Police blotter 4-17-20

On April 13 at 11:30 a.m., the driver of a Dodge Charger crashed his vehicle into a tree on Padua Avenue, south of Mt. Baldy Road. He fled on foot. During a yard-to-yard search, the driver was found hiding under a parked vehicle in the driveway of a nearby home, police said. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Multiple vehicle burglaries took place April 14 between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. throughout the city, Claremont police shared.

Unknown suspects broke into cars parked on the 100 block of Armstrong Drive, the 200 block of Wagner Drive, the 400 block of Bowling Green Drive, and in the area of Seventh Street and Oxford Avenue.

The vehicles that were burglarized were parked on the street as well as in driveways, police said.

There is no suspect information at this time and the Claremont Police Department is asking for residents in the mentioned areas to check surveillance cameras for any suspicious vehicles or activity during the times mentioned.

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

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The Claremont Police Department will continue to suspend the enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance (ONP) until May 16 at 2 a.m., unless notice is provided by CPD that the date is extended. This is based on the “Safer at Home” order being extended until May 15 by Los Angeles County.

With the current suspension of the enforcement of the ONP due to COVID-19, police said there are more vehicles being left on the street overnight, which has resulted in an increase of vehicle burglaries and thefts from unlocked vehicles.

“If you are going to leave your car on the street, please remove your valuables or items that may look like they contain valuables,”?police cautioned.

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The Claremont Police Department opened its official Facebook page last month and has recently launched an Instagram page @ClaremontPoliceDept or at www.instagram.com/claremontpolicedept. They encourage Claremont residents to follow them and “be in the know with all that’s happening at CPD.”

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