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Three arrested for burglary of Claremont, Upland homes

Police arrested three alleged burglars Tuesday after a witness saw them taking packages from a Claremont home.

A neighbor of a house in the area of Silver Tree Road and Marymount Lane called police at 11:21 a.m. and reported witnessing a package theft from the property, according to Lt. Lori Davenport of the Claremont Police Department.

After giving a detailed description of the suspects’ vehicle, a green Ford Explorer with paper plates, Claremont police located it on the 210 freeway, following it to the 57 freeway and the 60 freeway until it exited on Nogales Road in Rowland Heights.

After a brief chase, the suspects’ car crashed into a parked car and cops surrounded them. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Carmen Lespinasse of Los Angeles, was arrested at the scene. Two passengers, 18-year-old David Burks of Los Angeles and a 17-year-old juvenile, were arrested a short time later, the release stated.

It was eventually determined that it was not a package theft but a residential burglary, with stolen jewelry and computers from the home found inside the suspects’ vehicle. Items from a previous burglary in Upland were found as well.

Ms. Lespinasse was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, felony evading and conspiracy; Mr. Burks was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and resisting a police officer; and the juvenile was arrested or burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and resisting a police officer and a no-bail warrant.

Ms. Lespinasse is being held at the Claremont City Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond, Mr. Burks is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond and the 17-year-old is being held at juvenile hall.

Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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