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August 8, 2018
The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on August 10, 2018 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Ontario Police department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be... Read More
July 19, 2018
Ontario Police Detectives arrested a suspect who is believed to have committed numerous acts of child molestation on a family member. The suspect, Ernesto Santos, was arrested today in the 1000 block of North Mountain Avenue in the City of Ontario. Santos is a 49-year-old male from the City of Ontario. He has been booked on numerous charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. He is currently being held at the West Valley Detention Center on $500,000 bail. Investigators believe Santos may have committed similar assaults on other children and are asking... Read More
July 11, 2018
The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on July 13, 2018 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Ontario Police department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired... Read More
July 10, 2018
On Sunday, July 8, 2018, Ontario Police arrested Crystal Gonzales for child endangerment at the Wal-Mart, located at 1333 N Mountain Ave. Police were called to the scene reference two young children locked inside a vehicle at approximately 7:44 PM. Upon arrival, they discovered two young children (age 1 year and 9 months) were locked inside a white GMC in distress, due to high temperatures. When police arrived they discovered the vehicle was not running and the air conditioning was turned off. Officers and the Fire personnel were able to safely remove both children from the car.... Read More
June 27, 2018
The spirit of Independence Day is in full swing, and in preparation for the holiday next week, the Ontario Police and Fire Departments are urging community members to do their part in keeping Ontario safe and refrain from using illegal fireworks. Ontario has not allowed sales or possession of fireworks for nearly 30 years.  With surrounding cities having varying allowances on fireworks, keeping Ontario free of illegal fireworks is not always easy but necessary to public safety. “The safety of everyone on Independence Day is always a concern, and in a city the size of Ontario,... Read More
June 26, 2018
Ontario’s Mayor and City Council are proud to announce this year’s National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  This year’s event will celebrate the City’s ongoing commitment to maintaining a high level of public safety and quality of life. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, enhance participation in local anticrime efforts, and strengthen our community’s partnerships with law enforcement. The Ontario National Night Out event invites residents, local businesses and visitors to gather with first responders and... Read More

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