Police Blotter: February 3, 2023

Wednesday, January 25
At 1:23 a.m. Claremont Police Department dispatch received a 911 call from a woman who reported she had been assaulted by her husband. Officers responded to a residence in the 2300 block of La Sierra Way where they made contact with the couple. Police said the woman had visible injuries to her head, and through their investigation determined she was an alleged victim of domestic violence. The 42-year-old husband was arrested for felony assault on a cohabitant or spouse and an additional charge of felony child abuse, because the attack was witnessed by the couple’s 5-year-old son. A records check revealed the man also had two San Bernardino County misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested, taken to the Claremont Police Station, booked, and later posted bail.


Thursday, January 26
A food delivery worker was heading north on Indian Hill Boulevard near the 10 Freeway about 11:38 p.m. when he heard a loud popping noise and looked back see that his rear window had shattered. He then saw a grey Jeep SUV pass by as it headed north on Indian Hill and then turned east on San Jose Avenue. The victim called 911, but the call was routed to Pomona police who then called CPD. Following an investigation, police confirmed the suspect, identified as a bald white male, had shot a gun at the victim’s car. Anyone with information about the incident please call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Saturday, January 28

Police received a call at 2:04 a.m. from a driver on the 210 Freeway who reported seeing a white Dodge truck swerving in its lane and then leave the freeway at the Towne Avenue exit. The witness was also able to provided a license plate number for the truck. Responding officers spotted the Dodge on Towne Avenue near Scripps Drive parked at the curb with its emergency lights on. When officers pulled up behind the truck, the driver, later identified as Perris resident Alejandro Guerrero, 49, drove away. Police made a traffic stop on Guerrero a short distance away. Officers reported Guerrero showed objective signs of alcohol intoxication, and field sobriety tests allegedly showed he was driving under the influence. He was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. Police said his passenger, 32-year-old Manuel Zacarias, from Lake Elsinore, had large a bulge in his pocket that officers thought might be a weapon. A search turned up a baggie of methamphetamine. Both men were arrested, transported to the CPD jail and booked. Zacarias was released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court. Guerrero was held for detoxification and later released with his own citation to appear in court.


Sunday, January 29
An off-duty Claremont police officer called 911 at 1:25 a.m. after he reportedly saw a vehicle heading south on Indian Hill Boulevard near American Avenue while speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road to pass other cars. An officer that just happened to be in the area caught up with the driver, later identified as 23-year-old Adrian Contreras of Duarte, at Indian Hill and Kingsley Avenue in Pomona. Police say Contreras showed the signs of being intoxicated and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. He was transported to CPD jail, booked, held for detoxification, and later released with a citation to appear in court.

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