Police Blotter: July 28, 2023

Monday, July 17

Claremont Police Department officers were called to the 500 block of Boulder Circle at 1:57 p.m. about a domestic dispute between a man and a woman who lived together but were not married. The man said the woman had hit him, and police said he had a visible injury. Based on the investigation police arrested the 38-year-old Claremont woman for felony domestic violence. She was transported to the Los Angeles County Jail where she was held for court.

Tuesday, July 18

Police received a call at 5:20 a.m. about a fire in the 600 block of Montgomery Circle. Upon arrival officers reported a portion of the apartment building was fully engulfed in flames, so they evacuated the area. Los Angeles County Fire also responded to extinguish the blaze. Arson investigators responded, but the cause of the fire remains unknown.

Police are looking for a couple of presumably very pleasant smelling suspects who reportedly stole $4,000 worth of deodorant from the Vons supermarket at 550 E. Baseline Rd. At 1:34 p.m. an employee called police to report the pair had entered the location and apparently left without paying for the merchandise. Police reported that very similar crimes occurred recently in both Upland and San Dimas.

Wednesday, July 19

Police are continuing their investigation into an alleged grand theft that occurred last month. At 7 p.m. June 30, a resident in the 600 block of W. San Jose Avenue called police to report someone had stolen about $7,000 worth of coins from the residence. The victim believes the thief is an acquaintance.


Friday, July 21

A DUI checkpoint that ran from Friday evening into Saturday morning in the 400 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard netted two suspected drunk drivers. Arrested were Claremont resident Austin Shockley, 31, and 44-year-old Fernando Varela Gonzalez, from Upland. Both subjects drove into the DUI checkpoint and displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and were arrested after performing sobriety tests. They were transported to the CPD jail where they were held for detoxification and later released with citations to appear at Pomona Superior Court.

Saturday, July 22

Police were called at 8:15 a.m. about a 33-year-old unhoused woman who was sleeping at a residence in the 900 block of W. Arrow Highway. Upon arrival police discovered the woman still asleep at the location. Through their investigation police learned she had a restraining order barring her from the home. She was arrested on the restraining order violation and transported to the Claremont jail where she reportedly became agitated and kicked an officer. Police added an additional misdemeanor charge of battery on a police officer. She was later released with a citation.

At 10:56 a.m. police were called to Jax Bicycle Center, 217 W. First St., about a man at the business attempting to buy a bicycle with another person’s identification and debit card. Coincidentally, a witness actually knew the woman whose card the apparent fraudster was attempting to use. When police arrived, they contacted the victim who confirmed she did not know the suspect and he had not obtained permission to use the card. Police located the suspect, Eric Lozada, 30, of unknown city, a short time later and he was arrested for felony grand theft and misappropriation of lost property. He was taken to the Claremont jail where he was held for court.

Sunday, July 23

Officers searching the area of Arrow Highway at Cambridge Avenue spotted a man who fit the description of a suspect they were looking for, including having wounds to his body. They questioned Pomona resident Manuel Lisea, 45, but a records check revealed he was not the person they were seeking. Lisea did have a no-bail warrant in Pomona and an additional misdemeanor warrants in San Bernardino County, so he was arrested on the warrants, taken to the Claremont jail where he was booked and held for court.

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