Redlands Police arrested five drivers for driving under the influence over the Memorial Day weekend, including one driver involved in a single-vehicle roll-over collision as the weekend began.
A total of 138 vehicles passed through a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Colton Avenue between New York and Texas streets beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 23. During the checkpoint, officers arrested three drivers for driving under the influence and issued two citations for driving on a suspended license and two citations for driving without a license. Two others were arrested for outstanding warrants. Another three traffic-related citations were also issued.
During a targeted “saturation” patrol on Saturday, May 24, officers stopped nine vehicles for traffic violations and arrested one driver for driving under the influence. Another driver was cited for driving on a suspended license.
Construction has begun to replace water pipelines along San Timoteo Canyon Road and on Fern Avenue and is expected to last through the end of June.
At their April 15 meeting, the City Council awarded a $364,000 construction contract for the Fern Avenue and San Timoteo Canyon Road Water Pipeline Replacement project to Pacific Utilities Installation, Inc. of Anaheim. The project is funded by water revenues, and no General Fund dollars will be used to construct this project. The project was designed and will be managed by the City of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department.
Construction began on May 13 and is anticipated to last through the end of June. The project will install new pipelines on San Timoteo Canyon Road between Fern Avenue and Beaumont Avenue, and on Fern Avenue between San Timoteo Canyon Road and Terracina Boulevard.
A third day of tai chi classes has been added at the Redlands Community Senior Center.
Tai chi classes are now offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Classes are $5 per session or $18 for one month of classes once a week. Participants can also attend all three classes each week for only $28 per month.
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 Redlands Community Center is hosting a free Zumba Dance Party for the first 50 participants who register, taking place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6. This event welcomes new Zumba participants while providing enough movement and work to make even seasoned veterans break a healthy sweat.
Staff from the City of Redlands Development Services Department and Redlands Police personnel will hold a public meeting to explain and answer questions regarding the proposed Deemed Approved Ordinance Thursday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Anyone interested in the proposed ordinance or in alcoholic beverage sales in the City of Redlands is invited to attend. In addition to City staff, members of the Institute for Public Strategies will also be in attendance to describe the ordinance and its purposes.
Redlands City Council members will continue their Coffee with the Council community meetings this Saturday, May 17, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave., with Council Member Jon Harrison.
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 Augie’s Coffee House, 113 N. Fifth St. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Mayor Pete Aguilar suggested the meetings as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns with Council members outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The remaining schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
Redlands Police conducted a specialized investigation and arrested two suspects shortly after they stole a bicycle from a residence in the 600 block of Jeremy Court last week.
With several bicycles stolen over the course of a year from college students who lived at the home, RPD worked with one of the residents to apprehend the criminals. Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday May 2, police received a report that another bicycle had been stolen from the residence. Police stopped a vehicle in the area and found the stolen bicycle in the back seat. In addition to the bicycle, officers located mail stolen from a Redlands mailbox, property, including two sets of car keys, stolen from a vehicle burglary during last month’s Run Thru Redlands, additional stolen property from another vehicle and illegal narcotics packaged for sale.
Watchful neighbors helped police arrest two residential burglars as they were leaving a home with stolen merchandise Monday morning.
Police received multiple reports of two young males knocking on doors and peering in windows in the 1200 block of Fern Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, May 5. When the first responding officer arrived in the neighborhood he saw the suspects climbing over a fence from a back yard.
High winds experienced earlier today have died down and Redlands Thursday Market Night will go on as planned tonight beginning at 6 p.m.