Police Blotter: May 19, 2023

Monday, May 1
A woman called the Claremont Police Department at 12:33 p.m. to report seeing some men in her car, which was parked at the Thompson Creek parking lot in the 2400 block of north Indian Hill Boulevard. She then reported seeing the men get into another vehicle and drive away. The victim was able to provide a description of the three suspects as well as the getaway vehicle. Police pulled over the suspects at Towne Avenue and the 210 Freeway where they were able to detain the alleged burglars. Officers at the trailhead confirmed several cars had been broken into. Los Angeles resident Bairon Balboa-Acuna, 21, as well as Carlos Ganzalez-Ravest, 19, and Yohan Manquecoy-Catalan, 19 (both of whom had no known city of residence), were all charged with felony burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of stolen property. They were booked and held at the Claremont jail until they posted bond. They’ll appear for arraignment at Pomona Superior Court on June 15.

At 11:37 p.m. one of Claremont’s license plate reader cameras identified a stolen car in the city limits. Officers on patrol located it near Arrow Highway and Carleton Avenue and attempted to pull the driver over, but the suspect fled north on Cambridge Avenue. The driver, Pomona resident Francisco Martinez Gutierrez, 26, abandoned the car and took off running across the parking lot of an industrial complex where he was detained by police and taken into custody. Martinez Gutierrez was taken to the CPD jail where he was booked for felony auto theft and held for court.


Friday, May 5
A manager at Claremont Villas Senior Apartments, 100 S. Indian Hill Blvd., called police at 6:39 p.m. to report someone was attempting to open apartment doors at the complex. When officers arrived, the manager told them that the suspect had fled, but they were able to capture the man before he left the fenced and gated property. Police arrested Bradley Bowcock 36, of Crowley, Texas, and took him to the Claremont jail where they learned he had a no-bail parole warrant. Bowcock was booked and held until he could be transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.


Saturday, May 6
A neighbor called police at 5 a.m. about a woman in the 800 block of Manchester Court who was allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a baseball bat. When police arrived, they talked to the caller, the victim, and the 48-year-old alleged suspect. Officers said the victim had a noticeable injury to his left forearm, so they arrested the woman for felony domestic violence. She was taken to the CPD jail where she was booked, held, and later transferred to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.

Officers made a traffic stop at 10:42 p.m. after noticing a car with an equipment violation. Police questioned the driver, Gabriel Garcia, 25, from Pomona, who allegedly had a suspended driver’s license. A records check revealed he also had a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest. He was taken to the Claremont jail where he was booked for the suspended license and the warrant. However, an impound search of his car turned up a loaded semi-automatic handgun on the backseat, so an additional misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon was added. Garcia was issued a citation to appear in court on the new charges as well as the warrant.


Friday, May 12
A wild morning began at 2:02 a.m. when police received a call about a residential burglary in the 900 block of Appalachian. When officers arrived they noticed a shattered rear glass sliding door and were provided with surveillance video. Through their investigation police identified a suspect who lives in Upland and began watching that location. When the suspects left the home in two vehicles, officers attempted to pull the drivers over but neither complied. Police initiated pursuits on each driver, but one chase had to be called off. The other driver, later identified as Upland resident Keviana Coleman, 28, entered the 210 Freeway west at Baseline Road and was taken into custody minutes later at Fruit Street in La Verne. A short time later, Upland police arrested the other suspect, Ontario resident Demauria Hannah, 32. A records check showed he also had a felony San Bernardino County warrant, so he was charged with felony burglary and evading police, and for the warrant. Coleman was charged with felony burglary and receiving stolen property. Both suspects were taken to the Claremont jail where they were booked and held for court.

While on patrol in the 800 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard at 8:39 p.m., police pulled over Pomona resident Jamie Brown, 60, for an equipment violation. Officers say Brown appeared to be under the influence of drugs and she failed field sobriety tests, and that a search of her car turned up drug paraphernalia. She was arrested for DUI, taken to the CPD jail, booked, held for detoxification, and later released with a citation to appear in court. The arrest was part of a special 6 p.m. to midnight DUI enforcement detail funded by a grant from California Office of Traffic Safety.


Saturday, May 13
At 2:15 a.m. police received word of a single car traffic collision on Towne Avenue near the 210 Freeway. Arriving officers spotted the car which had collided with a curb and a fence. The driver, Brittany Ramirez, 24, of La Verne, was standing near the wrecked car and police said she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. They conducted field sobriety tests and she was arrested for DUI. Ramirez was taken to the Claremont jail, booked, held for detoxification, and released with a citation to appear in court.

A short time later at 2:30 a.m. Police on patrol spotted a car stopped in the middle of the road on Indian Hill near the 10 Freeway, and report the driver, Montclair resident Gustavo Carrera Mendoza, 32, was asleep behind the wheel. Officers woke Carrera Mendoza and reported smelling alcohol. Their investigation determined he was under the influence, and he was arrested. A records check showed he also had a misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested, taken to the CPD jail for detoxification, and released with a citation.

A woman who lives in the 800 block of Manchester Court went to a neighbor’s residence just before 7 p.m. asking for help and the neighbor called police. Officers arrived and spoke with the people involved, at which point they reported seeing dried blood on a man’s face. Police determined a domestic violence incident had occurred and arrested the same 48-year-old Claremont woman who was arrested for felony domestic violence on May 6 on another felony charge. She was taken to the Claremont jail and once again transferred to Century Regional Detention Facility to await her court date.

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