Redlands Police Press Releases
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.
May 23, 2016 - Redlands Police cited two drivers and two pedestrians during a pedestrian crosswalk safety enforcement detail on Monday, May 23.
Police officers conducted the enforcement detail at six intersections in Redlands including Redlands Boulevard at State, Seventh and Orange streets; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane and at Colton Avenue; and San Bernardino Avenue at Lassen Street.
Two drivers on Redlands Boulevard were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Two pedestrians at Orange Street and Colton Avenue were cited for failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.
May 23, 2016 - RPD to conduct enforcement, encourage rider training
Careless motorists as well as riders get special scrutiny
The Redlands Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations in May in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are violating traffic safety laws.
May 20, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department recently held a ceremony to swear in one newly hired police officer, seven newly hired professional staff and a newly promoted police corporal. The department also presented campaign ribbons to all of its personnel who provided assistance to the department on Dec. 2, 2015, after the attack in San Bernardino.
The ceremony was held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Redlands Police Annex.
May 19, 2016 - A 37-year-old Yucaipa man was arrested just hours after a carjacking from the parking lot of a Redlands restaurant.
The victim, a 49-year-old Fontana woman, was sitting in the passenger seat of her 1996 Chevrolet passenger van in the parking lot of Denny’s, 1180 Alabama St., early Thursday morning, May 19, when a man entered the driver’s side of the vehicle and demanded money. The victim jumped out of the van and the man drove away.
May 19. 2016 - From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Redlands Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. In California, more than a half million people travel our roadways at grave risk without proper restraints. These facts gravely highlight the need for increased education, awareness and enforcement of seat belt use.