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The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on June 22, 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 enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Ontario’s Mayor and City Council unanimously approved a structurally balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 during a public Special City Council Meeting held on Monday, June 18, 2018.

On June 11, 2018 at approximately 10:06pm, Officers were sent to the 900 block of N. Duesenberg regarding an unresponsive woman. Family members of Madis Tolentino (a 48-year-old Ontario resident) found her unresponsive in the residence and immediately called for emergency services.

Today, the Ontario Police Department was awarded $45,200 in state grant funding from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants, $37.5 million in total, were distributed to 71 local entities throughout the state. They will fund operations, retailer training programs, the installation of signage, youth outreach, tobacco retail license inspections, training for sworn personnel, and other activities.

The City of Ontario will host several family friendly events on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 for all ages to enjoy.

The day will begin with the Annual Independence Day Parade at 9 AM along southbound Euclid Avenue beginning at Fourth Street and ending at B Street. Come celebrate all things red, white and blue with floats, marching bands, and community organizations as they parade down beautiful Euclid Avenue. Joining the Parade this year will be the Dublin All Stars Marching Band from Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland. This year marks the Dublin All Stars Marching Band’s 30 years in existence and is celebrating with a visit to Ontario, California to partake in our Annual Independence Day Parade.

In May 2007, the Ontario City Council enacted an ordinance which reaffirmed existing Ontario Municipal Codes prohibiting fireworks and declared fireworks within the City of Ontario a nuisance, carrying a $1,000 fine. This fine is in addition to any other civil penalty, criminal prosecution or fine. Ontario revised the ordinance in October 2015 to include:

  • Holding residential property owners responsible for violations occurring on their property;
  • Holding parents and legal guardians responsible for any violations of the code by a minor;

and

  • Issuing citations via mail.

Possession and use of any type of fireworks within the City of Ontario is illegal, therefore are prohibited unless a permit is issued to use, transport or store the fireworks or explosives. Permits must be obtained by the California State Fire Marshal and approved by the Ontario Fire Department. Only state-licensed pyrotechnicians will be issued permits.

Ontario Police have arrested a man during an undercover operation targeting the sale of illegal and dangerous fireworks.

Ernesto Jimenez, a 23-year-old man from Riverside, was arrested Thursday after selling illegal fireworks to undercover officers. Jimenez, who was advertising through a social media website, was found to be in possession of explosive aerial fireworks known as mortars. While fireworks classified as “safe and sane” may be legal in some jurisdictions, possession of this type of dangerous firework in the state of California is a felony.

Officers from the Ontario Police Department cited two clerks for selling alcohol to minors on June 9, 2018. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors, under the direct supervision of department investigators, attempted to purchase alcohol from 13 retail licensees in the City of Ontario.

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is proud to receive the 2018 Inland Valley’s ReadersChoice Best Museum Award from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin!

The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on June 8, 2018 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

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