Police Blotter: February 17, 2023

Tuesday, February 7

At 10:57 p.m. Claremont Police Department officers reported seeing a car run a stop sign at the corner of San Jose and College avenues and said it then began speeding up College. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Montclair resident Gervasio Ramos, 19, near Arrow Highway and College, and say that Ramos gave them a false name. While talking with him police reported he displayed the symptoms of intoxication. He was asked to get out of the car and take a field sobriety test, which officers said confirmed Ramos was driving under the influence. During a search of his car police reportedly found a baggie containing methamphetamine. Ramos was arrested and taken to the Pomona Police Department jail, where he allegedly continued to give a fake name, but police were able to determine his true identity. He was booked for DUI, possession of a controlled substance, not having a driver’s license, and providing a false name to the police, all misdemeanors. He was held for detoxification and later released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court.

Thursday, February 9

Police on patrol in the south part of the city at 8:46 a.m. spotted a man sitting at the closed Greyhound bus station, 888 S. Indian Hill Blvd., surrounded by broken glass. When police questioned the man, later identified as 30-year-old Alejandro Barrios of Pomona, he allegedly said the glass was from his bong which he had just smashed. A records check showed he had a misdemeanor warrant and he was arrested and transported Pomona jail, where he was booked and held for court.

At 11:06 a.m. police conducted a traffic stop on Claremont resident Mizhane Capers, 27, at Arrow Highway and Towne Avenue because a brake light on her vehicle was reportedly not working. When officers questioned Capers she allegedly said she had never been issued a driver’s license. A records check showed she had an outstanding misdemeanor San Bernardino County warrant. She was arrested for driving without a license and for the warrant. She was later issued a citation to appear in court on the new violation as well as the warrant.

Police received an 8:07 p.m. call about a solo collision on Mills Avenue near Oakdale Drive. When officers arrived they spotted Rancho Cucamonga resident Robin Adair, 64, still sitting in his car, which had apparently struck a pole. Police say he displayed symptoms of intoxication. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was dispatched to check on Adair, but he was not injured. Field sobriety tests reportedly determined he was driving under the influence of narcotics, so he was arrested for DUI and transported to the Claremont jail, where he reportedly agreed to provide a blood sample. He was booked, held for detoxification, and later released with a citation to appear in court.

Friday, February 10

At 9:08 a.m. police were back at the closed Greyhound station when an officer reportedly saw a woman drinking a beer in the parking lot. Police questioned the woman and three other men, including La Verne resident Armando Cruz, 55. A records check revealed Cruz had two misdemeanor warrants, one in Pomona and the other San Bernardino County. He also allegedly had a bag of methamphetamine in his hand. The woman was issued a ticket for drinking in public. Cruz was arrested for the warrants and for possession of a controlled substance, and transported to the Claremont jail, where he was booked and released with citations to appear in Los Angeles and San Bernardino county courts.

At 7:11 p.m. police were called to the 400 block of south Mountain Avenue about a family disturbance. During their investigation police determined a 62-year-old Claremont man had struck his 86-year-old mother. The woman did not have any visible injuries, police said. The man was arrested for misdemeanor elder abuse, transported to the CPD jail, booked, and released with a citation to appear in court.

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