Pomona – In response to several citizen requests to patrol high call volume locations, the Pomona Police Department fielded a two-man patrol car to conduct extra patrols. On May 23 at about 12:15 am, two officers spotted a group of suspicious looking juveniles in the 2000 block of Palmgrove Avenue. The officers noticed the teenagers huddled around an unoccupied vehicle. The officers believed they stumbled across a possible in-progress vehicle burglary. The group broke up and left after noticing the police approaching. The officers gave chase of one male juvenile who was intently grabbing at his pants pocket. The juvenile was seen removing a handgun from his pants and discarding it in the front yard of a random residence. The juvenile suspect was apprehended a short time after as a result of his failed attempt to flee from the police, and the loaded firearm was recovered safely.
The Pomona Police Department encourages members of the community to report areas within the city that could use extra patrol in order to deter criminal activity.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).