Sept. 15, 2015 - Redlands Police cited 13 drivers during two crosswalk enforcement details this month.
Police officers conducted crosswalk and bicycle enforcement details on Friday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 9, at intersections on Redlands Boulevard between Orange Street and Citrus Avenue; on Olive Avenue between Eureka and Cajon streets; and on Cajon Street between Citrus and Olive avenues. Eight drivers were cited on Sept. 4 for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Five drivers were cited on Sept. 9. No violations by cyclists were observed during the details.
The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past four years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The schedule for the remainder of this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
Sept. 10, 2015 - Market Night is canceled tonight due to rain.
Market Rain Policy: Staff will determine if the market will be cancelled due to rain by monitoring the evening’s forecast on the AccuWeather website Thursday at noon. If the forecast predicts a 60% chance of rain during the hours of 5 pm through 9 pm, Market Night will be cancelled for the evening. Should the weather defy the forecast, the Market Night staff will cancel the market if it is raining at 2 p.m. or later and/or if the streets are significantly wet at that time. When the market is canceled, a message will be put on the home page of the City’s Web site www.cityofredlands.org. Farmers and vendors can look up the website at http://www.accuweather.com/…/92373/hourly-weather-fo…/331975.
If the market has been canceled before 7:30 p.m. all vendors will be given a refund. If staff cancels the market at 7:30 p.m. or later no refund will be given.
Sept. 9, 2015 - September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Redlands is taking the opportunity to encourage residents to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies and to register for the City of Redlands Emergency Notification System.
The National Preparedness Month Ready Campaign encourages all citizens to build on the four universal building blocks of preparedness – Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. For more information on these key steps, visit www.ready.gov/prepare.
Sept. 9, 2015 - Investigators on Tuesday arrested a 65-year-old Huntington Beach man suspected of molestation of a Redlands teen in Redlands and Orange County over the past two years. Detectives believe there may be additional victims.
Richard George Moran was arrested without incident at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at his home in Huntington Beach.
Detectives began investigating Moran after receiving reports in June of child molestation that had occurred in Redlands and Orange County over the past two years. The victim, a 13-year-old Redlands boy, told police that Moran had touched him inappropriately while they were alone together in the boy’s Redlands home and in the suspect’s vehicle in Orange County.
The Redlands Police Department’s Narcotics K-9 Unit has set a goal to raise $20,000 in donations to support the program at a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 12, at Gerrard’s Market at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Center Street.
Beginning at noon the public is invited to attend the fundraising event with music, craft breweries, a silent auction, pet adoptions, child fingerprinting, face painting, a live band, Star Wars characters and Kona Ice. Gerrard’s will be serving ribs and turkey legs.
Highlights will also include K-9 demonstrations from various law enforcement agencies, Redlands Fire Department vehicles, and the RPD ballistic capable rescue/tactical vehicle and other police vehicles.
Aug. 27, 2015 - The weekly Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market is a year-round market providing access to fresh and local produce from farmers in the area.
The Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the public parking lot along Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets in Historic Downtown Redlands.
Aug. 26, 2015 - One person was cited during a Shoulder Tap operation Monday, Aug. 24, in which an 18-year-old volunteer under the direct supervision of a Redlands Police officer, stood outside five local businesses that sell alcohol and offered to give people entering the stores money to buy beer.
A 39-year-old San Bernardino man was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor and for two misdemeanor warrants. He was found to be in violation of his probation and arrested.
The enforcement efforts are part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Aug. 26, 2015 - Redlands Police, working closely with Fontana Police detectives, on Tuesday arrested two men believed responsible for as many as 13 armed robberies in the Inland Empire since July 30, including three in Redlands.
Police arrested 28-year-old Michael Lamont Scott Jr., of Banning, and 29-year-old Ryan Neal Williams, of San Bernardino. Police believe Scott is the man who held up a Starbucks, at 637 Orange St. on Aug. 1; Toys R Us, 9930 Alabama St., on Aug. 17; and Papa John’s Pizza, 770 Tennessee St., on Aug. 24, along with at least 10 other robberies in Fontana, San Bernardino, Calimesa, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and Ontario. Williams is believed to have been the getaway driver in each of the hold-ups.
Aug. 26, 2015 - The City of Redlands was notified last week that a permit that will allow completion of road construction at the Alabama Street/Redlands Boulevard/Colton Avenue intersection has been issued.
The permit, known as a GO88, was issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), allowing the City to construct within the railroad right-of-way on Alabama Street and Colton Avenue.
Work on both the Alabama Street portion and Colton Avenue section of the intersection with Redlands Boulevard is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 8.