Police Blotter: December 8, 2023

Sunday, November 26
Claremont Police Department officers arrived in the 1200 block of N. Indian Hill Boulevard at 10:26 p.m. after receiving a call about a family disturbance. Police said a 27-year-old Claremont woman allegedly punched her husband, causing a visible injury, and punched her brother. During the investigation police learned a juvenile was present during the alleged altercation. The woman was arrested for felony domestic violence, felony child abuse, and misdemeanor child abuse. She was taken to the Claremont jail where she was booked and held for bail.


Tuesday, November 28
An officer on patrol at 9:14 a.m. pulled over a driver on Claremont Boulevard for a moving violation. A records check revealed Fontana resident Johnny Copas, 39, had a felony warrant in San Bernardino. He was arrested on the warrant, taken to the CPD jail, booked, and later transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

At 5:28 p.m. three suspects approached a man while he was walking his dog in Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Dr., allegedly told him to empty his pockets, and then struck him in the face with an unknown object. The victim began to yell for help and the suspects ran to a light gray or blue SUV and fled the scene. An investigation is ongoing.


Friday, December 1
Police were called to All American Mini Storage, 711 S. Mills Ave., at 7:59 p.m. regarding a report about a man at the location after hours. Arriving officers say they caught Sylmar resident Kevin Dessaint, 37, taking items out of a storage unit before he fled on foot. He was later found hiding in the backyard of a nearby home. Based on their investigation police believe Dessaint broke into two storage units. He was arrested for felony burglary and possession of stolen property as well as misdemeanor possession of burglary tools. He was taken to the Claremont jail where a records check revealed he was also on post release community supervision. He was booked and later transferred to the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles to await his day in court.


Sunday, December 3
At 10: 48 p.m. Claremont police responded to Motel 6, 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd., after receiving a call about two women fighting in a guest room. Arriving officers said Dolores Bernal, 44, of Jurupa Valley, knocked on the victim’s door and pushed her way inside before Bernal, a second unknown suspect, and the victim became involved in a physical fight, during which a third suspect entered the room and stole a gaming console. The two unknown suspects allegedly fled the location with the gaming console, but the victim was able to detain Bernal until officers arrived. Bernal was arrested for felony robbery and transported to the Claremont jail where she was held for court. The two additional suspects remain at large.

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