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.
Baby-talkers, black cats and all-around bad guys and gals are just a few of the off-the-wall features that turned up in this year’s Claremont crime log. From Oak Park Cemetery vandals to a teen with a car full of cannabis, here’s a look back at the crime stories that made headlines in 2014.
On Tuesday, December 16 a woman who even Uber wouldn’t pick up was later arrested for DUI.
Kaitlin Salkham was traveling on the wrong side of College Avenue for nearly five blocks around 2 a.m. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, the 24-year-old had encountered police 40 minutes earlier at a party where they advised her not to drive, as she was intoxicated. According to the Claremont PD, Ms. Salkham had tried to schedule a pick up from Uber, but the driver refused.
A burglar was caught bathing in a Claremont home. Now that’s something you don’t read about every day! On Thursday, December 11 around 10 p.m., the victim and her fiancé returned home and discovered a light was on in the bathroom of the residence located on the 600 block of west 11th Street. When the fiancé entered the home, he found Alex Bosserman taking a bath and charging his cell phone using the resident’s water and electricity.
On Wednesday, December 3 a woman’s life was threatened after thugs showed up to collect over $20,000 on an alleged business deal involving her husband. The female victim was at work around 2 p.m. when two suspects arrived at the business located on the 1400 block of Andrew Way, demanding to know the whereabouts of her husband.