Crime, Crime, Crime oh and more Crime

Living in Rialto is glamorous when you tell people where you live you may get the reaction I get, Why? I choose to buy a home here start a family here and looking back on that I have regrets.

I can live with the lack of massive shopping, heck I can even live with older looking buildings I may even go as far to allow my children to go to public school here. But what I can’t stand is the crime. From tagging to full on homicide you’ll find a little bit of everything here and a lot of most of the bad stuff. It says a lot about your city when notorious criminals like Rodney King Win a million dollar lawsuit and decides Rialto is where he would like to live?

We have Jackson Street, Shamrock Street, the Woods, the Bench and we have Bohnert Street just to name a few. Rialto isn’t a very big city and to have so many criminal strong holds isn’t good at all.


So what are the responses to these problem areas:

    • Community Policing – This is where programs like Neighborhood Watch, Crime Stoppers and We Tip use the community to help thwart crime and place police resources in the right place at the right time. Let me tell you this program was very efficient a year ago but now I don’t know. One thing I will ask is if anyone knows the rules and regulations for these programs please a list in the comment section. I ran a group for almost 3 years and I could never figure them out.
    • Coffee With A Cop – Every Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m., Police Volunteer Judy Roberts hosts “Coffee with a Cop” at the Farmer Boys Restaurant, 1310 W. Baseline Road, Rialto.  This program is an avenue for citizens to meet informally with Department representatives to discuss issues of importance to them, such as: crime trends, neighborhood problems and quality of life issues. Judy then disseminates the information to the appropriate Department representative, or she forwards it to Code Enforcement. ** This is directly from the Rialto PD Website **.
    • Police Volunteers – The Rialto Police Volunteers are involved in several aspects of service to the Police Department.  Among other things, they assist with traffic control at accident and crime scenes, conduct citizen and vacation patrols, host Neighborhood Watch Meetings, conduct station tours, and conduct free child fingerprinting at a variety of Department events. There are currently 33 Police Volunteers, and 96 Neighborhood Watch Groups. Volunteers donate approximately 5,000 hours of service to the Department annually. We are indebted to this fine group of men and women who selflessly dedicate themselves to assisting the Rialto Police Department. ** This is directly from the Rialto PD Website **.
    • Area Command – The Area Commander Program is responsible for those areas which directly influence the quality of life for the residents and businesses in Rialto. In addition to enforcing the laws of our society, the Police Department believes it is equally important to maintain and develop positive relationships with all members of the community. The Area Commander Program is one of many innovative examples of the Rialto Police Department’s “Commitment to Community.”

      The Rialto Police Department’s Area Commander Program is working to provide a safe and secure environment for the community. The utilization of proactive community based policing concepts, problem solving principles, technology, and effective crime fighting strategies are just part of the programs overall plan.The Rialto Police Department subscribes to the concepts of “evidence-based policing.” “Evidence-based policing” is the use of the best available research on the outcomes of police work to implement guidelines and evaluate agencies, units, and officers. It suggests that just doing research is not enough and that proactive efforts are required to push accumulated research evidence into practice through national and community guidelines. These guidelines can then focus in-house evaluations on what works best across agencies, units, victims, and officers.

      We also encourage you to use the technology related resources found on the Department’s website to include; Coplogic (Online Reporting), OffenderWatch (Offender Tracking), (Community Crime Stats), Nixle (Community Notification), and tip411 (Text Tips). ** This is directly from the Rialto PD Website **. This was a good program then 2 very awesome Lt’s retired and its not what it used to be because we went to same size less 2 commanders.

    • Social Host ordinance –

      Social Host refers to adults who host parties where alcohol is served on property that they control. Through social host liability laws, adults can be held responsible for these parties if underage people ar served, regardless of who furnishes the alcohol. Teen parties are a primary setting for underage drinking for both high school and college students; to include high consumption of alcohol and binge drinking.

