Claremont Insider: Claremont PD News

Friday, February 22, 2008

Claremont PD News


Not that there's really any time to be drinking and driving, but tomorrow evening would be especially bad in Claremont. So says the San Bernardino Sun.

The Claremont Police Department will have its patrol officers on the lookout for drunk drivers from 8pm tomorrow night until 2am Sunday morning.

Be forewarned.

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The bathroom Denny's at 820 S. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont is in the news again. This time it's the men's room that's making headlines.

An article in the Daily Bulletin by reporter Wes Woods II said that a man was detained by Claremont police after a Denny's employee saw the man covered with blood going into the restaurant's bathroom at around 4:30am Wednesday, February 20th.

According to the article, the man claimed the blood was from an animal:

The man, whose name was not released, later claimed to have killed an animal and thrown it in a nearby trash receptacle, though his story varied between having killed a cow and a pig.

"The subject walked in and out of restaurant and the bathroom and changed clothes several times," Vander Veen said. "Officers observed a trail of blood coming from the suspect's truck up to the restaurant, but there was no blood on the suspect. We're deducing he cleaned himself up in a restroom before officers arrived."

The man is being kept on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, said Claremont police Lt. Shelly Vander Veen.

Claremont police apparently located a dumpster at the Von's shopping center at Base Line Rd. and Mills Ave. where they found was seemed to be animal remains.

You may remember last month a woman tried to set fire to herself in the women's bathroom at the same restaurant.