Police blotter 2.2.13

Thursday, January 24

If you are the owner of a duffel bag suitcase kept wrapped in a plastic bag, there’s good news: your bag’s been found. Police located the questionably wrapped luggage behind an air conditioning unit at the Claremont Metrolink Station. The owner has 90 days to claim it.   


In other Thursday news, it turns out a college golf cart is not the place to take cover from the rain. A 28-year-old Claremont resident found that out the hard way on Thursday. Campus Safety detained Adam Paredes after finding him sitting in a Harvey Mudd golf cart around 7 a.m. Mr. Paredes claims he had been drinking in the Claremont Village and was walking home when it began to pour, so he took cover in the golf cart, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. Campus Safety didn’t buy his story. He was arrested for attempted theft.


Sunday, January 27

In one fell swoop, the owner of a Ford F350 parked at the Springhill Townhomes is out a heart-stopping $6000.  Carts, clamps, brackets, nuts, bolts and canisters of diesel gas were scooped up from the back of the pickup truck, leaving the truck empty by the time the driver got back the next morning. There are no suspects.


Tuesday, January 29

A morning trip to the laundromat ended up costing a Claremont woman $110 and not because she washed the world’s most expensive load of laundry. As she grabbed her bin from the back of the car and went in to wash her load, a man made off with her purse, which she had accidentally left on top of her car. The thief is described as a 35-year-old Hispanic man with a bald head, weighing 200 pounds and standing 5 feet 8 inches tall. At the time of the incident he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark sweatpants.


Asphalt is an unusual place to curl up and take a nap, but it was about the most normal element of a man’s siesta in the middle of the Rhino Records parking lot Tuesday night. The 26-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident was found out cold on the asphalt with his pants around his ankles, according to Lt. Vander Veen. He had left behind a couple unfortunate accidents as well. A female friend was found asleep in the vehicle next to where he slumbered. Both were arrested for being drunk in public.  


Thursday, January 31

Wolfe’s Market, 160 W. Foothill Blvd., was targeted in an early Thursday morning burglary. Three crooks, dressed in light colored sweat suits and masks, entered the specialty store and deli around 2:45 a.m. by prying open the front door, according to the police report. They made off with the store’s safe in a white, late model 4-door vehicle. Any information on this crime should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5411.

—Beth Hartnett


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