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Police Blotter: August 6, 2021

by Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com

Wednesday, July 28
A Claremont Police Department officer on patrol at 3:30 p.m. noticed a man and woman fighting on the sidewalk near the intersection of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Blvd., and pulled over to check on their wellbeing. After allegedly witnessing them exchanging blows in the mid-afternoon scuffle, he arrested the 32-year-old man and his 28-year-old girlfriend, both unhoused, on one count each of misdemeanor domestic violence. They were booked and held in the Claremont jail until appearing for arraignment July 30.

Thursday, July 29
At 9:56 a.m., Claremont police pulled over a black Jaguar near Indian Hill Blvd. and San Jose Ave. that was piloted by Barstow resident Dashel Johnson, 49, for a vehicle code violation. A records check revealed a no-bail felony warrant out of San Bernardino County, and Mr. Johnson was arrested, booked, and transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga to face a judge on the warrant.

Saturday, July 31
Police say Noe Garza, a 26-year-old Altadena man, called Claremont cops from LA West liquor store, 333 E. Arrow Hwy. at 8:58 p.m., requesting paramedics for an unknown injury. But when officers and fire department personnel arrived, Mr. Garza reportedly refused treatment. During an interview, officers ran a records check and found Mr. Garza had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested, booked, and then released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.

An employee at the Knight’s Inn, 721 S. Indian Hill Blvd., called Claremont PD at 9:45 p.m. regarding a guest creating a disturbance on motel property. Arriving officers found the man, Jonathan Thompson, 37, from Pomona, and during questioning discovered two felony no-bail warrants issued by the Pomona Police Department. He was then arrested and held until officers from Pomona PD arrived to transport him to their jail, where Mr. Thompson was presumably held for court.

Police on patrol at 11:42 p.m. noticed a car traveling near Indian Hill Blvd. and Second St. with its headlights off. They then pulled over the driver, 24-year-old Jose Barrios, from Pomona, and say he exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication. After a field sobriety test, Mr. Barrios was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. He was booked and spent the rest of his evening sleeping it off in the Claremont jail before being released in the morning with a citation.

Sunday, August 1
A resident in the 100 block of Cambridge Ave. called police at 8:41 p.m. to report a dead body lying in the grass of a condominium complex. Thankfully, arriving officers discovered not a cadaver, but a 63-year-old Claremont man apparently passed out drunk. He was transported to the Claremont jail, where he was allowed to sleep it off before being released.