Rialto Now Endorses For The 31st Congressional District Paul Chabot

First off we analyzed all of the candidates for this Congressional Seat and from the get go we found incumbent Pete Aguilar not the person that this region needs working for the people in Washington DC. Paul Chabot was the person that opposed Pete Aguilar in the last election 2 years ago. Paul Chabot ran a Grassroots campaign that was heavily out spent by the outsiders of the democrat party that flooded the region with money and a visit from Former President Clinton and Current VP Joe Biden. Even with all that Paul Chabot held on to make it a tough win for Pete Aguilar.

Paul Chabot came to our city of Rialto and held a Coffee event at Coffee Nuttz in Rialto. Democrats came out and asked Paul Chabot some tough questions and he answered them all unlike Pete Aguilar who has made a habit of running from the constituents when the questions get hard.

Paul Chabot has worked tirelessly for the well being of families and children. His organization has come to cities all over the Inland Empire to bring resources and collaborative partnerships to make local cities better for everyone. Why don’t you know about this? Well you see Paul Chabot and his team don’t come in with a massive team of fake people for a single event jump in front of the cameras for that perfect shot. No Paul Chabot works behind the scenes and works alongside people to create a better community for everyone. His team spreads out all over the Inland Empire to make an impact on the lives of people that matter. We need real people in congress that are interested in fixing the problems that the tax payers care about.

When we first heard about Paul Chabot’s plan for a Joint Military Base in San Bernardino we were skeptical. After listening more about his plans and watching crime skyrocket in San Bernardino this year the plan became one of the best ideas that has been brought to the region. Think about it the world is getting more dangerous and the public has become less comfortable with massive troop boots on ground solutions and more special forces and using air technology resources has become the new way to combat the evil that threatens us. Also our staff grew up in this region and the area that used to consist of Norton Air Force Base and Base Housing was a nice safe place to live and shop. Fast forward today it is full of crime, drugs and looks like a dump. The International Airport has been stalled by years due to massive corruption from Airport Board Staff.

Wikipedia entry on the SB Int Airport has this to say about the demise of the Airport:

An audit completed June 2011 at the request of a grand jury investigation found examples of potential mismanagement and financial irregularities. In September 2011, as part of a special joint corruption task force, the FBI raided the offices of the airport and the home of airport developer Scot Spencer to secure internal documents. In late September 2011, Don Rogers, the Director of the SBIA Authority (SBIAA) resigned. The grand jury report questioned a relationship between Rogers and Spencer, including a settlement of a legal claim by companies owned by Spencer against the SBIAA for almost $1 million without ascertaining whether Spencer’s companies suffered damages equivalent to such an amount.

The good ole San Bernardino Sun also reported on this corrupt land of stolen federal money:

More than 80 FBI agents filled a 26-foot U-Haul truck with records – including computers and mobile phones – as part of an investigation into mail and wire fraud, bribery, conspiracy and money laundering, and theft and fraud related to federal funds.

June 7th is the primary and you have these choices: Pete Aguilar, Sean Flynn, Joe Baca, Kaiser Ahmed & Paul Chabot

The top 2 candidates to obtain the most votes will compete in the general election in November we say your vote should be for Paul Chabot.



Coffee with the Chief May 2016


A nice group of community residents came out on a gloomy morning  to hear the latest from Rialto Police Department. Lt Smith stood in for Chief Deanda who was at a meeting honoring one of Rialto Police finest.

Lt Smith spoke about the changes in the uniforms

Lt Smith spoke about technology and training. One training peice is a interrogration training 95 people have attended various trainings. The Chief is looking to increase the amount of money the city allocates to the Police to make sure that Rialto Officers are highly trained. Training in Dispatch has also been developed and more Dispatchers have been hired and trained.

New vehicle tech like innovative bars for the new fleet of SUV’s will help make sure PIT manuvers will be done safely. New generation of camera is coming out and Rialto Police is phasing in the new tech and holds lifetime warranty on camera placement.

Legalization of Marijuana has made it nessicary for more training on being able to decifer if somone is under the influence of marijuana while driving for Rialto Traffic and Patrol officers. This is one of the many consequences of allowing Marijuana Use under the idea that Marijuana is medicine.

Bike team has been reinstated and will be working at the scools to help with traffic and safety. They also went through a training on how to safely use their firearm when on the police bike. Lt. Smith said that because these officers are more exposed by the type of vehicle they are using the need for the officers to be able to remain safe is vital.

