The police blotter was nothing short of fascinating in 2015. Petty thieves, drunk drivers discovering Claremont and drug busts dominated the police log throughout the year.
There were also the odd and unusual events confirming that people still think of unique ways to get into trouble. Here’s what we found to be the most compelling blotter items during a busy 2015.
A nine-year Claremont Police Department veteran has just been named the department’s officer of the year.
Officer Matt Hamill, who works in the department’s traffic division, received the award on December 17 after a vote among his peers at the station.
“It was a big surprise and it was awesome,” Officer Hamill, a Claremont native, said. “It’s something that means a lot to me.”