Greg Valencia, a 22-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, appeared to be in such a rush on Saturday, January 11, that he forgot what side of the road to drive on. Police received an estimated 29 calls about Mr. Valencia’s erratic driving, which included driving on the wrong side of the road, failing to stop at red lights, refusing to yield for pedestrians and driving 70 miles per hour in 45 miles per hour zones.
Police handled a variety of off-the-wall and serious crime in 2013
Human bones, a lab experiment gone wrong and a woman bearing all on a hotel balcony are just a few of the off-the-wall features that turned up in this year’s Claremont crime log. From the Starbucks bandits to the Claremont High School vandals, here’s a look back at 2013’s more bizarre moments.
Between December 5 and December 10, four residential burglaries were reported in the northeast area of Claremont north of Base Line Road, according to police. This week, two more incidents were added to those casualties. On Monday, December 16, burglars entered a home in the 700 block of W. 10th Street by prying open a rear door. An estimated $2000 in cash and other property were stolen. The same day, crooks also broke into a home in the 200 block of Lamar Drive.