April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Rialto Police Department will be actively looking for drivers throughout the month who are in violation of the state's hands-free cell phone law. "Holding your phone and using it while driving is not only dangerous, but also illegal," Chief Mark P. Kling said. "We strive to keep your family and ot...
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Rialto Police Investigate Homicide of Sasha Pye

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 On Saturday, March 27, 2022, at approximately 12:29 AM, the Rialto Police Department Communications Center received a call regarding a subject being stabbed. Rialto Police Officers arrived and located a single female victim, identified as Sasha Pye, and detained the suspect, the victim's sister Krystina Pye. Sasha was unresponsive and found t...
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DUI and Driver's License Checkpoint To Be Held in Rialto

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Rialto Police Department will hold a DUI Driver's License Checkpoint in the southeast portion of the city on April 1, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from drivi...
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Pursuit Suspect Murders Two People in Rialto

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On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at approximately 12:57 a.m., a gray 2014 Nissan Maxima entered Rialto city limits being pursued by the Colton Police Department. The suspect was able to elude Colton police officers. Moments later, officers from the Rialto Police Department located the suspect's vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Li...
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Fatal Traffic Accident On Riverside Avenue in Rialto

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On Saturday, March 26, 2022, at approximately 8:02 p.m. officers responded to 300 S. Riverside Avenue for an unknown injury traffic collision involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle. Officers arrived on scene at approximately 8:05 p.m. and observed an adult male, Luther Wills, a 47-year-old resident of Rialto, with life-threatening injuries. Init...
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for March 29, 2022

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The Rialto Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation on March 29, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield or provide a right of way to bicyclists or pedestrians,...
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Rialto Police Policy Regarding Military Equipment Use

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On September 30, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 481 ("AB 481"), which became effective on January 1, 2022. AB 481 stated goals are to provide legally enforceable safeguards to protect the public's welfare, safety, civil rights, and civil liberties before military equipment is funded, acquired, or used. BACKGROUND AB 481 was codified int...
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News Release - Arrest of Lashay Grayes

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On Friday, February 25, 2022, at approximately 9:51 AM, the Rialto Police Department's Communication Center received a 9-1-1 call from staff at a medical clinic, stating they were scared and requesting officers respond to the location due to an adult female causing a disturbance. Download/View the news release for more information. File Name: arres...
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*UPDATE* News Release - Sexual Battery on School Grounds

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Synopsis: On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at approximately 6:30 PM, the Rialto Police Department was notified of a sexual battery that occurred at Carter High School. The initial report to police was that a 15-year-old female student had been sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old male student several times over the past three months. When detectives...
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News Release - Sexual Battery on School Grounds

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Synopsis: On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at approximately 6:30 PM, the Rialto Police Department was notified of a sexual battery that occurred at Carter High School. The initial report to police was that a 15-year-old female student had been sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old male student several times over the past three months. When detectives...
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News Release - Chief's Statement For Arrest of Juvenile

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Rialto, California, February 15, 2022 -- The department is aware of an incident involving a 16-year-old female that occurred on February 11, 2022, at about 4:08 pm, in the area of Linden Ave., and Pinedale Ave., in the City of Rialto. The juvenile was stopped for riding an illegal street pocket bike and traveling at an unsafe speed on a residential...
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News Release - Lethal Force Encounter

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On Sunday, January 9, 2022, at about 1:10 p.m., the Rialto Police Department's Communication Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a man armed with a knife and whose hands were covered in blood. Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect at the entrance of a gas station. The suspect was found still armed with a knife and entered int...
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*LOCATED* News Release - Critical Missing Juvenile

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The Rialto Police Department is pleased to announce 13-year-old Elijah "Lucky" Bajza, who was reported missing on Saturday, Nov. 13th , has been located. At 12:27 PM on Thursday, Nov. 18th , after several days of around-the-clock investigation by our detective bureau, we were contacted by the San Bernardino Police Department who confirmed they had ...
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News Release - Critical Missing Juvenile

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On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Rialto police officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile, identified as Elijah Bajza. Elijah is described as a 13-year-old male diagnosed with autism. The missing juvenile was last seen in his bed at 04:30 AM on Friday, November 13, 2021. Rialto Police personnel and Detectives responded and are currently us...
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*UPDATE* News Release - Critical Missing Juvenile

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On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Rialto police officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile, identified as Elijah Bajza. Elijah is described as a 13-year-old male diagnosed with autism. The missing juvenile was last seen in his bed at 04:30 AM on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Rialto Police personnel and Detectives responded and are currently ...
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*CORRECTION* News Release - Lethal Force Encounter

