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Police Blotter: December 17, 2021

Monday, December 6

A 38-year-old Chino woman wound up behind bars after allegedly tussling with Claremont Police as she was attempting to retrieve a Wii video game console from a home in the 2000 block of Cape Cod Ct. Police were called at 9:05 a.m. by a male resident who said Valerie Mendoza was causing a disturbance at the home. The resident told arriving officers he did not want her inside the residence, but Mendoza is alleged to have then aggressively attempted to push her way in. When an officer stepped in to try and prevent her, they say she continued to pull and resist, and both fell to the ground. She was then immediately detained and arrested for misdemeanor battery on a police officer. Mendoza was booked and jailed before appearing for arraignment in Pomona Superior Court Wednesday, December 8.

Sunday, December 12

Claremont police are asking the public for help in finding the thief or thieves who shattered the front glass door and robbed 21 Choices, 817 W. Foothill Blvd., at 5:30 a.m., making off with about $120 in cash from the register. They have no suspect information at the time, but are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual at the froyo shop to call them      at (909) 399-5411.

Claremont cops on extra patrol at Motel 6, 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd., ran the plate of a Honda at 9:21 p.m. and discovered it had been reported stolen out of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Division. They then made a traffic stop in the parking lot and arrested the driver, Cynthia Ayon, a 37-year-old Pomona resident, on two felony counts of car theft and driving a stolen car. Her passenger, Costel Feraru, 43 and from Signal Hill, allegedly had a methamphetamine pipe on him. He was arrested as well for misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession. Both were booked and released with citations to appear in Pomona court.

Monday, December 13

At 7:48 p.m., Police were called to the Claremont Gardens apartment complex at 848 W. Bonita Ave. by a resident who said 33-year-old Rogelio Castellanos was causing a disturbance. Arriving officers say they smelled alcohol on Castellanos’ breath and person, and that he refused to obey their commands, instead attempting to get back into his apartment. He was arrested for misdemeanor drunk in public and taken to the station, where during booking they say he continued his belligerence, grabbing the paperwork the officer was filling out and “not listening to simple instructions while in jail.” Castellanos was eventually released with a citation to appear in court.