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.”
Tonight's Movies in the Park has been canceled due to rain. The next Movie in the Park will be "Paddington" on June 19.
Dress country or casual and spend an afternoon at the Redlands Community Senior Center for a Hoedown dinner and dance from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4. Barbecue tri-tip, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad and apple cobbler will be served by Thomas Caterning. Live entertainment will be provided by Dan Damon.
Prices are $5 per person with a Patron card or $10 per person without.
The Redlands Community Senior Center is located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. For more information, contact center at (909)798-7579 or the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550.
Join other seniors at the Joslyn Senior Center for a fun and hands-on class learning the fundamentals of photography, including how to use the settings on your camera and effective use of light. The class is free, but participants must provide their own cameras.
Classes are held from 2-3 p.m. Thursdays, from May 21 through June 11, at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St.
For more information or to register, call the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550.
Join the Joslyn Senior Center in honoring those who served our country at a Memorial Day luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The Prime Time Choraliers will perform patriotic songs. Show your patriotism by dressing in uniform or in red, white or blue. Lunch is free for veterans and $2 for all others.
Lunch, provided by Thomas Catering, includes: pulled pork sandwiches with condiments, coleslaw, baked beans, fruit salad and chocolate or strawberry ice-cream sundae cups.
The Joslyn Senior Center is located at 21 Grant St. For more information or to register, call the center at (909) 798-7550.