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Police Blotter – June 18th Edition

Wednesday, June 9
Front desk employees at the DoubleTree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., called the Claremont Police Department at 11:58 a.m. after discovering a guest, Savannah Sarrat, 25, from Rancho Cucamonga, had checked in using someone else’s Hilton Honor points. Arriving police located Ms. Sarrat in her room, as well as two other people, David Gamboa, 35, from Montclair, and Chandler Baldwin, 29, also from Rancho Cucamonga. A search allegedly turned up identification from 20 different people, and both Ms. Sarrat and Mr. Gamboa were arrested for felony ID theft. Mr. Baldwin was also arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The trio were booked and released with citations to appear in Pomona Superior Court.

A 38-year-old Westminster man, Christopher Decena, was arrested on a misdemeanor drunk in public charge at the laundromat in the Stater Bros. shopping center, 1021 W. Foothill Blvd. Police were called at 4:14 p.m. regarding a suspicious person inside the business. Arriving officers say they found a “very intoxicated” Mr. Decena, and a records check revealed an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of San Bernardino County. They placed him under arrest and he spent the evening sobering up in the Claremont jail before being released with two citations to appear in Pomona court.

Thursday, June 10
A resident monitoring a Ring camera called police at 2:29 p.m. after allegedly witnessing a 28-year-old unhoused man steal a package off the front porch of his apartment in the 600 block of W. Bonita Ave. Arriving police located the suspect nearby, allegedly in possession of the stolen package. He was arrested on a misdemeanor theft charge, booked, and released with a citation to appear in court.

Friday, June 11
Claremont police again responding to a report of a suspicious person, this time at LA West liquor store, 333 E. Arrow Hwy. and questioned 39-year-old Rialto resident Johnny Harra at 10:09 p.m. A search allegedly turned up a glass methamphetamine pipe, and he was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Mr. Harra was booked and released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.

Sunday, June 13
In what may very well be the lowest cash value alleged theft ever to appear in the Blotter, Claremont police picked up a 46-year-old Montclair man at 8:15 a.m. for stealing 37 cents from a car parked in the 400 block of north Indian Hill Blvd. Police responded after a witness called them to report a man, Emilio Navarrete, sitting in the front seat of a car that wasn’t his. Arriving officers searched the man and turned up the coins. He was then arrested for misdemeanor theft of personal property, booked, and released with a citation.

Claremont’s license plate reader cameras foiled another would-be car thief when they picked up the plates of a red 2000 Nissan Frontier that had been reported stolen in Hesperia June 6. Police located the hot car at 9:44 p.m. near Foothill Blvd. and Towne Ave., and pulled it over. The driver, Ricky Libby, 27, from Ontario, presumably wasn’t keen on being arrested, and took off running. A short foot chase ensued before Mr. Libby was subdued and taken into custody. He was charged with two new felonies: possession of a stolen vehicle and car theft, as well as a no-bail parole violation stemming from a previous felony conviction in San Bernardino County. He was booked and issued a citation for the two new charges then transported to West Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino to answer for his no-bail warrant.

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