Lt Smith praised Sgt Nelson on his work in the traffice department. Sgt Nelson spoke about the addition of two motor officers that will help with the added truck traffic due to the mass influx of truckers that are not obeying the laws of the road. Lt Smith said that truckers are following onboard GPS rather than posted truck routes. This is very interesting because Mayor Robertson promised that her warehouses would make sure that truckers obeyed the truck routes.

Lt Smith spoke about two armed robberies that went down within 15 minutes of each other. What was awesome was both suspects were aprehended and a stolen gun was taken off the streets.

Lt Smith spoke about using data to effect change in crime trends and having officers cross trained to help effect more crime outside of their assigned areas.

We also heard from the Narcotics team and they told us that Marijuana is becoming a bigger problem for Rialto Youth. Rialto youth are using Marijuana more than Tobacco and Alcohol. Rialto has an ordanance that bans medical Marijuana shops within the city of Rialto. Shutting them down is not as easy as going in and closing the doors. The Narcotics team must be able to prove that sales are going on within the shop. They also have to maintian the products seizied or the city could be liable for the value of the products seizied if the case is not won by the county.


Rialto Public Safety Resources Coming Under Attack

December 1, 2015 I'd like to give a big shout out to Mike Hayes from the city of Rialto for restoring our lights back of the canine training yard. Thank you Mike and team!

December 1, 2015
I’d like to give a big shout out to Mike Hayes from the city of Rialto for restoring our lights back of the canine training yard.
Thank you Mike and team!

The photo above was taken from the Freind’s of Rialto Police K9 Facebook page. The team said let there be light and apparently the city made it so. So why now are the lights gone and people from the program upset over recent actions?

Rumors began swirling last week that Rialto Public Safety agency has been targeted by a select number of city council members over a vendetta from a very tense vote over what events should be labeled city events and have access to the Tax Payer General Fund Account.

Late last week we were made aware of the action to shut down the Freinds of Rialto K9 training yard. Apparently a couple of people who sit on our collective city council including the mayor were upset that the mayors efforts to cover her tracks in causing $10,000 to be lost from the Tax Payer funded General Fund in connection to the Mayors State of the Woman event. The details are not clear at this point but we do know that the K9 Training Yard operated by the 501c3 Non Profit Freinds of the Rialto Police K9 program has been red tagged and lights, training boxes and demo car have all been removed without a valid reason from the City of Rialto. According to reports we have received the City Leaders and the Chief of Police are experiencing some memory loss because they claim to have no prior knowledge of the improvements to the K9 training yard. What is funny is the Rialto K9 Friends Association was recognizied for the efforts that Eagle Scouts Tyler James and Trevor Benson made to bring shaded seating and lights to the Freinds of Rialto Police K9 training yard.


As you can see is the efforts of the work on the K9 training were part of a public meeting of our city council so why are they playing dumb? The efforts to upgrade the training area were so open knowledge that the department gave out awards to tyler the youth involved in rasing the funds recived and the award was covered in the Rialto Record Newspaper.



We spoke to Cheif Deanda today and he gave us his word that this effort with the K9 training Yard was not politically connected in any way. He also said that his abilities to speak freely were constricted by the ongoing investigation. What exactally is being investigated was not made clear but Cheif Deanda told us that once the investigation was over things would be made available.

Keep checking back as we will update the story as information comes in.

First round of Rialto Police Area Command meetings for 2016 review

So 2016 is underway and with that comes the first round of Area Command meetings held by the Rialto Police department. With recent retirements and promotions the program has gone through some major changes. Normally change would be bad but these changes have moved key people into great leadership roles. The Area Command program is now anchored once again by to great and passionate leaders in Lt. Kurkusky in the south and newly promoted Lt. Smith in the north.

We missed the first Area Command Meeting on the south end but covered the Area Command meeting in the north and since they share the same info this is a great breakdown of what happened.

Over 50 residents filled up an assembly room at the Sunrise church on north Riverside Ave. The program began with newly promoted Lt. Smith introducing himself.

After Lt. Smith’s introduction he had officer Wilson come up and talk about the Operation Lifesaver Program. Though the programs ideas sound good some are leary of it. One reason that people are leary of this program is the fact that we’re tracking people and creating a regular access point into someone’s home (“to change the battery”). Second is the style of equipment used it’s very old tech and reminds us of what was innovative back in the 80’s. Finally getting grants are good but with every grant comes a long list of rules you must follow and some out there don’t trust Washington at all.

