Redlands Police Press Releases
July 27, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department and Micah House After School Program, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community.
Organizers hope to match last year’s donation of more than 1,200 backpacks and school supplies to children and youth. Donations were funded by various groups including the Redlands Police Officers Association, Trinity Church, Tom McGrath School Supplies, and grants from the Redlands Police Department.
June 27, 2016 - Redlands Police arrested two people during a DUI/Driver License checkpoint Thursday, June 23.
A total of 262 drivers passed through the checkpoint on Citrus Avenue near Church Street between 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday. Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, one of those drivers was cited for driving with a suspended license and arrested on an additional outstanding warrant.
Another driver was cited for driving on a suspended license after he drove over the traffic cones and barricades to avoid the checkpoint.
June 27, 2016 - Every year Americans head out on our nation’s highways to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and more. Unfortunately for many, the celebration frequently includes drinking alcohol, which too often leads to drunk driving on one of the most heavily traveled holidays of the year.
From 2010 to 2014, 39 percent of all traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July period occurred in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. There were 397 people killed nationally in motor vehicle crashes in 2014 over the Fourth of July holiday. Of those fatalities, 41 percent were killed in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In California during the holiday, an average of six people are killed and 110 are seriously injured each year.
June 15, 2016 - Redlands Police cited 16 drivers and three pedestrians during a crosswalk safety enforcement detail on Monday, June 13.
Police conducted the enforcement detail at the following intersections: Redlands Boulevard at State Street and at Seventh Street; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane; Cajon and Vine streets; San Bernardino Avenue and Lassen Street.
Officers cited 15 drivers for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Another driver was cited for failure to stop at a red light. Three pedestrians were cited for jaywalking, or failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.
June 14, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department is seeking input from the Redlands community to name the department’s new K9 dog. The dog, a two-year old, 70-pound male German shepherd will be working with Officer Joseph Valdivia and joins Chewy as part of the RPD K9 force.
The RPD is asking the community to suggest a name for the newest K9. When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets.
The winning contestant will get to meet the newest K9 officer, along with Chewy and their handlers, officers Joseph Valdivia and Jaimeson Liu. The contest rules are simple:
- Contestants may suggest up to two names.
- The name must be for a male dog.
- The name must have no more than nine (9) letters.
- The name must be one or two syllables.
- Contestants must live in Redlands, work in Redlands or attend a school within the Redlands Unified School District.
- Entries must be received by June 27, 2016.
- The top 10 finalists will be announced June 29, 2016. The winning finalist name will be announced on June 30, 2016.
June 14, 2016 - Dollars for Dogs, a fundraiser at The Mexico Café in San Bernardino, raised $20,000 Monday, June 13, in support of the Redlands Police Department’s K9 Unit.
Since 2008, ongoing training, medical costs, equipment and lodging for the department’s canines have been supported entirely by private donations with no cost to the City’s General Fund. The department recently revealed plans to expand the K9 Unit with the addition of an another dog, using some of the funds raised Monday.
In December 2008, the Redlands Police Department began its drug-sniffing K-9 program with Radar, a black Labrador mix, and his handler, Redlands Police Officer Dan Figgins, using only private donations. In 2012, Radar retired as a working police canine and the department acquired a trained 3-year-old chocolate Labrador named Kass, who worked with his partner Officer Patrick Estrada.
June 7, 2016 - Redlands Police cited 12 drivers, a bicyclist and a pedestrian during a pedestrian crosswalk safety enforcement detail on Monday, June 6.
Police officers conducted the enforcement detail at various intersections in the downtown business district.
A dozen drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. A bicyclist was cited for riding on the wrong side of the road and one pedestrian was cited for jaywalking, or failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.
May 31, 2016 - The Mexico Café, 892 E. Highland Ave, San Bernardino, will host its annual Dollars for Dogs fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, June 13, with all proceeds going to support and expansion of the Redlands Police Department K9 Unit.
Highlights will include K-9 demonstrations by the Redlands Police Department canine Chewy, a 4-year-old German shepherd. The RPD ballistic capable rescue/tactical vehicle will also be there.
May 31, 2016 - Redlands Police handed out tickets to sober drivers during a weekend sobriety checkpoint, but the drivers weren’t unhappy about it.
Police handed out pairs of Inland Empire 66ers baseball tickets donated by Hatfield Buick to 20 sober drivers passing through a DUI/Driver License checkpoint Friday, May 27.
May 25, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the central portion of the City from 10 p.m. Friday, May 27, until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists driving through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver license.