Redlands Police Press Releases
April 17, 2016 - Redlands police and firefighters responded to reports of pepper spray released in a theater late Saturday night. Two dozen people were treated on scene and two people were transported by ambulance to a local hospital due to symptoms of the gas, including irritated eyes and difficulty breathing.
Emergency calls came in at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, after patrons were forced to evacuate theater number 9 at the Harkins Theater, 27481 San Bernardino Ave., during a showing of “Barber Shop: The Next Cut.”
April 7, 2016 - Redlands Police, with the assistance of Rialto police arrested a man and recovered a customized three-wheel cycle stolen from a disabled veteran. The bike was returned to the victim in time for him to participate in this weekend’s Redlands Bicycle Classic.
April 6, 2016 - Surprised drivers received tickets last week for driving sober, but they weren’t unhappy about it.
Redlands Police along with students from Citrus Valley High School’s Friday Night Live handed out Krikorian Premiere Theater movie tickets to 20 drivers during a DUI/Driver License checkpoint Thursday, March 31.
The first 20 sober drivers through the checkpoint each received a free movie ticket. Tickets were donated by the Citrus Valley High School chapter of Friday Night Live, a statewide alcohol and substance abuse prevention project. Members of the group also handed out safe-driving information to drivers passing through the checkpoint.
April 5, 2016 - Distracted driving is such an important safety issue that April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, Police, Sheriff and CHP officials are joining the Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as law enforcement throughout the country, working together to focus on education as well as enforcement.
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 email@example.com.