Police Blotter: November 18, 2022
Wednesday, November 9
The Claremont Police Department responded at 1:19 a.m. to Base Line Road and Kemper Avenue regarding a solo vehicle collision in the area. A cyclist who was riding to work witnessed the crash and said a silver Nissan Versa was traveling westbound on Base Line when it swerved into the center median, hitting a message board trailer owned by Right of Way traffic control company. According to police, the witness positively identified the driver as he stood beside the wrecked Versa. Police contacted Pomona resident Yojatm Fernandez, 31, and reported smelling the strong odor of alcohol and say he appeared intoxicated. Police say he admitted to drinking beer earlier in the evening and was celebrating his birthday with family in Victorville. A field sobriety test allegedly showed he was driving while drunk. He was arrested for misdemeanor DUI, taken to Claremont jail, booked, held for detoxification, and later released with citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.
Thursday, November 10
At 1:29 a.m. an officer on patrol spotted a grey 2010 Honda Accord parked on Indian Hill Boulevard just north of the 10 Freeway with its hazard lights activated. When police approached, they say two people, Lisa Paramo, 38, and Adrian Angel, 43, both Pomona residents, immediately exit the car and began to walk away. Officers were able to detain Paramo right away but had to call for back up to detain Angel, who was reportedly argumentative and uncooperative A records check showed he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in Los Angeles County and two in San Bernardino County. Parmo reportedly had a S.B. County misdemeanor warrant of her own. Both were arrested, transported to CPD jail, booked, and released with citations to appear in court.
At 7 a.m. police were called to a home in the 2600 block of Sweetbriar Drive to take an identity theft report. Earlier in the week an unknown subject entered a Chase Bank branch in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and used the Claremont resident’s personal information to open a fraudulent checking account and link it to the victim’s Chase savings account. The suspect then transferred $150,000 into the fraudulent account. The victim became aware of the transaction and then contacted the bank and was able to retain $20,000, but the thief was able to get $130,000 out before the account was frozen. Chase bank’s fraud department has taken over the investigation and is working to refund the victim’s money.
Saturday, November 12
At 12:04 a.m., a patrol officer reportedly saw a black 2022 Kia driving north on Indian Hill Boulevard make a turn east on American Avenue at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to slide out. Police say the driver, later identified as Guillermo Renteria, 24, of Montclair, continued to speed as he traveled down American and ran a stop sign at College Avenue. Police conducted a traffic stop at Palo Verde Street and Mills Avenue in Montclair. While speaking to the driver police reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol. Sobriety tests allegedly showed he was driving with a blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit of .08%. Renteria reportedly said he had three drinks at a bar in Chino Hills where he was celebrating a friend’s birthday. He was arrested for misdemeanor DUI, taken to Claremont jail, booked, held for detoxification, and later released with a citation to appear in court.
Sunday, November 13
Police received a call about a robbery in progress at 9 a.m. in the parking lot in front of a business in the 800 block of W. Foothill Boulevard. A 911 caller said he had just been robbed by someone with a chrome 9mm handgun and that the suspect removed property from the caller’s backpack. The caller had no suspect description and could not provide information about a getaway vehicle. After officers watched a surveillance video and spoke to a witness, they determined no crime had been committed. Police later learned the caller has a history filing false police reports to Pomona police.