Police and the public mingled, asked questions and offered comments during the city’s inaugural Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday afternoon.
The gathering, which was held on the large patio in front of Starbucks on Foothill and Claremont boulevards, was an opportunity for the public to interact with the officers who patrol their streets. About 10 officers, including the Claremont Police Department’s chief drug-sniffer Dodger, were on hand to greet the citizens.
Two males entered the AM/PM located at 701 E. Foothill Blvd. on Sunday, March 12 at about 2 a.m. armed with semi-automatic handguns. After demanding that the cashier open the cash registers, the men fled northeast on foot with cash and several items from the business.
The art exhibit Scripps Ceramic Annual: A sense of Place is currently on display at he Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps College campus. The show opened on January 21 and goes through April 9. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Supporters of Claremont city council member Corey Calaycay offer congratulations as the early returns indicate that he will keep his spot on the council on Election Night in Claremont. The two incumbents, Mr. Calaycay and Larry Schroeder, won re-election from a field of eight candidates. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city experienced a minor decrease in crime overall but experienced marked increases in specific crime categories, according to crime stats released this week.
Part I crime data for 2016 noted a 2 percent drop in crime overall, compared to a 17 percent increase at this time last year, according to the report presented to council by Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen. Robberies, however, are up 93 percent in the city.
The Scripps College community is in mourning after a well-known student was found dead in her dorm room over the weekend.
Police were called to Browning Hall on the 1100 block of Amherst around 3:30 p.m. after the body of Tatissa Zunguze, 20, was discovered. The official cause of death was suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
A mid-morning vehicle pursuit on Tuesday, March 7 resulted in two arrests after Anthony Edwards of Duarte took Claremont police officers on a wild ride through Pomona and Claremont. Police officers observed a red Dodge Avenger driving recklessly in the city of Claremont on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:39 a.m. The officers caught up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Collingswood Drive and Larchmont Street in the city of Pomona.
Police responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and a car at the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Claremont Boulevard. The incident happened just before 2 p.m, on Tuesday, March 7 when a car turning into the medical center collided with the motorcyclist, who was traveling north on Monte Vista, Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department said. The motorcycle rider complained of pain on both wrists and his right leg, and he was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center for treatment. The injuries were not life threatening.
Check out the police blotter on Friday for complete crime news. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The winners of Claremont Graduate University’s 25th annual Kingsley and Kate Tufts poetry prizes have been announced.
Vievee Francis has taken the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award for her second book of poems, Forest Primeval (2016), while Phillip B. Williams has won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his debut poetry collection Thief in the Interior.
Thirty-eight-year Claremont residents Irene and Paul Britz cast their votes on Tuesday at Taylor Hall in Claremont. On Election Day local voters will select two city council members and weigh in on measure H. Results will be announced as soon as they come in on the COURIER’s website and Facebook page. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The fast moving rain storm that blew through Claremont Sunday very well could be the last of the season. Not only are we due for a warm-up that will reach 80 degrees, there is no rain in the forecast for the rest of March. Things can always change, but we are in store for a long stretch of dry warm days. The end of this storm brought us yet another fantastic sunset, seen here from the Base Line Road intersection at the 210 freeway. The rest of this week will get warmer, with high temperatures in the 70s Tuesday, and near 82 the rest of the week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger