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Police Blotter: December 3, 2021

Tuesday, November 23
A vandal smashed the windows of two cars in the parking lot of the Old Schoolhouse, 393 W. Foothill Blvd., sometime between 8 and 11 a.m. There was nothing taken from either car, a 2011 Kia Sportage and a 2017 Subaru Forester. The Claremont Police Department has no leads, but is asking anyone who may have been in the area and may have seen something to call them at (909) 399-5411.

The father of an alleged victim of domestic violence called police after his daughter, 43, told him her husband of 26 years had picked her up, thrown her on a bed and pinned her down. The alleged assault took place sometime prior to 9:40 a.m. in the 1400 block of Briarcroft Rd. and caused visible bruising on the woman’s wrists and arms, police said. The suspect, 47, was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge, booked, and posted a $50,000 bond before being released with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.

A Claremont woman’s 2010 Mercedes ML350 was stolen sometime before 9:58 p.m. in the area of First St. and Oberlin Ave. Police do not have a suspect, but are urging anyone who may have seen someone tampering with or driving away from the area in the Mercedes to call them at (909) 399-5411.

Wednesday, November 24
Claremont cops say Sarah Enriquez, a 32-year-old Pomona woman, attempted to sneak a bindle of methamphetamine concealed in her sock into the Claremont jail after being booked for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, resulting in a rare felony charge of bringing narcotics into a prison. Enriquez had been picked up after a 3:34 a.m. call from an apartment complex in the 800 block of West Bonita Ave. about a suspicious person. Arriving police questioned her, and allegedly found a meth pipe on her during a search, prompting the paraphernalia arrest. After booking she was led to the jail, where police say they pointed out a sign on the wall that informs prisoners that attempting to bring illegal drugs into the cell would result in a felony charge. Suspicious that Enriquez was doing just that, they searched her and allegedly located the meth in her sock. She was subsequently released with a citation to appear in court on the felony and misdemeanor charges.

Somebody entered an unlocked blue 2019 Subaru Crosstrek parked in a driveway in the 100 block of Kirkwood Ave. sometime between 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 and 7:30 a.m. the following morning and stole Thanksgiving groceries, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses and some binoculars. Police have no suspects. Please call (909) 399-5411 if you have any information.

Another unlocked car, this one a 2015 Kia Forte, was relieved of goods by an opportunistic thief, this time a United States Passport. The purloined passport was lifted sometime between 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 23 and 7 a.m. the following morning. Again, there are no suspects, and police ask anyone who may have seen something to call (909) 399-5411. They also ask the public to please lock their cars.

Thursday, November 25
A 64-year-old Pomona woman had a memorable — or perhaps not — Thanksgiving after an apparent ruse to avoid being detained for DUI backfired in dramatic fashion. The incident began after police were called to the Claremont Lodge, 736 S. Indian Hill Blvd., at 4:40 p.m. by a bystander reporting a drunk driver. Arriving officers say they saw Caresse Moore, who was driving a 2006 Mercedes E-Class, nearly hit a pedestrian with her car. They pulled her over, and a field sobriety test allegedly revealed she was drunk. She was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and transported the Claremont Police Department headquarters for booking. This is when police say Moore, whom they described as “incoherent,” requested to be taken to the hospital. An ambulance was then summoned, and she was issued a citation for the DUI charge. She was then guided to an ambulance waiting in the back of the police station building. Inside the vehicle Moore reportedly become uncooperative, refusing to be taken to the hospital, and was let out of the ambulance. Police say she then began walking around the police station, and since she was allegedly quite intoxicated, they then arrested her once more, this time for misdemeanor drunk in public. She was then booked on the new charge and spent her Thanksgiving evening detoxing in the Claremont jail before being released with citations to appear on the DUI and drunk in public charges.