      The Social Host Ordinance expands the ability of the Police Department to address threats to the public health, safety and welfare by imposing accountability in two related areas:

      The first component of the ordinance addresses accountability for gatherings where alcohol, marijuana or other controlled substances are served to, consumed by, or in possession of underage persons.

      The second component of the ordinance creates accountability for loud and unruly gatherings on private property which create a public nuisance due to excessive noise, excessive traffic, public drunkenness, violence, disturbance of the peace, or other disturbances to public health, safety and welfare.

      For more information please read the attached Social Host Ordinance. ** from Rialto PD Website **. Good luck getting an officer to respond to a party though dispatch will just ignore you.

    • Finally lets not forget Joe Baca Jr. and his idea to solve all the criminal activity on Jackson street by calling it Rainbow Road.

Some of these programs are good but only when operated correctly, I hear it from a lot of Volunteers they don’t feel respected. When people get their feelings hurt they take it out on the community. Plus our council and Mayor are beholden to the PD and are afraid to question them, what is up with that?

I love our officers and the ones that know me know that. I know they work a thankless job that is a constant battle but their have been people making choices that are bad and they can’t see past their egos to correct those choices. Chief Kling Started out strong but has stalled and almost disappeared this year, and that is just unacceptable.

Where to shop?

So where should we shop? Back in the day we used to shop in our own city. My mom would only go out-of-town to get something she couldn’t find in Rialto. Everyone at the Staters on Basline knew my mom on a first name basis and they talked quite a bit. Our eye doctor, dentist even eating out was mostly done here.

I’m sorry to say most people I know do very little shopping here in Rialto. Why is that? Because there isn’t anywhere to shop! You can’t go to our local fast food restaurants without the fear of being assaulted. The grocery stores either cater to one ethnicity or have so many bums, druggies and gang bangers hanging out in front of them the risk isn’t worth it. It wasnt until the Fresh and Easy came to Rialto that we actually shopped in Rialto for our food, we don’t buy everything here but at least $50 a month goes back into our local community.

So where do the development dollars go in this city? We have 3 indoor swapmeets, tons of smoke shops, liquor stores & discount grocery stores. We have a walmart and 2 Starbucks (used to be 4). We lost a second Fresh and Easy a Target and who knows what else, on top of the continuing promise of an In & Out in Rialto finally.


The main culprits are easy to point out first of all is crime and blight. Residents of Rialto constantly have to push their elected officials to make keeping Rialto outward apprence a top priority then the bright idea to put a building moratorium along the 210 freeway help us not secure a lot of retail the would have help Rialto tax base.

If it’s not endangered fly or local elected leaders running with their own agenda in mind, Rialto will remain behind the rest of those in the Inland Empire. You can’t create work for your community until you show them that Rialto wants quality business here in our city. 


Where is the Rialto we grew up in? Why must we leave our children to suffer in this mess? Why can’t we have a Bakers that’s not in a high crime area? Our movie theatre is a mess? Foothill our section of route 66 has store fronts that not only have graffiti on the but it seems to just stay up forever. Where is the code officer telling them to cover it or have our contractor go out and clean it to keep our cities face looking as good as possible? 

Can we ever get back to this Rialto (pictured above) where our car show was something to be seen, where our downtown was worth visiting and where our city was a safe place to raise a family?

If not I’m afraid Jackson Street will be the economic leader for Rialto because the fight is long and the warriors are weary.

San Bernardino Crime Scene

So lets see 3 people in your family have been shot, 2 toddlers and a young pregnant lady.

One toddler dies, one is just barely hanging on and the other on the mend. So there is a funeral to plan for a young child along with another child and pregnant mom to visit in the hospital.

Then lets not forget the police, media interviews and neighbors asking questions.

So who thinks you should also be responsible for cleaning up all the blood and everything once the police have cleared the scene?

Apparently San Bernardino PD.  

