Sept. 9, 2015 - Investigators on Tuesday arrested a 65-year-old Huntington Beach man suspected of molestation of a Redlands teen in Redlands and Orange County over the past two years. Detectives believe there may be additional victims.
Richard George Moran was arrested without incident at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at his home in Huntington Beach.
Detectives began investigating Moran after receiving reports in June of child molestation that had occurred in Redlands and Orange County over the past two years. The victim, a 13-year-old Redlands boy, told police that Moran had touched him inappropriately while they were alone together in the boy’s Redlands home and in the suspect’s vehicle in Orange County.
The Redlands Police Department’s Narcotics K-9 Unit has set a goal to raise $20,000 in donations to support the program at a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 12, at Gerrard’s Market at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Center Street.
Beginning at noon the public is invited to attend the fundraising event with music, craft breweries, a silent auction, pet adoptions, child fingerprinting, face painting, a live band, Star Wars characters and Kona Ice. Gerrard’s will be serving ribs and turkey legs.
Highlights will also include K-9 demonstrations from various law enforcement agencies, Redlands Fire Department vehicles, and the RPD ballistic capable rescue/tactical vehicle and other police vehicles.
Aug. 27, 2015 - The weekly Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market is a year-round market providing access to fresh and local produce from farmers in the area.
The Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the public parking lot along Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets in Historic Downtown Redlands.
Aug. 26, 2015 - One person was cited during a Shoulder Tap operation Monday, Aug. 24, in which an 18-year-old volunteer under the direct supervision of a Redlands Police officer, stood outside five local businesses that sell alcohol and offered to give people entering the stores money to buy beer.
A 39-year-old San Bernardino man was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor and for two misdemeanor warrants. He was found to be in violation of his probation and arrested.
The enforcement efforts are part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Aug. 26, 2015 - Redlands Police, working closely with Fontana Police detectives, on Tuesday arrested two men believed responsible for as many as 13 armed robberies in the Inland Empire since July 30, including three in Redlands.
Police arrested 28-year-old Michael Lamont Scott Jr., of Banning, and 29-year-old Ryan Neal Williams, of San Bernardino. Police believe Scott is the man who held up a Starbucks, at 637 Orange St. on Aug. 1; Toys R Us, 9930 Alabama St., on Aug. 17; and Papa John’s Pizza, 770 Tennessee St., on Aug. 24, along with at least 10 other robberies in Fontana, San Bernardino, Calimesa, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and Ontario. Williams is believed to have been the getaway driver in each of the hold-ups.
Aug. 26, 2015 - The City of Redlands was notified last week that a permit that will allow completion of road construction at the Alabama Street/Redlands Boulevard/Colton Avenue intersection has been issued.
The permit, known as a GO88, was issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), allowing the City to construct within the railroad right-of-way on Alabama Street and Colton Avenue.
Work on both the Alabama Street portion and Colton Avenue section of the intersection with Redlands Boulevard is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 8.
Drought-tolerant landscape renovations began this week at the downtown Redlands Fire Station No. 261, located at 525 E. Citrus Ave., part of the City’s Water Efficiency Landscape Project.
The City Council awarded the contract for Fire Station No. 261 Water Efficiency Landscape Project on Aug. 3 to TLC Landscape Services Inc. of Redlands in the amount of $35,839.65. Project costs will be funded by the City of Redlands water rebate fund, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and a Proposition 84 grant. No General Fund dollars will be used to construct this project.
Enhancements to the station landscaping are anticipated to be complete in approximately one month.
Aug. 25, 2015 - Join the Redlands Community Senior Center for a fun and interactive walking tour of Los Angeles to learn the history of downtown L.A. on Friday, Oct. 23.
Participants will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Redlands Community Senior Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., to be transported to the San Bernardino Metro Link Station. From there participants will ride the Metro to L.A. Union Station. Upon arrival we will start our walking tour which will include: L.A. Union Station, Olvera Street, Hall of Justice, Cathedral of our Lady of Angels, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Park, Bunker Hill and Angels Flight. After the walking tour we will ride the Metro subway back to Union Station for lunch on your own at Philippe’s. Participants will arrive back at the Redlands Community Senior Center at 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 25, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the City limits from 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, until 2 a.m. Friday morning.
The checkpoint is planned as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 18-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety to curb impaired driving and save lives. From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners in San Bernardino County, across the state and nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunken driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunken driving.
Aug. 25, 2015 - Join the City of Redlands from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29, for the second annual Celebration of Healthy Living event in Ed Hales Park at State and Fifth streets in Historic Downtown Redlands. The event will be held in conjunction with the weekly Saturday Morning Farmers’ Market in the adjacent parking lot along Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Many local businesses and organizations dedicated to health and well-being as well as nutritional assistance will participate. Loma Linda University will offer information and assistance with medical sign-ups; the Energy Lab will have information about their local fitness studio; and the YMCA of Redlands will have information about their various programs for children and adults. With a live band, local artists, activities and the Saturday Morning Farmers’ Market right next door, this is a great way to spend your Saturday Morning!