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!”
It’s not unusual to see electric vehicles on Claremont city streets, but this must have been quite a sight. At approximately 10 p.m., James Jimenez entered Stater Bros. market and decided to take an electric handicap shopping cart for a spin outside the store.