Police Blotter: October 28, 2022
Monday, October 17
At about 7 a.m. the Claremont Police Department received a call about a suspicious transient in the Claremont Village. Officers found the 57-year-old unhoused Pomona man in the 300 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard and reported he was threatening to throw a baseball at the reporting party. The man allegedly refused to cooperate with officers and was arrested on a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. He was transported to the Claremont jail, booked and released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court.
Friday, October 21
Police received a call at 2:31 p.m. about a speeding car near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, a witness told them a tan Toyota had nearly gotten into a collision and then headed north on Towne. Officers located the suspect’s vehicle a short distance away at Towne Park Circle. After talking to the driver, Pomona resident Aurora Babcock, 30, they reported that she appeared to be intoxicated. Babcock was arrested, transported to the Claremont jail, booked, held for detoxification and later released with a misdemeanor DUI citation.
Saturday, October 22
At 10:57 a.m. police received a call about a non-injury traffic collision near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Mills Avenue. One party in the collision reportedly told police the other person involved in the crash appeared to be intoxicated. After questioning 58-year-old Leslie Connors, of Claremont, police say she appeared to be under the influence of drugs. She was arrested on the misdemeanor DUI charge, taken to the Claremont jail, booked and later released with a citation to appear in court.
At 9:31 p.m. police received a call about a theft in progress at Stater Bros. market, 1055 W. Foothill Blvd. As police drove through the parking lot, they were flagged down by a manager who said a man had stolen some alcohol from the store, and then pointed out the suspect’s car which was still on the property. Police stopped the driver, La Verne resident Gavin Chavira, 21, on Towne Avenue just south of Foothill, and detained him and the car’s other occupant. During the investigation, police learned the suspect had allegedly pointed a handgun at the manager. While searching Chavira, police say they found a gun. He was arrested for felony robbery, transported to the Claremont jail, booked and held for his court date on Tuesday, October 25. The female passenger was released at the scene.
Sunday, October 23
Early in the afternoon, Claremont resident Leslie Connors, 58, was arrested for DUI for the second day in a row. At 1:10 p.m. police received a call about a silver Nissan with front end damage near Arrow Highway at Cambridge Avenue. The caller said she pulled over to ask driver of the Nissan if she was okay. Connors is said to have replied that somebody had hit her vehicle. The caller reportedly told police Connors seemed incoherent. Police caught up with Connors near Carnegie and Bonita avenues in Pomona where they reportedly determined she was under the influence of drugs and arrested her for misdemeanor DUI. She was transported to CPD jail, booked and held for detoxification before being released with another citation to appear in court.