There is a private company called Crime Scene Steri-Clean LLC. This company has ads looking for employees all the time, most people avoid the ad because of the job description:

Steri-Clean Inc, parent company of Crime Scene Steri-Clean, LLC, Steri-Clean “Hoarder Helpers” and 1-800- Hoarders, is looking for 2 field technicians. This company is owned and operated by Cory Chalmers, expert cleaner on A&E’s “Hoarders”. The reason I posted this in customer service is we are looking for people with customer service experience that don’t mind getting into the field and working hard. This is a part-time position with close to full-time hours or full-time hours a lot of the time. Techs are responsible for cleaning homicide/suicide scenes, hoarding houses, and other difficult situations. Candidates must be in excellent physical condition, and able to work in unpleasant environments while wearing hazmat suits and respirators. Excellent communication skills and outgoing personality is a must. Techs are required to be available Monday through Friday 8-5 as well as on call two nights per week and one to two weekends per month.

Hazmat suits, homicide scenes & other difficult situations……. Hmm I wonder why it was ok for this young lady pictured above from the San Bernardino Sun Paper to clean up the blood from the very family she is morning? I tell you now had I know this young lady was going to be given this task I would have volunteered my time and cleaned it for her. No one should ever have to clean up after a family member has been brutally killed.

Farmer Boy’s Lunch Fundraiser

Local Law Makers Wasting Time

On the way home from the store I was listening to talk radio and heard on the news that Gov. Browns office was reporting that most of the bills that were on his desk were not important and would receive a VETO. Gov. Brown stated that we need to be focusing on unemployment and the budget, I agree.

Everyone knows that California has been in a sad shape for a long, long time. Looking at the latest round of bills coming out of our legislator I don’t think they see what we see. They have wasted valuable time doing other offices jobs.

Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa Signed:

A.B. 167 makes it illegal for a person to make a false claim of a military
decoration. Pending Brown’s signature: ALREADY ILLEGAL

A.B. 199 would enable instruction on the role of Filipinos in World War II in
social science classes. STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATIONS JOB

A.B. 309 would require an appointed individual or “ex officio” member to
vacate his or her office when the individual has been suspended, disqualified or
otherwise excluded from participating in federal transactions. The bill doesn’t
require vacating an elected office, only the position on the governing body of
the local agency. COMMON SENSE

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia Signed:

A.C.R. 6 recognizes the month of January as National Slavery and Human
Trafficking Prevention Month, and it would recognize Feb. 1 as Free From Slavery

Assembly woman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto Signed:

A.B. 230 amends the education code to give Middle College high school
students equal access to community college courses so they can graduate. STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATIONS JOB

A.C.R. 57 declares the week of June 6 to June 12 Dropout Recovery Week and
states the Legislature’s intent to encourage the support of dropout-recovery
high schools with creative teaching strategies, alternative assessments, and


A.B. 446 would have authorized a county to adopt a restorative justice
program to address the needs of minors, victims and the community.

So why wouldnt our local elected officials want to deal with unemployment and the budget? Why tip toe around the two things keeping California from progressing and forcing hundreds of workers and employers to leave the state? FEAR, you see for the longest time they have been able to pander to the special interests and just exist in Sacramento and everything was hunky dory. this article is from the San Bernardino Sun and this letter in the Voice of the People titled “Lost Loyalty” the writer is upset because Josie Gonzales is endorsing Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod for Congress. The writer believes that Congressman Joe Baca has done a good job and everyone should just fall in line with what he wants because he wins in such large margins. No, the only reason he wins is because he represents areas that act in two ways come election time. One whoever puts up the most signs and liters the area must be the best. Second just stay home and not vote at all. The only time the second option wasnt true was when President Obama was elected they came out in droves. Because of that the proposition making gay marriage illegal in Ca won, without that turnout the outcome would have been much different.

So lets contact our elected officials at let them know they need to get to the business of saving this state from destruction.

Catalyst for change

On Tuesday September 13th JOSEPH W. MARTINEZ Trustee, Board of Education Rialto Unified School District wrote an opinion on Tobin Brinker as a teacher at Frisbee Middle School and a City Council Member for the Third Ward in San Bernardino.

