Claremont police help Upland catch suspect fleeing traffic stop

The helicopters were flying overhead as Claremont and Upland police looked for a suspect fleeing a traffic stop late Monday morning.

Upland police Sgt. Duran said the suspect, 33-year-old Tyler Parker of Upland, was “a parolee at large” who allegedly fled during a traffic stop at Central Avenue and Arrow Route around 11 a.m.

Officers pursued Mr. Parker until he ditched his car at College Avenue and Sixth Street and ran through the Claremont Colleges, Sgt. Duran said.

Claremont police told the COURIER they were assisting Upland in trying to capture Mr. Parker as he tried to flee from police. Residents in the area were being told to stay in their houses, and a helicopter overhead

Claremont Colleges’ Campus Safety sent out an email to students asking them to stay indoors, describing the suspect as wearing a green and gray shirt, gray pants and a green hat. At least one building in Pomona College was placed on lock down.

Mr. Parker was eventually caught and arrested in front of the Claremont Colleges Services building on First Street around 11:30 a.m. He was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and for having a no-bail parole warrant.

Mr. Parker was booked at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

Matthew Bramlett


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