The City of Ontario announced that it is moving forward with a citywide infrastructure renewal program that improves safety, efficiency and connectivity all while saving $75 million in utility and operating costs over the life of the new equipment. Aptly named “Smart Ontario,” this initiative will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10,000 tons annually. This is equivalent to powering 1,322 Ontario homes, removing 1,850 cars from the road and preserving more than 263,000 trees from deforestation each year.
The initiative began in January 2019 when the City sought… Read More
On May 22, 2021, the Ontario Police Department conducted a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation. This grant funded operation targets adults who purchase alcohol for people less than 21 years of age. The Ontario Police Department regularly conducts compliance checks citywide to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Statistics have shown that young people under the age of 21 have a higher rate of drunken driving fatalities than the general adult population.
Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience… Read More
The Ontario Police Department encourages the public to wear a seat belt and keep children secured in child safety seats.
This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign is from May 24-June 6. During this time, the Ontario Police Department will actively look for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt. This includes drivers who do not secure children in child safety seats.
“Wearing a seat belt is the easiest and safest way to protect yourself in a vehicle,” Ontario Police Chief Mike Lorenz said. “It only takes a few seconds and is your best defense in the… Read More
The Ontario Police Department encourages everyone to “go safely” during National Bicycle Safety Month
While shelter-in-place orders are in effect, we understand many residents need to run errands or go outside to exercise.
May is Bicycle Safety Month and the Ontario Police Department is encouraging those out walking, driving or riding their bikes to look out for one another while practicing social distancing measures.
“Biking is a great way to get fresh air and exercise, but keep in mind others are staying at home too and have the same idea,”… Read More
On May 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm, Ontario Police Officers were in the City of Los Angeles to locate and arrest a known homicide suspect, Antonio Valdez. Valdez, a 34-year-old male Ontario resident, had shot and killed his roommate on May 1, 2021. An arrest warrant had been issued for Valdez related to this murder.
While on surveillance, officers identified Valdez as he entered a vehicle. As Valdez drove away, a marked Ontario Police unit attempted to stop Valdez’s vehicle. Valdez refused to stop and led officers on a short pursuit. Valdez crashed into a parked vehicle in the 100… Read More
Ontario, CA – The Ontario Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with catalytic converter thefts.
On Friday, May 7th, 2021 at approximately 12:38 A.M., Ontario Police officers responded to the 2000 block of E. Mulberry Court after receiving a report of a catalytic converter theft that had just occurred.
Responding officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was seen leaving the area. Officers contacted the three occupants, Erick Cubias, Mario Ramirez-Mendoza and Julio Martinez all who reside in the Los Angeles County area. During the… Read More