Fontana Police Department

  • Agency: Fontana Police Department
  • Address: 17005 Upland Ave, Fontana, 92335 CA
  • Chief: Rodney G Jones (Chief of Police)
Phone: (909) 350-7740
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Fontana Police Department is located at 17005 Upland Ave, Fontana, 92335 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Rodney G Jones. The Fontana Police Department phone number is (909) 350-7740.

Fontana Police Department News

CITIZEN ACADEMY FALL 2018 GRADUATES! Congratulations to the Fall participants of our most recent Citizen Academy. Thank you for coming to spend time with us and learning about YOUR police department. We are grateful for the time you took to understand how the department operates.

***Update**** Cherry is now open #SBCOUNTYFIRE is working to put out a brush fire in the area of Cherry and South Highland. #FontanaPD will have Cherry Ave. closed between the IS-210 and Victoria, so fire personnel can work safely. Please find alternative routes if you normally travel through this area.

The men and women of the Fontana Police Department are mourning a tragic loss today. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Ron Helus, tragically lost his life this morning, after responding to an active shooter incident in the city of Thousand Oaks. Sgt. Helus, a 29-year veteran, died a hero in his attempt to save lives, while he ran into a building where shots were still being fired by the gunman. Several other innocent lives were also taken in the incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved, the families impacted by this horrific tragedy, and to our brothers and sisters at @vcsheriff ⚫️🔵⚫️ #notonemore #lawenforcement #firstresponders #hero #sheriff #ventura #thousandoaks #eow

Caudillo Esteban (33) of Fontana was arrested for felony domestic violence after arming himself with a handgun and barricading himself in his residence. On November 2nd, 2018, at 6:20 PM, Fontana Police Officers responded to the 7600 block of Citrus Ave, to investigate reports that Caudillo physically attacked the mother of his children, then armed himself with a handgun, firing several rounds in his back yard. Further information was obtained that Caudillo was possibly under the influence of narcotics. When Officers arrived on scene, they met the victim and family in the front yard after they escaped Caudillo. Officers determined a felony crime occurred, while getting medical aid to the victim. Officers also verified that no one was in the residence other than Caudillo who was refusing to obey the orders of Officers. Due to Caudillo's actions, and his refusal to surrender, the Inland Valley Special Weapons and Tactics Team responded and took control of the scene. After several hours of failed communication with the suspect, SWAT made entry, locating Caudillo in the attic. FPD K9 was deployed and located Caudillo, who then violently attacked the K9. After a brief struggle, Caudillo was removed from the attic and taken into custody where he received medical treatment and was booked at West Valley Detention Center, in Rancho Cucamonga. For further media inquiries please contact PIO J. Sayegh at 909-350-7759, or Rsayegh@fontana.org

Fontana Police Department is working a Domestic Violence call with a report of gunshots. No injuries reported at this time. Please stay out of the area of Citrus Ave between Miller and Baseline for the time being. We have the area cordoned off for the investigation. @FontanaPD #FontanaPD #StaySafeFontana #Vision4Safety

Congratulations to Sergeant David Lally on his graduation from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute School.

Homicide Investigation Underway (11700 Block of Belmonte Rd) Fontana Police Department arrested a 20-year-old Fontana man (Franco, Saul) in connection with a stabbing investigation involving a 23-year-old female and her 3-year-old son. At 5:27 pm family members arrived at the home and discovered an adult female and a child suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers and paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victims to local hospitals. The child was later pronounced deceased while at the hospital. An autopsy will later determine the cause of death by San Bernardino County Coroner's Office. The suspect Saul Franco was located a short distance from the home and was taken into custody without incident. The investigation is ongoing. However, preliminary information suggests Franco is known to the victims. City of Fontana Police Department #fontanapd https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CAFONTANA/bulletins/218ba19

Please join us at Chipotle on Sierra Lakes Parkway November 8th, 2018 from 4-8pm. The Fontana Police Department and Fontana Unified School District Police are participating in a month-long event in which Police Employees will pay to forgo shaving to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Ronald McDonald House Inland Empire, and the Boys and Girls Club of Fontana. You must present the actual flyer or have it on your phone for the donation to our cause. City of Fontana Police Department City of Fontana, CA - City Government

