On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Banning Police Department received a report of suspicious circumstances on Highland Springs. The details of the call were unclear; however it was believed that the reporting party had seen two individuals in a car stopped along Highland Springs Avenue, North of Oak Valley Parkway. The caller reported seeing two white male juveniles dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and possibly in possession of a rifle. Banning Police Department immediately notified Beaumont Police Department of the suspicious circumstances and out of an abundance of caution Beaumont Police Department requested assistance from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Airship, as well as had police units provide extra patrol at each of the BUSD school sites.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Airship checked each of the school sites and officers remained visible at each of the school campuses just as an extra security measure. At no time was there a specific threat or concern in regards to any of the school sites. The safety and security of our residents and school sites is always the first priority of Beaumont Police Department. We encourage anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to report it to the police department immediately, by dialing 911 or calling our non-emergency number at 951-769-8500. Information can also be provided anonymously on our website at beaumontpd.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.