Mr. Brinker also runs a Facebook group called Inland Empire Teachers where teachers can openly connect with one another and share ideas, concerns and frustrations. As someone who is part of this group and a former educator I find the group refreshing and positive.

Mr. Brinker even availed himself to someone with concerns not connected to education, but to the state of a part of his council ward. Its men like Mr. Brinker that keep the Inland Empire moving forward and take the action necissary to forge ahead through life making everyone’s better by just not settling for good enough.

I challenge you to read the letter on the link above and read the nice words Mr. Martinez writes about Mr. Brinker.


Graffiti In Rialto

Let me start this post with its been worse, a lot worse. But is that any reason to not want it to still improve.


Graffiti like this one above has been on this wall in this field for over a year now. Multiple calls to the Graffiti Hotline with no avail. Yet the opposite wall same field they removed the graffiti tag after a year of calls.

The graffiti is getting so bad that small businesses are getting tagged up on their store fronts on Foothill Blvd and it’s just staying there. Sorry but I would not feel safe if I was looking to patronize a business and saw that. I would choose to spent my money else where and I do (but that’s for another day).

We are the ones that must stand against the filth of society taking hold of our communities. With so many local elections happening in the next year we need to lean on our elected officials to put up or ………… I know budgets are tight and money is thin but we cannot allow our community to slip away into the darkness because of a poor economy. Let me highlight a recent situation where a community member (me) and a local elected official worked together to clean up a major blight in a highly visible portion of our city:

This is what the construction lot at the corner of Ayala and the 210 Freeway looked like. So as people traveling down the 210 passed Ayala and approached Riverside Ave this is what they saw. This may have been their first impression of Rialto. What kind of message did this send. Ill tell you it wasnt good. I brought this up at a Area Command Meeting in Early 2011 for Area 1 a meeting attended by council member Joe Baca Jr. Both Mr. Baca Jr. and Lt. Thompson of the Rialto PD said this would be addressed. Months and months go by nothing. So I find out that the lot in question was jointly owned the City of Rialto leased a portion to Atkinson Construction Services and a smaller part was owned by Caltrans. Did you know we have a council member that sits on the Caltrans board? Council Woman Deborah Robertson sits on thier board and had been assisting me on getting the graffiti removed in a more timely fashion from freeway walls and direction signs.

I contacted Mrs. Robertson and informed her of the situation and included pictures and she made a trip to see the lot for her own eyes she was appalled. Mrs. Robertson and the Public Works director began the eviction process for Atkinson and directed Caltrans to clean up their portion. The removed all “K” rails and steel tubes and other debris that gangs were using as blank canvases. This is what it looks like now :

Now a retailer can see himself developing this lot, people can drive by and not feel like they need to stop at another Starbucks and we can know the Mrs. Robertson stepped up to the plate and came through when others let us down.

Below are the different options open to you to report graffiti: – Report Online

909-820-2670 – Graffiti Hotline, Program this number into your cell phone and call on graffiti right when you see it if you wait you will forget. – Facebook page dedicated to highlighting the lapses in response.

10 Years since 9/11

tomorrow Sunday September 11 2011 it will be 10 yrs since we lost so many lives, and so many more were effected for a lifetime. I personally had a loved one in an airplane that morning. It was a scary time for everyone because we had no idea what exactly was going on or how to react.

It wasnt until those terrorist groups took responsibility that we knew what was going on. It has changed how we do everything from concerts, shopping to national defense.

Did we allow these people to bully us into a war we have the hardest time winning?


No matter what you think about our National Defense or the wars in the Middle East we have men and wemon taking the fight to the enemy and we need to support them. There are local events scheduled and I would suggest we take the time to attend and keep the importance of this day in mind.

