Rialto Police Cpl. Cameron Nelson shows he really cares about this community

Rialto police Cpl. Cameron Nelson shops for Christmas presents with brothers Nicholas and Kristian Mingl for the Police Department's second annual Shop With a Cop event. Nicholas might have been disappointed that he didn't get a sleigh ride but he did get a much brighter holiday. (Melissa Pinion-Whitt Staff)

Rialto police Cpl. Cameron Nelson shops for Christmas presents with brothers Nicholas and Kristian Mingl for the Police Department’s second annual Shop With a Cop event. Nicholas might have been disappointed that he didn’t get a sleigh ride but he did get a much brighter holiday. (Melissa Pinion-Whitt Staff)

 

Apparently Corporal Nelson of the Rialto Police Department was at the Chevron gas station last week when he observed a group of kids with their mother struggling to pay for some items at the front counter.  Observing this, Corporal Nelson whipped out his own funds and purchased the items for the mother and her kids.  It appears the Chevron manager was so impressed he posted the surveillance video of Corporal Nelson’s actions on “You Tube.”  Very impressive.

 

I have come to find this Cpl a hard working caring man. If you have a community group, youth group or any other Rialto group you would like to have him out to please email him at Cnelson@rialtopd.com

 

I posted the link below for everyone to enjoy.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOuMf1A2YAg

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

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Hello all,
Rialto Police Department, Rialto Fire Department, andAmerican Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.
Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Battle of Badges
Drive Details: Site: Rialto Community Center Date:
Tue Jan 8, 2013 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Coordinator Names: Kim Martin(RPD) and Frank Bekker (RFD) Coordinator Email Addresses:  klmartin@rialtopd.com or fbekker@confire.org
You may also contact one of the following peoplefor more information:
Lt. Kathy Thompson kthompson@rialtopd.com; Noretta Barker nbarker@rialtopd.com; LeAnne Fitch lfitch@rialtopd.com;Erin Lopez ealopez@rialtopd.com;or Amber Jones ajones@rialtopd.com
Click here to make an appointment
 
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.  Donors must be at least 18 years of agewith valid ID.
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Message from Rialto Councilman Shawn O’Connell

Hello everyone.
Below is a message Councilman Shawn O’Connell asked to be shared with the community. Shawn wants to hear from YOU he knows how he got the seat on council and wants to have an idea of what the communities thoughts are on issues so he can include those in his decision making process.
Read Below.
Councilman Elect Shawn O'Connell

Councilman Elect Shawn O’Connell

Happy Holidays to everyone,

As your new City Councilman, I think it’s important that you are kept informed and are provided a way to comment on important issues.
This is the reason for this email.
Current Issue:
Open Council seat needs to be filled.    
A) Some options available to the City Council       
      1)  June 2013 Election – cost to be determined – seat will be vacant until June 2013       
      2) Direct appointment – (council takes qualification letters and after reviewing them, makes an appointment)       
     3) Committee interview/followed by appointment       
     4) Other
Which option would you pick? Why? (I am very much interested in finding out Why you would pick a particular option. This might help me consider something that I might have missed.)

Please feel free to respond via email, phone call, or twitter (see below). Have a safe & wonderful holiday.

Shawn O’Connell Rialto City Council Contact Info:
(909) 429-1138   (home #)
@Shawn4Rialto  (twitter)
Shawn4Rialto@hotmail.com

Rialto PD Community Liason Cpl. Cameron Nelson shops with kids

Rialto police Cpl. Cameron Nelson shops for Christmas presents with brothers Nicholas and Kristian Mingl for the Police Department's second annual Shop With a Cop event. Nicholas might have been disappointed that he didn't get a sleigh ride but he did get a much brighter holiday. (Melissa Pinion-Whitt Staff)

Rialto police Cpl. Cameron Nelson shops for Christmas presents with brothers Nicholas and Kristian Mingl for the Police Department’s second annual Shop With a Cop event. Nicholas might have been disappointed that he didn’t get a sleigh ride but he did get a much brighter holiday. (Melissa Pinion-Whitt Staff

RIALTO – The lights and siren on Rialto police Cpl. Cameron Nelson’s patrol car left 5-year-old Nicholas Mingl doubting it had anything to do with Christmas.

