On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Claremont Police Department executed a special crime suppression detail at the hotels adjacent to the 10 Freeway along Indian Hill Boulevard.
Nine officers worked the direct crime suppression detail in the south section of Claremont from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am. During the eight-hour detail, Officers made ten arrests.
Officers arrested one individual in possession of a loaded concealed firearm and made a second arrest for possession of a "Ghost Gun" along with an extended gun magazine. A “Ghost Gun” is a homemade firearm that lacks a serial number and is untraceable.
The other arrests ranged from possession of Oxycodone and Xanax laced with fentanyl for sale, possession of narcotics, soliciting on the freeway, driving on a suspended driver's license, and warrant arrests. Officers issued two hazardous citations and impounded one vehicle.
The special crime suppression detail was coordinated in response to concerns from residents and businesses about the increase in criminal activity in the area surrounding the hotels. The City and the Claremont Police Department have been working with the hotels’ management as well as adjacent property owners to clean up the area and address crime. The Claremont Police Department is also collaborating with the Pomona Police Department, District Attorney Gascon, Project Sister Family Services, and the Committee for Safe and Healthy Housing to provide education, outreach, and resources related to human trafficking in the region.