Redlands Police Press Releases
The Redlands Police Department and Ride Yourself Fit will present the 5th Annual Children’s Bicycle Health and Safety Expo Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Redlands Mall parking lot, near the intersection of West Citrus Avenue and Eureka Street.
The free event will include bicycle safety and course instruction information for all ages, health and safety resources and various craft booths. Music, food, crafts and free bicycle drawings for all ages will also be held during the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets as they will be given the opportunity to practice their safety skills in our bicycle safety course.
(4/3/14) On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Redlands Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Redlands Police Annex, 30 Cajon St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The Redlands Police Department will hold 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 the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10. Please RSVP by April 8. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover the cost of lunch from Subway.
(3/24/14) Redlands Police arrested two drivers and issued 30 citations during targeted traffic enforcement in the days leading up to through the St. Patrick’s Day Monday.
Redlands Police officers conducted a sobriety checkpoint, targeted “saturation patrols” looking for anyone who may have been tempted to drink and drive and traffic enforcement patrols looking for additional violations.
Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Officers from the Redlands Police Department Police joined forces with law enforcement agencies throughout California in a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol.
The task force operation was conducted on Saturday, March 15, and resulted in two arrests in Redlands. The operation was conducted statewide. Arrested were Anthony Richard Venegas, 35, of Hemet, and Manuel Jose Rodriguez, Jr., 45, of Forest Falls.
Redlands Police cited 15 drivers during a crosswalk enforcement detail Monday.
Two police officers and a community service officer conducted the crosswalk detail Monday, March 17, at two intersections – Cajon and Vine streets; and Redlands Boulevard at State Street. Drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
A significant number of downtown Redlands alcohol establishments have pledged not to over-serve alcohol in an effort to keep St. Patrick’s Day celebrations safer. Bars and restaurants in Redlands are posting their pledge not to over-serve on their walls and asking patrons to help them keep their word.
The Fourteenth annual Faith and Justice Summit sponsored by the Cops and Clergy Network Inc. takes place March 20, beginning at 8 a.m. This year the summit is being hosted by Cops and Clergy Network, Yucaipa Chapter, and the City of Yucaipa. The summit will be held at Yucaipa Christian Church, 12954 Bryant St. in Yucaipa
This year’s theme is “Curb Crime: Save Our Children,” including the additional themes “Save a Life” and “Protect Our Children.” A panel discussion by participants will explore: “How an effective coalition of community members and leaders, school officials and various civil authorities can be brought together to work in the best interest of our children’s well-being on an ongoing basis rather than just attempting to do so in crisis mode.”
Responsible Redlands operation to target social host violations
Redlands Police will be out in force conducting special party patrols Saturday, March 15, during the University of Redlands Beta Afterglow weekend as part of the department’s Responsible Redlands enforcement efforts. The party patrols are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.
In an effort to keep the St. Patrick’s Day weekend safe and fun for everyone, Redlands Police officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and targeted “saturation patrols” looking for anyone who may have been tempted to drink and drive.
Police will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the northbound lanes of Church Street at Brockton Avenue, continuing through 3 a.m. Saturday.
Officers on grant-funded overtime will conduct saturation patrols Saturday, March 15, and Monday, March 17, looking for alcoholimpaired driving patterns. The St. Patrick’s Day weekend enforcement actions are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.