A Riverside man refused to take responsibility for a crime he said he didn’t commit; instead claiming it was something in the Claremont water. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, officers responded to the 200 block of Yale Avenue around 2:30 p.m. following a call of a man flailing his arms and yelling, “f**k you!” to people outside a local eatery.
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.