Police Blotter: August 11, 2023

Friday, July 28
Claremont Police Department officers on patrol at 7:28 p.m. in the 800 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard said they saw a woman swinging a sock filled with rocks at two other people. Police detained the 58-year-old unhoused woman while investigating the incident and learned the other two people were juveniles. The woman was arrested for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment. There was no court information available.


Sunday, July 30
Police were called to the 400 block W. Base Line Road at 7:23 a.m. regarding a possible vehicle theft. The suspect, later identified as Daniel Maturino, 31, of Pomona, allegedly attempted to steal a car from the location but was unsuccessful. Police said he stole some items from the car before fleeing in his own vehicle. Through their investigation police were able to identify Maturino and the getaway car. On Tuesday Maturino’s car was spotted in Claremont and an officer pulled him over. Inside the car police allegedly found several “identity theft profiles.” Maturino was charged with felony possession of more than 10 persons’ personal information with the intent to commit fraud, grand theft auto, misdemeanor possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Claremont jail where he was held for court.


Tuesday, August 1
At 8 a.m. police responded to a local hospital emergency room where a woman told staff she was the victim of a domestic altercation. During their investigation officers said they determined the victim suffered injuries in the altercation. The suspect, a 64-year-old Claremont man, was located at a home in the 1400 block of N. Indian Hill Boulevard and arrested for felony domestic violence and transported to the Claremont jail where he was held for court.

 Police were called to the 800 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard at 7:47 p.m. about a possible fight. Upon arrival the people involved in the alleged altercation said they did not wish to press charges against each other, and police left. However, police said two groups involved in the fight failed to leave, and CPD were called back to the location at 9:54 p.m. regarding a person brandishing a weapon. The allegation was a female victim who was buckling a small child into a safety seat in her car was approached by an unknown man who flashed the weapon. The victim then left the location in her car. There is no suspect identification, and the investigation is ongoing.


Thursday, August 3
A CPD officer on patrol at 9:01 a.m. conducted a traffic stop on Redlands resident Freddy Barra, 34, for an equipment violation near the intersection of Mountain and San Jose avenues. Police said Barra identified himself and stated he had a suspended driver’s license. A records check reveled he also had two warrants. He was arrested for the warrants and for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license while his vehicle was impounded. Barra was transported to the Claremont jail, booked, and released to the custody of the Pomona Police Department for their warrant.

Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Indian Hill Boulevard at 10:43 p.m. about a reported physical fight. Upon arrival officers detained two people, and through their investigation determined one man allegedly swung a patio chair, striking the victim who sustained an injury. Oscar Moran, 41, of Ontario, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and transported to the CPD jail where he was booked and later transported to Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles where he was held for court.


Friday, August 4
Police were called to Base Line Road at Monte Vista Avenue at 6:44 p.m. regarding a traffic collision. Officers located the driver, Claremont resident Robert Whited, 57. During their investigation officers suspected Whited was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI after performing field sobriety tests. Police said he provided a chemical sample and was then held for detoxification. Whited was later released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

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