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October 16, 2017
On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Ontario Police Department arrested Dalen Ware for the murder of Julia Jacobson. Ms. Jacobson was originally reported as a missing person on September 2, 2017, to the San Diego Police Department. Investigators from the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) conducted an extensive search for Ms. Jacobson, which eventually led them to the City of Ontario. After being briefed by SDPD, Detectives from the Ontario Police Department took over as lead agency in the investigation. Based on additional investigative actions, which included the forensic analysis of... Read More
October 5, 2017
This weekend marks the 16th anniversary date of the brutal murder of Griselda Sandoval. Rodolfo "Rudy" Fernandez is wanted for allegedly brutally beating and shooting to death his estranged girlfriend, Griselda Sandoval. The incident happened on October 7th, 2001, in Ontario, California. According to reports Rudy was in a jealous rage and stalked Griselda at a medical office located at 59 S. Milliken Ave. where she worked. It was later determined that Griselda was beaten, shot, and left partially clothed on the floor. Griselda was killed two weeks short of her 20th birthday. After... Read More
October 5, 2017
The Ontario Police Department will be conducting an active shooter drill at Chaffey High School this Friday, October 6, 2017, between the hours of 10:00am and 11:00am. During this training drill Ontario Police SWAT Team members will be using flash-bang explosions and blank gunfire to simulate an active shooter on campus. This drill has been planned and scheduled months in advance and is not in response to the Las Vegas shooting. This drill is part of the comprehensive School Safety Plan mandated by State Assembly Bill 58. Any Questions should be directed to Sgt. Scott Payne at (909... Read More
October 2, 2017
Ontario Police Officer Michael Gracia was one of the many shooting victims from Las Vegas. He underwent surgery this morning and is listed in critical but stable condition. Gracia’s fiancé was also injured during the incident but her injuries were non-life threatening. Officer Gracia has been a part of the department for many years starting out as a cadet, then working as a jailer and eventually becoming a police officer. He has been an officer for four years. We have no photograph of Officer Gracia to release at this time. Please keep Officer Gracia and his family and the families... Read More
September 26, 2017
Beginning Sunday, October 1, and throughout the month of October, Ontario police officers will be wearing their badges highlighted in pink.   This is the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Campaign to promote increased awareness of the disease.   It also raises funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and a cure.   The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.   More information can be found at  
September 23, 2017
Police responding to a medical assist in the 1700 block of East Yale Street, find the resident deceased. At approximately 5:50pm, police received a call from a resident about a man trapped in a tunnel he was digging. The 65-year-old Ontario resident was apparently digging for rocks in his own backyard. A resident at the same house was watching him for a while but then left. When they returned to the backyard they saw that the tunnel had collapsed. They hurried over to help rescue the man but when they got to him, he was already dead. The Coroner’s Office was notified. The man’s name... Read More

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