Friday, January 18, 2013
Claremont police seek suspects, victims in Charleston Drive auto thefts
Police are searching for 2 men suspected of car theft in the 400 block of Charleston Drive.
Police reported to Charleston Drive around 3:45 a.m. on Friday after a resident reported seeing 3 suspicious men believed to be breaking into vehicles. Officers found one of the men sitting in a stolen van parked along the street. He was arrested for the stolen van and for stolen property located within. Upon questioning, the man admitted that he and 2 others had entered numerous unlocked vehicles and taken property, according to the police report. He described the 2 accomplices as Hispanic males, one 21 years old and the other 35, wearing dark clothing. Investigation continues.
Officers also remind residents to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables from sight. The Claremont Police Department encourages those who believe they may be victim in one of these crimes to contact them at 399-5411.