Evening karate fight turns into police chase, arrest
On Wednesday, May 20, Claremont police arrested a Pomona man with some sweet karate moves following a foot chase. Officers responded to the Chevron/McDonalds after receiving a call of two men arguing and doing karate in the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. Police made contact with Harvey Millender, who admitted he was involved in a confrontation and took off running after a records check revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Police chased the 49 year old across the street where he fell over a bush and was taken into custody. While searching Mr. Millender, officers found a glass pipe in his right sock and he was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer. The karate kid was booked at CPD jail, where he complained of pain as a result of his fall but admitted it was his fault. He was later released on two written notices to appear in court.
See our complete police blotter summary Friday.