Claremont police arrest school owner for child endangerment

Claremont police arrested Yanhua Zhang, 46, of Claremont for child endangerment.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Claremont officers responded to MagiKid Robotics, located at 578 E. Base Line Rd., regarding a possible child abuse investigation.

Upon arrival, officers contacted the person who reported the incident, who said she had arrived at the business to pick up a seven-year-old child and saw the child was in the front lobby unattended. All the doors and windows to the business were locked for approximately 30 minutes, until the business owner eventually returned.

The business owner told the reporting party the seven-year-old was “fussy” and did not want to accompany her while she “ran some errands.”

The child was unharmed and did not need medical assistance. The child’s parents were advised of the incident and the business owner was placed under arrest for child endangerment and transported to the Claremont Police Department jail for booking. She was later released after posting bond.

Ms. Zhang’s arraignment date is scheduled for September 12 at the Pomona Superior Court.

Anyone with information should contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Sliding glass door smashed, home burglarized while residents sleep

At 6:15 a.m. on?Wednesday, officers responded to the 1200 block of Appalachian near Mt. Baldy Rd. regarding a burglary report.

The residents were at home sleeping in the upstairs bedroom when they heard a noise around 2 a.m.

The resident got up and looked around the house from upstairs but did not hear or see anything, so they went back to sleep.

When they woke up around 6 a.m., they went downstairs and discovered the rear sliding glass door had been shattered. Officers reviewed video from the residence and two male suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts are seen walking to the house at approximately 2:05 a.m. The suspects entered the back yard through the side gate.

At 2:18 a.m., the suspects used an unknown object to shatter the rear sliding glass door. They are then seen walking away from the residence at 2:24 a.m.

The residents discovered that property was missing from the kitchen. No suspect vehicle can be seen in the video, police said.


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