Two solo vehicle crashes on Base Line Road had similar turnouts Sunday and Monday night, May 13 and 14. A 39-year-old man driving a Honda CRV drove off the road in the 1200 block of Base Line and onto a sidewalk, striking and shearing off a fire hydrant. The man admitted he had "drank too much"Â and after being transported to Pomona Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, was arrested for driving under the influence.
A 20-year-old female was arrested after crashing into a police car Saturday evening at Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The Claremont police officer was transporting an arrestee, traveling south on Towne, when the woman made a left turn in front of the officer causing the vehicles to collide. Both the officer and the other occupant suffered injuries and were transported to Pomona Hospital for medical attention. Both were later released.
Claremont Police have arrested 2 men in connection with a series of Mt. Baldy Road auto burglaries. Over the past 3 weeks, at least 6 cars have been broken into via smashed windows on Mt. Baldy Road near Evey Canyon, with an additional burglary at Padua Park. A witness of the Padua Park incident was able to provide police with the car description of a Brown Nissan Frontier.
A burglary scheme Friday morning, April 27, in the 2200 block of La Paz Drive ended with 3 men in jail. Witnesses say the men were going door-to-door in what is suspected to be an attempt to identify if anyone was home. One witness claimed he had answered his front door and one of the men asked to check out his backyard for a dog that had gotten loose. The witness suspected the lie and refused, instead calling police.
On Thursday, March 29 police arrested a woman from Idaho after she gave her boyfriend a bloody nose in an unusual way at Hotel Claremont. A hotel employee contacted police around 1:29 a.m. after hearing the banging of a door and the shatter of a window within one of the occupied rooms. Police heard a male and a female arguing within the room as they arrived.
A supposed diamond-selling scheme ended in disappointment for a 41-year-old Claremont woman Friday afternoon. The woman was approached about the scheme by 2 men, who appeared to be in their 30s or 40s and were speaking Spanish, on the corner of Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevards. They told her that she would not be able to leave unless she withdrew money from the bank to give to them.
A beer run ended in disappointment
for a thirsty Pasadena man Tuesday
morning. Police witnessed a vehicle accelerate
away from the 7-Eleven located
near Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue
at a high speed around 1:50 a.m.
Police stopped the driver, 21-year-old
Lothar Saguach, and found he was driving
under the influence of alcohol. See more in the COURIER police blotter.