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College student arrested after police scuffle during party

On Friday, October 30 a Claremont Colleges student was arrested after allegedly getting into a scuffle with Campus Safety during a party at the Smith Campus Center at 170 E. Sixth Street.

According to Stan Skipworth, assistant vice president for campus safety, officers were assisting a “severely intoxicated patient” at the location just after 11 p.m. when a friend tried to lead him away from medical care. When Campus Safety followed, the friend turned and “forcefully pushed” one of the officers, and then tried to “strike the officer with a clenched fist,” Mr. Skipworth said.

Claremont officers arrived to the area in response to a “physical altercation” between two people at the location, Lt. Walters said. They arrested Carlos Rodriguez-Calderon, 24 of Palo Alto, on suspicion of battery and public intoxication and took him to CPD jail. The friend was taken to a local hospital for further treatment, Mr. Skipworth said.

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