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SB County Sheriff’s Department Partners with Ring and the Neighbors App


 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce our partnership with Ring and the Neighbors App.  Detectives and station personnel from across the county completed their training today and out stations are now live.  Station staff are able to receive information and interact with residents through the app.  Customers with a Ring camera will be able to share videos with their local Sheriff’s station.  The Neighbors App connects communities with the goal of creating safer and stronger neighborhoods and one of the benefits is you do not need to own a Ring device to use the app.

While the Ring system and Neighbors App are great tools for interaction and sharing information, they are not monitored 24/7.  The Neighbors App is not designed to replace traditional crime reporting.  If you are a victim of a crime, or you want to report suspicious activity, please call your local San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department – Dispatch Center.  For emergencies call 9-1-1. For all other reports call our nonemergency lines: Valley residents call (909) 387-8313 and Desert residents call (760) 956-5001.

To learn more about Ring or download the Neighbors App visit: https://ring.com or https://shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors

 

Sharps Collection Program


The City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Disposal have partnered to provide a community sharps container program that can be used, free of charge, by any Yucaipa resident to safely and legally dispose of used medical sharps. The drop box is located just outside the front entrance to the Police Department (34144 Yucaipa Blvd.) You may pick up free disposal sharps containers at City Hall (34272 Yucaipa Blvd.). Once ¾ full, snap the cap firmly to close and place the container in a plastic bag, then in the metal drop box. Please do not drop loose sharps, drugs, pills or any other items in this box. It is for sharps approved containers only. For questions, please contact Kim Everts at 909/797-2489 ext. 221.

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFD)


Facts and Myths – Mechanism for the use of Property Tax Increment for the financing of certain infrastructure including, but not limited to the following: Roads, transit facilities, sewers, flood control; Child care facilities, libraries, parks and recreational facilities; Solid waste facilities, Industrial structures; and Affordable housing. Click HERE to read Facts and Myths with IEFD’s…

Deadly Plant Disease Threatens California Citrus


A fatal plant disease – Huanglongbing – has been found in California and without support from California residents it could be a death sentence to California’s backyard and commercial citrus trees.

While Huanglongbing (HLB) is not harmful to humans, there is no cure and once a citrus tree is infected it will die. The disease has decimated Florida citrus, and now that HLB is here, California’s beloved citrus trees are also at risk. The disease is spread by an insect called the Asian citrus psyllid, which can be found throughout California – the number one fresh citrus fruit producing state in the nation. By working together, we can all save our citrus trees. California homeowners – 60 percent of whom own citrus trees – play an important role in protecting citrus in our state and are being asked to protect their backyard trees by searching for signs of the pest and disease.

California Citrus Threat PSA

 



Prescription MedReturn Receptacle


The City of Yucaipa, the Yucaipa Valley Water District, and Yucaipa Police Department are making it easy to dispose of excess and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.  A new MedReturn receptacle has been installed at the Yucaipa Police Station thanks to funding from the City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Water District.  This drop off  box will be available to Yucaipa citizens all year round, during Yucaipa Police Department’s regular business hours of  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What can be dropped off:

  • Excess and expired prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medication for pets
  • *Syringes will not be accepted

COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH


Partner with the City of Yucaipa and our Police Department to protect your neighborhood!  Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. If you have an interest in forming a neighborhood watch program, please contact Sherrie O’Connell, Assistant Coordinator for the City of Yucaipa, at 909 797-2489 x 260.

Mailbox Tampering / Mail Theft


The Yucaipa Police Department is currently investigating mailbox tampering, as well as mail theft, in both privately owned and community shared mailboxes.  Although this crime has been observed and investigated by law enforcement for many years, there has been an increase in the number of reported incidents in the City of Yucaipa in the past few weeks.

The United States Postal Inspectors recommend the following tips to lower the chances that you will become a victim of this crime.

  • Retrieve your mail as soon as possible after it is delivered.  Don’t leave your mail unattended for extended periods.  Don’t leave it in your mailbox overnight.
  • If you cannot regularly retrieve your mail promptly, consider installing a lockable mailbox or obtaining P.O. Box service from your local post office.
  • If you will be away from home temporarily, you can notify your post office to hold your mail with the online hold mail service on the US Postal Service website:  https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/.
  • Always deposit your mail in a mail slot at your local post office, or hand it to your letter carrier.
  • Monitor your bank account statements regularly, and report any charges or checks you did not authorize.
  • Monitor your credit report and report any accounts you did not authorize.
  • Ask your bank for “secure” checks that can’t be altered.

Please call the Yucaipa Police Department dispatch line at 909-790-3100 if you believe you are a victim of mail theft, or to report any suspicious activity at or near any mail receiving or distributing locations.