May 25, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the central portion of the City from 10 p.m. Friday, May 27, until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists driving through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver license.
May 23, 2016 - Redlands Police cited two drivers and two pedestrians during a pedestrian crosswalk safety enforcement detail on Monday, May 23.
Police officers conducted the enforcement detail at six intersections in Redlands including Redlands Boulevard at State, Seventh and Orange streets; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane and at Colton Avenue; and San Bernardino Avenue at Lassen Street.
Two drivers on Redlands Boulevard were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Two pedestrians at Orange Street and Colton Avenue were cited for failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.
May 23, 2016 - RPD to conduct enforcement, encourage rider training
Careless motorists as well as riders get special scrutiny
The Redlands Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations in May in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are violating traffic safety laws.
May 20, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department recently held a ceremony to swear in one newly hired police officer, seven newly hired professional staff and a newly promoted police corporal. The department also presented campaign ribbons to all of its personnel who provided assistance to the department on Dec. 2, 2015, after the attack in San Bernardino.
The ceremony was held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Redlands Police Annex.
May 20, 2016 - The City Council will hold a series of budget presentations this month in order to provide the public an opportunity to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget, ask questions or provide comments.
The proposed budget is available on line at http://cityofredlands.org/finance/citybudget. Hard copies are also available at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.
May 19, 2016 - A 37-year-old Yucaipa man was arrested just hours after a carjacking from the parking lot of a Redlands restaurant.
The victim, a 49-year-old Fontana woman, was sitting in the passenger seat of her 1996 Chevrolet passenger van in the parking lot of Denny’s, 1180 Alabama St., early Thursday morning, May 19, when a man entered the driver’s side of the vehicle and demanded money. The victim jumped out of the van and the man drove away.
May 19, 2016 - Join the City of Redlands Saturday Morning Farmers Market from 8 to 11 a.m. May 21 for a cooking demonstration with Jesus Ochoa from Tauro Catering. The Saturday Morning Farmers Market is held every Saturday along Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.
May 19, 2016 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, May 28, for Memorial Day weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, June 4.
The Household Hazardous Waste site is located at 500 Kansas St. During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, e-waste, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.
May 19, 2016 - The City of Redlands Hometown Heroes Program will sponsor Memorial Day Service at 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Hillside Memorial Park. Members of American Legion posts 106 and 650 will present a ceremony listing the names of departed comrades who have passed away in the last year, followed by remarks from local dignitaries and guest speaker Matt Proietti, author of “At All Costs,” a biography of Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger whose life-saving actions during the Vietnam War were largely forgotten for more than four decades.
Ladies from the American Legion Auxiliaries 106 and 650 will present a wreath commemorating fallen heroes and the event will conclude with salutes presented by the Post 650 Honor Guard and the Sons of the American Revolution.
May 19. 2016 - From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Redlands Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. In California, more than a half million people travel our roadways at grave risk without proper restraints. These facts gravely highlight the need for increased education, awareness and enforcement of seat belt use.