DUI checkpoint, saturation and party patrols part of comprehensive initiative
Redlands Police arrested two people for driving under the influence during weekend alcohol enforcement operations, including a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint and targeted “saturation” patrols, part of the Redlands Police Department’s comprehensive Responsible Redlands initiative.
A total of 160 vehicles passed through the DUI checkpoint during the first hour Friday, Aug. 30, in the westbound lanes of Brookside Avenue at Grant Street before inclement weather caused the checkpoint to be shut down. Officers on grant-funded overtime continued a targeted “saturation” patrol for the remainder of the evening and arrested one person for driving under the influence. Officers also cited five drivers for violations including running stop signs, driving without a license and driving on a suspended license.
As part of the ongoing commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine is proud to collaborate with the University of Redlands to present a special symposium, “1863: The Turning Point.”
The two-day event will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, at the University of Redlands Casa Loma Room, with a special reception and dinner on the evening of Sept. 21 at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine and A K Smiley Public Library in Redlands. Founded in 1932, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine is the only museum in the West dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
RPD conducting a DUI checkpoint and extra patrols over holiday weekend
The Redlands Police Department, with the support of state agencies, including the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Office of Traffic Safety, San Bernardino County, and local community groups, launched a new initiative focusing on enforcement of alcohol laws and announced the first enforcement operations under the new initiative will be out in force this holiday weekend.
The new initiative—called Responsible Redlands—aims to curb the problems related to binge and underage drinking in Redlands in order to achieve a safer, healthier community. As part of this campaign, extra police patrols will be out in force this Labor Day weekend, including a DUI checkpoint, a saturation patrol to identify intoxicated drivers and a party patrol to catch Social Host Ordinance violations. Overall targets of the Responsible Redlands enforcement actions include alcohol retailers, bars, house parties and those driving under the influence of alcohol.
Several people had to be extricated from their vehicles after a multi-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver Wednesday morning on the westbound Interstate 10 between Wabash Avenue and Ford Street. All westbound lanes of the freeway were closed for approximately an hour.
Firefighters from Redlands and Yucaipa responded to the collision involving three vehicles at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. Victims from two of the vehicles were extracted using the Jaws of Life.
Redlands Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects who defrauded an elderly victim of $35,000 in cash last February.
The victim was flagged down in the parking lot of the Vons market at 522 Orange St. at about 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 of this year. The suspect told the woman that she needed help finding an address in town.
After gaining the victim’s trust, the suspect persuaded the victim to drive her to the Bank of America branch in Redlands and to withdraw $12,000. The victim then drove to another Bank of America branch in San Bernardino, where she withdrew another $23,000.
The City of Redlands continues to honor its hometown heroes – residents and their immediate family serving in the military – with banners displayed across the downtown. New banners will go on display this week, bringing the total to 104 put on display since the program began in time for Veterans Day 2011.
In 2011, the City Council approved the Hometown Heroes program, designed to recognize local residents actively serving in any branch of the U.S. Military. Banners displayed on City lampposts include the name and photograph of the resident and the branch of the service in which the individual serves.
Redlands Police arrested two people for driving under the influence during a DUI/drivers license checkpoint Friday, Aug. 23, and a targeted “saturation” patrol on Saturday.
Another checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the westbound lanes of Brookside Avenue at Grant Street.
Auditions have been scheduled for a new, all-original musical celebrating the City of Redlands 125th Anniversary.
Come and enjoy breakfast and a free career planning workshop with Jamie Beck a former Cal State University Career Counselor and frequent presenter of “Being Deliberate.” Learn how to further enhance your goal, and gain a real life perspective on how to make the most out of high school and college.
The free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
Mayor Pete Aguilar and Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster will host an informational session next week for residents regarding the City’s recent negotiations and new contract agreements with several of the City’s employee bargaining groups.
The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the City Council Chambers at 35 Cajon St. Along with Mayor Aguilar will be representatives from the City’s Human Resources and Finance departments, as well as the City’s negotiator, who will be available to answer questions on details of the agreements and their financial impact on the City.