Responsible Redlands operation to target social host violations
Redlands Police will be out in force conducting special party patrols Saturday, March 15, during the University of Redlands Beta Afterglow weekend as part of the department’s Responsible Redlands enforcement efforts. The party patrols are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.
In an effort to keep the St. Patrick’s Day weekend safe and fun for everyone, Redlands Police officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and targeted “saturation patrols” looking for anyone who may have been tempted to drink and drive.
Police will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the northbound lanes of Church Street at Brockton Avenue, continuing through 3 a.m. Saturday.
Officers on grant-funded overtime will conduct saturation patrols Saturday, March 15, and Monday, March 17, looking for alcoholimpaired driving patterns. The St. Patrick’s Day weekend enforcement actions are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.
The City of Redlands currently has openings on three City commissions. Deadline for filing applications to any of the three commissions is March 24. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council. Except where noted, commission meetings are held in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Persons interested in applying for the non-salaried positions may request application forms from the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 35 Cajon St., Suite 200, by phone at 798-7510, or on-line at www.cityofredlands.org
For kids who love LEGO, the Redlands Community Center will provide Pre-Engineering classes for children ages 5 to 6.
Classes begin Monday, March 10, and continue daily from 9 a.m. to noon through March 14. The cost is $126 and scholarships are available. Kids will learn how to design and build projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars. Come and explore the endless creativity in the world of LEGO.
Due to a number of people placing items that are not allowed in the pharmaceutical drop-off box, the Redlands Police Department has discontinued the use of a secure pharmaceutical drop-off box in front of the Police Annex, but Redlands residents who wish to dispose of prescription drugs, used needles and other pharmaceutical items still have a number of safe options.
Improper disposal of prescription drugs, used hypodermic needles and other pharmaceutical items can create serious health and safety issues. Medications should never be flushed down the drain or thrown away in household trash.
Redlands police arrested two women caught stealing from a grave at Hillside Memorial Park Monday night and recovered additional items taken for the past several months from graves at the cemetery.
The suspects’ vehicle was stopped in the 1200 block of Olive Avenue, several blocks from the cemetery, located at 1540 Alessandro Road, at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3. Inside the vehicle police located a pink child’s purse, wind chimes and decorative metal art taken from the gravesite minutes earlier.
The National Weather Service reports a change in the weather pattern through the end of the week, the City will have emergency sandbags available for Redlands residents or local businesses which are being flooded or in imminent danger of flooding.
Sandbags are available at all Redlands Fire Stations. Fill sand will be available in the vacant lot across the street from the Redlands Corporation Yard, located at 1270 W. Park Ave.
The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training beginning in May. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Did you fry during the holidays? Maybe you enjoy deep-fried turkey. The City of Redlands has joined San Bernardino County’s Stormwater Program in urging residents to recycle leftover cooking oil at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste collection site and seven other facilities throughout the county as part of a recently launched Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign.
“Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause clogged pipes and other sewer problems that can be costly to repair. Recycling cooking oil is not only good for the environment, but can also prevent the hassle of dealing with sewer issues and save you money,” said Terry Fritz, senior environmental compliance inspector for the City of Redlands.
Redlands Police cited 18 drivers during a crosswalk enforcement detail Thursday morning.
Two police officers and a community service officer conducted the crosswalk detail between 8 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at three intersections – Cajon and Vine streets; Redlands Boulevard at Fifth Street; and Orange Street at Union Avenue. Drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.