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Eastvale: What It Means To Be A Police Officer

By LEAFF (Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters)

 

leaff-logo            Eastvale – Have you ever heard the saying, “If you want to be loved, be a firefighter; and if you want to be hated, be a cop?”  It seems that in today’s world and with recent cases in the news – including the brutal execution of two New York Police Officers – this has never been more true. However, let us take the time to really think about what it takes to be a Police Officer and reflect on that this year.

In 2014, 113 police officers were killed in the line of duty. These courageous men and women will never see their families, friends, or co-workers again and all for the service of others. While there may be “bad apples” in the bunch, the facts are that there are far more “good” cops that go to work each day and work vigilantly to uphold the law.

Representatives like Officer Stacy from Alabama, who caught a women stealing from a grocery store to feed her kids because she was short 50 cents to buy a dozen eggs. Instead of arresting her, he went back into the store and bought her a carton of eggs. Later, he brought her two truckloads of food. These stories don’t always get told.

What about Hamburg Officer, Joe Bloom, who helped a family with a disabled child get her medicine during the terrible storms on the East Coast?  Or Officer Briggs, who talked a man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Police Officers do much more than arrest criminals, write tickets and patrol the streets. Often, they go above and beyond to keep your family safe and to help those that others may walk by.

On behalf of all citizens, THANK YOU to our Law Enforcement Officers who go out and do the right thing each day. We appreciate what you do.

In 2015, take the time to be thankful for all the good Police Officers out there who deserve your respect and admiration.

 

Eastvale: Distracted Driving Enforcement

Eastvale, CA (April 9, 2014) – As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Eastvale PoliceDistracted Driving MonthDepartment will be joining with over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month long “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating handheld cell phones while driving.

The Eastvale Police Department conducted a special high visibility enforcement operation to cite cell phone violators in the area of Rosa Parks Elementary School and Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School.

As a direct result of the operation, 29 drivers were cited for various unsafe driving actions.  The violations cited included cell phone violations, crosswalk right of way violations, seatbelt violations, red light violations, and unlicensed driver violations. One vehicle was stored during the operation.

The increased enforcement and education aims to persuade drivers to recognize the dangers of distracted driving and reduce the number of people impacted by this perilous behavior. The “It’s Not Worth It!” theme emphasizes that a phone call or text isn’t worth a hefty fine or a collision. The current minimum ticket cost is $161, with subsequent tickets costing at least $281.

“We take the issue of distracted driving very seriously,” said Eastvale Police Lt. Mike Yates, “because we see the aftermath of these totally preventable crashes. Is that text message or cell phone call really worth $161, or worse, someone’s life?”

Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.  In addition, studies show that texting while driving can delay a driver’s reaction time just as severely as having a blood alcohol content of a legally drunk driver. According to research, sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds.  Even a three second glance at freeway speeds means a driver has traveled the distance of a football field.

Research shows that there is no difference in the risks between hands-free and hand-held cell phone conversations, both of which can result in “inattention blindness” which occurs when the brain isn’t seeing what is clearly visible because the drivers’ focus is on the phone conversation and not on the road.  When over one third of your brain’s functioning that should be on your driving moves over to cell phone talking, you can become a cell phone “zombie.”

Join the City of Eastvale in our support for the “It’s Not Worth it Campaign!”  Cell phones, texting. It’s not worth it. It’s just that simple.

Resources from the California Office of Traffic Safety:http://ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Campaigns/Distracted_Driving.asp

Distracted Driving Fact Sheet (pdf)
Printable Distracted Driving Tip Card (pdf)
Printable Pledge Card (pdf)

Release and Image Courtesy of City of Eastvale

Fullerton: Four People Stabbed at Continental Room

Continental Room Fullerton

Continental Room Fullerton (Photo Courtesy: Google Images)

BY EMILY LUNDBERG

Fullerton – Four people were stabbed at The Continental Room, a bar in trendy downtown Fullerton, early Sunday morning.

All four victims, three women and one man in their 20s, were released from the hospital after being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The worst of the injuries was suffered by the man who received sutures in his neck, according Sergeant Jeff Stuart from the Fullerton police department. The names of the victims have yet to be released.

At the time of the stabbing the bar was hosting its weekly Electric Saturday event, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday morning when the bar closes. Electric Saturdays are one of several themed music nights hosted at the bar, according to their website.

The Continental Room is located on West Santa Fe Avenue and is across the street from the Fullerton Transportation Center and Metrolink. It was founded in 1925 and on its website claims to be “the oldest drinking establishment in the city.” The website also states that The Continental Room takes pride in its rich history, specially designed 60s vibe, and great music.

In a phone interview on Monday, Sergeant Stuart stated that it is unknown how many people were involved in the stabbing and what the motive of the crime might be. The Fullerton Police Department is currently investigating the matter and is encouraging anyone who has information on the incident to come forward, or call (714) 738-6800.

Eastvale: Did You Know…

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch (Photo Courtesy: Bing Images)

STAFF REPORTS

Eastvale – Did you know that the City of Eastvale’s web page hosts a Persons of Interest connection page to help residents stay informed about crime in the City? There are a number of information sources at a glance, including a Crime Tip Hotline; photos of individuals possibly involved in or having knowledge of criminal activity; photos of persons recently taken in custody; and photos of recovered stolen property that has not yet been claimed.

This information is another facet of Neighborhood Watch, whereby staying informed, you become additional eyes and ears to help the Eastvale Police Department in keeping our City safe. In addition, the Police Department page has links to brochures and videos that provide you with tips on Vehicle Burglary Prevention, Vehicle Safety, Personal Safety and Home Safety. The Eastvale Police Department, in contract with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, is committed to providing the very best in public safety.

Visit http://www.eastvalecity.org and click on City Hall, Police Department, then the Persons of Interest link to see this page.