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December 27, 2021

The Ontario Police Department has arrested suspect Ulices Lopez, who is believed to be responsible for a homicide that occurred in the 1100 E block of Highland Ct on December 24, 2021.

On December 24, 2021, at approximately 10:12 PM, Lopez was involved in a verbal argument with the victim’s stepfather during a Christmas gathering. During the verbal altercation, the victim was shot and killed with a handgun. The victim, Stephanie Gamez, a 20-year-old resident of Covina, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lopez, a 23-year-old male from Covina, was arrested at the… Read More

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