The Claremont Police Department has provided some level of respite for victims of the city’s recent Bonnie Brae Avenue burglaries.
Three men believed to be involved with the Claremont burglary spree are behind bars. The Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed 2 felony counts of residential burglary against the three Los Angeles residents, Claremont Police announced Monday afternoon.
Two homes were burglarized on December 26 in the 2200 and 2600 block of Bonnie Brae Avenue, marking just one of several such incidents in the north Claremont neighborhood in recent months.
Claremont’s last arrest of 2012 and first arrest of 2013 share a common factor: too much alcohol. Police were called to the 1400 block of Mural Drive around 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to deal with reports of a man yelling in the middle of a residential driveway. Though 66-year-old Raymond McNeish claimed the home was his, he was about 13 miles off as his actual home was determined to be located in Azusa. Mr. McNeish was arrested for public intoxication.
A string of mysterious BB gun vandalisms, house burglaries and car smash-and grabs are just a few of the incidents that have kept Claremont police busy this year. With criminals shooting water guns at cars and others falling asleep in the middle of city roadways, whoever said Claremont was quiet? Here’s a look at some of the more notable and zany crimes of 2012.
A trio of crooks was nabbed for conspiracy and a slew of other offenses Tuesday, November 20, after cashing a series of checks using a deceased man’s name. On November 16, a man entered California Bank & Trust at 102 Yale Ave. in Claremont and opened an account with 2 checks signed with the deceased man’s signature. On November 19, the man came into the bank with another individual, who cashed another fraudulent check with the same account.
On Saturday, November 10 Claremont McKenna College rally took a strange turn when a car became engulfed in flames. As part of the rally—which took place at the campus apartments at 671 E. 6th Street—college students purchased a salvaged vehicle with the purpose of allowing students to vandalize and destroy the vehicle, according to Lt. Vander Veen