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June 13, 2018
On June 11, 2018 at approximately 10:06pm, Officers were sent to the 900 block of N. Duesenberg regarding an unresponsive woman. Family members of Madis Tolentino (a 48-year-old Ontario resident) found her unresponsive in the residence and immediately called for emergency services. Ontario Fire Department Paramedics came to the location and determined that Ms. Tolentino was deceased. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office was notified. During the initial examination by the coroner’s investigator, there were indications that Ms. Tolentino’s death was not natural. In addition, Ms... Read More
June 13, 2018
71 local government agencies awarded a total of $37.5 Million in grants to reduce illegal sales of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors and youth Today, the Ontario Police Department was awarded $45,200 in state grant funding from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants, $37.5 million in total, were distributed to 71 local entities throughout the state. They will fund operations, retailer training programs, the installation of signage, youth outreach, tobacco retail license inspections,... Read More
June 11, 2018
Ontario Police have arrested a man during an undercover operation targeting the sale of illegal and dangerous fireworks. Ernesto Jimenez, a 23-year-old man from Riverside, was arrested Thursday after selling illegal fireworks to undercover officers. Jimenez, who was advertising through a social media website, was found to be in possession of explosive aerial fireworks known as mortars. While fireworks classified as “safe and sane” may be legal in some jurisdictions, possession of this type of dangerous firework in the state of California is a felony. Following his arrest,... Read More
June 11, 2018
Officers from the Ontario Police Department cited two clerks for selling alcohol to minors on June 9, 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 13 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 business. Store... Read More
June 6, 2018
The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on June 8, 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
May 29, 2018
Detectives are still investigating what led up to Sarah Gomez (19) running over her 21-year-old boyfriend and their 7-month-old baby. Police were called at 11:40 pm in reference to the incident. All three involved ended up at a local area hospital. Based on the initial investigation, Gomez, her boyfriend and their 7-month-old baby were at a family gathering a few blocks away from their home. Gomez drove them home and ended up in the driveway of their residence in the 500 block of West D Street. An argument led to the boyfriend exiting the car and holding the baby. Gomez was driving... Read More

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