Padua Park was abuzz with activity on Saturday morning and not because of weekend sporting events. The bustle of activity surrounded a helicopter that made a surprise landing on the field, in response to a vehicle vs. bike incident. Two individuals were riding a tandem bike along Padua Avenue, approaching Pomello when a driver attempted to make a right at the intersection without yielding to the bicyclists.
Claremont police took time out from their usual duties on Tuesday to celebrate two of their own. Officer Jacob Tillman and Detective Robert “Buzz” Ewing received promotions to corporal and sergeant, respectively.
Corp. Tillman was hired as a police recruit while attending the Fullerton Police Academy, graduating in November 2005. In 2009 he was selected as a motor officer with the city’s traffic program and has gone on to be a defensive tactics and baton, as well as an arbor and firearms instructor for the department.