It's a secret, there is a police checkpoint in both Claremont and Pomona this Friday from 6PM to 2AM. Location TBD.
Speaking of the police, the not-so-distant rumble is back. Maybe I've been asleep, but didn't we have a couple of months without the helicopter buzzing around. I keep expecting to read about some major crime after seeing it dart north, south, east, and west. And yet again, today I'm left wanting. Any chance the Pomona PD could find someone within their ranks willing to do a comedic police blotter. Poor Wes Woods must be getting tired of regurgitating press releases.
Here's a novel idea, what about posting the Pomona PD press releases online?
Come on, toss the "information junkies" a fix.
On the brighter side for Pomona, anyone ever cruise the police department websites looking for crime info? Yeah, sit there in silence, I know deep down that I'm not the only one. If you're looking for official PD crime maps, here's how I'd rate the local cities:
LaVerne comes soooo close to having a decent site, but if you want to see data on a map, start cutting and pasting.
Claremont doesn't even try. They offer a couple of press releases but no crime summary or even monthly statistics to whet your appetite. Oh yeah, there isn't crime in Claremont! Silly me!
Montclair offers a stats page which is useful for year-to-year comparisons, but if you want anything but numbers, don't bother stoppin' there.
Upland is even worse than Claremont. Clicking on Upland's crime stats link brings up ....2008? No. .....2007? No. ......2006? No. The PD's cutting edge use of the web gives you 2005 data. I guess we should stop by in 2011.
Pomona trumps them all. The little, big city offers a zoomable city-wide map with crime icons ranging from grafitti and larceny to rape and homicide. My only complaint (yeah, I always have one) is that the data covers only seven days. Allowing us to specify the date range, now that would be useful! Oh, and tell me what the darn whirlybird is doing!