Claremont Insider: Crime Watch

Friday, July 13, 2007

Crime Watch

The Daily Bulletin reported yesterday that Claremont City Hall has been the victim of an ongoing crime spree. This matter came up at the City Council meeting last Tuesday night.

The note by Will Bigham stated that the City Council approved spending $6,000 to install a "waist-high" security door in the lobby of city hall to prevent the public from wandering back into the staff work areas. Bigham's article said:

Approval was granted for a waist-high security door that will separate the City Hall lobby from staff workspaces. The installation will cost about $6,000. The door was requested by staff in response to several instances of criminal activity in office areas of City Hall.

Hmmmm.... Maybe they were referring to a prior city administration.


The article also reported that council also put off consideration of the city's proposed marijuana dispensary ordinance. They will take up the matter at their July 24th meeting, which will be the last until September due to the council's August vacation time.


The Claremont Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint from 4:00 p.m. Friday to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, according to the Bulletin.


And, the Bulletin had an article today on the theft of a Jeep Cherokee from the local chapter of the American Red Cross. The Jeep was stolen some time Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

If you have any information on the theft, contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411 or call the WeTip folks at (800) 78-Crime.


And, the Claremont Courier Wednesday reported on the capture of a chandelier thief in downtown Claremont. Seems the Three French Hens store on Yale experienced the theft of a $1,500 chandelier. Over the next couple weeks, store owner Brenda Monahan lost a couple more decoy chandeliers and managed to capture an image of the thief on one of her security monitors.

Claremont police laid in wait and apprehended a Eugene Gosa as he turned up once more around noon on Friday, July 6th.