Redlands Police recovered two 7-foot cow costumes stolen in separate restaurant burglaries and arrested a suspect after RPD officers found the costumes advertised for sale online.
The cow costumes, created for Chick-Fil-A restaurant, were stolen in two separate burglaries from the Redlands restaurant’s storage facility earlier this year.
RPD officers contacted the seller after seeing one of the distinctive 7-foot costumes made to represent the restaurant’s trademark cow mascots for sale on Craigslist last week. The officer indicated on the phone with the seller that he was interested in buying the bovine attire as a Halloween costume. When the seller told the officer that he had two for sale for $350 apiece, the officer replied that it would make the perfect his-and-hers costumes for him and his wife.
Redlands Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 64-year-old man.
Mohamed Ali, 64, was reported missing by staff at Braswell’s Colonial Care, 1618 Laurel Ave., Friday morning, Nov. 1 He was last seen by staff getting on a bus at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. It is unknown where he was going although one staff member overheard him say he may be going to Moreno Valley.
Ali is a native of Egypt and has no family in the United States.
Ali is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black or green shirt and black pants.
Weekend party patrols scheduled for RHS-REV Smudge Pot rivalry
Redlands Police will be out in force again this weekend conducting party patrols Friday and Saturday night to coincide with the much-anticipated Redlands High School-Redlands East Valley High Smudge Pot football game. These extra enforcement actions are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.
The Redlands Senior Center and Inter Valley Health Plan are hosting a free chocolate bingo game on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Redlands Community Senior Center located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Try your luck with this fun game of bingo in which chocolate is the ultimate prize! This free event is open to anyone ages 50 and above. Each player will receive a bingo card and a bag of chocolate kisses. The players will use the chocolate kisses as bingo markers. The first person to get a bingo wins the game! Free chocolate refreshments and prizes will be provided.
Redlands Police on Saturday arrested a suspect in the murder of a Perris woman whose body was found dumped in a Redlands orange grove last February.
Police arrested 34-year-old Sue Robert Seiuli shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the 900 block of Washington Street in Colton, for the February murder of 23-year-old Sylvia Marie Flores.
Flores’ body was found in an orange grove off Almond Avenue west of Alabama Street in Redlands on Feb. 26.
Police arrested a suspect for felony animal cruelty, after a video was posted online showing the woman lighting fire to a cat.
Redlands Police received a call from a woman in Boston who reported seeing the video on Facebook showing the woman setting the cat’s tail on fire. The video was traced to an address in Redlands where officers located the cat and confirmed its injuries. Police located the suspect, 27-year-old Monica Pauline Ferreri, at her workplace in the 1800 block of Orange Tree Lane at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
The 15-year-old family pet suffered only singed fur to its tail and was treated by a veterinarian.
This Halloween, police, sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force has given a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road.
“The scariest part of Halloween is not the spooky costumes and scary pranks, it’s the impaired drivers. All too often, partygoers don’t plan ahead and choose to drive impaired, but a costume can’t disguise drunk driving,” said Redlands Police Chief Mark Garcia.
The Avoid the 25 – San Bernardino County DUI Task Force will deploy additional patrols this Thursday, Oct. 31, in addition to routine patrols already scheduled to stop and arrest alcohol or drug impaired drivers. In addition, Redlands Police will conduct a targeted “saturation patrol,” Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The City of Redlands yearlong 125th Anniversary celebration will culminate in November with a series of events beginning with a daylong Extravaganza including local history tours, art exhibits, a community dinner in Smiley Park and a Bowl presentation concluding with a fireworks show.
The quasquicentennial celebration kicked off Dec. 1, 2012, with the Redlands Christmas Parade and continues through Nov. 26, the 125th anniversary of the City of Redlands’ incorporation.
The daylong Extravaganza will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, with a 125th Anniversary Extravaganza dinner for the community, following the tradition set at the City’s 100th anniversary. Due to popular demand, the barbecue dinner will be served at two seatings beginning at noon and at 4 p.m. in Smiley Park located at the corner of Parkwood Street and Glenwood Drive. Tickets for the dinner are $7 per person and are available at the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall at 35 Cajon Street or the following outlets throughout the city: