Claremont Insider: City News

Friday, December 26, 2008

City News


If you're planning on going out to celebrate the holidays tonight, makes sure to take a designated driver. The Claremont Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint tonight. The city's website says:

The Claremont Police Department will join law enforcement across the state as part of California's Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign, as well as encouraging the public to call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers.

On Friday, December 26, 2008, the Claremont Police Department will conduct a DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am at an undisclosed location in the city.


The CPD is also reporting a possible attempt at a distraction burglary. With the economy down, we may see an increase in this and other types of property crimes:
On Saturday November 29th at about 2 pm, a resident in the area of Padua Ave. and Pomello Dr. (north of Baseline Rd.) was in his garage when he was approached by two subjects. The subjects asked if his car was for sale, and the resident appropriately told the subjects to leave and then immediately called the Police Department. The subjects were described as two males driving an older 1970's red Ford pickup.

This is a common "distraction" technique used by burglars. Typically, the subjects will engage in conversation with the resident and one of the subjects will ask to use the restroom or telephone. Once inside the house, one subject will distract the resident with conversation while the other will go through the house and steal money, credit cards, or small jewelry.

We ask that you immediately report this type of activity to the Claremont Police Department by calling (909) 626-1296.


The City's waste disposal service will be hauling away holiday trees next week:
The City of Claremont will be collecting holiday trees for recycling between Monday, December 29, 2008 and Friday, January 9, 2009.

Be sure to remove everything from the tree including the stand. Place the bare tree at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day. Do not bag the tree. Trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half.

For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.