Several residential burglaries reported over weekend; arrests made in one

Police arrested two people Sunday, June 12 after a witness reportedly noticed them breaking into a neighbor’s house.

Kimberly Rodriguez, 37 from Pomona, and Sharrod Clay, 42 from Huntington Beach, were taken into custody after the witness saw them in their neighbor’s garage on the 400 block of Middlebury Court on approximately 9:40 p.m., according to the Claremont Police Department.

The witness reported hearing wood cracking and thought Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Clay were breaking in to the house. Officers noticed the two suspects leaving the house, and after an investigation, confirmed they burglarized the home.

Ms. Rodriguez was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance and for having outstanding warrants for her arrest. Mr. Clay was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property and outstanding warrants.

Both were booked at the Claremont city jail. Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Two other residential burglaries occurred on Saturday, June 11. The first burglary occurred in the 2600 block of North Mountain Avenue, north of Base Line Road in the Claraboya area of Claremont. At about 8:10 a.m., Claremont police officers responded to a burglary alarm at the home and found an unlocked window that had been slid open by the suspect(s). The home was ransacked but property loss is unknown at this time.

The second burglary occurred in the 700 block of West Eighth Street, just east of Mountain Avenue and north of Harrison Avenue. Between 8:30 and 9 a.m., a neighbor saw a tall, thin, black male, wearing a gray sweater, enter the side gate of the home. A second male (unknown race), wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, exited the driver side of a gray sedan that was parked nearby on Eighth Street. The male then entered the same gate as the first male. The neighbor did not call the police because he believed that the men were working at the home. At about 1:30 p.m., the victim returned home and discovered the burglary.

If you saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the area of either of these burglaries during these time frames, contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.  Police remind residents to always lock all of your doors and windows and report suspicious activity by immediately calling 9-1-1. It can make all the difference.

Matthew Bramlett


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