UPLAND

Three-car crash snarls 10 Freeway

A three-car collision on Thursday morning tied up traffic for several minutes on the eastbound 10 Freeway just west of Euclid Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Migliacci said.

The 7:58 a.m. collision involved a green Honda, a black Honda and a white Ford. Traffic was tied up until 8:38 a.m.

Some people involved in the crash were injured.

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CLAREMONT

Two suspects arrested in wire theft

Two people have been arrested in the theft of copper wiring last weekend from a Claremont park.

Michael Hinds, 52, and Jesse Joel Page, 51, both of Ontario, were held Wednesday at Claremont Jail on suspicion of grand theft in lieu of $20,000, according to a police news release.

More than 3,000 feet of underground copper wire valued at $7,500 was stolen from light poles between Saturday night and Monday morning at Padua Park, 4200 Padua Ave., police said.

Police officers on Wednesday went to Hinds' residence after researching a license-plate number of a vehicle seen near the park at the time of the theft.

Police found wire strippings and a receipt for recycled copper wire, according to the news release.

The investigation also led police to Page, who was stripping wire when detectives arrived at his home, police said.


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The amount of wire recycled and additional evidence found during the investigation made police contend more wire was hidden around the perimeter of the park. A search revealed a large quantity of wire covered and concealed by loose brush, according to the news release.

lori.consalvo@inlandnewspapers.com


RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Deputies arrest two at party; resident cited

Two people were arrested after sheriff's deputies responded to a house party Wednesday night in the 10000 block of Bristol Drive.

About 10:10 p.m., San Bernardino County deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga station responded after receiving a report of an out-of-control party. Deputies contacted a number of belligerent people outside the house.

A resident was found and cited for violating the city's social-host ordinance.

Trevor Kinsley, 18, and Michael Wittstock, 19, both of Rancho Cucamonga, were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, according to the news release.

lori.consalvo@inlandnewspapers.com


ONTARIO

Freeway transition road to be closed for weekend

Caltrans plans to close a connector road tonight between the 15 and 10 freeways in Ontario for road work.

The closure will be from 10 tonight to 5 a.m. Monday on the northbound 15 transition to the eastbound 10, Caltrans officials said.

Motorists can exit the 15 at Jurupa Street, head east to Etiwanda Avenue, turn left and travel north to get on the eastbound 10.

melissa.pinion-whitt@inlandnewspapers.com


CHINO

Police arrest 13 at DUI checkpoint

A police checkpoint from Friday night to early Saturday resulted in more than 30 citations, 12 impounded vehicles and 13 arrests.

Chino police officers set up the checkpoint in the 12400 block of Mountain Avenue.

Eight people arrested were found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, three people were taken into custody on warrants and two people were arrested on drug-related charges.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

lori.consalvo@inlandnewspapers.com


CLAREMONT

No criminal charges for driver who hit pedestrian

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will not file criminal charges against a woman who accidentally drove a vehicle over her friend.

Catherine Shelton, 42, was hit and killed by a sport utility vehicle driven by Brenda Monahan on Aug. 25 in the 400 block of West First Street, according to a police news release.

Shelton died later that day.

The District Attorney's Office decided not to file criminal charges against Monahan, according to the news release. Prosecutors said the death was an accident and that there was no evidence of gross negligence or criminal negligence.

jannise.johnson@inlandnewspapers.com


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Deputies warn of burglars who kick in front door

San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators are asking the public to be aware of a burglary crew who enter homes by kicking down the front door.

There have been a few of these burglaries in Loma Linda, according to a sheriff's news release.

Investigators have learned the thieves have a juvenile go to a house and knock on the door to see if anyone is home.

If someone answers the door, the juvenile will ask for someone who doesn't live there, according to the news release. The thieves will then move on to another house on the block.

Once they find a house that is unoccupied, someone will kick the door in to gain entry. The thieves take items such as laptops, game consoles, jewelry, iPads and iPods.

Investigators are asking people to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. If a similar incident occurs, residents should try to write down a vehicle's license plate and description.

Residents should also be careful of utility workers who stop by a residence if they have not made an appointment. Utility workers rarely ask to come into a house just to "check things out," according to the news release.

Residents should ask the utility workers to wait outside and then call the utility company to verify their visit.

jannise.johnson@inlandnewspapers.com