One business was 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, May 31, officers from the RPD and an Alcoholic Beverage Control investigator along with two 19-year-old volunteers visited 24 bars and restaurants licensed to sell alcohol on the premises.
The Redlands Police Department will deploy extra patrols to crack down on underage drinking at house parties during early June—the first graduation season since the Redlands City Council passed the City’s Social Host Ordinance in January. This police crackdown, announced during a press conference at the Redlands Police Annex today, is part of a collaborative effort to address the problems related to binge and underage drinking here.
“Underage drinking is a major threat to the health and safety of Redlands youth,” said Mayor Pete Aguilar. “In addition to drinking and driving, which is a major cause of death among teens, underage drinking has been linked to a host of other serious problems including reduced academic performance, sexual assaults, unintended pregnancies, fights, and violence.”
Redlands narcotics officers recently arrested two men for selling heroin in a park near a Redlands middle school.
Officers set up surveillance earlier this month after receiving a report of drug sales in Community Park near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Church Street. The park is adjacent to Clement Middle School, and the sales took place during school hours.
On Thursday, May 16, officers witnessed 57-year-old Kenneth Lopez and 52-year-old Vincent Victor Gonzales, both of Redlands, packaging and selling heroin from picnic tables in the park. The two men were arrested and officers recovered 7.1 grams of heroin.
LifeStream and the City of Redlands invite all healthy residents to donate blood outside the Redlands Police Annex, 30 Cajon St (corner of Vine and Cajon) Monday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every donor will receive a discount coupon to Knott’s Soak City Palm Springs, a $10 Lowe’s or Home Depot gift card (while supplies last), a free cholesterol screening and “Gift of Life” loyalty program points toward the LifeStream online store at www.LStream.org.
Appointments are recommended to keep the donor lines moving smoothly throughout the day. To schedule an appointment, please contact Tommi Ng at (909) 798-7514 or by email at email@example.com.
Redlands Police arrested three people for driving under the influence during a Memorial Day Weekend sobriety checkpoint.
Redlands Police conducted the checkpoint in the northbound lanes of Sixth Street at Stuart Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, until 3 a.m. Saturday morning in cooperation with countywide Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force checkpoints and saturation patrols for the holiday weekend.
A total of 186 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. In addition to three DUI arrests, Redlands Police cited one person for driving with a suspended license and a second person who had no license.
High Visibility Avoid DUI Campaign Set for Holiday Weekend
The Redlands Police Department will join law enforcement agencies throughout the region, deploying a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the northbound lanes of Sixth Street at Stuart Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, until 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The California Highway Patrol is deploying all available officers Memorial Day weekend onto freeways and county roads as part of their Maximum Enforcement Period.
The Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs.
The City of Redlands Recreation Division will begin offering Ballet One classes for children ages 5 - 7 at the Redlands Community Center. Class sessions are $30 per child and consist of four classes.
With Ballet One, your child will be taught proper fundamentals such as ballet positions, port de bras, movement across floor, beginning ballet steps and song and dance. Wear your favorite leotard, tights or tutu. Ballet shoes are recommended. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center. Class sessions are scheduled as followed:
Come and enjoy Ballroom dance in a comfortable and fun setting.
Nightclub two-step will be taught Mondays beginning June 3, and ending June 24.
Class runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration fee is $8 per person. Partners are not required
Contract class instructors are needed to teach a wide range of classes, such as arts and crafts, fitness classes, and dance at the Joslyn Senior Center. The Recreation Division of the Quality of Life Department is always searching for qualified instructors to teach new or existing classes.
If you are interested in being a contract instructor please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550 or visit at 21 Grant St. Redlands, CA 92374.
The Coffee with the Council scheduled for Saturday, May 18, has been cancelled in order to accommodate City Council members and others who wish to attend memorial services for the son of Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster. Coffee with the Council will resume in June.