Police Blotter: December 15, 2023

Friday, December 1
The Claremont Police Department was called to The Webb Schools, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., at 7:13 a.m. regarding a suspected grand theft. Earlier that morning a student at the school placed a backpack, containing a laptop computer, iPad, graphing calculator, and other personal items in an area known for Uber Eats deliveries. The student returned a short time later to discover her bag and property were missing. Officers said an Uber Eats driver who had delivered food to the location stole the bag. Police located the suspect, Covina resident Mario Palacios Gonzalez, 48, at a residence in Covina. He was arrested for felony grand theft, booked at the Claremont jail, and later released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court. Officers were able to recover all of the stolen property and returned the items to the victim.


Tuesday, December 5
Officers on patrol in College Park, 126 S. College Ave., at 10:10 p.m. questioned a man who was in the park past curfew. A records check of Richard Freeman, 50, of Pomona revealed he had three warrants for his arrest out of San Bernardino County. He was arrested on the misdemeanor warrants, booked, and later released with a citation.

 Police responded to the 600 block of Sycamore Ave. at 10:37 p.m. after several people called to report a woman screaming for help. Arriving officers located a 27-year-old Covina man on the sidewalk and the victim nearby. Police said the man had pushed the victim, causing a visible injury, and that the pair had been in a previous dating relationship. The man was arrested for felony domestic violence and misdemeanor violation of an existing domestic violence restraining order. He was transported to the Claremont jail where he was booked and held for court.


Saturday, December 9
Police responded to the 700 block of W. Arrow Highway at 4:58 a.m. after receiving a report of a single vehicle traffic collision. Arriving officers said the driver, Montclair resident Laburna Thomas, 49, displayed symptoms of intoxication. After performing field sobriety tests, police determined her to be DUI, however, due to injuries sustained during the traffic collision, she was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for treatment. Thomas reportedly submitted a chemical sample, and she was issued a citation at the hospital for misdemeanor DUI.

 An officer on patrol at 11:33 p.m. spotted a car in the Thompson Creek Trail parking lot, 2471 N. Indian Hill, in violation of Claremont municipal code. The officer questioned the male and female occupants, and a records check showed the woman, Shreen Zaki, 39, of Pomona, had a misdemeanor warrant out of San Bernardino County. She was arrested, taken to the CPD jail, booked, and later released with a citation. Her male companion was released at the scene.

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