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October 11, 2022

The Ontario Police Department encourages parents and students to join their classmates and walk, bike, or roll to class Oct. 12.

“Walk and Roll to School Day” is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with other students, families, and caregivers.

“Walking to school is a great way to exercise on a daily basis and feel comfortable getting to and from school safely,” Ontario Police Chief Mike Lorenz said. “We hope this is a fun, rewarding experience for students and members of the community that shows how… Read More

October 11, 2022

The Ontario Police Department will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads. 

“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” Ontario Police Department Chief Mike Lorenz said. “Our intent is to stop the most unlawful and dangerous behaviors that put people at risk and create an environment where everyone feels safe traveling.” 

The grant will provide additional programs and resources, including: 

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September 28, 2022

On September 28, 2022, at 1:22 PM, Ontario Police Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 900 North block of Humboldt Ave. Upon arriving, officers located an adult male, later identified as Allen Kao, 50 years old, inside a parked vehicle. Kao was armed with a knife and was uncooperative with officers. Kao claimed he had killed a female victim.

Officers located an unresponsive adult female inside the home. She was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and was later pronounced deceased. The victim’s information is not available… Read More

September 28, 2022

The City of Ontario continues full steam ahead with “Smart Ontario,” an initiative improving safety, efficiency and connectivity through the modernization of energy infrastructure at 26 facilities, including the Ontario Convention Center and Toyota Arena.

When construction broke ground in late 2020, energy and operational savings were estimated to exceed $75 million over the life of the new equipment and greenhouse gas reduced by more than 10,000 tons annually.

As the project nears completion, Smart Ontario is well on its… Read More

September 28, 2022

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is celebrating Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a unique exhibit, Cempasúchil: Instruments of the Wind, beginning Thursday, October 6.

The exhibition, which will run through Sunday, November 27, will include altars, drawings, assemblage, fiber art, paintings, mixed media art, photographs, textiles, illustrations, participatory art, and sculptures, along with a community windchime installation inspired by the title of the exhibition.

Originating in Mexico, Día de Los Muertos is a holiday dedicated to the dead and is… Read More

September 21, 2022

Ontario, Calif. – During Child Passenger Safety Week, the Ontario Police Department will help parents and caregivers with installing child safety seats.

“We are here to offer parents and caregivers guidance and reassurances that their child is as safe in a car seat as possible while riding in the car,” Ontario Police Chief Mike Lorenz said.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of car seats (46%) are misused.

California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the… Read More