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June 13, 2019

The Ontario Police Department is pleased to announce our participation in the Safe Return Program.

The Safe Return Program is a confidential registry developed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department designed to reunite lost people with their loved ones. The program is a database for people who have developmental or medical disabilities which increase their risk of becoming lost. It is designed for people who struggle with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disorders.

The Safe Return Program is… Read More

June 13, 2019

No officers were injured in the collision. All suspects were taken into custody.

On June 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm, Ontario Police Officers responded to a call of a residential burglary in the 2700 block of South Homes Avenue.

As officers arrived in the area, they located a red convertible sedan fleeing the area. The suspect failed to stop for the police and led officers on a pursuit in which he endangered motorists by driving westbound on SR60 Freeway in the eastbound lanes. Officers did not pursue the suspect on the wrong side of the freeway. As the suspect vehicle… Read More

June 10, 2019

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, the Ovitt Family Community Library Veterans Resource Center will host a How to Start a Business for Veterans Workshop. The workshop will be held in the main meeting room of the Ovitt Family Community Library, located at 215 E. C Street in Ontario. This grant-funded workshop is presented in partnership with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center and will cover topics focusing on financing, franchising, the legal forms of organization, and licenses and required permits.

If you are a Veteran who is interested in… Read More

May 30, 2019

Ontario Police have arrested two suspects in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of East Francis Street, on May 29, 2019.

At approximately 1643 hours, Juan Chavez and Anthony Sandoval drove to a store in the 600 block of East Francis Street. Chavez exited the store and attempted to steal an unattended bicycle. The 13-year-old owner of the bicycle confronted Chavez outside the store. As Sandoval and Chavez drove away, they fired a round towards the 13-year-old victim. Fortunately, the victim was not struck by the round. Officers witnessed the shooting… Read More

May 30, 2019

Ontario’s Mayor and City Council invite members of the community to attend the kick-off meeting for this year’s National Night Out event. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and will be held in the Community Room of the Ontario Police Department Headquarters located at 2500 S. Archibald Avenue. Attendees will receive planning and participation information regarding this year’s Ontario’s National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2019, as well as information on the City of Ontario’s Neighborhood Watch Program.They will also have an opportunity to… Read More

May 29, 2019

Ontario Police investigators are seeking the public’s help in an ongoing investigation of a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of West Caroline Court on Saturday, May 25th, 2019.

The victim of the shooting was identified as a 17-year-old recent Montclair High School graduate, who attended a graduation party along with his classmates and friends.

During the party, a shooting occurred where the suspect fired several rounds into the crowd. One of the rounds struck the 17-year-old victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injuries and is in… Read More