• Agent Antonio Ruiz Hernández leaves his post to retire after more than thirty years of belonging to the municipal police force
The Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Redován has been the place where this morning the act in recognition of the work and services carried out in the municipality by the Local Police agent, Antonio Ruiz Hernández, during his professional career took place. This act has been carried out with all health security measures due to Covid-19. Ruiz Hernández will proceed to retire after thirty-two years as part of this body, thirteen years at the head of it as Chief Officer. Ruiz remembered his beginnings in 1988 as a Police in Redován and thanked the mayors and councilors who have passed through the City Council, as well as all municipal workers, for their collaboration and help in the performance of their work. He also recalled the agents who have accompanied him all these years. “It has been a pleasure working with everyone. Despite the sadness that leaving work causes me, I must understand that everything has a beginning and an end. The time has come to enjoy free time, because life is short and the world is very wide, “said the policeman.
The event included the interventions of the mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, the Councilor for Citizen Security, Adrián Ballester, in addition to the participation of relatives, friends and colleagues of the honoree, in which he proceeded to stamp his signature in the book of honor of the municipality and the reception of an honorific plaque. Likewise, and as the mayoress has indicated, “in the last Municipal Plenary session, it was unanimously approved to apply to the Generalitat Valenciana for the Retirement Honor Diploma, one of the highest recognitions at the regional level for professional career”.
The mayor has highlighted the professionalism and work of this agent, since “it has been an honor and a privilege to have a police officer like Antonio in the town, dedicated to his work and always dedicated to helping his neighbors and the municipality ”. For her part, the Security Councilor has assured that “we could not otherwise fire this unbeatable agent, who in addition to performing her duties impeccably, is and has always been a very dear figure for all Redovans.”
Antonio Ruiz has a degree in Police Sciences. Appointed Chief Police Officer in 2007, in 2014 he received the medal of the Order of Civil Merit awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has also been distinguished with the Police Merit Medal with a white badge from the Redován City Council in 2015, and more recently, with the Police Merit Cross with a white badge from the Generalitat Valenciana for his excellent professional career in twenty-five years of service.
Officials step up surveillance and begin a campaign of controls to ensure compliance with the new measures decreed by the Generalitat and following the decree of the State of Alert by the Central Government
Redován City Council, through the Department of Public Safety, has announced the increase of police surveillance, as well as the start of a campaign of controls in different parts of the municipality, with the aim of ensuring compliance with the new rules issued by the Generalitat to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in view of the increase in positive cases in recent days. In this way, and during this weekend in which the Central Government has again decreed the State of Alarm throughout the country, the first fines in this area have already been imposed, “having already sanctioned 10 people in Redován for the breach of this regulation for health safety,” as announced by the councillor responsible for the area, Adrian Ballester.
The councillor also announced that “local police officers are going to increase their vigilance both in the municipality’s catering establishments, to check that they are strictly complying with these new regulations, and in the parks and various hot spots in the town, to avoid the concentration of young people and unhealthy practices such as the botellón”. As the councillor has expressed, these uncivic actions, apart from generating rubbish and disturbing the residents, “pose a risk to all citizens, even more so if the mask is not worn and the interpersonal safety distance is not maintained in this type of meeting”, explained Ballester.
The new measures announced by the regional government came into force on Sunday 25 October, and their main novelty is the limitation of the freedom of movement of people from 00.00 at night to 6.00 in the morning, except for justified reasons. Meetings in both public and private spaces will be limited to six people not living together, along with the closure of gardens and outdoor areas from 10pm to 8am.
Likewise, consumption in hotel and catering establishments will not be able to take place at the bar, always with a maximum of six people per table and establishing the closure of the premises from 00:00 hours. The measure also prohibits the sale of alcohol between 22:00 and 8:00 hours, except for hotel and catering establishments. “We hope that these measures and the increased vigilance of our agents will serve to make citizens understand the need to work together to minimise the risk of infection and to defeat the virus together,” concluded Ballester.
The Local Police has been in charge of requesting public thanks to the entity to which the Consistory also joins
The Local Police of Redován, through the councilor of Seguretat Ciutadana del municipi, Adrián Ballester, has transmitted the public seu in addition to the Club de Muntanya de Redován for the inestimable collaboration and assistance offered in the two rescues of lost senderistes in the Serra del municipi that have tingut lloc in the last days. “With the City Council, I will join us and donate to this one, public congratulations to the club and its members”, has reported Ballester, “to go immediately to the crida d’ajuda and pose the serious connections, skills and experience to the muntanya to the servei dels altres ”.
