Police Blotter: September 2, 2022
Monday, August 22
Claremont Police Department officers were conducting a special extra patrol of the Metrolink platform when they contacted Pomona resident Delonte Blaylock, 25, at 12:03 p.m. Police say he was loitering in the area, and allegedly gave officers a fake name and date of birth while refusing to provide identification. Blaylock consented to a search during which officers allegedly found a methamphetamine pipe. He was arrested and transported to the police station for possession of drug paraphernalia. While at the jail, police say he provided resistance, resulting in an additional charge of resisting arrest. After a records check indicated Blaylock was on community supervision, his probation officer was contacted and he was held until he could be transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
At 5:32 p.m. police received a call that someone had broken the rear window of a business in the 700 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard, and the suspect had been seen leaving the location on foot. A short distance away, police located the suspect, a 29-year-old unhoused man who initially refused to stop. He was eventually detained, and a witness responded to the scene and positively identified him as the person who broke the window. He was arrested for resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and felony vandalism because the damage was deemed to be more than $950. He was transported and later released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court.
Wednesday, August 24
Police received a 10:54 p.m. call about a person creating a disturbance at Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard. Officers arrived at the location and contacted a 41-year-old unhoused woman. She reportedly told officers she had been arguing with her son over money. A records check showed she had a felony no-bail arrest warrant in San Bernardino County. She was arrested, transported to CPD jail, and later transferred to West Valley Detention Center and held for court.
Thursday, August 25
At 4:42 a.m. officers on patrol saw a man riding a BMX bicycle after dark without lights. They conducted a traffic stop of Fontana resident Jeronimo Martinez, 42, near the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and American Avenue. Police say Martinez said he was on probation. A records check revealed two outstanding warrants, a misdemeanor and a felony, from San Bernardino County. He was booked and later transferred to West Valley Detention Center where he was held for court.
Police received a call at 9:30 a.m. that someone had stolen a black 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck from a driveway in the 100 block of Limestone Road. Police responded and the owner indicated he had left his keys inside the vehicle. A second officer performed an area check and found the unoccupied truck a short distance away. An investigation revealed the car theft suspect had also stolen tools from the location. There are no further details or a suspect description. Anyone with information is urged to call police at (909) 399-5411.
Friday, August 26
The Claremont Police Department, in conjunction with Pomona police officers and the Los Angeles County Probation Department, conducted a directed enforcement detail for prostitution and solicitation in the area adjacent to Indian Hill Boulevard and the 10 Freeway. The enforcement detail took place between 4 and 11 p.m., during which time officers arrested eight men for attempting to engage in prostitution and four women for solicitation.
Saturday, August 27
At 12:45 a.m. officers on patrol around College Avenue and Oak Park Drive saw a white Chevrolet Malibu with no front license plate and dark tinted windows. Police conducted a traffic stop for the equipment violation and saw four people in the car. Police allege the driver, Walnut resident Donyea Newton, 27, displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Police conducted field sobriety tests and determined Newton had been driving under the influence. He was detained in the patrol car. The other occupants were directed out of the car, at which time police say Pomona resident Travis Floyd, 34, became argumentative. Newton had consented to a search of the vehicle, and police say they found a fanny pack on the floor of the left rear passenger side where Floyd had been seated. A search of the fanny pack allegedly revealed a 9 mm handgun with no serial number, a fully loaded 16-round high-capacity magazine, a magazine gun, a black ski mask and grey gloves. Floyd was then detained and placed in the back of the patrol car. The other two occupants were released. Newton was arrested for DUI, held for detoxification, and released with a citation. Floyd was arrested for two felonies, possession of a loaded firearm in public and possession of a loaded unregistered firearm, and misdemeanor possession of a high-capacity magazine. He was released with a citation to appear in court.