Next up was Cpl. Marquez who had the original task of overseeing the Rialto Reentry Program but now has a long list of other programs that have been added to his plate. The Reentry program is the first thing Cpl. Marquez spoke about:

Next Cpl. Marquez spoke about the next program that he oversees which is the Crime Free Multi Housing Program. This is a program that is aimed at keeping multi housing projects safe:

Next Cpl. Marquez spoke about the Nixle Program a program where you can get direct information from the police department. He also goes over the Text to Tip portion of the program.

Next Cpl. Marquez talks about the Homeless Outreach program and explains what him team will do in this program.

Next up Councilman O’Connell goes over his first quarter Rialto Rap Up. This is where he talks about what is important to the community and he makes himself available to questions from the community. Here is a copy of the Press Release he is reading from:

Shawn PR 2016

Officer Anderson was next up to talk to the community about the Inland Regional Center Terrorist Attack in San Bernardino. Officer Anderson is a longtime SWAT Officer and former K9 Handler. He and his team were in the main fight when the two ISIS Terrorists were shot and killed.

Rialto Fire on scene at the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack.

Officer Anderson also talks about the Foundation that makes the Rialto Police K9 program possible The Friends Of Rialto Police K9 he invites the community to interact with the K9 program through their Facebook Page.

Next the Terrorism Detective from Rialto Police gave us a terrorism threat assessment training of some sort that was a little confusing. We have heard this Detective give presentations before and they seemed to flow better. The title of the powerpoint and a lot of the information that was given didn’t seem to match up.

Run Fight Hide




Hundreds of People Come Out to Support The Rialto Police Officer Fallen Hero Memorial 5k Fundraiser

Early Saturday morning while others are wrapped up snuggled in their beds Rialto Police Officers, Volunteers and City Workers were up closing streets and setting up for a memorial 5K to raise funds for a future Fallen Officer Monument to Honor the Three Men who have died in the line of duty.

The crowd stacked up up waiting for the start of the 5K

The crowd stacked up up waiting for the start of the 5K

Turnout was a little lower than last year but things that may have attributed to this was a change in person in charge of the event promotion, change of venue and the threats of winter weather conditions including a severe wind warning. Participation from fellow officers was lighter this year than last year and one of those reasons probably was the Battle of the Badges boxing match that is slated for later on this evening.

Battle of the Badges 2016Tonight

Chris “The Makau” Sellig from Rialto Police will be boxing

Abarham “ABE” Adame from the California Department of Corrections in Bout #3 


Robert “Don’t Doubt Me” Morales from Rialto Police will be boxing

Jerry Magoffin from Pachenga Department of Public Safety in Bout #11

The weather was made for running but many runners commented that this years course was too difficult and much more difficult than last year. Also a major difference from last year was the fact that NONE of your elected officals came out to support this year and we only saw two department heads (Police Chief Deaanda & Parks & Rec Manager Perry). With this year being an election year it is odd to see none of the elected leaders than will be vying for your vote out this year.

Probably the coolest part for the Rialto Now team who had 2 runners this year was the Sheriffs Academy class were out once again running in a group chanting their cadence check it out below.

Check out all the cool photos and videos by going to Rialto Re-Entry, Rialto Network or Rialto PD Facebook


Rialto Police High Speed Chase


Earlier today Cpl Hintz and his team were involved in a high speed chase as they proceeded to stop a suspected stolen vehicle. Cpl Hintz the officer was able to end the pursuit with no injuries.  Suspect tried to elude PD but was found him hiding in a yard.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Rialto PD Officer Memorial 5k/3k Run/Walk


Rialto Police Honors 12 Officers for their Promotions At Council Meeting

Police Chief Randy Deanda Sworn in as Rialtos's new top cop photo credit Rialto Network

Police Chief Randy Deanda Sworn in as Rialtos’s new top cop photo credit Rialto Network

As the city moves further into the next chapters of its history the Police Department has also turned a page and moved into a new chapter in providing police services to the community of Rialto. Up until recent history we have looked outside of our own Department and Even County looking for the person that will lead one of our most vital Public Safety agencies. Now as City Council moves to hire the next Police Chief we see yet another strong man coming from within our Police Department ranks. Replacing outgoing Chief Tony Farrar is former Police Captain Randy Deanda a long time officer within the Rialto Police Department. Chief Deanda is a man of strong Character and resides locally but not only since taking the helm but has lived for a long time and raised his family locally so he understands what we as a community are going through. Even though we have not always seen eye to eye Chief Deanda has always been willing to speak to those in the community in his previous roles listen to others opinions. We are lucky to have Randy Deanda as Rialto’s Top Cop.

