Redlands Police Press Releases
Dec. 16, 2015 - If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, the Redlands Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunken-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3.
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign period; police, sheriff and the CHP will be deploying DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols during the upcoming 17 day DUI Enforcement Campaign throughout the region. Redlands Police will have nine targeted saturation patrols scheduled during the enforcement period. A DUI checkpoint is planned from 9 p.m. Jan. 2 through 2 a.m. the following morning.
Dec. 16, 2015 - Sgt. Kenneth Wright was named the Jose A. Rivera Police Officer of the Year and dispatcher Jennifer Hernandez received the William C. Brumigan Award for professional staff when the Redlands Police Department held its annual awards and recognition ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Sarah Brown was named Explorer of the Year and Citizen Volunteer Patrol member Carlos Padilla was named the Volunteer of the Year during the ceremony at the Redlands Police Annex.
Dec. 10, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $153,604.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Redlands Police will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
“With support from OTS, through traffic safety grants such as this, the Redlands Police Department has greater opportunities to improve the safety of our community through both additional enforcement efforts and improved educational initiatives,” said Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia.
Dec. 1, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department will provide motor escort for more than 100 elementary school children, along with members of a local church during the annual “Souled Out for Kids” Christmas shopping spree Thursday, Dec. 3.
Redlands Police Department Officers will be on hand at 9 a.m. as members of Pathway Church take a group of underprivileged children from Lugonia and Mentone elementary schools on the $100 Christmas shopping spree at the Redlands Wal-Mart, 2050 W. Redlands Blvd.
The annual event was started by the Youth Ministries at Pathway Church in Redlands. Staff and members of the church will escort the elementary school children on the shopping spree. Money for the shopping spree was donated by members of the congregation.
Nov. 4, 2015 - 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., Tuesday, Nov. 10. Please RSVP by Nov. 6. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.
Nov. 2, 2015 - Redlands Police arrested three men Friday suspected in the Oct. 23 death of a 45-year-old Redlands man.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, police responded to a report of an assault in the 1000 block of Post Street. Upon arrival, officers learned a subject was causing a disturbance in the area and fled prior to officers' arrival. Police quickly located the subject about a block away and requested medical aid. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not apparent at the time.
One week later, on Friday Oct. 30, a post-mortem examination of the victim by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office determined the victim had sustained significant internal injuries stemming from an assault.
Oct. 22, 2015 - Redlands Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that was reported Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the area of San Bernardino Avenue and Orange Street.
The victim, an adult female, was walking in that area at about 6 p.m. when she observed a newer, white Toyota Camry or Corolla with tinted windows and chrome rims occupied by two men following her. She continued onto the 1500 block of Alta Street where the vehicle pulled up alongside her.
The passenger exited the vehicle, grabbed the victim around the waist and attempted to pull her to the vehicle. When the victim resisted, the man released her and returned to the vehicle which then drove away.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, age 45 to 55, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt, dark pants and a dark cap with a white logo on the left side. The driver is described only as a Hispanic male.
Oct. 22, 2015 - A 72-year-old Redlands woman died Monday from head injuries she suffered when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at Barton Road and Bellevue Avenue.
The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. The victim was in the crosswalk crossing Barton Road south on Bellevue. The 41-year-old driver of a Toyota Tundra pickup was turning left from northbound Bellevue west onto Barton, traveling at about 10 to 15 mph when he struck the victim. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.
There was no initial indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or that he was talking or texting while driving. The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed.
Oct. 21, 2015 - Redlands Police arrested a man suspected of robbing the same gas station convenience store three times over a span of less than three weeks.
Jeffrey Warren Cierley, 23, of Cerritos, was arrested Monday, Oct. 19, shortly after an armed robbery at the 76 Gas Station, 1075 Parkford Drive. The station had also been robbed on Oct. 5 and again on Oct. 12. In each of the robberies, the suspect was armed with a knife and stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing.
Sept. 29, 2015 - Redlands Police will continue proactive work to prevent problems related to alcohol abuse this week, conducting inspections in bars, DUI patrols and hosting Responsible Beverage Service Training.
“We know that preventing tragedies is absolutely the best use of our time and precious budget funds,” said Commander Chris Catren. “These current enforcement actions and training are part of our ongoing commitment to keep Redlands a safe and desirable place to live and do business.”