Redlands Police Press Releases
Redlands Police Department Will Show Zero Tolerance
Once again, Redlands Police are reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18-31, including one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one best thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.”
The Fifteenth annual Faith and Justice Summit, hosted by the Redlands Cops and Clergy Network, will take place May 21, at the Yucaipa First Assembly Church, 12226 Second St., in Yucaipa.
The summit’s theme is “Partnerships: Community, Clergy, Police and Schools.” Additional themes are: “Save a Life; Work Together” and “Let’s Value One Another.”
Two people were cited after buying alcohol for a teen-age Redlands Police volunteer Saturday. The volunteer approached people outside several local businesses. The enforcement effort, known as a “shoulder tap operation,” was part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Redlands Police along with officers from the State Board of Equalization conducted inspections Tuesday of tobacco retailers. Two businesses were cited for violations involving the sale of single cigarettes.
The Redlands Elks Lodge and the Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will host Microchip Madness and pet adoption fair Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 663 New York St.
Thanks to a grant from the Elks National Foundation, pet adoption fees at the event will be only $16.
In addition, the Elks Lodge has donated 100 pet microchips for Redlands residents who bring up to two pets. An Animal Control Officer will be on hand to safely implant the microchips in the pets. Must bring proof of residency to receive the free microchip.
Deadlines begin this month for Alcohol retailers in the City of Redlands to ensure that their staff undergoes Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training. One of the conditions that must be met under the city’s new Deemed Approved ordinance (DAO), RBS training helps alcohol retail businesses stay in compliance with other standards of operation, and helps curb underage sales, nuisance activities and crime related to alcohol retail practices.
The RBS trainings are just one component of the City’s comprehensive efforts to tackle alcohol related issues in the community as part of the Responsible Redlands Initiative. On March 17 Redlands became the third city in San Bernardino County to adopt a Deemed Approved Ordinance. The new measure gives local law enforcement tools to ensure that alcohol retailers comply with standards beneficial to the surrounding community. Alcohol retailers who fail to follow standards risk penalties including potential loss of their alcohol license.
RPD sees a 13 percent decrease in party calls for service
The Redlands Police Department has seen a 13 percent drop in party-related calls for service two years into enforcing the Social Host ordinance, a law that targets underage drinking at house parties. Redlands joined more than 50 cities and eight counties in California, including many within San Bernardino County and the County itself, who had already adopted the law.
The Social Host ordinance gives enforcement authorities the tools to hold accountable “social hosts,” anyone who knowingly provides a location on property that they own or control in which minors can gain access to alcohol.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
Redlands Police arrested two people for driving under the influence during a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint over the weekend.
A total of 844 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at the intersection of Orange Street and Pearl Avenue between 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, and 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
In addition to the two DUI arrests, one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant; four people were cited for driving with suspended licenses; another four were cited for driving without a valid license; and one person for driving without a license in possession. Three people were cited for driving vehicles without current registrations. One passenger was cited for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
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. Tuesday, April 14. Please RSVP by April 12. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.