Redlands Police Press Releases
Due to a number of people placing items that are not allowed in the pharmaceutical drop-off box, the Redlands Police Department has discontinued the use of a secure pharmaceutical drop-off box in front of the Police Annex, but Redlands residents who wish to dispose of prescription drugs, used needles and other pharmaceutical items still have a number of safe options.
Improper disposal of prescription drugs, used hypodermic needles and other pharmaceutical items can create serious health and safety issues. Medications should never be flushed down the drain or thrown away in household trash.
Redlands police arrested two women caught stealing from a grave at Hillside Memorial Park Monday night and recovered additional items taken for the past several months from graves at the cemetery.
The suspects’ vehicle was stopped in the 1200 block of Olive Avenue, several blocks from the cemetery, located at 1540 Alessandro Road, at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3. Inside the vehicle police located a pink child’s purse, wind chimes and decorative metal art taken from the gravesite minutes earlier.
Redlands Police cited 18 drivers during a crosswalk enforcement detail Thursday morning.
Two police officers and a community service officer conducted the crosswalk detail between 8 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at three intersections – Cajon and Vine streets; Redlands Boulevard at Fifth Street; and Orange Street at Union Avenue. Drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
A 49-year-old Redlands woman was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after police responded to multiple reports in the area of Cero Court and Cook Street shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Police contacted the reporting party, Glynis Paulette Brooks, before locating the victim about a quarter mile from the location. The victim, a 34-year-old female family member, had suffered multiple stab wounds and was transported to an area hospital where she underwent surgery. None of the wounds were life-threatening.
Officers later determined that Brooks had stabbed the woman during an altercation. Brooks was taken into custody and booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $50,000.
The Redlands Police Department is warning local businesses of a scam after three businesses reported being contacted by a caller fraudulently claiming to represent a utility company and attempting to collect money over the phone to avoid shutting off power to the business.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, police received reports from three separate businesses saying they had received calls from a man claiming to represent “PGE” or “Newcastle Edison company.”
The caller claimed the businesses owed between $500 and nearly $1,500 on past due electricity bills and said the power would be shut off if the businesses didn’t pay immediately using a credit card or checking account number. None of the businesses paid.
Neither PGE nor Newcastle Edison are utility companies operating in Southern California.
A 19-year-old Redlands man was arrested minutes after he attempted to hold up a Wells Fargo bank branch on State Street in downtown Redlands.
The suspect entered the bank branch at 220 E. State St. shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. He approached a teller window, handed the teller a note and demanded money.
After the teller refused to hand over the money, the man left on foot and was apprehended by officers across the street from the bank.
The Redlands Police Department will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the southbound lanes of Tennessee Street at Park Avenue, continuing through 3 a.m. Saturday.
RPD traffic officers will also conduct a targeted DUI “saturation” patrol between 6 p.m. and midnight on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2.
A saturation patrol on Jan. 25 resulted in two arrests for driving under the influence.
Redlands Police arrested a 26-year-old Menifee woman for embezzling more than $5,000 from a local Girl Scout troop.
Michelle Marie Villa was the troop leader for a Moreno Valley Girl Scout troop and used the troop debit card to purchase more than $5,000 worth of personal items, including groceries, craft supplies, athletic gear and a computer and printer, between July 2012 and July 2013.
Redlands Police arrested one man and are attempting to locate a second suspect following an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store Monday. The two men are suspected in several other armed robberies in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
At about 4:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, police received the report of an armed robbery at the Unocal Station, 1075 Parkford Drive. Two men entered the store, displayed handguns and robbed the clerk of cash, alcohol and cigarettes .
The Redlands Police Department along with Second Baptist Church of Redlands and the AAA Redlands University will sponsor the Dream Makers Football Classic flag football game at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Texonia Park at the intersection of Texas Street and Lugonia Avenue.
The game is free and open to middle school students in 6th through 8th grades.