Two copper thefts on Thursday, August
11, left the city of Claremont with $30,000
in damages last week, according to police
reports. A similar incident involving copper
was reported in the COURIER last Saturday
August 13. Copper thefts have been on
the rise over the past couple years because
of an increase in the metal’s price, said
Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen.
Police blotter: On Friday, August 5 a damaged water pipe caused a geyser during a grand theft on the 700 block of South Indian Hill Boulevard. Sometime between Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 6, at 10 a.m., a 3-foot section of copper pipe was removed from outside a local business on Indian Hill Boulevard.
Police blotter: A 24-year-old woman was arrested
after attempting to buy items from Rhino
Records with a fake $100 bill. Rhino
Records employees contacted the police
around 6:39 p.m. when Ashley Marlynn
Dalton, of Perris, Calif., tried to buy
items with a $5 bill that was washed and
altered to look like $100, according to
Detective Robert Ewing.
The Claremont Police Department is requesting help to identify a man accused of sexual assault in Claremont. At 1:30 a.m. on June 18, the man rode his bicycle up to 2 females on the 700 block of West San Jose Avenue, grabbed their buttocks, and fled.
On Tuesday, June 21 police were led
on a high-speed pursuit after the department’s
ALPR camera surveillance system
identified a stolen vehicle. At 8:30
p.m., an officer attempted to pull over
the vehicle on Arrow Highway, just east
of Indian Hill Boulevard. The driver
failed to yield and sped off.
A man was arrested after attempting
to steal a 2000 Honda Accord parked on
Harvard Avenue near the Village. At
11:15 p.m., the vehicle’s owner saw the
man sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle
near Harvard and Harrison Avenues.
He confronted the man who appeared to
be holding a metal box and a notepad.
Two bronze plaques located in Padua
Park were stolen sometime between May
31 and June 3. An unknown subject stole
the large bronze dedication plaques, each
about 20 inches by 20 inches in size. They
cost roughly $675 each.