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Claremont Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

The man was arrested after an alert resident notified police of suspicious activity in a neighborhood near the Hughes Community Center.

Claremont police have arrested a man who is suspected of going door-to-door looking for possible homes to burglarize in town.

In City Manager Tony Ramos' weekly report to the public on Thursday, he said that the 22-year-old Ontario resident was arrested on Monday.

"...the Detective Bureau conducted a probation search of his residence and located and recovered jewelry and foreign currency that had been stolen during a residential burglary on Wheaton Avenue that had occurred on January 12," Ramos' report states.

A day before that arrest was made, Ramos said a Claremont resident called police after the man, described as a "suspicious suspect," knocked on his door in the 1900 block of Wheaton Avenue, near Baseline Road and Town Avenue.

"The alert resident, who answered the door, was suspicious as to the subject's statement as to why he was in the area and contacted Claremont Police Department," Ramos said.

Police officers responded "and the subject was contacted and identified."

Following the search of that man's home, he was arrested on residential burglary charges, Ramos' report indicates.

barbara tiemeier February 26, 2013 at 02:58 PM
I have had quite a few men knocking on my door in January - Februrary. I go to the door, and I do NOT open the door, if I don't know the person. I tell them I cannot open the door, and give them an excuse, and they go away. So they know the house is not empty, someone is home, but I don't let them in.

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