OCFA Benevolent Association & Habitat for Humanity
5K Charity Walk-A-Thon
Sunday, September 11
7 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast
9:11 a.m. – 9/11 Tribute Ceremony & 5K will begin immediately after
Irvine Spectrum
8105 Irvine Center Drive
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The City of Fontana and the San Bernardino County Fire Department
“We Will Never Forget”
September 11
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Memorial Service
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Blood Drive
Memorial Rose Garden
16822 Spring Street
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LA vs. WAR
A Pro-Peace / Anti-war Art Exhibition
September 10 and 11
Noon – 12 a.m.
The Vortex
2341 East Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90021

Los Angeles City Fire Department
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
September 11
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, 90012
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Burbank Town Center
A Day of Remembrance and Service
September 11
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Burbank Town Center
201 E. Magnolia Blvd.
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City of Redondo Beach
10 Year Remembrance of the Events of 9/11
September 11
11 a.m.
Civic Center Circle
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, 90277
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Eastvale Law Enforcement and Firefighters Association
Fundraiser & Blood Drive Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
September 12
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings
12411 Limonite Avenue
Suite 650

FAWSKIN: Singer/actress Shirley Jones and husband, comedian Marty Ingels will host the grand re-opening of Fawn Park, their 9-11 Memorial Park in Fawnskin. Celebrities, free food and drinks. The event is set for noon to 6 p.m. at the park, 39221 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin.

REDLANDS BOWL: Redlands’ Sept. 11 observance is set for 6 p.m. at the Redlands Bowl, at 25 Grant St. in Redlands. The event will feature music by the Redlands Fourth of July Band and high school choirs, reflections from local dignitaries, a tribute to emergency responders and a salute to members of the armed forces. Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier,
who was among the emergency responders at Ground Zero in New York City, will discuss his experiences. Local lawmakers and mayors including those from Redlands, San Bernardino, Highland and Yucaipa will participate.

REDLANDS: The University of Redlands will have a candlelight vigil from 5:46 to 6:03 a.m. in front of Memorial Chapel, 1200 East Colton Ave., Redlands.

FONTANA: City officials invite the public to a Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. in Downtown Fontana, at the Memorial Rose Garden, 16822 Spring Street, Fontana. All residents are invited to join the city and the San Bernardino County Fire Department in honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. The service will include guest speakers, a candle light vigil at sunset and a memorial slide show.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: The Chaffey College Student Veterans, along with the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District, will host a 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 event. The event is from 2 to 3 p.m. in the east patio of the Michael Alexander Campus Center, 5885 Haven Ave. Rancho Cucamonga. This event is open to the community. Information: 909-652-6000.




Where are these cameras?????

Supposedly there was 287,000 of federal money to install cameras in the parks of Rialto.

“While the goal is to install the cameras at every park in the city, the first three will be Frisbee Park, Rialto Park and Jerry Eaves Park.

“Those are three of our more challenging parks because of the way the parks are laid out,” said police Chief Mark Kling. “Officers can drive down the street and not see what’s in the park.” The cameras will provide real-time images of the parks and give officers a “play-by-play” of criminal activity there, Kling said.”

According to the article below:

Well let me see I saw a black and white patrol car driving right in front of me on etiwanda ave tonight and she drove past a lit garage with narcotics going on as well as 2 people having sex at Flores park. I guess the sex on the picnic tables 15 ft away from the street is to far away. I was told at a block captain meeting prior to this summer that the remainder of the parks would have those cameras installed this year and that Flores Park would be done by September, no work has begun.

Our officer seem very over worked, NW groups are dropping from existence, city is in a budget free fall. We need these cameras so that our cop hours don’t go wasted. Police going to the call and knowing who to look for is more productive than local residents putting their necks on the line, and then being hung out to dry because they have to live with the criminals the police couldn’t pin a case on.





Death of a 12yr old

A Rialto motorist who police say fled after he struck and killed a 12-year- old
boy riding a skateboard has been charged with voluntary manslaughter with gross

Matthew Cory Hudson is the man charged with the hit and run of the 12yr old earlier this week. He not only hit a child and ran but successfully evaded police and then called to report his car stolen and couldnt even do that convincingly. Serious this guy is a dufus.

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