Two burglary suspects arrested, one still at large
An observant resident in the 100 block of Cleary Court heard what she thought was glass breaking at her neighbor’s residence on Tuesday, July 5 just after 8 p.m. She looked and saw a broken window and called 9-1-1. While talking to the police, she saw an unknown male seated in a chair near the broken window. When she returned to her home, she saw a brown Nissan Altima leave from the area.
The vehicle was located by Claremont police officers and they attempted to stop the driver. The car slowed to a stop near Redlands Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard, where two passengers exited the vehicle and jumped over a wall into a yard in the 2200 block of Seton Court, according to police. A perimeter was set up to look for the suspects. The driver then continued west on Redlands Avenue and was stopped on Mercer Court. The victim’s property was found in the vehicle.
The driver, Lawrence Robinson, a 21-year-old male from Bakersfield, was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, evading, possession of stolen property and violation of parole for burglary. Mr. Robinson is being held at the Claremont city jail and is due to appear in Pomona Court on Thursday, July 7.
One of the passengers was located on Indian Hill Boulevard and was arrested. He was identified as Johnnie Johnson, a 19-year-old male also from Bakersfield. He was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and obstructing police officers. Mr. Johnson is being held at the Claremont city jail in lieu of $50,000 bail and is due to appear in Pomona Court on Thursday, July 7.
The other passenger was not located. He is described as an African American male in his early 20s. He is tall with an average build, wearing a red shirt, black hat, tan or gray shorts, tall black socks and red shoes.
Anyone with information related to these crimes is urged to call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411. Police remind residents that if you see something, say something.