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Solid police work leads to arrests for car burglaries

Claremont Police have arrested 2 men in connection with a series of Mt. Baldy Road auto burglaries. Over the past 3 weeks, at least 6 cars have been broken into via smashed windows on Mt. Baldy Road near Evey Canyon, with an additional burglary at Padua Park. A witness of the Padua Park incident was able to provide police with the car description of a Brown Nissan Frontier.

Through hidden cameras, police were able to locate the vehicle and obtain a license plate number. Police contacted the owners of the vehicle at their home in Azusa, and were told the men police sought had borrowed another family vehicle, and provided police with another description.

On Tuesday night, May 8, police located the car near Monte Vista Avenue and Base Line Road. After a short pursuit on the 210 freeway, the car exited at Euclid Avenue. Gary Ramirez, 35, and Reggie Ramirez, 31, both of Pomona, were arrested in connection with the Claremont auto burglaries.

Upon further investigation, Claremont Police learned the duo was also wanted by a number of different agencies in the area for similar crimes, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. Both are being held at Claremont Jail as investigation continues.

More Claremont police blotter in our Saturday edition.

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