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May 10, 2021

On May 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm, Ontario Police Officers were in the City of Los Angeles to locate and arrest a known homicide suspect, Antonio Valdez. Valdez, a 34-year-old male Ontario resident, had shot and killed his roommate on May 1, 2021. An arrest warrant had been issued for Valdez related to this murder.

While on surveillance, officers identified Valdez as he entered a vehicle. As Valdez drove away, a marked Ontario Police unit attempted to stop Valdez’s vehicle. Valdez refused to stop and led officers on a short pursuit. Valdez crashed into a parked vehicle in the 100… Read More

May 10, 2021

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with catalytic converter thefts.

On Friday, May 7th, 2021 at approximately 12:38 A.M., Ontario Police officers responded to the 2000 block of E. Mulberry Court after receiving a report of a catalytic converter theft that had just occurred.

Responding officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was seen leaving the area. Officers contacted the three occupants, Erick Cubias, Mario Ramirez-Mendoza and Julio Martinez all who reside in the Los Angeles County area. During the… Read More

April 7, 2021

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Police have arrested two men believed to be involved in an assault, which occurred at the Ontario Mills Mall.

On April 4, 2021 at 5:15 PM, suspects, Tuvorius Mencer and Terrell Plaines, physically assaulted an Asian couple after having an exchange of words regarding social distancing while inside of the Levi’s Outlet Store. During the incident, the suspects punched the victims multiple times, causing visible injuries. Two additional victims were also physically assaulted by the suspects when they attempted to intervene.

An Ontario Police… Read More

March 12, 2021

Ontario, CA – The Ontario, San Bernardino, and Riverside Police Departments have recently identified two suspects responsible for several unsolved rapes and sexual assaults in the Inland Empire. Our agencies have worked together to capture 42-year-old Kenneth Watson and 23-year-old Barnard Saddler, both of San Bernardino. Watson and Saddler are currently no longer a threat to the community as they are in custody.

In October of 2020, the Ontario Police Department investigated a sexual assault involving two male suspects in the area of Fourth Street and Cucamonga Avenue in… Read More

March 3, 2021

The Ontario Police Department has arrested two men believed to be responsible for a homicide, which occurred at a bar in the 1500 W block of Holt Blvd on February 7, 2021.

On February 7 at about 12:53 AM, suspects, Georgie Salazar Sr. and Georgie Salazar Jr., were involved in a fight with Daruis Baxstrum, a 29-year-old Ontario resident. During the incident, Baxstrum was shot and killed with a handgun.

George Salazar Sr., a 43-year-old male from Ontario, was arrested at his residence on February 11, 2021. Georgie Salazar Jr., a 24-year-old male from Montclair, was… Read More

February 26, 2021

Ontario Police have arrested a man in connection with catalytic converter thefts.

Kelven Caleft Menchu, was arrested on February 23, 2021 during a traffic stop for driving a stolen vehicle.  

During the investigation, it was discovered Menchu had multiple tools known to be used to steal catalytic converters. Menchu was in possession of multiple saw blades, a cordless reciprocating saw, and a vehicle jack at the time of the stop.

Menchu was booked at the West Valley Detention Center on charges of Grand Theft Auto and there are pending charges from the… Read More