Police Blotter: September 16, 2022
Wednesday, August 7
Claremont Police Department officers responded to Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., at 7:25 p.m. after several people called 911 to report a man in his 20s acting suspiciously who appeared to be holding a knife. Officers located the suspect, San Dimas resident Christopher Ramirez, 27.
A records check determined Ramirez was on community supervision probation in San Bernardino County. He told the officers he had a knife in his pocket and gave them permission to remove it. Police found the weapon, a fixed-blade dirk or dagger. During a probation search of the suspect’s car, officers say they found a black metal BB gun with the red tip covered by electrical tape to make it look like an authentic firearm. Ramirez was arrested for the knife and modifying the BB gun, both misdemeanors, and booked on the new charges.
Claremont police contacted San Bernardino County Probation regarding a possible probation hold, but the department declined to request Ramirez’ transfer. He was then released with a citation to appear at Pomona Superior Court.
Officers on patrol at 10:36 p.m. saw a black 2009 Dodge Caliber stopped in traffic on Foothill Boulevard east of Claremont Boulevard. A closer inspection allegedly revealed the female driver had fallen asleep at the wheel while painting her fingernails. Police also noted the car’s left rear tire tread was shredded. Officers woke the woman, Pomona resident Lara Hernandez, 46, whom they suspected was under the influence of a controlled substance. A field sobriety test followed. During a search of the Dodge officers allegedly found two glass pipes containing what they believed to be methamphetamine. Hernandez was then arrested for driving while under the influence of controlled substance, transported to CPD jail, booked, and held for detoxification before being released with a citation.
Friday, August 9
At 5:20 a.m. police on patrol in the 100 block of N. Indian Hill Boulevard say they recognized a 36-year-old unhoused Claremont man they knew to be a convicted sex offender who is supposed to register his location once per month. Officers made contact with the man and a records check revealed a felony no-bail warrant in San Bernardino County. He was arrested for failing to register as sex offender and for the warrant. He was booked and later transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga where he was held for court. According to police, sex offenders with a permanent address must register once per year or when they move. Unhoused offenders must register every 30 days in the area where they are staying.
Saturday, August 10
Sometime between 9:15 p.m. August 9 and 10:15 a.m. August 10, a grey 2019 Chevy Malibu was stolen from the 2200 Block of N. Forbes Ave. The registered owner’s daughter had left the keys in the car and an unknown suspect stole it. The vehicle is equipped with an OnStar security system and the company later activated the car’s GPS tracking device and disabled the engine. The unoccupied Malibu was located by Ontario Police at 115 E. Maple St. in Ontario and was recovered. There is no suspect information.
Officers were advised at 11:29 p.m. that another unhoused Claremont man had failed to register as a sex offender. Police found the 47-year-old in the 700 block of S. Indian Hill Boulevard, where a records check confirmed he is required to register. He was transported, booked, and held in the Claremont jail in front of a court appearance.
Sunday, August 11
Officers say they saw a silver Subaru WRX entering the eastbound 10 Freeway at 3:20 a.m. with its lights off and, as they followed it, the vehicle rapidly accelerated to 90 mph. They conducted a traffic stop at Central Avenue, south of freeway, and questioned the driver, Fontana resident Daniel Camacho, 29, who allegedly admitted to having had a few drinks at a friend’s house in Pomona. Police noted the license plate on the Subaru was registered to a Volkswagen that also belonged to Camacho. Cops suspected he was driving under the influence and conducted field sobriety tests before arresting him for DUI. He was transported to CPD jail, booked, and held for detoxification before being released with citation.