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.
The Claremont Police Department is looking for your thoughts and comments on the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The plan can be viewed and downloaded below. Please contact Lieutenant Karlan Bennett with any questions or comments. He can be contacted at the e-mail below or at (909) 399-5411.
e-mail Lieutenant Bennett HERE
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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