Redlands Police Press Releases
March 29, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Citrus Avenue at Church Street from 10 p.m. Thursday, March 31, until 2 a.m. Friday morning.
The Redlands Police Department offers the following advice for anyone hosting or planning to attend a get-together or any kind of event where alcohol is served.
March 17, 2016 - The Redlands Citizen Volunteer Patrol Academy held a graduation ceremony Wednesday, March 16, at Redlands City Hall adding 12 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.
Keep the streets safe this St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t drink and drive.
As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
Tragically, March 17 has become one of the nation’s deadliest holidays. In fact, from 2010 to 2014, almost three-fourths of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who had blood alcohol levels well above the .08 limit, with 266 drunk-driving fatalities total nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To help lower deaths and injuries, the Redlands Police Department will be deploying extra officers on overtime targeting problem areas with high numbers of DUI collisions and DUI arrests. These DUI patrols along with routine nightly patrols will be looking for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving to include weaving, crossing the center line, etc.
And keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink: Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention could put you at risk of getting hit by a vehicle. So whether you’ve indulged a little or a lot, law enforcements wants to remind everyone that drinking and driving is a crime — you put yourself at risk, as well as others. The consequences are often fatal. Let’s make 2016 safer.
Use this party-planning checklist to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day.
March 15, 2016 - Stemming from its tradition of heavy drinking, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the deadliest days of the year. Between 2009 and 2013 there were 276 drunk-driving fatalities on this one day, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), and nearly three-fourths of the drivers had consumed twice the legal limit.
Much of the drinking takes place at local bars and restaurants, where Irish-themed promotions such as green beer is served up for large groups. However, a substantial number of DUI’s also originate from house party celebrations, especially when underage drinking is taking place.
That’s why Redlands Police will be out in force this week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, with special enforcement operations aimed at preventing these problems. Operations will include party patrols, focusing on responding to calls to house parties.
March 14, 2016 - Redlands Police donated approximately 50 bicycles Wednesday, March 9, to an organization that pairs needy veterans with bicycles, providing them with transportation to medical appointments and employment as well as physical exercise.
The bicycles, unclaimed property which have been released for disposition, were donated to the Bikes 4 Vets Project, an organization founded by Redlands resident Joseph Mena to empower veterans living in the Inland Empire. Mena is a member of the San Bernardino County Veterans Advisory Committee 5th District, the VA Hospital Advisory Council, DAV Chapter 12 Past JR Vice Commander in San Bernardino and U.S. Vets Advisory Committee member.
March 8, 2016 - The Redlands Elks Lodge and the Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will host a pet adoption fair Sunday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 663 New York St.
The Redlands Elks will serve breakfast, cooked to order, from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast prices range from $5 to $8.
For more information, contact the Redlands Elks Lodge at (909) 453-ELKS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 10, 2016 - This Valentine’s Day weekend Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will partner with Petsmart and Stell Coffee & Tea Co. to help find homes for several of the dogs and cats currently residing at the Redlands Animal Shelter
From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Stell Coffee & Tea Co., 1580 Barton Road, will host this year’s CaPOOCHino Day & Kittie Too event and donating 10 percent of the proceeds from that day to REDFOSA. All funds raised will be used to benefit Redlands shelter animals. Come by, get a beverage or snack and check out our adorable animals!
From 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, REDFOSA will be at Petsmart, 595 E. Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino, participating in the National Adoption weekend.
This is NOT the Time for an Option Play
Feb. 3, 2016 - The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, Feb. 7, there will be lots of Super Bowl 50 socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Office of Traffic Safety and law enforcement officials statewide are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.
Redlands Police will deploy additional officers on special DUI saturation patrols during Super Bowl weekend specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during and following the game.
Jan. 12, 2016 - Redlands Police cited six drivers and one pedestrian during a pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement detail on Monday, Jan. 11.
Police officers conducted the enforcement detail at four intersections in Redlands including Redlands Boulevard at State and at Seventh streets; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane; and San Bernardino Avenue at Lassen Street. Six drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. One driver was also found to be driving without a license and received a citation for the additional violation. In addition, one pedestrian was cited for failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.
Dec. 31, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the City limits from 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, until 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.