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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

December 9, 2021

In response to an increase in threatening posts made on social media, the Ontario Police Department is working in conjunction with all districts in our area to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

When a threat is discovered, each incident is investigated immediately and to the fullest extent. In every case where a legitimate threat has been identified, prosecution is sought for all responsible parties.

We want to assure members of the public that all threats made through social media and other forms of communication are taken very seriously.

The… Read More

December 8, 2021

Ontario Police Department identified and contacted a juvenile subject who is responsible for the post related to an online threat at Ray Wiltsey Junior High School.

During the investigation, officers seized an air-soft rifle, an air-soft handgun, an air-soft vest and air-soft magazines, which were located inside the juvenile’s home. Below is a photo of the items seized. The juvenile subject was subsequently arrested, issued a citation for PC 422 Criminal Threats, and released to a parent. The juvenile’s parent was also cited for W&I 660.5 Youth Accountability. At this… Read More

November 5, 2021

Ontario - On October 31, 2021, at approximately 3:00 AM, Ontario Police began investigating an assault that stemmed from an incident in the City of Upland, earlier that evening. The two female victims were followed to a home in Ontario by the same male suspect who assaulted them earlier. He attacked both women a second time by punching and knocking them to the ground. He then fled the scene with one of the victim’s cell phones.

Ontario Police and Upland Police investigators shared information on the associated cases and worked together to identify the man. The suspect,… Read More

October 24, 2021

Ontario Police are investigating a shooting that led to the death of an 18- year-old male, in the 700 block of E. Bonnie Brae Court.

Police were called to the scene of the shooting Saturday morning at 12:06 a.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ontario Fire Department. Four additional shooting victims were located in the area and transported to a local hospital for treatment. These additional victims are listed in stable, but critical… Read More