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Police Blotter: August 13, 2021

By Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com

Tuesday, August 3
Claremont Police Department officers on patrol at 10:18 p.m. say Jill Strasburg, 49, from San Dimas, made an unsafe turn on W. Foothill Blvd., and was then pulled over. The officers suspected she’d been drinking, and after she submitted to a field sobriety test, she was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. She spent the night in the Claremont jail before being released in the morning with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.

Wednesday, August 4
Claremont police allege Ontario resident Timothy Sandoval, 28, failed to obey a traffic sign near the corner of Dartmouth Ave. and Foothill Blvd. just after midnight, and was subsequently pulled over. Mr. Sandoval displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, they say, and he was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was arrested, booked, and spent the rest of the morning in the Claremont jail before being released in the morning with a citation to appear in court on the misdemeanor DUI charge.

At 2:41 a.m., cops were alerted to a one-car accident near Armstrong Nursery, 735 E. Foothill Blvd. Arriving officers interviewed the driver, Domingo Celis, 35, from Ontario. One officer, a drug recognition expert who had undergone specialized training to determine when someone is under the influence of drugs, allegedly determined Mr. Celis was high on marijuana. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while under the influence of drugs, booked, and spent the rest of the morning detoxing in the Claremont jail before being released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.

A CPD officer on patrol at 3:15 p.m. at the Shell station, 747 S. Indian Hill Blvd., allegedly saw a man sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car with a methamphetamine pipe on his lap. A subsequent search of the car allegedly turned up some meth in the center console, and the 25-year-old unhoused man was arrested on two misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked and released with a citation to appear.

Thursday, August 5
Police responding to a 1:17 a.m. suspicious person call in the 600 block of Mt. Carmel Dr. found Pomonan Anthony Castillo, 55, and questioned him. A records check revealed an outstanding felony no-bail warrant out of San Bernardino County, and he was arrested, booked, and then transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga to face a judge on the felony warrant.

Police received multiple calls around 10 a.m. regarding a man yelling and cursing at people in the area outside Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. Officers arrived and talked withthe 45-year-old Anaheim man, Bernard Hook, and allegedly determined he was drunk. Mr. Hook was arrested for drunk in public, a misdemeanor, booked, and spent the morning and early afternoon sobering up in the Claremont jail before being released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.

Friday, August 6
Claremont police on patrol near the Claremont Lodge, 736 S. Indian Hill Blvd., were flagged down by someone reporting a possible drunk driver. The Samaritan pointed them toward the nearby Wine and Liquor Market, 750 S. Indian Hill Blvd., where they found a Nissan piloted by Camille Thomas, 40, from Montclair. After questioning her they asked Ms. Thomas to submit to a field sobriety test, which she presumably failed, as she was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. She spent the night in the Claremont jail before being released in the morning with a notice to appear in court.

Saturday, August 7
A 2:52 a.m. call for service regarding two suspicious people at the apartment complex at 512 S. Indian Hill Blvd. led officers to a pair of men who took off when they arrived. Claremont police located one of the men who had fled on his bicycle hiding under a car nearby at 630 Colgate Place. A records check of 27-year-old Mario Solis turned up two outstanding warrants, and the Pomona man was arrested for resisting arrest and the two warrants, all misdemeanors. He was booked and released with citation to appear in court.

A concerned resident in the 400 block of Converse Ave called Claremont PD at 5:50 a.m. to report a woman crying for help in the street nearby. Arriving officers questioned a 45-year-old Upland man, and determined he had allegedly assaulted his 38-year-old girlfriend, also from Upland, by hitting her on the right leg with his skateboard during an argument, causing an abrasion. He was arrested for felony domestic violence, booked, and held in the Claremont jail before being arraigned August 10.

Sunday, August 8
An early morning traffic stop for speeding near Foothill Blvd. and Monte Vista Ave. netted another drunk driving arrest after cops pulled over Ontario resident Cody McAdoo, 28, at 2:41 a.m. Mr. McAdoo reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor DUI, booked, and jailed for several hours before being released in the morning hours with a citation.

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