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July 3, 2020

An Ontario resident suffered a severe arm injury while lighting an illegal firework.

Police were called to the area of Sixth Street and Virginia Avenue Thursday night at 7:40 P.M.  Upon arrival, they discovered a male with a severe left arm injury. The male’s injury, which included the amputation of his left hand, appears to be a result of a delayed detonation from an arial firework. The male was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The Ontario Fire Department Investigations Unit responded and located additional fireworks at the male’s… Read More

May 20, 2020

Traffic investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run collision.

On May 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM, a white sedan and a white semi-truck were invovled in a collision in the intersection of Airport Drive and East Terminal Way. After the collision, the white semi-tuck continued to drive west on Airport Drive and fled the scene.

The suspect vehicle is a white semi-truck, with a sleeper cab, towing a white 53 foot semi-trailer. The trailer should be missing the rear metal guard.

Anyone with information regarding… Read More

May 12, 2020

Ontario, CA – This year Ontario’s National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Town Watch has strongly recommended that all National Night Out 2020 areas celebrate on the new date. The health and safety of Ontario citizens is our number one priority.

The Ontario National Night Out Kick-Off meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2020 has been canceled. The neighborhood awards for the previous year’s event are typically given during the kick-off meeting. Ontario neighborhoods were eligible… Read More

May 6, 2020

All Road Users Are Essential: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Ontario, Calif. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Ontario Police Department encourages the community to think about the safety of riders on two wheels and look twice for motorcycles.

“While we should be staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand people need to get out once in a while and run essential errands,“ Deputy Chief, Mike Lorenz said. “Don’t let safety on the road go by the wayside, whether you are on two wheels or four.”

With nearly 900,000… Read More

May 5, 2020

Additional officers from the Ontario Department will be out on patrol tonight from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Patrols will take place in areas with a history of DUI crashes and arrests. In 2018, 1,069 people were killed on California roads in crashes involving drivers who had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit (.08 or above). Last year, the Ontario Police Department investigated 96 DUI crashes that killed 5 people and injured 126 others.

The Ontario Police Department reminds the… Read More

April 28, 2020

(Ontario, CA) On March 14, 2020, the Ontario Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy Grant Project Operation. The operation was designed to ensure compliance of establishments with ABC regulations and procedures.

During the operation, seven locations were tested. Three locations which are listed below, were found to be in violation of selling alcohol to a minor. In addition to the initial violations, four subjects were arrested for selling alcohol to minors. All subjects who violated the law were arrested and released on a notice to appear citation.

This project… Read More