Ontario Police have arrested a man in connection with catalytic converter thefts.
Kelven Caleft Menchu, was arrested on February 23, 2021 during a traffic stop for driving a stolen vehicle.
During the investigation, it was discovered Menchu had multiple tools known to be used to steal catalytic converters. Menchu was in possession of multiple saw blades, a cordless reciprocating saw, and a vehicle jack at the time of the stop.
Menchu was booked at the West Valley Detention Center on charges of Grand Theft Auto and there are pending charges from the… Read More
On Monday, February 1, 2021 at approximately 3:53 p.m., Ontario Police officers responded to the area of the 2500 block of east Airport Drive after receiving a Flock camera notification for a wanted vehicle. The vehicle was possibly involved in a series of burglaries. The Flock cameras are automated license plate readers (ALPR), placed in designated areas of the city. The cameras capture license plate information allowing police dispatch to broadcast real-time information on the vehicle to patrol officers.
Officers located and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in… Read More
Ontario, CA – The Ontario Police Department continues to be aggressive and vigorous in our enforcement efforts against street racing and reckless driving.
The Ontario Police Department works with the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through grant funding, to enact programs providing effective means of eliminating fatalities, injuries, and economic losses resulting from street racing. The current Street Racing Enforcement program is led by Ontario Police Department Drag Net Officer M. Williams.
In recent months, the Ontario Police Department has conducted seven… Read More
Ontario Police have arrested a man wanted for a homicide that occurred last night in the City of Ontario, CA.
On January 18, 2021 at approximately 7:30 PM, Ontario Police responded to the 300 block of West California Street for a call of a possible shooting. The suspect, Gene Brown, a 32-year-old Pomona resident, was involved in an altercation with the victim in front of a residence. During the altercation, Brown shot the victim multiple times and fled the scene prior to police arrival.
The victim, a 43-year-old male adult from Ontario, was transported to a local… Read More
The City of Ontario will go live with their new Alarm Program on January 8, 2021. In an effort to reduce false alarms within the City of Ontario, the City has updated its Alarm Ordinance and collaborated with PM AM Corporation to implement and administer the False Alarm Reduction Program. The partnership will also provide educational training for our citizens. PM AM 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, PM AM has a record of providing excellent… Read More
Ontario’s Mayor and City Council on Tuesday night unanimously appointed Alan D. Wapner to serve as Mayor pro Tem, for a two-year term, through 2022.
Wapner is a long-time Ontario City Council member and President of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners. He is Past President of the Southern California Association of Governments, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and the San Bernardino Council of Governments, and is Past Chair of the Omnitrans board of directors.
Wapner recently received a Presidential… Read More