Redlands Police Press Releases
Feb. 9, 2017 - The 17th annual Faith and Justice Summit, hosted by the Cops and Clergy Network Inc. Redlands and Yucaipa chapters, is scheduled Thursday, March 16, at Yucaipa First Assembly Church, 12226 Second St., Yucaipa.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Community and Police Relations” with a focus on “Mental Health First Aid.”
Feb. 9, 2017 - William Donovan, who volunteered 1,229 hours last year with the Redlands Animal Shelter, was recently named the shelter’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. He has had a nearly lifelong mission to rescue kittens.
A lifelong Yucaipa resident, Donovan has been an advocate for animals since the 8th grade when he attempted to rescue three kittens from drowning.
“I witnessed this man I greatly admired drown three kittens in a bucket of water and toss them in the trash,” he said. “I was horrified. I found the three kittens still alive in the trash and took them with me. I tried to save them but they all died within the hour. I told myself, ‘I will retire someday and make it up to those kittens.’”
Feb. 7, 2017 - A Redlands man was arrested Monday night after a report of a man with a gun resulted in a short vehicle pursuit and subsequent neighborhood search.
Redlands Police responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, of a man with a gun in his vehicle at Redlands Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. Officers located and attempted to stop the vehicle in the 800 block of Citrus Avenue. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle committed several vehicle code violations before crashing into a curb at Aaron Drive and Cambridge Avenue.
Dec. 19, 2016 - As the year comes to a close, the Redlands Animal Shelter is looking for donors who can help subsidize the rising cost of spaying and neutering animals for adoption.
In 2015 the shelter found homes for 1,357 dogs and 1,268 cats. Adoptions so far in 2016 are 563 dogs and 589 cats. While space at the shelter, located at 504 N. Kansas St. is limited, the Animal Shelter – a division of the Redlands Police Department -- endeavors to find homes for every adoptable animal it takes in.
Dec. 15, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department is offering an Informational Academy for its citizens. The curriculum and teaching methods will expose participants to the philosophy, policies, tactics, restrictions and goals of Redlands Police Department in their effort to reduce crime, protect citizens and hold those who commit crime accountable for their actions. Participants are residents, business owners, media representatives and neighborhood watchers.
Nov. 3, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $115,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Redlands Police will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
Oct. 25, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department was named the recipient of the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Research at the organization’s awards dinner Oct. 15.
RPD received the award for research designed to determine if crime could be reduced through direct neighborhood education in areas where a burglary had occurred. Members of the Redlands Citizen Volunteer Patrol and Park Rangers conducted the neighborhood contacts. The research project took place from September 2014 through December 2015 and was completed by Dr. Travis Tanaguchi, who worked for the Redlands Police Department under an agreement with the Police Foundation.
Oct. 6, 2016 - Accustomed to handing out crime-prevention and public safety tips, Redlands Police officers will instead be accepting tips to benefit Special Olympics Southern California from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Redlands Red Robin restaurant, 27476 Lugonia Ave.
Redlands Police officers and other RPD personnel will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to collect tips from guests to raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California.
Oct. 5, 2016 - A 31-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested after reportedly stabbing a woman, chasing her with a vehicle and ramming another vehicle and assaulting that vehicle’s passenger as the victim pleaded for help.
Redlands Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1500 block of Webster Street shortly after 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. When officers arrived they found the victim, a 31-year-old woman, and the suspect, Jeremy Stan Rice, in the street along with another woman who was also allegedly assaulted by the suspect.
Sept. 29, 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for the next Redlands Police Department Citizen Volunteer Academy which will be held March 2 through April 20, 2017. Graduation is scheduled for April 26, 2017.
The eight-week Citizen Volunteer Academy provides volunteers training in citation writing, radio procedure, crime scene management, report writing, traffic control, patrol vehicle driving, Emergency Operations Center operations and other areas.