The city of Claremont welcomed five new members to its law enforcement staff as four police officers and one jailer were sworn in during a badge pinning ceremony at the city council meeting held Tuesday.
With a full council chamber, Police Chief Paul Cooper stood before city council, residents and police families as he introduced the Claremont Police Department’s five newest employees.
A Riverside man refused to take responsibility for a crime he said he didn’t commit; instead claiming it was something in the Claremont water. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, officers responded to the 200 block of Yale Avenue around 2:30 p.m. following a call of a man flailing his arms and yelling, “f**k you!” to people outside a local eatery.
Disneyland gets a run for its money as one man proclaims Claremont is the happiest place on earth. Around 4 p.m., officers responded to the Metrolink train depot regarding a fight in progress. Pomona resident Allen Perez, 41, and Cameron Dawson, a 19-year-old transient, spoke with police and said they’d been “play fighting.” Officers asked Mr. Perez if he knew where he was to which he replied, “The happiest place on earth!”