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January 20, 2022

Ontario Police Officer’s along with an Agent from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have cited (2) clerks for selling or serving alcohol to minors on January 19, 2022. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of a peace officer, attempted to purchase alcohol from (13) retail licensees in the City of Ontario, Ca.

Those who sold to the minor face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the… Read More

January 11, 2022

The City of Ontario is pleased to announce the next citywide yard (garage) sale weekend is Friday, February 4, 2022, through Sunday, February 6, 2022. If rainy conditions exist on that Friday or Saturday, an alternate yard sale may be held on February 11, 12, and 13, 2022.

In 2010, the City adopted a yard sale ordinance giving residents the opportunity to hold more sales each year on fixed dates and eliminating the need for yard sale permits and fees. The rules for signs (one 6 square foot sign on the owner’s property) and rules for merchandise to be sold (seller’s… Read More

December 29, 2021

The Ontario Police Department has arrested suspect Nicholas Urrutia, who is believed to be responsible for a homicide that occurred at a bar in the 1200 block of N. Vineyard Ave.

On December 28, 2021, at approximately 12:30 AM, Urrutia and the victim engaged in an argument which escalated into a physical fight. During the fight, Urrutia stabbed the victim multiple times. Urrutia fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Responding officers rendered medical aid to the victim, a 51-year-old male from Ontario. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he… Read More

December 27, 2021

The Ontario Police Department has arrested suspect Ulices Lopez, who is believed to be responsible for a homicide that occurred in the 1100 E block of Highland Ct on December 24, 2021.

On December 24, 2021, at approximately 10:12 PM, Lopez was involved in a verbal argument with the victim’s stepfather during a Christmas gathering. During the verbal altercation, the victim was shot and killed with a handgun. The victim, Stephanie Gamez, a 20-year-old resident of Covina, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lopez, a 23-year-old male from Covina, was arrested at the… Read More

December 21, 2021

Ontario Police are investigating an assault in which a female was being held hostage by a man with a knife. While rescuing the female, an officer involved shooting occurred.

At 4:53 P.M. Ontario Police responded to the Quality Inn located in the 500 block of North Vineyard Avenue for a call of a possible shooting. The caller informed Police Dispatch that a female was yelling for help and possibly being held hostage by a male inside the room.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a male holding a female hostage with a knife. The female was in fear for her life and… Read More

December 13, 2021

In an effort to reduce false alarms within the City of Ontario, the City has updated its Alarm Ordinance and collaborated with Phoenix Group LLC (effective July 1st, 2021) to implement and administer the False Alarm Reduction Program. The partnership will also provide educational training for our citizens. Phoenix Group LLC is a national company with expertise in this area and will be responsible for our alarm permit registrations, false alarm billings and educational material. Per Chief Lorenz, Phoenix Group LLC has a record of providing excellent customer service. A… Read More