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Father and son arrested by Claremont police for burglary

A father and son, Johnny Walker, 43, and Michael Walker, 20, of Hesperia were arrested for an early morning burglary of a Claremont home.

Claremont Police dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Friday, April 26 at 4:45 a.m. from a woman who stated that her house alarm had activated while she was upstairs asleep. At about the same time, the Claremont Police Department received a call from the resident’s alarm company advising the same.

Officers immediately responded to the residence and found that the rear glass sliding door had been shattered with a large chunk of concrete. After further investigation, it was a confirmed burglary.

Once the suspect shattered the glass sliding door, the suspects entered the residence and stole the victim’s purse, which she had left on the kitchen table.

Due to the seriousness of the crime, in addition to officers, Claremont police detectives also responded to the home. The detectives obtained suspect and vehicle information. The vehicle information was sent to the surrounding law enforcement agencies and the vehicle was located traveling northbound on the 15 freeway near the 215 interchange by a deputy from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

The suspects were stopped and found to be in possession of the Claremont victim’s stolen property. Claremont detectives responded and took the 2 suspects into custody. The suspects’ home was searched for additional evidence, however, none was located.

The elder Mr. Walker is being held without bail and his son’s bail was set at $50,000. Both suspects remain in custody in the Claremont Police Department jail, with a court hearing set for April 30 at the Pomona Court House.

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