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Synopsis: On Friday, October 22, 2021, at about 12:29 a.m., after observing a vehicle code violation, an officer from the Rialto Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the 100 Block of N. Encina Ave. During the initial contact, the suspect (driver) exited the vehicle, ignored the officer's commands to stop and fl...
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Fatal Vehicle Collision

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On Friday, March 12, 2021, at approximately 5:34 a.m., the Rialto Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a traffic collision on Riverside Ave., south of Alder Ave. in the City of Rialto. Officers responded to the scene and found a deceased male (identified as Tangi Holani) lying on the east shoulder of Riverside Ave. Paramedics fr...
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The Rialto Police Department and SWAG team up to address homelessness

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As homelessness increases nationally, the City of Rialto focused on solutions that are practical, compassionate, and effective. Rialto PD understands that there are deep-rooted issues that require expertise above and beyond the parameters of normal policing. Since June 1, 2020, Rialto PD has joined forces with the Social Work Action Group (SWAG), a...
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Four Suspects Arrested for Charges Related to Sexual Assault

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On Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 7:05 P.M. officers from the Rialto Police Department responded to a residence located in the 700 block of West El Molino Street to investigate leads of a runaway juvenile being at the location. The runaway juvenile was subsequently located inside the home along with a large marijuana grow, containing 426 plants. Noah...
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Fatal Vehicle vs Pedestrian Collision

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Decedent: Gail Hansen-Amos, 55-year-old female, resident of San BernardinoInvolved Party 1: Marco Burgos, 37-year-old male, resident of RiversideInvolved Part 2: Felipe Santoyo, 58-year-old male, resident of San Bernardino On Friday, January 15, 2021, at approximately 5:08 a.m., the Rialto Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls re...
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Arrest of Shawn Monaco for 2018 Murder

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On November 9, 2018, at 11:00 p.m., Johnny Hausman was shot behind a business in the 200 block of West Foothill Blvd and later died as a result of his injuries. Detectives from the Rialto Police Department responded to the scene on the night of the homicide and initiated a murder investigation. Shawn Monaco was subsequently identified as a person o...
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Man attacks officers with a knife resulting in officer involved shooting

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On Friday, November 6, 2020, at approximately 6:21 a.m., officers responded to USA Gasoline (280 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto) after a male reported he had been shot by an unknown subject. As officers remained on scene to conduct the investigation, a male - later identified as 26-year-old David Viveros of San Bernardino, approached one of the officers...
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Teach Teen Drivers the Rules of the Road to Keep Them Safe

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National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 18-24 Rialto, Calif. – This week (Oct. 18-24) is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Rialto Police Department is encouraging parents to discuss the importance of safe driving habits with their teens as newly licensed drivers. This week, and every week, we want parents to get involved with their teen's ...
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Vehicle Theft Suspect Dies in Vehicle Collision

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On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at about 5:35 p.m., the Rialto Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a three-vehicle traffic collision that occurred in the intersection of Baseline Road and Sycamore Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and confirmed three vehicles were involved in a major collision.  The driver of a red 19...
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Robbery Suspect In Custody

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A San Bernardino man is in custody for robbing two Rialto 11-year-old girls at gunpoint. On Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 5:10 p.m., two female juveniles were robbed at gunpoint in the 400 block of N. Sycamore Avenue in the City of Rialto. The victims reported the suspects drove up and parked in their pathway. David McClain exited a Burgundy Honda...
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Fatal Vehicle Collision

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On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at approximately 7:13 p.m., the Rialto Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a collision in the area of Locust Ave., south of Renaissance Parkway in the City of Rialto. Officers responded to the scene and located a deceased male (later identified as Juan Luna) in the driver's seat of a white 2012 Chev...
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Fatal Hit and Run Collision, Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

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*UPDATED INFORMATION* After disseminating a photograph of the suspect's vehicle to various social medial platforms, the Rialto Police Department received a tip leading officers to the suspect's residence. On October 14, 2020, at about 5:30 p.m., officers from the Rialto Police Department responded to the 1100 block of South Riverside Avenue in the ...
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Officer Involved Shooting - June 29, 2019

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General Information Date of Incident: June 29, 2019 Type of Incident: Officer Involved Shooting (Non-fatal) Location: 400 block of North Macy Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 Suspect: Lawrence Bender, 29-year-old (28 at the time of the incident) resident of San Bernardino Incident Synopsis On Saturday, June 29, 2019, at approximately 8:11 p.m....
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Welcome To Our New Website

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Welcome to the Rialto Police Department. I encourage you to spend some time with our newly designed website and to use it as a resource for assistance. The website was designed with you in mind and will assist in learning what we do and about the services we offer. It is truly an honor to once again represent the hard-working women and men of the R...
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