Police Blotter: January 12, 2024
Monday, January 1
Claremont Police Department officers responded to the Claremont Colleges at 2:41 p.m. after receiving a call that a man had stolen the wheels off a bicycle. Officers recognized the suspect, Eric Wallace, 33, of Upland, based on a description provided by campus safety, and located him on Cambridge Avenue near Bonita Avenue. Upon seeing the officers, Wallace attempted to flee on foot but was detained after a short pursuit. Campus safety identified Wallace, who was allegedly still in possession of the bike parts. During a search police said they found narcotic paraphernalia on Wallace. He was arrested for misdemeanor resisting an officer, petty theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wallace was taken to the Claremont jail where he was booked and later released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court.
Wednesday, January 3
An officer on patrol at 10:48 a.m. on Arrow Highway pulled over Rancho Cucamonga resident, Adrian Perez, 25, for an equipment violation. After making contact, police said Perez was unlicensed, and during a search of his vehicle they found a gun in a backpack on the passenger floorboard. He was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm and driving without a license and taken to the CPD jail, where he was booked and later released with a citation.
Thursday, January 4
At 6:39 p.m. police were called to Knight Claremont Chrysler Dodge, 620 Auto Center Dr., after a man allegedly attempted to purchase a car using fraudulent documents. Employees who were assisting him noticed discrepancies in the documents and contacted the police. When officers arrived, the man fled to a waiting vehicle and left the scene. Police pulled the car over and questioned the occupants, but did not arrest anyone. Police said no sale occurred and the investigation is ongoing.
Police received a 7:24 p.m. 911 call from someone in the 400 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard who requested immediate assistance. The victim and a witness followed the suspect, a 47-year-old unhoused woman, to the Chevron station at 267 S. Indian Hill. The victim said she was punched in the face by the unhoused woman after confronting her about trespassing on the victim’s property, and as the victim attempted to call police, the woman became agitated and took the victim’s phone and threw it over a wall. The woman was arrested for misdemeanor battery, trespassing, and damaging a phone to prevent reporting an emergency. She was taken to the CPD jail, booked, and later released with a citation.
Friday, January 5
Police were called to the 10 Freeway near the Towne Avenue exit at 8:23 p.m. regarding a hit-and-run accident. The caller said that a vehicle driven by Micqueela Wilson, 22, of Claremont, had crashed into the victim’s car at Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue and then left the scene. The victim then followed Wilson onto the freeway until Wilson stopped. Arriving officers said Wilson displayed symptoms of intoxication, and she was arrested after a field sobriety test, charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and DUI, then taken to the Claremont jail where she was held for detoxification and later released with a citation.
Saturday, January 6
A man called police at 3:52 p.m. to report someone was hitting and kicking his car which was parked in front of his residence in the 2100 block of N. Towne Avenue. When officers arrived, they found Glendora resident Isaiah Muro, 23, sitting on the curb next to the car. Damage was estimated to be $1,000. Officers arrested Muro after the victim identified him, and charged him with felony vandalism. He was taken to the Claremont jail, where he was booked and later released with a citation.
Sunday, January 7
Officers were called to Indian Hill Boulevard at the 10 Freeway at 2 a.m. to investigate a traffic collision. Upon arrival they contacted Ramon Rodriguez, 38, and said he displayed symptoms of intoxication. He was arrested for DUI after performing field sobriety tests. Rodriguez was taken to the Claremont jail where he was held for detoxification and later released with a citation.
At 9:32 p.m. police responded to the 100 block of Harvard Avenue about a restaurant patron who could not pay her $140 bill. Officers said Cherice Harris, 27, had no currency and that her debit card was declined. She was placed under a private person’s arrest for defrauding an innkeeper and taken to the Claremont jail. A records check revealed she was on probation for vandalism, and was held for court after an LA County magistrate review.