#FontanaPD and City Officials visit businesses that sell alcohol for IMPACT inspections: http://tinyurl.com/ycubga39

#FontanaPD officers cite two clerks for selling alcohol to minors during decoy operation. See press release: http://tinyurl.com/y72ry2b9 #

Some of our employees dressed up for a costume contest this morning. Our Personnel & Training Unit dressed up as the cast of Gilligan's Island while our Motor Officers posed as Fireman. Cast your vote for who did it best. @FontanaPD #FontanaPD #SBCOFire #HalloweenSafety #Vision4Safety #WeLoveOurFirePersonnel #AllInGoodFun #StaySafeFontana #MakeYourBed #NoFeelingsWereHurtDuringTheMakingOfThisPost

Taking the Trick Out of Howl-o-Ween Treats with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center The spookiest day of the year is right around the corner! That means it’s time to pull out a bevy of treats and pick out your costume, but don’t forget to look out for your four-legged friends! Like any holiday, Halloween brings with it a number of potential pet hazards and behaviors to watch out for, especially in the form of tasty candy and treats. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants to make sure you’ve got all the facts about the dangers of Halloween candy to ensure a fun and safe holiday with your pets. No sweets for your sweetie. Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Here’s why: • Many assorted candies contain the artificial sweetener xylitol, which can be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol sweetener can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar, which leads to depression, lack of coordination, possibly seizures and liver failure. • Chocolate, especially baker’s and dark chocolate can also be poisonous to animals, especially dogs. Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines that upon ingestion could lead to vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, increased thirst and urination, heart rhythm abnormalities, tremors, seizures and even death. Also, watch out for those wrappers. Cats love to play with shiny candy wrappers, but ingesting aluminum foil or cellophane can cause intestinal blockage and induce vomiting. It is best to make sure that you lock any Halloween candy safely away and out of paws’ reach. Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog's keen sense of smell will lead them to even the most cleverly hidden treasures. Keep in mind: Trick-or-treating is for kids, not pets. While we may want to include our furry family members in all of our holiday activities, during trick-or-treating hours it is best to keep pets at home, in a room away from your front door. Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors constantly arriving at the door, and many people out on the streets. Pets may escape the safety of their home and get away from their pet parents. Always make sure that your pet is wearing a collar with proper identification tags and/or is microchipped in case of an emergency. If you suspect your pet has been exposed to any poisonous substances, contact your veterinarian or call Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) at 888-426-4435 immediately. The ASPCA also offers a mobile app which has a variety of information including commonly listed items that pose a serious risk to your pets. See the ASPCA website for further information https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/apcc-mobile-app #FontanaPD @FontanaPD #Vision4Safety #StaySafeFontana #ThankYouASPCA #ProtectYourPets

Today the Fontana Police Department will celebrate the retirement of Captain James Escarpe who gave 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Fontana. Captain Escarpe spent his second to last day working a beat with the next generation James Escarpe, his son, who joined the FPD two years ago. We wish you well in retirement Captain. We will miss you!

Boo! Old posts and photos may come back to haunt you. Think twice before you post and consider how it might be perceived now and in the future. Learn more about cybersecurity here: http://ow.ly/O9GG50jxszV #FontanaCA #Cybersecurity #Vision4Safety

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Thanks to everyone who came out and shared laughs and a great time with us last night at our Red Ribbon Comedy in the Park event. For us, the best part of the night was seeing our community come together for a fun event and getting to give out 9 brand new bicycles and safety equipment to some awesome kids. Our community is what makes Fontana the best City around!!! Always remember that your Police Department is here for you and cares about you! Stay safe Fontana!

We will be at Kaiser Fontana in front of Medical Offices 4 until 2:00 pm If you have any prescription drugs around your home, do the safe thing and dispose of them at a DEA 16th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. #FontanaPD promotes safe disposal Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Fontana

An hour and a half away from a night of family fun. Come down and hang out with the Fontana PD!!! We’ve got 8 brand new bikes to give out tonight to our community. Come find out how to win! The BBQ is warming up and dinner will be served for $5.00 a plate.

