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Top Stories   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Public Safety News

Residential Burglaries

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Recently Claremont Police Department has seen a rise in the number of residential burglaries in the City of Claremont. Many of these burglaries have involved one of the suspects knocking on the front door to see if anyone is home. The suspect(s) will then go to the rear of the home and force open a rear window or door using a pry tool or by smashing a glass window or sliding glass door.

On September 19, 2014, two residential burglaries occurred within one-half mile of each other. The first burglary occurred at around 9:00 AM in the 1200 block of Northwestern Dr. At that time, a witness saw a black female, about 5'10 with a thin build, on the side of the home. The witness knew that the female did not live at the home. The police were not called at that time. The second burglary occurred at around 12:25 PM in the 700 block of West Tenth St. At that time, a witness saw the burglary occur from beginning to end. The witness did not report the crime until after the suspects had fled the area. The suspects were described as a black female and black male and the suspect vehicle was described as a newer, charcoal gray Hyundai Elantra, with dark tinted windows and yellow paper license plates. The witness took a photograph of the suspect vehicle.

The Claremont Police Department urges the public to call the police immediately when suspicious activity is observed. If you have information regarding these suspects and/or vehicle, please contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

The photo to the right is the suspect vehicle that was seen by a witness.

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Water Bond Measure FAQ

The City Council has placed a water revenue bond measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot. In order to assist voters in making an informed decision, the City has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not included in the FAQ sheet, please let the City know by emailing the City using the link below.

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Drug Take Back Event September 27

The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners will again be offering the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. On Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Claremont Police Department will be collecting perscription drugs at the Police Station lobby. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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City Participates In Pre-Hearing Conference For Water Rate Increases

The City of Claremont has filed a protest in the 2016-2018 Golden State Water General Rate Case.  As a party in the case, the City's legal counsel attended a pre-hearing conference on September 2, 2014 at the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.  Also attending the pre-hearing conference were representatives from Golden State Water Company and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates.

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Demolition Permit For Residential Development - September 2

The City will be issuing a demolition permit on Tuesday, September 2, for the residential development planned by William Lyon Homes, at the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.  The demolition will consist of the removal of an existing abandoned concrete and stone water tank located towards the eastern end of the site, along Towne Avenue, several ornamental trees on the eastern portion of the site, and pavement leading to the former location of the strawberry shed.  The strawberry shed has already been removed.

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L.A. County Fair - Late Night Train Service

Metrolink is offering new late night train service from the fair to L.A. Union Station, departing at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29 through September 28, 2014.
 
The Los Angeles County Fair is offering a special Metrolink $11 fair admission ticket for adults and $6 for youth (6-12 years) when you purchase your ticket online.  This is a savings of $8 off for adults and a $6 discount for kids.  For more information, please visit www.Metrolinktrains.com.

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