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Police Blotter: November 12, 2021

by Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com

Tuesday, November 2
Claremont Police Department officers on patrol near Indian Hill Blvd. and the 10 Freeway pulled over a white 2012 Nissan Altima at 12:15 a.m. for allegedly failing to stop at a red light. Officers suspected the driver, 36-year-old La Puente resident Sherice Harton, was under the influence of a drug, and a search of her car allegedly turned up a methamphetamine pipe. She was arrested on three misdemeanor counts of DUI drugs, driving without a license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harton was booked and spent the rest of the morning detoxing in the Claremont jail before being released with a citation to appear in court.

Friday, November 5
Officers responding to a 4:34 p.m. family disturbance call in the 200 block of south Mills Ave. found a 40-year-old Claremont man suffering from stab wounds to his leg and hand after an altercation apparently between the man and his 39-year-old girlfriend, also from Claremont, apparently escalated and became physical, police said, resulting in the alleged assault. Police say the woman stabbed the man with a pair of scissors on his upper left shin and left index finger. A records revealed also three outstanding misdemeanor warrants for her arrest out of San Bernardino County. She was arrested for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies, and the three warrants. She was then held in the Claremont jail before appearing for her arraignment in Pomona court on Tuesday, November 9.

Sunday, November 7
A 17-year-old Pomona resident was reunited with his stolen Trek Navigator 2.0 bicycle shortly after it was stolen about 4:30 p.m. from the bike rack near Stater Bros. market, 1055 W. Foothill Blvd. The victim told cops the lock had been cut, and gave them a description of the alleged thief. Police then began searching the area, and at 4:44 p.m. allege to have found Jason Murphy, 46, from San Dimas, riding the bicycle near Foothill Blvd. and Sumner Ave. Murphy was pulled over and arrested on a misdemeanor petty theft charge, booked, and released with a citation to appear in court. The bike was unharmed.

An alleged pair of brazen “huffers” (the practice of inhaling toxic fumes from household products for their intoxicating effects) were arrested in the Motel 6 parking lot, 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd., after police say one of them defied their orders and inhaled from a can of Dust-Off compressed air right in front of them. It began at 10:40 p.m. when officers conducting extra patrol at the crime-heavy motel stopped a grey 2005 Jeep. A records check of the driver, 39-year-old Pomonan Luis Guerrero, revealed he was on parole for a previous firearm possession conviction. His passenger, John Barron, 32, Pomona, was reportedly holding a can of Dust-Off in his hand at the time, and after police told him to put it down, they say he took a long pull of the toxic gas. Police then searched the Jeep and allegedly discovered hypodermic needles and a meth pipe. Both men were arrested: Barron, who at first provided a phony name to police, for possession of toluene gas and providing false identification to a police officer, both misdemeanors; and Guerrero for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. They were booked and released with citations to appear in Pomona court.

Monday, November 8
Another stolen vehicle was recovered and returned to its owner after police responding to a 7:13 a.m. disturbance call at the Metrolink station, 200 W. First St., allegedly found Carlos Ismerio, 33, from Fontana, in possession of a Ninebot kickscooter that had been reported stolen November 1 from a bike rack at the same location. A records check also revealed Ismerio had three active misdemeanor warrants, and he was arrested for possession of stolen property and the warrants. He was then booked and released with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court. The scooter was returned to its owner.