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.