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September 21, 2022

Ontario, Calif. – During Child Passenger Safety Week, the Ontario Police Department will help parents and caregivers with installing child safety seats.

“We are here to offer parents and caregivers guidance and reassurances that their child is as safe in a car seat as possible while riding in the car,” Ontario Police Chief Mike Lorenz said.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of car seats (46%) are misused.

California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the… Read More

August 30, 2022

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, the City of Ontario will commemorate “Smart Ontario,” a citywide energy efficiency initiative that has launched the city to the forefront of the sustainability movement in the Inland Empire. 

Ontario officials and staff will gather in front of Ontario City Hall to recognize the impact of Smart Ontario so far and what is still to come. As the project nears completion, the program is well on its way to fulfilling initial energy savings projections.

“No matter who you are, we’ve all felt pressure from rising energy prices, dated… Read More

August 26, 2022

September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Ontario Police Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking.

Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485 people, or an average of 20 people every day, died after being struck by a vehicle last year – an 11.5% increase from 2020 and a 40-year high.

“People should not feel in danger walking,” Ontario Police Chief Mike Lorenz said. “Drivers, please slow down and be aware of people who are walking. If we all look out for… Read More

August 24, 2022

The Ontario Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on August 26th from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Ontario city limits.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
With the easing of stay-at-home restrictions and more bars and restaurants being allowed… Read More

August 18, 2022

Ontario Police arrested a man suspected of attempting to kidnap and sexually assault a male juvenile.

On August 17, 2022, at 4:10 PM, Ontario Police received a call from a 15-year-old male stating an adult male was attempting to kidnap him. The victim was able to fight off the attack, which occurred in the 3800 block of Riverside Avenue, and flee from the suspect before calling police.

Officers responded to the area of the attack and began following leads based on information received from the victim. Investigators were able to identify the suspect as Treyveon… Read More

August 16, 2022

As the summer months roll in, Ontario already has been preparing for the hot days ahead. Upgrading facilities has been a part of Smart Ontario, the citywide effort to modernize energy infrastructure.
 
With the anticipated summer heat comes public health risk and public safety power shutoffs (PSPS)–both of which Ontario is now better prepared to handle. Battery storage, solar panels and high-efficiency air conditioning units (HVACs) complete with smart controls are a big part of Smart Ontario, enhancing the community’s resiliency against the unpredictable nature of… Read More