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September 15, 2019

Ontario Police are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 42-year-old man in the 13000 block of South Ontario Avenue, in the City of Ontario.

Police were called to the scene of the shooting early this morning at approximately 12:04 AM. Upon arrival, the police helicopter observed a male holding a firearm at the location. The male then shot the victim multiple times.

The Ontario Fire Department responded and provided medical treatment to the victim at the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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September 12, 2019

Ontario, Calif. – On September 13, 2019, the Ontario Police Department will have officers out at local bars and restaurants to educate the public on how important it is to “know your limit.”

The “Know Your Limit” program is intended to inform the public on how little it takes to reach the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC), which is .08% in all states but Utah, where the BAC is .05%.

The campaign will be from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the city of Ontario. During this time, officers will invite volunteers to take a breathalyzer test to see if they can… Read More

September 12, 2019

By popular demand, the Coffee With A Cop program is back at the Library!  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and speak to Ontario Police Officers.  These are the special people who lay their lives on the line every day to protect and make our community a safe place to live, work and play. 


Coffee With A Cop will be happening at the Lewis Family Branch Library on September 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM, and at the Ovitt Family Community Library on October 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM.  These events are free and open to the public of all ages.  The… Read More

September 9, 2019

Occurrence Date: November 8, 2018

Traffic investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run collision that occurred last year.

On November 8, 2018 at approximately 5:33 PM, Guillermo Manzo was struck by a motorist while attempting to cross the street in the intersection of N. Mountain Avenue and W. Flora Street.

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 regarding the collision is asked to call… Read More

September 5, 2019

Ontario Police investigators recovered $10,000 of stolen band equipment that was taken during a burglary at Ontario High School.

An OPD school resource officer reviewed hours of surveillance video which depicted two suspects and a vehicle involved in the theft. Suspect, Mark Souza, age 42 of Ontario, was contacted at his residence and fled from officers. He was apprehended a short time later with the use of a police service dog. Once in custody, Souza was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries which he sustained during the apprehension.

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August 30, 2019

Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Police Department is joining the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), law enforcement, community groups, cities, counties, and other traffic safety partners to raise awareness about pedestrian safety.

September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and California, as well as the rest of the country, is grappling with how to address the rising number of pedestrians killed and injured.

A report released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projected that more than 6,200 pedestrians were killed in the United… Read More