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Recent Crime News
Thursday | via Claremont Courier
After more than a year in limbo, Claremont High School jazz band instructor Rick Melanson returned to campus on Wednesday after charges he had inappropriate relations with a student were dismissed on July 15, 2015. The case against the teacher was scheduled to go to trial, but was dismissed after the prosecutor revealed in court that the alleged victim did not want to testify. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via Claremont Courier
A female victim lost her wallet in the Claremont Village on Friday, August 7. Later that day, two male suspects - one Caucasian and one African-American - used the victim's credit cards to make purchases at Walmart, the Edwards Theater and at two gas stations in Ontario. There is no vehicle information. Comment?
Thursday Aug 20 | via Claremont Courier
At about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday August 19, Claremont Police officers responded to Rosa Torrez Park, located at 774 W. First St., to investigate a robbery that had just occurred. The three female victims were in the park, when two male juveniles approached them and simulated a handgun then demanded their purses. Comment?
Saturday Aug 8 | via Pasadena Star-News
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., right, tells a news conference in Los Angeles, Aug. 19, 1965 that he has asked Gov. Edmund Brown Sr., left, to visit the Watts area of the city and talk to the people. Brown said he would, perhaps next day. Comment?
Thursday Jul 30 | via Claremont Courier
A watchful Claremont neighbor pulled a fast one on a thief during a home invasion, leaving him no place to go, but straight to jail. According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a 28-year-old man saw a '97 Honda Accord drive up to a home located on the 700 block of Via Los Andes St. at approximately 6:36 p.m. He believed the car was stolen because it was running with no key in the ignition. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 29 | via NBC Los Angeles
Jacob Latham was booked at West Valley Detention Center after allegedly sexually assaulting a jogger in Claremont, and a woman in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, July 27, 2015. Just before 6 a.m. Monday, someone driving near Baseline Road and Hellman Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga saw a woman run into the street, crying that a man was trying to rape her, Rancho Cucamonga police said. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 29 | via KFI
A man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman jogging in a Claremont park, a crime that occurred about an hour after he tried to assault a woman in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities said today. Jacob Latham, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested on Monday afternoon, and he was booked on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 29 | via CBS Local
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Jul 28, 2015 | via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Deputies arrested a local man in connection to two Monday morning sexual assaults in Rancho Cucamonga and Claremont. Shortly before 6 a.m. a 63-year-old woman ran into the street near Lion's Park, yelling, “He's trying to rape me.”, officials said. Comment?
Jul 27, 2015 | via Claremont Courier
On Monday, July 27 at about 6 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were called to Base Line Road and Hellman Avenue. The individual who called police was driving near the area when a female victim in her early 60s ran into the street crying, "He's trying to rape me." Comment?
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