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December 13, 2018
The City Council of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Gayk to the position of Fire Chief. After 21 years of service to the Ontario Fire Department, he will officially be appointed Fire Chief at the City Council meeting taking place Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  “With California’s recent history of dangerous fires and our City’s continuous growth, we are very grateful to have Ray Gayk continue the chain of strong leadership over our Fire Department as our new fire chief,” said Mayor Paul S. Leon. “We as a City Council remain committed to providing... Read More
December 5, 2018
CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST SPORTING EVENT WILL TRAVEL FROM SACRAMENTO TO PASADENA, WHERE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS WILL BE DECIDED IN MAY 2019  LOS ANGELES (Dec. 5, 2018) – The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.  The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race... Read More
December 3, 2018
Ontario Police have identified the suspect responsible for a homicide which occurred at De Anza Park on September 18, 2018.  The incident took place at approximately 4:57 PM when the suspect, Marquis Brooks, used a handgun to fatally shoot Michael Carreno, a 27-year-old male from Ontario.  Ontario Investigators were able to identify Brooks, a 20-old-male from Ontario, who is currently in custody in San Diego County on an unrelated charge. Brooks is awaiting transfer to San Bernardino County where he will be booked on the charge of murder with a gang enhancement.  This... Read More
November 9, 2018
 Traffic investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run collision.  On November 8, 2018 at approximately 5:33 PM, a 75 year old Ontario resident was struck by a motorist while attempting to cross the street in the intersection of N. Mountain Avenue and W. Flora Street. After the collision, the suspect vehicle continued to drive south on N. Mountain Avenue.  The suspect vehicle is a plum colored 2004-2006 Scion XB. The vehicle should have collision damage to the front of the vehicle.  Anyone with information... Read More
November 1, 2018
The Ontario Police Department has been awarded a $495,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. “With this year’s grant funding from OTS, our dedicated and experienced Traffic Division will continue to make the streets of Ontario a safe haven for travel. Our goal is to target what causes these collisions... Read More
October 31, 2018
   Halloween is a time when thousands of trick-or-treaters dressed up in their favorite costumes will be out and about having a good time collecting candy. For other adults, that means heading to local bars, restaurants or house parties to celebrate the holiday.  With so many people hitting the streets Oct. 31, the Ontario Police Department wants to remind those participating in events where alcohol may be involved to celebrate Halloween responsibly.  In partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the Ontario Police Department is encouraging... Read More

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