Redlands Police Press Releases
Officer Elyzabeth Green was named the Jose Rivera Officer of the Year duringthe Redlands Police Department’s annual awards ceremony Wednesday morning at the Redlands Police Annex.
Crime Analyst Amy Varela received the William C. Brummigan Award for civilian staff. Paul Smith was named Reserve Officer of the Year and CVP Gary McCormick was named Volunteer of the Year.
Three members of the community received Chief’s Commendations in recognition of their assistance to the department and several department members also received Chief’s Commendations for work above and beyond the already high standards of the department.
The Redlands Police Department now offers an online scheduling to make appointments for property release as well as for fingerprinting for arson, narcotics or sex registrants.
Online appointment scheduling for fingerprinting and property release is available at www.cityofredlands.org/police/appointments.
The Redlands Police Department will provide motor escort for more than 80 elementary school children, along with members of two local churches during the annual “Souled Out for Kids” Christmas shopping spree Thursday, Dec. 4.
Redlands Police Department Officers will be on hand at 9 a.m. as members of Pathway Church and Redlands Christian Center take a group of underprivileged children from Franklin, Lugonia and Mentone elementary schools on the $100 Christmas shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
Police arrested a 16-year-old Redlands boy following an armed robbery early Tuesday morning.
Police responded to a report of the robbery at USA Gas, 902 Orange St., at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect approached the clerk and another woman who were standing outside the business, brandished a handgun and forced them inside the business. He then took money from the register before fleeing on foot north through an alley east of the business.
A potentially tragic situation ended peacefully after Redlands Police officers persuaded an armed and barricaded man to surrender Tuesday night.
Police responded to a call of a man and woman struggling for control of a gun at a home in the 1200 block of Herald Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. While police were still en route to the home, the caller reported the man was chasing the woman with a knife.
The Redlands Police Department recently received a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to conduct undercover and decoy operations targeting businesses and individuals who provide or serve alcohol to minors, businesses that overserve alcohol or provide narcotics and use of false identifications and to fund inspections and community education efforts for ABC-licensed businesses.
Join the Redlands Animal Shelter and Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) for the inaugural Black Saturday Cat Adoption special.
On Nov. 29, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Redlands Animal Shelter and REDFOSA will hold a cat adoption special to find loving homes for shelter animals. Cat adoptions will be $22 – a discount of $28 – which includes spay/neuter and FVRCP shots. Micro-chipping and rabies vaccinations may be included with some cats.
The Redlands Animal Shelter is located at 504 N. Kansas St. in Redlands.
Police are seeking the public’s help to provide information leading to the identity of a suspect who followed a woman in a white minivan Tuesday morning.
The victim, a 24-year-old female, reported that she was walking north on Center Street shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, when she was approached by a white minivan. The driver followed and attempted to talk to her driving away after she threatened to call police. She then walked to a nearby apartment complex where she reported the incident to the apartment manager who called police.
Redlands Police cited clerks and servers at three local businesses for selling alcohol to minors during a minor decoy operation Friday, Nov. 14.
During minor decoy operations underage volunteers under the direct supervision of officers attempt to purchase alcohol from retail licensees in the City. On Friday, an underage volunteer attempted to purchase alcohol at 20 establishments. Employees at three businesses sold or served alcohol to the minor decoy.
Redlands Police are warning parents as they seek to identify a man who exposed himself to at least two Moore Middle School students as they walked to a bus stop Monday morning.
The girls were walking to the bus stop at Sun Avenue and Calhoun Street at about 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, when they saw the man exposing himself next to a silver or gray four-door sedan. The man left the area in the vehicle after being spotted by an adult.
Earlier that morning the same man reportedly approached another student in his vehicle and tried talking to her but did not expose himself.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a medium build. He had a small mustache and appeared to be unshaven. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt and unknown color shorts.