The full Promotion class photo credit Rialto Network

The full Promotion class photo credit Rialto Network

Another awesome part about Chief Deanda taking the helm is that there was a flurry of Promotions from within our own department twelve sworn promotions. We will start with the Corporals and work our way up, all of these officers are fine people. You will see comments next to some of the names. Some we know a lot about others we only know by the badge they wear on their chest.

Photo from the Rialto Police Promotion Ceremony Photo Credit Rialto Network

Photo from the Rialto Police Promotion Ceremony Photo Credit Rialto Network

Corporal Pouching – Cpl Pouching is a long time officer of Rialto Police Department we know him from his work on Patrol, as a former K9 Officer and most recently as a member of our traffic division a great guy with knowledge to lead the next generation of Police Officer.

Corporal Hince

Corporal Russo on his Police Bike

Corporal Russo on his Police Bike

Corporal Russo – Corporal Russo has been for as long as I can remember one of Rialto’s finest Traffic Cops. He has won multiple awards for his work with Under the Influence drivers and has made himself available to many community groups and our youth to stress the importance of safe driving habits.

Corporal Farmer – Quiet, strong man from a Rialto blood line who’s father is a Former Police Chief, Council member and Mayor. Corporal Farmer most recently was working in the Detectives Division and has been part of closing out some of Rialto’s most notorious Cold Cases.


Sargent Nelson posing for a picture at Rialto's National Night Out with Former Traffic Sargent Shepard

Sargent Nelson posing for a picture at Rialto’s National Night Out with Former Traffic Sargent Shepard

Sergeant Nelson – Sargent Nelson is almost a carbon copy of probably one of our most favorite Police Officers. Sargent Nelson who now oversees the traffic Division was the Corporal that brought the Community Policing vision back to Rialto. When he was tasked with overseeing Community Policing I wondered when he slept. He made himself available what was almost 24/7 he was a valuable resource and a workman to help make residents feel safe and heard. He was the ultimate advocate for the community.
"Sgt. Muir on-duty taking the time to interact with some kids in our community by buying them an ice cream at George's Burger." Photo Credit Rialto PD Facebook

“Sgt. Muir on-duty taking the time to interact with some kids in our community by buying them an ice cream at George’s Burger.” Photo Credit Rialto PD Facebook

Sergeant Muir – Now Sargent Muir has been a Sargent for a few months now but we are not at all upset at him being included in this batch of promotions. Sargent Muir can’t be thanked or honored enough for what he has done for this community. Rialto is a better place because of the hours of dedicated work he has put in. To the criminal he is your worse nightmare, to the child he is a welcomed face in the midst of tragedy and to a victim he is your knight that will work diligently to see that justice is done. Our owner David Phillips tells us stories all the time of this living legend. David has gone on countless ride-a-longs with Sargent Muir when he was a Corporal and tells us how Sargent Muir would adapt to each call effortlessly and seemed to be a master of each situation. Our favorite story is when a local African American community member told Sargent Muir that someone had drawn a swastika in her wet cement and she didn’t notice until it was dry Sargent Muir came to her house on his personal time and patched her driveway. Dedicated Father, Friend, Cop and Solider there is no other like Sargent Muir (Sargent Muir is who we refer to when we’re talking about Sargent Nelson)

Sergeant Balawag 

Sergeant Gerard 

Lieutenant Lane

Lieutenant Smith – Is a great guy with a lot of passion and heart. The former Sargent of the Traffic Division and Risk Management he is a great person to step into this promotion. He is also the new area commander for the northern section of the city. He is probably the best person to fill the shoes of the three people that have held that job before him. Most recently Kathy Thompson, Andy Karol and Craig Crispin. A great promotion and a awesome show to the community that Rialto Police wants to see the Area Command program live on.

