Village burglary suspect arrested after leaving scene with stolen goods

Five Village homes were targeted in a crime spree that began on Friday, May 26, and spilled over into the Memorial Day weekend. A sweep of homes along Yale Avenue, Sixth, Eighth and Tenth Streets were all burglarized. 

Claremont Police Department investigators developed a possible suspect vehicle description through interviews and arrested 53-year-old Lund Colton today, Wednesday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m.

Claremont detectives canvassed the neighborhood earlier today looking for the suspect vehicle and found the driver acting suspiciously in the area.

Detectives and officers conducted surveillance on the suspect and watched as he looked at several different homes in the area. At about 5:30 p.m., Mr. Colton was seen entering a home in the 1100 block of Harvard Ave. A few minutes later, he left the house carrying a canvas bag. A traffic stop was conducted a few blocks away and the suspect was taken into custody.

Additional officers responded to the victim’s residence and confirmed that a burglary had occurred. Property from the residence was located inside the suspect vehicle.

Mr. Colton, who has no known address, was arrested. Detectives are conducting follow-up to ascertain if Mr. Colton is responsible for other burglaries within the city.  His bail is set at $50,000.


For more on the Village crime spree, see Friday’s edition of the COURIER.

Anyone with information should contact the Claremont police at 399-5411.


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