Police Blotter: November 17, 2023
Monday, November 6
The Claremont Police Department responded to Claremont Optometry, 695 W. Foothill Blvd., at 2:15 p.m. after being alerted to a possible theft in progress. Officers located the suspected thieves, Claremont residents Janet Babcock, 60, and Kacee Babcock, 33, who were still at the business. Police said they found expensive eyeglass frames they suspect were taken from the business in the suspects’ car. Police reported the pair were also caught on surveillance video and that there is a history of frames going missing after the two suspects previously visited the business. They were arrested for misdemeanor theft and for conspiracy to commit theft, and taken to the Claremont jail where they were booked and later released with citations to appear at Pomona Superior Court.
Wednesday, November 8
At 1:31 a.m. an officer on patrol on Towne Avenue near Arrow Highway conducted a traffic stop on 34-year-old Donte Tinnin, of Victorville, for speeding. When police questioned Tinnin, he allegedly presented a California ID card. A records check revealed he had two outstanding arrest warrants and a suspended driver’s license. His passenger, Brenden Jackson, 31, of Altadena, allegedly provided a false name to officers. Tinnin was subsequently arrested, and Jackson was removed from the car so it could be impounded. During a search of the car, police reportedly found a loaded and stolen firearm as well as cocaine. Tinnin was arrested for the warrants, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm in violation of a court order, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics while armed, and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. Jackson was arrested for a warrant and later transported to the Pasadena Police Department for an unrelated investigation. He was released from Claremont police custody pending further investigation on the charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in violation of a court order, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics while armed, all felonies. Tinnin was transported to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga for a probation hold.
Thursday, November 9
Police were called at 7:23 p.m. to a home in the 400 block of Elder Drive about a possible case of domestic violence. Arriving officers questioned a 54-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man, a female victim, and a witness. Police say the man allegedly pushed his ex-girlfriend and another victim at the residence. He was placed under arrest for misdemeanor domestic violence and for misdemeanor battery against the other person, transported to the CPD jail, booked, and later released on bond.
Friday, November 10
At 12:30 p.m. officers questioned a 57-year-old unhoused person in the parking lot of a closed business with “no trespassing” signs displayed in the 800 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard. The subject verbally identified themselves and a records check revealed an outstanding no-bail warrant out of San Bernardino County. The person was arrested, booked, and later transported to West Valley Detention Center on the warrant.
An officer on patrol at 10:40 p.m. pulled over Long Beach resident Kwame Louder, 56, for a moving violation. Officers said Louder was driving on a suspended license, and he was removed from the car so it could be searched before it was impounded, and the officer allegedly located a loaded handgun. A records check revealed Louder was a convicted felon. He was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of large capacity magazine, both felonies, and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was transported to the Claremont jail, booked, and held for court.
Saturday, November 11
Police arrested three drivers for DUI in the early morning hours for moving violations and allegedly failing field sobriety tests. Charged with misdemeanor DUI were Rene Reyna Ochoa of Baldwin Park, Jake Lopez Crisp of Ridgecrest, and Meghan Stretch of Pomona. All three were booked, held for detoxification, and later released with citations.
CPD officers were called to the 2100 block of N. Mills Avenue at 11:59 p.m. regarding a family disturbance, and questioned a married couple and their two minor children at the home. Police said the 43-year-old Claremont man pushed his wife, and a child witnessed the alleged attack. The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence and misdemeanor child abuse and transported to the CPD jail, where he was booked and held for court.
Sunday, November 12
Officers were called to the DoubleTree hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., at 10:59 a.m. regarding three people who ate at the hotel’s restaurant but did not pay. Arriving officers detained Ashley Nichols, 22, one of the people who allegedly skipped out on the bill. She was subsequently placed under private person’s arrest. A records check revealed she was on probation, and during a search of her person police say they found narcotics and paraphernalia. She was charged with defrauding an innkeeper, providing a false ID to an officer and possession of narcotics, all misdemeanors. Nichols was transported to jail where she was booked and later transported to West Valley Detention Center. The other suspects were not located.