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Early morning car chase leads to quick arrest

On Sunday, October 12 Claremont police were involving in a pursuit with a stolen Toyota FJ Cruiser Sunday morning. Officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Foothill and Claremont Boulevards and attempted to pull the driver over. The driver failed to stop and decided to speed off. After a short pursuit, the Toyota crashed into a dirt embankment and a metal signal pole, according to Lt. Ciszek. The driver and passenger tried to flee the crash, but were quickly subdued by officers. The driver was identified as 23-year-old James Weaver of Montclair and the passenger was identified as 23-year-old Wayne Wall of Chino Hills. Mr. Weaver was booked for evading a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and hit and run, while Mr. Wall was taken in for possession of liquid methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

Be sure to see our entire police blotter Friday.

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