Counterfeit Checks, A Loaded Gun, and Drugs – Two Nabbed at Motel 6
Photo: confiscated in this case
CLAREMONT – The local Motel 6 has recently become a hotbed of drug activity and assorted arrests. A Claremont Police Department officer conducting an extra patrol observed an occupied vehicle straddling three parking stalls by the tennis courts.
On November 17th at approximately 1:58 PM, at 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd., the patrol vehicle passed the oddly-positioned car – which immediately made a U-turn and headed towards the motel lobby.
The officer turned around, made contact with the vehicle’s two occupants, and learned that the female passenger was on felony probation – with search terms. An immediate probation search commenced.
“The search revealed a loaded .380 cal. handgun in the vehicle along with several forged/counterfeit checks, which were made out to various companies totaling approximately $200,000,” said former Police Commissioner and current Council Member Ed Reece. “Both the male driver, a 38 year-old Phelan resident, and female passenger, a 32 year-old Los Angeles resident, were also in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine.”
The male suspect was found to be out on bail for two separate robbery cases, as well as two first-degree burglary cases. Due to ongoing investigations, the two suspects remain anonymous at this time.
Both individuals were arrested, booked at CPD jail, and held for bail/court.