Claremont Insider: Saturday Crime Watch

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday Crime Watch

The Daily Bulletin reported yesterday that an 18-year-old Claremont resident was arrested in Pasadena after a shooting during a drug transaction.

The suspect, Marcus Cole, is accused of shooting a 23-year-old Arcadia man on Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena around 7:30pm Wednesday evening.

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The Claremont City Council may consider stricter rules to discourage door-to-door salesmen following the arrest of 19-year-old Corey Finley on December 19th for the alleged rape of a Claremont woman who let Finley into her home.

This is the second such incident in Claremont in the past year. In December, 2006, a magazine salesman named Rondie Lamont Walz raped a 20-year-old Claremont woman after she let Walz into her house. Walz was convicted of the rape in March and was sentenced to 18 years in state prison.

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The Claremont Courier reported that on December 15th two employees of the Little Caesar Pizza at 336 S. Indian Hill Blvd. were robbed in the restaurant's parking lot while leaving to deliver a bank deposit. The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, ran off and has not been apprehended.

The Courier also noted that Claremont police officers arrested two Fontana men on suspicion of burglary after they were seen at a home on the 500 block of Baughman Ave on December 19th. A neighbor, who saw some unusual activity, called the police. A search of the suspects' home turned up evidence of stolen items from other incidents.