its Baker to Vegas Running Team strong runs with lightning fast speed. On Saturday afternoon, March 17, 2018, 20 sworn officers (ranging from Police Officer to Lieutenant), 5 alternates and a support crew of 30 volunteers will participate in the ultimate relay race of 20 legs spanning 120 miles. The race will begin in Baker, California and stretch across challenging desert terrain until culminating in a high-energy finish line set in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ontario Baker to Vegas Team has been racing in this annual event for the last... Read More
March 12, 2018
On March 10, Ontario Police Officers joined forces with law enforcement agencies throughout California in a statewide shoulder tap operation. Ontario Police Officers conducted shoulder tap operations at Circle K located at 405 N. Vineyard Avenue, AM/PM located at 2195 S. Haven Avenue, 7-Eleven located at 3490 E. Jurupa Street, Mountain Mission Liquor located at 830 S. Mountain Avenue, Mountain Market and Liquor located at 1035 W. Philadelphia Street, Andy’s Market located at 1245 N. Grove Avenue, and Schiro’s Liquor Store located at 410 E. Holt Boulevard. The operation targets... Read More
March 8, 2018
Ontario Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on March 12, 2018 with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past three years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike... Read More

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