Four people were cited after buying alcohol for an 18-year-old Redlands Police volunteer outside four local businesses last week. The enforcement effort, known as a “shoulder tap operation,” was part of a $7,500 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, between 5 and 9 p.m., the 18-year-old male volunteer stood outside local businesses on Brookside Avenue, Orange Street, State Street and Redlands Boulevard and offered to give people entering the stores money to buy beer. Individuals were cited by police officers after providing the beer to the teen.
On Friday, Redlands Police conducted a warrant sweep to locate offenders who had failed to appear for court dates following DUI arrests in Redlands. Police arrested 26-year-old Blake Joseph Buoye, of Mentone, and 30-year-old Alexander March Radjagukguk, of Mentone for outstanding warrants.
Officers working a grant-funded “saturation patrol” arrested one person for driving under the influence. Darjaun Markise Gillispie, 21, of Redlands was arrested at just after midnight Sunday, Feb. 24, after officers pulled him over near the intersection of West Lugonia Avenue and Alabama Street.
On Monday, police conducted a grant-funded patrol targeting distracted drivers, issuing more than 30 citations for violations including talking or texting on a cell phone, driving without a seatbelt, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and speeding.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit arrested one driver for driving under the influence during a DUI/drivers license checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Wabash Avenue at Brockton Avenue Friday, Feb. 15. The driver was arrested by a roving patrol unit attached to the DUI checkpoint after he ran onto a sidewalk near the intersection of Lytle Street and Cypress Avenue at about 10 p.m. Friday.
One driver was also cited for running a stop sign.
Officers on grant-funded traffic patrol also issued 21 citations Thursday, Feb. 14, including eight for stop sign violations, eight for speeding, three for using a cell phone while driving, and one each for expired registration and driving without a license. The patrols targeted the areas of Alabama Street, Industrial Park Drive, Citrus Avenue, Lincoln Street, Grove Street, San Mateo Street, Olive Avenue, Orange Street and the Santa Ana River Wash.
Due to an omission in posting the meeting agenda, the Redlands City Council meeting of Feb. 19 has been rescheduled to a Special Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the public session at 6 p.m. The agenda remains unchanged and may be viewed on the City’s website at http://ci.redlands.ca.us/clerk/agenda/130220-agenda.pdf or at the City Clerk’s Office at 35 Cajon St., Redlands, CA.
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar has released the following statement following the death of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, a resident of our City:
“Our hearts go out to the family of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, a Redlands son who bravely gave his life on Tuesday in the line of duty. Last week Redlands was touched with tragedy when Officer Michael Crain, a Riverside Police Department officer who also had roots in our community was slain in the line of duty. We want to express our heartfelt sympathy to the officers and civilian employees of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside Police Department. Your family of fellow public safety officers and the City of Redlands share your grief and mourn your loss."
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, through 3 a.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes of Wabash Avenue at Brockton Avenue.
Officers working a grant-funded “saturation patrol” arrested one person for driving under the influence early Sunday, Feb. 10. Richard Jason Jenkins, 26, of Moreno Valley was arrested at about 2 a.m. Sunday after officers pulled his 2000 Toyota 4-door over near the intersection of Citrus Avenue and Redlands Boulevard.
Four businesses were cited for selling alcohol to a teenager when the Redlands Police Department, operating on a $7,500 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted a minor decoy operation Friday.
During the operation Friday, Feb. 8, officers from the RPD and an Alcoholic Beverage Control investigator along with an 18-year-old volunteer visited 15 bars and restaurants licensed to sell alcohol on the premises and 15 businesses that sell alcohol for off-site consumption.
Four businesses, including two restaurants and two gas station convenience stores, sold alcohol to the minor. In each instance the businesses face possible fines or license suspensions from ABC.
The City Council honored donors to the City’s 125th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 5, presenting customized plaques and commemorative memorabilia to service clubs, businesses and individuals who have contributed between $500 and $10,000 to the yearlong celebration.
The quasquicentennial celebration kicked off Dec. 1 with the Redlands Christmas Parade and continues through Nov. 26, 2013, the 125th anniversary of the City of Redlands’ incorporation.
Unlike past anniversary celebrations, the City Council committed to marking the 125th anniversary year without spending any general funds and to rely on donor contributions for all activities.
Redlands Police are investigating after an armed man held up an ice cream shop Wednesday evening.
The robber entered the Banana Bowl Ice Cream shop in the 1500 block of Barton Road shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and gloves. He displayed a handgun and ordered the owner of the shop to open the cash register.
Redlands Police on a grant-funded “saturation” patrol targeting DUI drivers arrested one man for driving under the influence early Monday morning, Feb. 4.
Richard Franco Jr., 21, of San Bernardino was arrested for DUI after he was stopped by officers near the intersection of Tennessee Street and San Bernardino Avenue just after midnight.
In addition to the DUI arrest, one person was cited for driving on a suspended license.