The Redlands Police Department now offers an online scheduling to make appointments for property release as well as for fingerprinting for arson, narcotics or sex registrants.
Online appointment scheduling for fingerprinting and property release is available at www.cityofredlands.org/police/appointments.
The Redlands Police Department will provide motor escort for more than 80 elementary school children, along with members of two local churches during the annual “Souled Out for Kids” Christmas shopping spree Thursday, Dec. 4.
Redlands Police Department Officers will be on hand at 9 a.m. as members of Pathway Church and Redlands Christian Center take a group of underprivileged children from Franklin, Lugonia and Mentone elementary schools on the $100 Christmas shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
Police arrested a 16-year-old Redlands boy following an armed robbery early Tuesday morning.
Police responded to a report of the robbery at USA Gas, 902 Orange St., at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect approached the clerk and another woman who were standing outside the business, brandished a handgun and forced them inside the business. He then took money from the register before fleeing on foot north through an alley east of the business.
The National Weather Service in San Diego advises a Pacific storm system will move into Southern California Tuesday bringing widespread moderate to heavy rain, which could also produce flash flooding in the Silverado Fire area of the Santa Ana Mountains. Scattered showers will continue Wednesday with a few lingering showers possible Thursday.
Moderate to heavy rainfall often causes localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.
The City of Redlands will provide sandbags and sand to Redlands residents at Fire Station 264 on Park Avenue between Tennessee and Kansas streets.
A potentially tragic situation ended peacefully after Redlands Police officers persuaded an armed and barricaded man to surrender Tuesday night.
Police responded to a call of a man and woman struggling for control of a gun at a home in the 1200 block of Herald Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. While police were still en route to the home, the caller reported the man was chasing the woman with a knife.
The Redlands Police Department and City of Redlands Quality of Life Recreation Division will hold the 17th Annual Christmas Block Party Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Redlands Community Center.
The annual Christmas Party was created to assist families who are unable to enjoy the luxuries of a traditional Christmas celebration, particularly providing toys and presents for their children. Considering the number of low-income families, those in need and those who are unemployed in Redlands, the Redlands Police Department, Quality of Life Department, local businesses and numerous volunteers have come together each year to assist local families.
For more than two decades, firefighters across Southern California have collected new toys and sports equipment for children in need. Last year, more than 450,000 toys were collected and distributed during the holiday season.
Redlands firefighters are again honored to contribute to this effort. All toys and equipment collected in Redlands will be distributed locally. Some toys will be brought by firefighters to the Boys & Girls Club of Redlands Christmas event held at the Burrage Mansion. Other toys will be distributed through the Family Service Association of Redlands.
The Redlands Police Department recently received a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to conduct undercover and decoy operations targeting businesses and individuals who provide or serve alcohol to minors, businesses that overserve alcohol or provide narcotics and use of false identifications and to fund inspections and community education efforts for ABC-licensed businesses.
Most Redlands City Hall administrative offices will be closed for the week of Christmas through the New Year. Essential City services, including public safety and utilities and the A.K. Smiley Public Library will be in full operation.
City offices, including City Hall, will close on Friday, Dec. 19, and reopen Monday, Jan. 5. The Redlands Community Center, Redlands Community Senior Center and Joslyn Senior Center will close Monday, Dec. 22, and reopen Monday, Jan. 5.
In addition to public safety, utility customer service and billing, solid waste and recycling pickup, the Redlands Animal Shelter, Hillside Memorial cemetery, and City parks will remain open and in operation.
All City facilities and operations other than Police, Fire and emergency utility services will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.
Join the Redlands Animal Shelter and Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) for the inaugural Black Saturday Cat Adoption special.
On Nov. 29, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Redlands Animal Shelter and REDFOSA will hold a cat adoption special to find loving homes for shelter animals. Cat adoptions will be $22 – a discount of $28 – which includes spay/neuter and FVRCP shots. Micro-chipping and rabies vaccinations may be included with some cats.
The Redlands Animal Shelter is located at 504 N. Kansas St. in Redlands.