Captain Wilson – Another great guy who has a very easy way about him. A former Area Commander and a person that will listen and talk to anyone that asks. He and Captain Karol have always worked so well together they will be an awesome team that helps launch Rialto PD as one of the Top Law Enforcement agencies in California.


Your 2016 Update On The City Care Of Councilman Shawn O’Connell

Councilman Shawn O’Connell continues his track record of meeting all of his campaign promises and keeping the community informed with his 2016 Rialto Year Update. Councilman O’Connell is the only elected official to who not only worked diligently to make good on what he said on his first run on the good ole campaign trail, he has done everything he promised with a year to spare in his political career.

To top it off Councilman O’Connell one of Rialto’s most influential people in Rialto in 2015 has just released his yearly update for 2016 which you can see below is an update of what is vital to residents, what has been done and what is coming up. Councilman O’Connell normally releases these Press Releases before each area command meeting as a way to give the community an honest and unbiased look at what is vital to the community.

Shawn PR 2016So as we said Councilman O’Connell releases these Press Releases before each Area Command meeting series and tonight kicks off the first Area Command for the South Part of the city.  They will be discussing things to consider during an “Active Shooter” incident. Several Rialto Police Department SWAT officers who responded to the Inland Regional Center incident in San Bernardino will be in attendance and provide insight on their experiences that day.

Join Rialto PD and Various City Department heads this week to get your information for 2016.

Area Command 2016


Is this hate speak or not

Mississippi Democrat Kenneth Stokes urged his community this week to hurl rocks, bricks and bottles at police.

A Mississippi councilman has sparked controversy after calling for dramatic action against police. Kenneth Stokes, a councilman in Jackson Ward, says he wants his constituents to send a message to police officers from other jurisdictions who chase misdemeanor suspects through their territory. “What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don’t want you in here,” he said, reported WLBT.

This elected official is out of control and off his rocker. Normally no elected official would ever be brazen enough to say this publicly let alone to a reporter on camera but thanks to the #blacklivesmatter protesters and our current sitting president saying these types of things are ok and expected. Obama has done very little to protect the Men & Women who put on a uniform and defend this countries laws. Obama’s lack of action on the side of law enforcement has brought a rise in police officer deaths and leaves police in some areas questioning every single step they take putting themselves in danger.

Listening to Councilman Stokes talk about how police from other jurisdictions should not be able to pursue suspects into his city because of county or city boarders reminded me of one of Rialto’s Top Cops at a community forum. At a Coffee With The Chief event held some years ago someone asked about Rialto Police and their ability to keep Marijuana Pot Shops out of Rialto. The resident asked if Rialto Police had Jurisdiction to inforce Marijuana laws (since most of the law against its use were federal). This high ranking Rialto Police official said:

  1. The law against having Marijuana Shops within the City of Rialto limits was an ordnance that was within the prop 215 law passed by the State of California allowing Medical Marijuana uses but still allowed cities to regulate if pot shops were allowed in Rialto.
  2. He pointed at his badge and said do you see the California Seal on my badge? As a sworn police officer here in California I have the ability to enforce the law State Wide.
  3. He ended saying that in the USA there were no boundaries that kept him from enforcing the laws of this country.

I don’t have this recorded but I remember it so vividly because he wasn’t rude or over bearing but he clearly explained his right to enforce the laws of this land to protect good law abiding citizens. I also loved the clear and concise way his legal right to enforce laws was explained.

So where does this Councilman get off telling cops that they cant pursue a suspect into his city if they are under suspicion of committing a crime? He wants to turn his city into a safe haven for criminals? This isn’t 3rd grade and were not playing tag there is no safe zone from answering for your crimes.

This councilman is part of a ward system and as we have come to see the ward system is a system that hurts cities because each council person isn’t responsible to the entire cities success, only their small section of the community. Also in this case I’m sure that this councilman’s ward is largely minority and as we have seen races of people that consider themselves minorities have bought the concept that there is a race of people out to get them. Yes there are some racist idiots that make this look that way but those of us who were raised in areas with a lot of different races of people represented we just don’t get it.

Moral of the story here is that this type of hate speak (to hurl rocks, bricks and bottles at police) is way out of line and it only puts more lives in danger. Those police are doing their jobs and they have families too. Don’t the police deserve the same right as any person to get home safe at the end of their day? Were lucky here in Rialto that we have a Police Department that has worked over the years to have a positive respectful relationship with the City of Rialto and it’s guests.


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