Claremont police arrest man for throwing Molotov cocktail

On Saturday, October 1 an Upland man was arrested after lighting and throwing a Molotov cocktail in full view of a nearby police officer. The officer was driving behind a black Volkswagen Jetta near the intersection of Oak Park Drive and Augustine Avenue when someone in the front passenger seat chucked the Molotov cocktail—a glass bottle full of gasoline with a lit rag on top—at a parked car. The cocktail missed the car and smashed onto the street, causing a large explosion. The officer pulled the car over and arrested the man who allegedly threw the explosive, identified as 20-year-old Jackson Struyk. Mr. Struyk was arrested for exploding a destructive device and transported to CPD jail.


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