Suspected Serial Porch-Pirate Nabbed with Numerous Evidence – Booty in Back Seat
Photo: scene of the arrest
CLAREMONT – Amidst reports of rampant porch-package-pilfering, Claremont Council Member and former Police Commissioner Ed Reece is shining a bright light on crime. His latest announcement focused on a mid-day incident in a heavily-travelled area near the Interstate 10 Freeway exit at Indian Hill Blvd.
When “a Claremont Officer observed a 2007 Honda Accord in the area of Indian Hill and IS 10, which had been suspected to be related to prior package thefts in Claremont,” reason to believe was cause for pause.
“After stopping the vehicle, the officer could see in plain sight, on the back seat, numerous packages addressed to various residents in the City of Claremont and Pomona,” said Council Member Reece. A coordinated effort: During the traffic stop, assisting officers spread out and travelled to the addresses listed on the packages. While speaking to the homeowners, PD affirmed that the suspect’s booty had indeed been pilfered from multiple front porches.
The porch-pirate’s plunder was returned to the rightful owners, as the anonymous man was placed under arrest. And here is where the plot thickens.
Once the 34-year-old suspect from Pomona was transported to Claremont PD Jail, his booking and fingerprints were spotlighted. While under scrutiny, “A records check revealed the driver had provided the officers with a false name, and there was a “No Bail” warrant issued for his arrest under his true identity,” reported Council Member Reece.
Further delving found the suspect to be listed on active-felony probation for a prior – namely, Burglary. The suspect was immediately cited on misdemeaner theft-related charges.
As a result, the plunderer was shipped off to San Bernardino County’s West Valley Detention Center for the “No Bail” warrant.