In this way, from the Police Headquarters a request for recognition of this club has been transmitted to the City Council, especially highlighting the figure of its president, José Vegara, for his participation in the two relief devices for visitors lost in the mountain. last week as well as those made previously. “We have in José a wild card for this type of action, to which we go systematically in the event of any incident in the mountains”, the agents have stated, ensuring that Vegara “always puts aside his tasks to assist in whatever is necessary” .
The first of the actions occurred on the night of Monday, October 12, when from a call from 112, it was reported that five young people were trapped in a ravine in the area of the three peaks from which they did not know how to get out. Together with the fire department and another volunteer from the Mountain Club, and after 2:30 in the morning, the operation ended after gaining access to where the young people were to be rescued without problem and without presenting any type of injury.
On the other hand, during the morning of last Saturday the intervention of the Redován Mountain Club was also necessary to rescue some hikers lost in the mountains, who were located by José Vegara, another volunteer from the club and an agent of the Local Police , since the firefighters had to leave to attend the urgent notice for a traffic accident. The ascent to the area was made, the hikers who were safe and sound were located and it was possible to guide them back down the mountain.
“We appreciate the interest and dedication shown by both the club and each of the members that make up this association with our municipality”, declared the mayor of Citizen Security, “always ready to help and lend a hand in any area in which be necessary”.
In addition to collaborating in the rescue of athletes in the mountains, the Redován Mountain Club also cares about the maintenance of the environment and the natural surroundings of the municipality with actions such as the “Clean Mountain Day”, the cleaning day carried out recently carried out by the club in collaboration with the Valencian Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing and the City Council, in which more than two tons of garbage and waste from the mountain were collected.
Plaza de la Paz was going to be the scenery, on September 5th, for the recognition of the people of Redován and the organizations, formations and volunteers that helped during DANA
The mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, announced today that for health security regarding the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone, without a date, the act of tribute to the town of Redován, awarding the Gold Medal for its action and solidarity during DANA last September, and in recognition of the different formations, security forces and volunteers who acted in the municipality during the floods.
The celebration was scheduled for next September 5th with all security measures guaranteed, but finally the decision has been made to postpone it “much to our regret, due to the recent information of the generalized increase in the province of Alicante infections caused by COVID -19, so from the government team we have decided that the most convenient thing was to wait until it’s possible to carry out this tribute in the safest way possible to avoid risks ”, the mayor reported.
This tribute was to be held in the Plaza de la Paz, where the Gold Medal would’ve been awarded to the town of Redován, the highest distinction that the City Council can grant to reward extraordinary actions or services performed for the municipality, and caused by their heroic performance and solidarity during the development of DANA. “We are saddened to communicate this postponement, since we consider that the tribute to our people is surely deserved,” said the mayor, “but we believe that we must always give priority to the health and security of our neighbors, and take measures adjusted to the situation to avoid contagion and the spread of the virus as much as possible ”.
Ruiz has expressed his desire that this tribute can be carried out “as soon as possible”, as well as “to be able to show the people of Redován the audiovisual project that we were developing to remember, always with respect, those difficult days in which its inhabitants knew how to rise to the occasion ”. This memorial video was to be made thanks to the videos and photographs that the neighbors themselves have been sending to the City Council, to which the mayor wanted to thank their collaboration.
Under normal circumstances, Redován would start his festivities in the coming days, so Nely Ruiz has taken the opportunity to call for the responsibility of citizens, especially younger people, “to follow all security measures and not skip them at no time, since containing the virus is the task of each and every one of the residents of our municipality ”. The City Council has launched a series of videos on social networks featuring queens and festive charges where responsibility is appealed and especially the use of a mask and hand hygiene.
• The Corporation gives the green light to the Local Burning Plan, approved unanimously, which extends the restrictions to Easter and Easter • The Consistory will send the project to the Generalitat for its final approval and to protect up to 280 hectares of mountains and its forest mass
The Redován City Council has approved the Reduced Fire Prevention Plan for the municipality during the last Extraordinary Plenary. “This is a regulation of vital importance for all municipalities that, like Redován, have forest areas in territories with a high probability of fire, such as those of the Valencian Community”, said the Councilor for Citizen Security, Adrián Ballester, and especially during the summer months, with the increased risk with rising temperatures.
