On Thursday, August 20 a Chino resident led Claremont police on a multi-city, multi-agency car chase that ended with the 25-year-old man behind bars, charged with felony evasion of a police officer. It began at 1:45 a.m. near the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and American Avenue when CPD attempted to pull over a Ford pickup driven by Dean Bentson for a traffic violation.
On Wednesday, August 12 Claremont police were called after a 20-year-old Upland man, Kayn Cox-Whittle, allegedly pulled a semiautomatic handgun on a two people near College Avenue and Seventh Street about 4:55 p.m. The victims said Mr. Cox-Whittle brandished the weapon with no provocation as they were both stopped in traffic in their respective cars.
Claremont police arrested a 21-year-old Upland resident after he brandished a gun and pointed it at two off-duty officers on Wednesday in Claremont. According to a news release from Claremont Police, the two off-duty police officers were driving on Foothill Boulevard when they noticed a man in a maroon Nissan driving erratically behind them while honking the horn.
On Tuesday, July 28 Claremont Police Department detectives applied some admirable gumshoe work in nabbing a suspected car burglar at 10:20 a.m., in his home at 917 E. Lexington Ave., Pomona. Police arrested Tony Yarberry, 35, after an investigation into two recent smash and grab vehicle burglaries taking place last month at the Thompson Creek Trail parking lot.
On Sunday, July 26 staff at the DoubleTree Hotel, at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., called CPD to report a suspicious person wandering the halls about 4 p.m. Police showed up and attempted to question Victorville resident Phillip Rico, 43, who they say resisted, tried to walk away from the officers and became verbally abusive.
On Tuesday, July14 the Claremont Police Department called in the cavalry after a Pomona man suspected of auto theft took off running and remained at large for more than an hour. CPD officers got curious after seeing a truck parked near Bonita and Towne Avenues at 1 p.m. They ran the plates of the 2003 Black Chevrolet Silverado and found it was reported stolen July 12 out of San Bernardino County.