Police arrest burglary suspects for break-in spree

Claremont police have nabbed suspects wanted in a recent auto burglary spree sweeping the city of Claremont. More than 10 auto burglaries have been reported in the area of Monte Vista and Shenandoah alone in the last several weeks, according to police reports.

Items stolen have included a printer, laptops and wallets totaling a loss of over a thousand dollars.

Tracking one of the stolen credit cards used at a business in Upland, Claremont Police were able to obtain surveillance footage, which revealed the identity of 2 burglary suspects.

Trenton Smothers, 19, and Benjamin Perez, 28, both of Upland, were located and arrested. Mr. Smothers and Mr. Perez were also wanted for residential burglaries in Upland, Ontario and La Verne, according to the police.

Though warrants were served, a search of their homes revealed only a small portion of the stolen property. The suspects claim that most of the property had been sold on the street immediately following the burglaries.


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