In this way, the document delimits the protection zone, of approximately 280 hectares, which includes the Sierra de Redován and its forest mass, as well as the micro-reserve of flora called ‘Peñón de la Llobera’, the Sierra de Callosa as Place of Cultural Interest, and the corresponding area of the Special Bird Protection Area (ZEPA) of the Valencian Community for the southern mountains of Alicante. The area also includes as areas of special protection the recreational space of La Ermita de Redován and the municipal cemetery, as well as the homes and industrial areas near it.
This regulation also indicates the protection and prevention measures against fires that the Redován City Council will carry out in the municipal term “with the adaptation and surveillance of the paella areas in the hermitage on the days of maximum risk”, said the councilor , “In addition to carrying out scheduled clearing of the perimeter, the placement of metal containers, and ensuring the maintenance of water sources.” In the same way, public dissemination and information work will also be carried out, through posters and information brochures, as well as an informative day for neighbors and companies in the area in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Emergency Climate and Ecological Transition to deepen awareness and prevention against fire ”, added Ballester.
The Local Fire Prevention Plan is also accompanied by a Local Burning Plan to regulate the burning of agricultural remains on non-urban land throughout the year, indicating the space and conditions that must be met to carry out with the minimum risk of fires. Likewise, the express prohibition of the regional regulations on burning from July 1 to October 16, the City Council also extends it during Holy Week and Easter for the entire municipality of Redován.
Ballester recalled that, according to regional regulations, “to carry out any burning, a notification must be made to the City Council specifying the day, place and time it will take place, and the details of the owner of the land on which it is going to be developed, always and in the period between sunrise and noon ”, explained the councilor. The execution of the burning will also depend on the risk of fire on the chosen day, and cannot be carried out on days when the alert is level 2 or 3.
For her part, the mayor of the municipality, Nely Ruiz, has assured that the approval of this plan is “very good news”, since “our mountains and landscape are one of the great riches that Redován has available”, with what “we will always work towards any action or regulation that can ensure its protection”, she concluded.
The detainee was carrying out dangerous maneuvers with a vehicle in the Plaza de la Paz and fled to the neighboring town after the officers stopped
Agents of the National Police and Oriolana Local Police also participated in the persecution, who collaborated in the arrest
The Local Police of Redován has reported the arrest, last Saturday, of a minor in Orihuela, accused of a crime against road safety. The now arrested man, who was carrying out dangerous maneuvers in the Plaza de la Paz in Redován with a vehicle without the regulatory lights, fled with a companion in the passenger seat when, before the telephone warning of a neighbor, the agents appeared to control the situation.
From that moment on, a police chase began through several streets of Redován, in which the driver recklessly skipped several crossroads and stop signs and carried out various maneuvers to threaten a collision with the police vehicle. The minor continued his flight out of the municipality, at first on CV-919 and later on CV-91 in the direction of Orihuela, circulating on several occasions in the left lane and forcing drivers who came in the opposite direction to avoid him to avoid any kind of accident.
At the entrance to the town, in the Los Huertos area, the vehicle stopped abruptly, giving the impression of having broken down. After informing both the National Police Corps and the Orihuela Local Police, a patrol car of the latter tried to cut him off. It is at this time that the driver’s companion, who has not been able to be identified, got out of the vehicle and fled. After the violent struggle with an agent of the Local Police of Redován, who entered through the passenger door to proceed to arrest the minor, he got out of the vehicle to continue his flight, starting a new chase on foot which was joined by two Oriolana police officers.
The minor was attacked by the three agents inside the ‘Los Huertos’ compound, where he was reduced and arrested. Faced with the strong resistance of the detainee, both himself and one of the agents, belonging to the Redován Police Force, found themselves in need of receiving medical attention at the Álvarez de la Riva health center in Orihuela due to minor injuries. Likewise, the vehicle, owned by the father of the detainee, was transferred to the municipal depot in Callosa de Segura.
The Councilor for Citizen Security, Adrián Ballester, thanked the agents for their actions, “whose work and dedication is patent and is essential to keep the streets of Redován safe every day.” This is the third arrest made by municipal agents in the last two weeks, which “shows the professionalism of our police force, which shows evident results in the face of the reinforcement of the surveillance that has been carried out in the town during the last weeks ”.
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