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Evidence of 100 stolen identities found in Claremont motel room, police say

Claremont police arrested two Pomona residents after finding the personal information of over 100 people in their hotel room.

Heather Lockwood, 33 from Pomona, and Jason Nogueda, 29 from Pomona, were initially detained at Knight’s Inn Sunday on a theft investigation, according to Sgt. David DeMetz of the Claremont Police Department. Ms. Lockwood was found to be on post-release community supervision for felony theft, and Mr. Noguera had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest.

As officers searched Ms. Lockwood’s motel room, they found personal identifying information for upwards of 100 victims, police said, including miscellaneous mail, checks, credit applications, tax forms, vehicle registrations and photocopies of drivers’ licenses.

Officers determined that many of the subjects identified in the haul were recent victims of residential burglaries in the area, Sgt. DeMetz said.

Ms. Lockwood was arrested for identity theft, possession of stolen property, a warrant and a probation hold. Ms. Noguera was arrested for identity theft, possession of stolen property and the no-bail warrant.

Both are scheduled to appear in Pomona Superior Court on July 17.