March 29, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Citrus Avenue at Church Street from 10 p.m. Thursday, March 31, until 2 a.m. Friday morning.
The Redlands Police Department offers the following advice for anyone hosting or planning to attend a get-together or any kind of event where alcohol is served.
March 19, 2016 - The public is invited to a workshop, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, to review and comment on preliminary design for the City of Redlands’ planned skate park.
The City of Redlands will host the public design workshop with the California Skateparks design team at the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St. At that meeting the preliminary design for the skate park will be presented and community input from the workshop will serve to refine the design of the state-of-the-art concrete facility.
March 17, 2016 - The City of Redlands invites nominations for the City’s 2016 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 24, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.
More than one winner may be selected for the Beautification Award, which will recognize non-residential buildings and facilities that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.
March 17, 2016 - The Redlands Citizen Volunteer Patrol Academy held a graduation ceremony Wednesday, March 16, at Redlands City Hall adding 12 new members to the ranks of the Citizen Volunteer Patrol and Citizen Volunteer Park Rangers.
The nine-week CVP Academy provides volunteers training in citation writing, radio procedure, crime scene management, report writing, traffic control, patrol vehicle driving, Emergency Operations Center operations and other areas.
The new CVPs will receive an additional 32 hours of training in the field by experienced CVP Field Training Officers. They will then be ready for the full range of CVP duties.
March 16, 2016 - Redlands Fire Department crews extricated a 45-year-old Yucaipa man after his vehicle went over the side of the road and rolled over into a canyon Tuesday evening.
Redlands Fire and Police departments responded to the traffic collision at the intersection of Elder way and East Sunset Drive South at 7:17p.m. Tuesday, March 15. The vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup, went over an embankment and came to rest in a canyon about 200 feet below the roadway.
Firefighters found the victim trapped under the vehicle, with part of the vehicle resting on his neck. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle and raised it enough to free the victim.
March 15, 2016 - Beginning March 30, the Redlands Community Senior Center’s Zumba Gold class designed for the older active adult will move from Tuesdays to Wednesday mornings from 9 to 9:45 a.m. This is a low-impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness group that keeps you in the groove of life. The class is $20 per month or $5 per class.
The Redlands Community Senior Center is located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. For more information, call the center at (909) 798-7579.
Keep the streets safe this St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t drink and drive.
As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
Tragically, March 17 has become one of the nation’s deadliest holidays. In fact, from 2010 to 2014, almost three-fourths of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who had blood alcohol levels well above the .08 limit, with 266 drunk-driving fatalities total nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To help lower deaths and injuries, the Redlands Police Department will be deploying extra officers on overtime targeting problem areas with high numbers of DUI collisions and DUI arrests. These DUI patrols along with routine nightly patrols will be looking for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving to include weaving, crossing the center line, etc.
And keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink: Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention could put you at risk of getting hit by a vehicle. So whether you’ve indulged a little or a lot, law enforcements wants to remind everyone that drinking and driving is a crime — you put yourself at risk, as well as others. The consequences are often fatal. Let’s make 2016 safer.
Use this party-planning checklist to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day.
March 15, 2016 - Stemming from its tradition of heavy drinking, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the deadliest days of the year. Between 2009 and 2013 there were 276 drunk-driving fatalities on this one day, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), and nearly three-fourths of the drivers had consumed twice the legal limit.
Much of the drinking takes place at local bars and restaurants, where Irish-themed promotions such as green beer is served up for large groups. However, a substantial number of DUI’s also originate from house party celebrations, especially when underage drinking is taking place.
That’s why Redlands Police will be out in force this week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, with special enforcement operations aimed at preventing these problems. Operations will include party patrols, focusing on responding to calls to house parties.
March 15, 2016 - The Redlands Recreation Division in partnership with the Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library and the Redlands Police Department is hosting a story time for children. Story time sessions will be held at 10 a.m. three Mondays each month at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Story time session held on the first and fourth Mondays will feature English language stories. The story time session held on the second Monday of each month will be in Spanish.
March 14, 2016 - Redlands Police donated approximately 50 bicycles Wednesday, March 9, to an organization that pairs needy veterans with bicycles, providing them with transportation to medical appointments and employment as well as physical exercise.
The bicycles, unclaimed property which have been released for disposition, were donated to the Bikes 4 Vets Project, an organization founded by Redlands resident Joseph Mena to empower veterans living in the Inland Empire. Mena is a member of the San Bernardino County Veterans Advisory Committee 5th District, the VA Hospital Advisory Council, DAV Chapter 12 Past JR Vice Commander in San Bernardino and U.S. Vets Advisory Committee member.