Police arrest two suspects for Claremont residential burglaries

Lorissa Lockwood, 31, from Redlands and James Griffin, 26, from San Bernardino were arrested on multiple charges after a resident on Radcliffe Drive in Claremont notified police of suspicious activity.

At around 11 a.m. on Monday, May 15, a resident on the 300 block of Radcliffe Drive called Claremont police to report that a suspicious vehicle was driving up and down the street. The neighbor described the vehicle as a white 1990s Chevy or GMC, possibly a Blazer or Jimmy model, with yellow paper plates.

The driver, a female in her 30s or 40s, stopped briefly to ask the neighbor where “La Cañada Street” was located. There is no La Cañada Street in Claremont, and the neighbor felt the female was possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.

At about 9 p.m., a Claremont police officer saw a white GMC Jimmy with yellow paper plates near Indian Hill Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard. A traffic stop was conducted and two suspects were detained.

Stolen property from the burglaries was located inside the vehicle. Further investigation led the officers to a motel room in Claremont where large amounts of jewelry, drug paraphernalia and cash were found.

Mr. Griffin and Ms. Lockwood are charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Lockwood also had a warrant for her arrest for a theft related offense out of San Bernardino County.

Claremont police note that these arrests were a direct result of an observant neighbor. The department reminds residents that if you “See Something, Say Something” and always immediately call the police.

Anyone with additional information about these crimes should contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411. Reference report numbers are 1701393, 1701399 and 1701409.


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