Police Blotter: April 28, 2023
Wednesday, April 19
The Claremont Police Department received a 9:22 a.m. call from employees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., about someone who had rented a room with a stolen credit card. When police arrived they were told the suspects were in the room. Officers detained Pomona residents Sonija Munoz, 46, and Chasen Nogueda, 34, and Anica Lopez, 27, from Riverside. A search of the room turned up numerous credit cards, driver’s licenses, and personal identification for multiple victims. They also found flash drives and compact SD cards along with homemade post office box keys. The three were arrested for felony identity theft as well as misdemeanor petty theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. A records check showed Lopez was on probation in Orange County. All three were transported to the Claremont jail where they were booked and later released with citations to appear in Pomona Superior Court. An investigation is ongoing.
A resident of the 600 Block Silvertree Road called police at 1 p.m. to report someone had stolen a credit card and made $27,000 worth of purchases in Beverly Hills and Garden Grove. Police have no suspect information.
Thursday, April 20
Employees at Claremont Toyota, 601 Auto Center Dr., were conducting an inventory check of recently delivered vehicles Thursday morning and realized a small SUV was missing. Police were called at 9 a.m. and, after viewing surveillance video, determined the SUV was stolen the previous day at 2:35 p.m. Police said a white Honda Civic with temporary plates pulled up to the curb on Auto Center and a man got out and later drove away in a grey 2023 Toyota Rav4. The suspect is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and 230 pounds.
Friday, April 21
Officers conducted a 9:24 a.m. traffic stop for a car with expired registration on Foothill Boulevard near Garey Avenue. They contacted the driver, Cameron Barrientos, 31 of Pomona, and reported he did not have a valid driver’s license. A records check showed that he was also on probation for possession of a firearm. A records check on his passenger, David Lagunas, 46, also from Pomona, turned up a misdemeanor warrant. A search allegedly revealed a bag of methamphetamine in the driver’s door pocket. Barrientos was arrested for driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance, while Lagunas was taken in for the warrant. They were taken to the CPD jail where they were booked and later released with citations to appear in Pomona court.
Saturday, April 22
A Claremont man was arrested twice in one day because he could not stay away from a business on Indian Hill Boulevard that he had previously been warned to avoid. At 3:35 p.m. someone called police to report the 29-year-old unhoused man was sitting on the curb in front of Wine and Liquor Market, 750 S. Indian Hill. When police questioned him they allegedly discovered a meth pipe, and a records check revealed a warrant. He was arrested for trespassing, possession of paraphernalia and the warrant, all misdemeanors. He was taken to the CPD jail where he was booked and released with a citation. At 11 p.m. police received a call that the man was back at the liquor store. He was arrested a second time on the same charges, taken to jail and released.
Police pulled over 31-year-old Montclair resident Joshua Martinez at 11 p.m. because they said he ran a stop sign at Mills and Cucamonga avenues. A background check turned up three San Bernardino County warrants, all for traffic related offenses. He was arrested, transported to jail, and later issued another citation.