Redlands Police Press Releases
The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 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 12 and up and will include a personal safety presentation as well as hands-on training.
A Redlands man surrendered to police after firing a shot and barricading himself in his house for more than three hours Sunday, Sept. 28.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 800 block of East San Bernardino Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. After arriving on scene officers attempted to contact the suspect and other family members who were still in the home. Police were able to speak to the wife of the suspect who told officers her husband had been drinking and had fired a shot into the ceiling of their home before barricading himself in the bedroom.
The Redlands Police Department will be holding an eight hour training class for multi-unit rental apartment managers/owners and single family rental property owners. The program is focused on education and reducing crime in apartments, condominium complexes and single family rental housing throughout the city.
The class will be held at Redlands Community Center, 111 W Lugonia Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Please RSVP by Oct. 8. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.
Redlands Police arrested two men suspected in a string of armed robberies in the downtown area over the past two weeks.
An officer was responding to an unrelated call when he spotted two men near the intersection of Sun Avenue and Orange Street matching the descriptions of the suspects in three armed robberies. Officers contacted the men and located two cell phones which they later determined had been stolen during an armed robbery at the Krikorian Theater, 340 N. Eureka St., on Sept. 12.
Detectives served search warrants at the men’s residences and located additional evidence and stolen property linking both men to armed robberies in Redlands.
Police arrested a 34-year-old Redlands man for murder in the death of a 17-year-old Redlands boy Wednesday night.
Police arrested 34-year-old Erlindo Rodriguez Jr. of Redlands after the body of the Redlands East Valley High School student was discovered shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in an alley in the 1000 block of Post Street. Redlands Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The Redlands Police Department will be cracking down on drunken and distracted drivers along with other traffic violations during a series of targeted traffic patrols through the end of September.
Targeted DUI saturation patrols are scheduled from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25.
Redlands Police traffic officers will also be on patrol throughout the day Thursday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, texting or other dangerous distractions that take their eyes and their minds off the road.
Extra patrols will be out during the day on Fridays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, targeting enforcement of traffic violations such as speeding, running stop signs and red lights and other actions that are the primary factors in most traffic collisions.
Careless motorists as well as riders get special scrutiny
The Redlands Police Department will be conducting specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operations Sept. 12 and 19 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 both on those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.
A DUI/Drivers License checkpoint over the weekend, part of a nationwide campaign targeting drunken and drugged drivers, resulted in two arrests for driving under the influence and additional citations for other vehicle code violations.
A total of 209 cars passed through the checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Tennessee Street at Park Avenue beginning at 10 pm. Friday, Aug. 29, through 3 a.m. Saturday.
In addition to the two DUI arrests, police cited two unlicensed drivers and another driver for driving with a suspended license. Two drivers were cited for possessing open containers of alcohol in their vehicles.
A fundraiser to support the Redlands Police Department’s Narcotics K-9 Unit culminates at noon on Saturday, Aug. 30, as Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia will participate in a police canine demonstration at The Taco Shack, 510 E. State St.
Beginning at noon the public is invited to attend the fundraising event with music, raffles and prizes. During the event, Chief Garcia will participate in a police canine demonstration as a patrol dog sinks his teeth into his duties.
Since Aug. 11, Taco Shack customers have had the opportunity to donate to the Redlands Police K-9 program and be recognized with their names on the walls of the restaurant. In addition to the Taco Shack, major sponsors include Toyota of Redlands and Furry Face.
A DUI/Drivers License checkpoint over the weekend, part of a nationwide campaign targeting drunken and drugged drivers, resulted in three arrests for driving under the influence and another three arrests on drug related charges.
A total of 225 cars passed through the checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard at 7th Street beginning at 10 pm. Saturday, Aug. 23, through 3 a.m. Sunday.
In addition to the three DUI arrests, police arrested two people for drug possession and one for possession of drug paraphernalia. One driver was cited for driving without a license.