Redlands Police Press Releases
April 27, 2017 - The Redlands Citizen Volunteer Patrol Academy held a graduation ceremony Wednesday, April 26, at Redlands City Hall adding seven 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.
New Citizen Volunteer Patrol members are Violet Farley, Daniela Trejo, David Wahe and Richard Thibedeau. New Citizen Volunteer Park Rangers are Tracey Stahler-Roche, Martin Lemon and William Donovan.
April 24, 2017 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint from 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, through 1 a.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes of Citrus Avenue at Church Street.
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.
April 19, 2017 - Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia will discuss issues of local law enforcement and current crime trends and answer questions from the public during a town hall meeting Wednesday, May 10, at the American Legion Post 650, 1532 Church St.
In addition to answering questions from the audience, Chief Garcia will also take questions live via the Redlands Police Department’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RedlandsPoliceDepartment. Questions will be answered live online as time permits.
April 19, 2017 - Two people were arrested Tuesday for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting that left one person critically injured over the weekend.
Police responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the 1600 block of Heron Court at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old male victim lying in the driveway of the home, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was conscious but bleeding profusely. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.
April 12, 2017 - A 46-year-old Redlands man suspected of distributing child pornography over the internet was arrested by Fontana Police Wednesday following a four-month investigation by a regional task force.
Redlands Police detectives, working as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, assisted in serving a search warrant on a home in the 1400 block of Laramie Avenue in Redlands at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 12. Investigators seized electronic storage devices containing more than 10,000 files of child pornography, along with assault rifles, handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
April 12, 2017 - Three people were arrested Tuesday following an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store.
Redlands Police received a report of the robbery at the Shell station at 941 California Street shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Two men entered the store. As one of them brandished a handgun, they jumped the counter and demanded cash from the register.
Police were able to track their movements to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Washington Street in Colton. Officers located two men in the process of changing their clothes in a parking stall at the complex. A third person, later identified as the getaway driver was also located. All three were taken into custody.
March 16, 2017 - Redlands Police investigators have identified a man arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle as the suspect who fled from officers after attempting to steal tires and rims from a parked vehicle at a local shopping center in February.
Redlands Police arrested 33-year-old Paul Derek Moghadam at his home in San Bernardino on Wednesday, March 15, for possession of a stolen vehicle and other warrants. A stolen vehicle was located in the driveway.
March 6, 2017 - Redlands Police cited 11 drivers during a recent crosswalk safety enforcement detail in the downtown business district.
Between 7 a.m. and noon on Monday, March 6, officers cited 11 drivers for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. The enforcement operation concentrated on the downtown business district, on Redlands Boulevard at State and 7th streets; Cajon Street at Vine; and Orange Street at Oriental Avenue. No violations by pedestrians or cyclists were observed during the enforcement operation. Police plan additional enforcement operations in the coming weeks.
Feb. 9, 2017 - The 17th annual Faith and Justice Summit, hosted by the Cops and Clergy Network Inc. Redlands and Yucaipa chapters, is scheduled Thursday, March 16, at Yucaipa First Assembly Church, 12226 Second St., Yucaipa.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Community and Police Relations” with a focus on “Mental Health First Aid.”
Feb. 9, 2017 - William Donovan, who volunteered 1,229 hours last year with the Redlands Animal Shelter, was recently named the shelter’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. He has had a nearly lifelong mission to rescue kittens.
A lifelong Yucaipa resident, Donovan has been an advocate for animals since the 8th grade when he attempted to rescue three kittens from drowning.
“I witnessed this man I greatly admired drown three kittens in a bucket of water and toss them in the trash,” he said. “I was horrified. I found the three kittens still alive in the trash and took them with me. I tried to save them but they all died within the hour. I told myself, ‘I will retire someday and make it up to those kittens.’”