Redlands Police Press Releases
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.
May 13, 2016 - Police on Friday arrested a 32-year-old Redlands man for robbery, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting earlier in the week in the 400 block of Doyle Avenue.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Doyle Avenue and Heron Court shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, May 9. Officers located evidence of the shooting but no suspects or victim were located. Authorities did locate bullet holes in a vehicle and a residence.
May 13, 2016 - Redlands Police arrested a 56-year-old high school teacher Tuesday evening, accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.
Kevin Patrick Kirkland, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in Gilbert, Ariz. Kirkland is a math teacher at Redlands High School.
May 2, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will hold an eight-hour training class for multi-unit rental apartment managers/owners and single-family rental property owners. The program is focused on education and reducing crime in apartments, condominium complexes and single-family rental housing throughout the City.
The class will be held at Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Please RSVP by May 10. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.
April 27, 2016 - Redlands Police on Monday arrested a 41-year-old Redlands man for child molestation after a teen-age girl reported that she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by the suspect for four years, beginning when the victim was 8 years old.
April 20, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium.
The seminar, part of the Redlands Police Department’s Street Smart program, is designed to increase participants’ level of awareness and minimize their risk of victimization.
The seminar is designed for women and girls from ages 13 and up and will include a personal safety presentation as well as hands-on training.
April 19, 2016 - Redlands Police officers, dispatchers and support personnel joined personnel from other agencies Thursday, April 14, when the San Bernardino Police Department hosted a multi-agency awards ceremony to recognize the various department members who responded to the Inland Regional Center terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015.
Members of the San Bernardino Police Department, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino City Fire, Redlands Police Department, Fontana Police Department, San Bernardino Unified School District Police, Rialto Police Department, Colton Police Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department and Probation Department received honors from their respective agencies. Among those recognized were RPD’s first responders and dispatchers, who were presented with the following service medals: