The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium.
The seminar, part of the Redlands Police Department’s Street Smart program, is designed to increase participants’ level of awareness and minimize their risk of victimization.
The seminar is designed for women and girls from ages 13 and up and will include a personal safety presentation as well as hands-on training.
The class includes presentations by members of the Redlands Police Department, hands-on training in self-defense tactics and a personal safety question and answer session. UFC/WEC mixed martial artist Javier Vazquez will also be in attendance.
Residents may notice unusual air activity as a large jet makes several passes over the northwest portion of the City this weekend. San Bernardino International Airport officials notified City officials of a series of take-offs and landings scheduled to take place this weekend.
A large 777 aircraft will be performing a series of take-offs and landings at the airport, part of a commercial film project. The activity is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 24; however, additional activity may take place Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Airport officials anticipate fewer than 10 passes each day.
Investigators have released a store surveillance video of a murder victim, taken a day before the woman’s body was found in a Redlands orange grove. Police hope the video will prompt members of the public who may have seen the woman and have information about the events leading up to her death.
The body of 23-year-old Sylvia Marie Flores, of Perris, was found by a resident in an orange grove off Almond Avenue west of Alabama Street the evening of Feb. 26.
Three people were arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend, including one arrested during a sobriety checkpoint Friday and two others arrested during targeted saturation patrols over the weekend.
A total of 137 vehicles passed through the DUI/drivers license checkpoint between 10 p.m. Friday, March 15, and 3 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of Colton Avenue, west of Texas Street. In addition to the DUI arrest, three citations were issued for driving with suspended licenses and another three drivers were cited for driving without a license.
Two drivers were arrested for DUI, during separate grant-funded saturation patrols Sunday, March 17, including one reckless driver who led police on a short pursuit beginning at Pennsylvania Avenue and Church Street before he was taken into custody at Hunter Drive near University Street. One driver was also cited Sunday for driving without a license and another for talking on a cell phone while driving.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Jesse Way late Monday night.
The report of a fire in a two-story, single-family home came in about 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 18. When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the chimney and attic space.
The City of Redlands will begin construction next month on more than 5,300 lineal feet of sidewalks and 186 ADA ramps, part of a federal Safe Routes to Schools grant.
The grant will fund construction of sidewalks and curb ramps within a half-mile radius of the target campuses, Kingsbury Elementary, Smiley Elementary and Cope Middle schools. Grant funding provides 100 percent reimbursement for all costs and no General Fund money will be used for construction, inspection or management of the project.
The City of Redlands Development Services Department and Quality of Life Department presents a free Easter Egg Hunt & Movie in the Park event. This event includes free children's activities, musical performances, spring craft projects provided by Kissui, and more, with an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 6 p.m. DreamWorks' “Rise of the Guardians” will be shown at dusk at Ed Hale's Park in Redlands, located in the downtown area on the corner of State and Fifth streets. We encourage everyone coming to watch the feature film to bring a blanket and\or lawn chair. The entire event will be free to participants.
Restriping along Citrus Avenue between University Street and Redlands Boulevard, including a section that runs through Redlands High School, is scheduled to begin Thursday morning, with completion expected by Friday morning.
The restriping on Citrus, where it divides the north and south campuses of Redlands High School, will include traffic calming measures, intended to improve the safety of thousands of high school students who cross the street between classes several times a day during the school year.
Do you know a senior citizen or disabled person who lives alone and would benefit from regular contact? Then you need to know about You Are Not Alone.
You Are Not Alone, sponsored by the City of Redlands Quality of Life Department, began in 2001 as Never Alone, sponsored by the Redlands Police Department.
Being alone is one of the greatest fears older adults have. The You Are Not Alone program is designed to assist in alleviating that concern, both for the senior citizens, the disabled and their families.
The intent of the program is to provide comfort, promote peace of mind and a sense of security and confidence to homebound seniors or disabled citizens, who enjoy the independence of living alone, but do not have the availability of friends or families to consistently check in on them.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Redlands Police Chief Mark A. Garcia and Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force coordinator is urging motorists to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel drunk or drugged. During this holiday police, Sheriff, and CHP throughout San Bernardino County will be on high alert, cracking down on drunk drivers as part of its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over public safety campaign.
“Drunk driving is dangerous, deadly and against the law – and it will not be tolerated in communities this St. Patrick’s Day,” said Chief Garcia. “Today we are giving fair warning to everyone traveling in Redlands that our law enforcement officers will be out on patrol and if you are caught driving drunk, you will be arrested.”