“This ain’t a Santa sleigh,” the Rialto boy said.

But thanks to Rialto police officers who took needy children on a Christmas shopping spree Wednesday, the boy’s outlook on the police and the holidays grew brighter.

Law enforcement and fire agencies around the Inland Empire have been holding gift-giveaways for disadvantaged families the last few weeks. Many police departments participated in Shop With a Cop-style events, using donations to take children to stores for presents.

“These kids would not have a Christmas if it wasn’t for this,” said Karen Huerta, Nicholas’ grandmother.

Rialto police took 14 children to Walmart in Rialto, buying each child $50 in presents and another $40 for their parents or guardians. Families filled out applications and were selected by officers based on need.

“Hopefully it gives them a better outlook on police officers – that we’re not just enforcers,” Nelson said.

The Kiwanis Club, Rialto’s Police Officer Benefit Association and other donors pitched in for the gift money.

Rialto Officer Cheri Schaffer walked the aisles with 6-year-old Julina Castro, who picked a few dolls and some clothes off the shelves. She also used some of her $50 to buy her mother a present.

“It makes you feel good to come out with the kids and see their faces light up,” Schaffer said.

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San Bernardino police used a different method to select children for their Shop With a Cop event. Police detectives picked children who were victims in physical abuse cases.

Detectives, along with officers in uniform, accompanied nine children ranging from 5 to about 12-years-old, for a shopping spree. The department received $1,500 in donations from the Walmart Foundation.

“It lets them know that your case is done, but we didn’t forget you,” said police Lt. Paul Williams.

In Redlands, police took 27 children to Target, where they bought $1,800 in presents through police and community donations.

Other agencies may not call their events “Shop With a Cop,” but it’s the same concept.

Fontana police, who call their shopping spree “Heroes and Helpers” took 50 children shopping at Target on Dec. 15. They were selected by school district officials who recognized the children had a need for holiday help.

But it wasn’t just police officers who took children on shopping sprees.

Colton firefighters, along with the Colton Unified School District and Walmart donated money so 50 needy children could each receive $100 Christmas presents.

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_22222255/holidays-brighter-children-shop-cop-sprees#ixzz2FoR0QnqB

ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHERYL R. BROWN TO HOLD LOCAL SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

 

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will be sworn-in locally at the San Bernardino County Administrative Building on Friday, December 21.

Last week, Brown was sworn-in on Monday, December 3 at the California State Capitol in Sacramento to represent the 47th Assembly District.

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Fontana, Muscoy, and Grand Terrace.

“In addition to the state ceremony, which occurred last week, I have decided to hold a local swearing-in ceremony because so many people couldn’t go to Sacramento last week. I want my constituents to be a part of their government,” said Assemblywoman Brown.

During the event, Brown will share her legislative and district priorities, which include meeting with educational, local political, legislative, and community leaders to generate new ideas that will promote educational opportunities and economic growth.

“Education and job creation are critical to our economy,” said Brown. “In order to increase our economic growth, we need to make sure that our students are successfully completing their education.”

Supervisor Josie Gonzales, Chair of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, will administer the oath of office.

“I’m honored to have Supervisor Josie Gonzales administer the oath of office,” said Brown. “She was one of my most ardent and loyal supporters. She never wavered, and I deeply respect her leadership and early support of my candidacy. She is a person of high integrity and truly cares for her constituents and our community,” concluded Mrs. Brown.

Next Friday’s event will be held at the County’s Administrative Building located at 385 North Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a public reception to follow.

For more information, contact Ashley Jones at (909) 820-5008.

Shawn O’Connell sworn in as Councilman of Rialto

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Santa Comes To Rialto

Watch Santa come in from the sky on a helicopter.

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