Police arrested a 58-year-old transient who struck at least three vehicles in a stolen fire engine before trying to intentionally ram a responding police vehicle early Friday morning.
Police received the first call of a hit-and-run at a Circle K at 765 W. Redlands Blvd. shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, June 5. The caller said they had been struck by a small fire truck. Minutes later police received a call of another vehicle that had been struck in a parking lot near a Denny’s restaurant at 9 W. Redlands Blvd. A third caller reported that the fire truck was actively ramming their vehicle near the intersection of Nevada Street and Orange Tree Lane.
Construction is set to begin on a $3.2 million project to install potable, non-potable and sewer pipeline in various areas of the City.
On April 21, 2015, the City Council awarded a contract for construction of the 2014 CIP Water, Non-Potable & Sewer Pipeline Project to MCC Pipeline, Inc. of Yucaipa, in the amount of $3,239,037.52. Construction is anticipated to occur through December in various locations throughout the city. No general fund dollars will be used to construct this project.
June is jumpin’ again this year as the City of Redlands continues the popular series of events kicking off the summer, including Surfin’ State Street and Movies in the Park, and a new event this year, Broadway & Brunch.
The June is Jumpin’ series will begin Friday, June 12, with the Surfin’ State Street Car Cruise on downtown State Street from Orange to Redlands Boulevard, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature the popular surf band Wave Invasion and Double A the Deejay, a classic car cruise, delicious food vendors and a beer garden sponsored by The Citrograph Scholarship Fund. Come check out the antique, classics, Mopars, woody wagons, cruisers and more.
Police briefly closed down one lane of the 210 freeway and an onramp to Interstate 10 Tuesday morning after a 19-year-old man stopped his car on the freeway and jumped from the overpass. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, on the eastbound 210 as it merges onto Interstate 10.
The 19-year-old Redlands resident landed in a dirt area between the I-10 and the westbound Tennessee Street off-ramp and suffered some broken bones from the 40-foot jump.
Two people were cited after selling alcohol to a teen-age Redlands Police Department volunteer Sunday. Another person was cited after buying alcohol for the teen.
On Sunday, May 31, police visited 13 licensed alcohol establishments in the City conducting a Minor Decoy Operation, which uses minors under the direct supervision of a peace officer to enter a licensed establishment and attempt to buy alcohol. During decoy operations, minor decoys are required to answer truthfully if asked their age and to provide valid identification indicating they are underage to buy alcohol.
Two Redlands men were arrested early Tuesday morning, hours after a pack of cigarettes was stolen at gunpoint from a Redlands Boulevard convenience store.
Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at Circle K, 765 W. Redlands Blvd., shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, June 1. Two suspects entered the store and asked for a pack of cigarettes before one of them displayed a handgun. The suspects took the cigarettes, exited the store and fled east on Redlands Boulevard in a late 1990s model green Honda CRV driven by another individual.
Construction will begin next week on sections of Ford Street from Fifth Avenue to Redlands Boulevard as part of the City’s PARIS Resurfacing Project.
Beginning June 1 there will be intermittent delays on Ford Street from Fifth Avenue to Crestview Road, due to resurfacing. Ford Street will remain accessible to traffic in both directions and access to Interstate 10 from Ford Street will be available at all times. Construction of this segment is expected to last approximately one week.
The Redlands Community Center is seeking youth volunteers, ages 12 to 17 years old, who would like to volunteer for their community.
The City of Redlands’ Recreation Division’s Youth Volunteer Program is a youth volunteer community service organization that teaches leadership through community service. Some community service opportunities may include answering phones, setting up for programs, scorekeeping for games, creating program fliers, assisting with special events, and maintaining program displays. Members gain community service hours that may count toward school and other community service requirements. Members can also qualify for incentive trips throughout the year, as well as earn hours toward their Community Center membership.
The Redlands Police Department last week was named the recipient of the 2015 RISE Award for Agency of the Year from TASER and PoliceOne.
The department received the award for its innovative use of GPS technology and community collaboration to address crime trends in the community. As a result of the program, RPD has made 161 arrests for crimes such as armed robbery, vehicle burglary, commercial burglary, metal theft, bike theft, laptop theft, vending machine theft, tire theft, credit card skimming, construction site theft, UPS parcel theft, and wire theft. RPD has even used the technology to help locate a serial bank robbery suspect.
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.”