‪Everyone, meet Deputy Bryan Barahona. We are so honored to have helped bring a smile to his face. Bryan is terminally ill and his lifelong dream was to become a deputy sheriff. 🚔 When asked who is the best cop, Bryan replied, “me, I’m the best cop.” We couldn’t agree more Bryan 👮‍♂️, we hope you had a fun-filled day! #sbsd @lasdhq #fontanapd @opd_k9 @redlandspolice @sbcprobation @san_bernardino_police_dept

We hear Fontana is having great weather tomorrow evening. So make sure you come out with the entire family. Bring your friends, your colleagues, whoever you want. Come spend the evening laughing, listening to great music, watching great performances from local dance studios, and let your favorite police officers cook dinner for you. We will have many vendors, and exhibits as well. Since tomorrow’s Red Ribbon, Clean Comedy in the Park event, is the first time ever, we want to do something even more special for our community. We plan on giving away some brand new bicycles. But you need to be there to find out how to win. So please share the message and come out for a FREE night of entertainment. The event starts at 5 pm, don’t miss out!! We look forward to hanging out with you !!!

Detectives from the Fontana Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force discovered Antonio Armas (61 years of age) was distributing child pornography from his residence over the internet. On October 24, 2018, a search warrant was served at Antonio’s residence (3000 blk. Tamarind Ave.) in the City of Rialto. A search of the residence several electronic storage devices which were seized. Antonio was later arrested at his work without incident in the City of San Dimas. Antonio was booked into the Fontana Police Department and later transported to the WVDC for housing. City of Fontana Police Department #fontanapd https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CAFONTANA/bulletins/216fd1d

Rules for the Road: Week Dedicated to Teaching Teen Drivers How to be Safe Behind the Wheel National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 21-27 This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and Fontana Police Department wants to remind parents and guardians the importance of talking to their teen drivers about new responsibilities and rules that come with operating a vehicle. “For teens, getting a license is a rite of passage tied to freedom and independence, but is also something that can be dangerous because teens lack experience behind the wheel and are more likely to take risks,” said Sgt. Schlotterbeck. “National Teen Driver Safety Week is a way to encourage all parents to instill good driving habits that help their teens stay safe on the road.” The reality is that vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to 18. According to data from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 73,736 crashes in 2016 involving drivers 16 to 20 years old in California alone. In those crashes, 437 people were killed. Throughout the week (Oct. 21-27), Fontana Police Department will join the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is offering tips to parents and caregivers on how to talk to teens about the consequences of making dangerous and illegal choices behind the wheel. * Graduated Driver License (GDL): Learn about California’s GDL laws, which place restrictions on passengers and driving late at night during the first year they have a license. * Lead by example: Practice safe driving yourself. Have practice driving sessions with your teen. * Set Ground Rules: No cell phones, no passengers, no speeding, no alcohol, no drowsy driving, and always buckle up. No keys until they know the rules. Establish consequences you will enforce if your teen breaks the rules. * With driving comes great responsibility: Remind your teen that driving requires your full attention. Texts and phone calls can wait. Teach them about zero-tolerance laws, and the adult consequences they face for driving after drinking or using drugs. Urge them to never ride with someone who has been drinking or using drugs. “Whether it’s drinking and driving, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, driving distracted or with friends in the car, it’s important for parents to let their teen know that driving is not a right, but a privilege,” said Sgt. Schlotterbeck “It can be taken away when they don’t follow the rules.” To learn more about teen driver safety, visit the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) website at http://ghsa.org/html/issues/teens/index.html. City of Fontana Police Department City of Fontana, CA - City Government #fontanapd California Office of Traffic Safety

#FontanaPD cite two suspects for furnishing alcohol to minors during decoy operation. Press release : http://tinyurl.com/yal6qclr

If you have any prescription drugs around your home, do the safe thing and dispose of them at a DEA 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection site. #FontanaPD promotes safe disposal at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center on Saturday, October 27th from 10am to 2pm.