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Claremont police play great game of hide-and-seek

On Tuesday, July 7 Claremont police played a game of hide-and-seek with a burglary suspect and won. Around 11 p.m., officers tried  to stop a suspicious man riding a bike after he ditched a backpack near Sixth Street and Claremont Boulevard, but lost sight of him. The backpack, filled with items stolen from nearby Colleges construction sites—was recovered by police who later found Manual Garcia hiding in the bushes at the Chevron on Foothill Boulevard. Based on the items inside the backpack, a search warrant was issued for the Montclair resident’s home, where police recovered an additional $5,000 to $10,000 in materials including jackhammers, air compressors, power tools and various hand tools. The 35-year-old man was arrested for possession of stolen property and held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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