Luther makes first arrest for Claremont police

On Tuesday, May 19, Claremont police pulled out all the stops when a resident alerted them that he’d heard noises coming from a vacant home on the 1400 block of Lafayette Road. Officers responded to the home at 10:42 p.m. and saw a flickering light in one of the rooms. Believing a residential burglary may be in progress, police established a perimeter and saw a person in the house wearing all black clothing. Officers verbally attempted to get the person to exit the home but received no response.

A helicopter from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was requested along with Claremont’s K-9 Luther, who successfully made his first “arrest.” Officers in the helicopter made numerous requests over the public address system, demanding that the person exit the home, however, there was no response. At 12:38 a.m., officers entered the home and deployed Luther. The K-9 found Alex Bosserman hiding behind a door and he immediately surrendered. The 44-year-old Claremont resident was arrested for trespassing and remains in custody pending court.

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