Redlands Police arrested a 33-year-old Yucaipa man on Sunday after he approached two high school students, and attempted to force one into his car late last week. RPD and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking additional victims.
Redlands Police and the San Bernardino County Sheriff received separate reports of teenage girls who were approached by a man in a red, 2-door vehicle on their way to school at Redlands East Valley High School between 6 and 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 17.
In one incident, the suspect grabbed a 17-year-old girl and attempted to force her into his vehicle. She was able to escape and reported the incident to school officials who called police.
On Sunday, deputies from the Sheriff’s Yucaipa station located a red 1991 Geo Metro matching the description of the suspect vehicle and contacted Redlands Police who arrested the occupant, Alfonso Ariel Hernandez Jr., of Yucaipa.
A Westminster man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Friday night.
The collision occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, when the 54-year-old man was struck by a southbound vehicle on Orange Street as he crossed the street at Shopper’s Lane. The pedestrian was treated by Redlands Paramedics and transported to a local hospital with broken bones and a skull fracture. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Two people were arrested for driving under the influence by officers conducting a grant-funded DUI/drivers license checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street at Cypress Avenue over the weekend. Another driver was arrested by patrol officers for DUI following a collision shortly before the checkpoint was scheduled to begin.
Redlands City Council members will continue their Coffee with the Council community meetings with the first meeting of 2013 scheduled this Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Olive Avenue Market with Mayor Pete Aguilar.
As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs, the City Council began a monthly “Coffee With the Council” in February 2011.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Corner Bakery, 402 Orange St.
The City of Redlands invites applications from property owners to participate in the Mills Act program, designed to encourage the preservation of historic properties in Redlands.
Participation by the City in the State of California’s Mills Act Program was approved by the City Council on Nov. 20, 2012.
Three people were killed and another six suffered major injuries in a head-on traffic collision Thursday.
The accident was reported at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, on Orange Street at the Santa Ana River wash, north of Pioneer Street.
Redlands Firefighters battled a structure fire in an abandoned commercial building in the 500 block of West Stuart Avenue early Thursday morning.
A motorist driving by on Interstate 10 saw smoke and reported the fire shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. The metal building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to knock down the blaze. There were no reported injuries. Damage to the structure was estimated at $50,000.
Residents who host gatherings that allow underage drinking could face fines of up to $500 under a new social host ordinance that received initial approval from the Redlands City Council Tuesday.
In addition to the fines, the measure would also allow police to recoup any costs associated with responding to loud parties or unruly gatherings. Police would also be authorized to disperse any gathering if they determine that people under the age of 21 have been drinking alcohol.
Fines would range from $100 for a first offense up to $500 for each subsequent violation within a year of the first violation.
Redlands Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left two men injured Wednesday night. Neither man’s injuries were apparently life-threatening.
Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 100 block of West Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. When they arrived they found the victims, two men, ages 28 and 53, with gunshot wounds.
The City of Redlands will conduct a public workshop next week seeking input on the City’s proposed bicycle lane connectivity plan.
The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.