Police Blotter: September 22, 2023
Tuesday, September 12
Claremont Police Department officers were called to Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave., at 2:14 p.m. after being alerted that two people were fighting. Upon arrival they allegedly saw a 40-year-old woman from Upland hitting a man with her fists. After separating the pair, police ran a background check on the woman and learned she had a protective order to stay away from the man. Officers said the victim had visible injuries to his face, so police arrested her for felony domestic violence. She was taken to the Claremont jail, booked, and held for court.
A woman came to the Claremont police station at 9:30 p.m. to report she had met her boyfriend at Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Dr., earlier in the day and he had assaulted her. According to the victim, she was having a verbal argument with the 20-year-old West Covina resident when he pushed her into a car and then drove away, refusing to let her leave. Police said the woman suffered an injury during the fight. Officers were able to locate the man a short time later and arrested him for felony domestic violence and false imprisonment. He was taken to the Claremont jail where he was held for court.
Wednesday, September 13
Claremont police traveled to Gladstone Street at San Dimas Canyon Way in La Verne at 3:15 p.m. to retrieve David Gutierrez, 37, of La Verne, who was wanted on a Claremont warrant. La Verne police had Gutierrez detained at the location and waited for the Claremont officers to arrive and take him into custody. He was transported to the Claremont jail on the misdemeanor warrant, booked, and held for court.
Friday, September 15
Officers responded to the 600 block of Citadel Avenue after a neighbor reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a residence. The neighbor also said they had witnessed someone leaving the home. Upon arrival officers determined the residence had been burglarized. The homeowner was contacted, and the police are still investigating. There is no suspect identification information.
Officers responded to Claremont City Hall, 207 N. Harvard Ave., at 7:30 p.m. after someone called to report two men were drinking at the location. Police contacted Phillip Borunda, 41, of Pomona and a 37-year-old Claremont man sitting near the restroom at city hall. Officers say the Claremont man had an open container of alcohol and a records check revealed that Borunda had an outstanding warrant. Both men were arrested on the misdemeanor charges and taken to the Claremont jail where they were booked and released with citations to appear at Pomona Superior Court.
Saturday, September 16
Police responded to the 100 block of Yale Avenue at 4:09 p.m. after someone called to say two apparently intoxicated people had gotten into a car and driven away. Officers located the vehicle a short distance away and pulled over the driver, Claremont resident Albert Cuevas, 60, for multiple equipment violations. Police said Cuevas showed symptoms of intoxication, and after field sobriety tests he was arrested for DUI. His passenger, a 52-year-old Los Angeles woman, also appeared to be intoxicated and officers determined she was unable to care for herself. Both were arrested on misdemeanor charges, held for detoxification, and later released with citations to appear in court.
At 11:40 p.m. officers were called to the 1100 block of Base Line Road about an apparent assault with a deadly weapon. When officers arrived they located a male victim who said an unknown suspect had attempted to stab him with a knife. The victim fought back and was able to escape. The man said he did not know his attacker. The suspect fled the location on foot and the investigation is ongoing.
Sunday, September 17
Officers responded to the 700 block of S. Mills Avenue at 9:30 a.m. about a man who had apparently brandished a knife and threatened another man. Police say Brandon Mitchell, 31, of Pomona threatened to stab the victim and stated he would kill him. Mitchell fled on foot but was located by CPD officers a short time later. He was arrested for felony brandishing a firearm and criminal threats as well as misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Mitchell was taken to the Claremont jail where he was booked and later transferred to the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles where he was held for court.