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Police Blotter: September 9, 2022

Friday, September 2

At 12:53 a.m. officers conducting a welfare check of businesses adjacent to Auto Center Drive observed a grey Kia parked in the lot behind Norms restaurant, 807 S. Indian Hill Blvd., with moderate traffic collision damage to the front end. Police found the driver, Los Angeles resident Treyvone Fowler, 20, who said he had a flat tire and was waiting for someone to come and help. A records check revealed he had three outstanding San Bernardino County arrest warrants. He was arrested, booked, and released with a citation to appear in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Saturday, September 3

Police received a call at 7:06 a.m. about a man who was yelling at customers and employees at the Chevron/McDonalds, 860 S. Indian Hill Blvd. When police arrived, witnesses provided a description and officers were able to locate the suspect, a 44-year-old unhoused man, in the parking lot. Police asked the man, who is well known to them from previous interactions, about the disturbance. He reportedly said it was over a receipt for a purchase he had made at the location. A records check revealed a Claremont warrant for arson stemming from a December 20, 2021 incident at the Claremont Metrolink platform where he is alleged to have set multiple trash cans on fire. He was arrested transported to the Claremont jail and booked. He was later transported to the Twin Towers Jail in Los Angeles and held for court.

At 4:57 p.m. two passersby in the 1300 block of N. Claremont Blvd. allegedly noticed a man actively masturbating on a grass covered parkway between the sidewalk and the adjacent businesses. Police contacted the suspect, a 25-year-old unhoused man, after spotting him walking in the area. The man denied the allegation; however, the victim and another witness positively identified him. The female victim recorded the alleged crime on cell phone video, which police say clearly showed the violation. The video was transmitted to the officer who then arrested the man on a misdemeanor indecent exposure violation. He was transported to the Claremont jail, booked, and released with a citation to appear in court.

Sunday, September 4

An officer conducting traffic enforcement at 2:58 a.m. near Foothill Boulevard and Yale Avenue heard what sounded like vehicles engaged in a speed contest and allegedly saw two vehicles racing on Indian Hill south of Foothill. The officer gave chase and conducted a traffic stop on Claremont resident Max Ferrell, 35, at First Street and College Avenue. The driver of the second vehicle, Claremont resident Frank Lopez, 39, parked in an adjacent parking lot. Police say both drivers displayed signs of alcohol intoxication. Officers performed field sobriety tests, which they say determined both were driving under the influence. They were transported to CPD jail, booked, and held for detoxification. Both were then released with citations for DUI and a court date.

At 4:30 p.m. a CPD officer responded after several calls from customers at Eureka Burger, 580 W. First St., about a suspicious subject walking back and forth wearing a ski mask, hoodie, multiple layers of clothing, and a police-style duty belt. When police arrived, they questioned Pomona resident Liu Peng, 36, who was sitting on the curb. Officers asked him what he was doing and that he reportedly said he was trying to stay cool while waiting for orders from Uber Eats. Police say he was wearing two bullet resistant vests under 10 layers of clothing. During a consent search, police allegedly found a concealed knife with a fixed three-inch blade, numerous pocketknives, and handcuff keys. Peng was arrested for the misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed knife, taken to jail, booked, and released with a citation.

Monday, September 5

Police conducting a welfare check at 12:44 a.m. spotted four people sitting in car next to Claremont Pharmacy, 358 S. Indian Hill Blvd. Police questioned the occupants, and a records check revealed Victorville resident Timothy Munoz, 37, had a felony parole violation arrest warrant in San Bernardino County, and Fontana resident Carlos Ismerio, 34, had three misdemeanor warrants. The pair were arrested, taken to CPD jail, and booked. Ismerio was released with a citation. Munoz was held on the no-bail warrant and transported to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

At 2:41 p.m. police were called about a 26-year-old Fontana woman and her mother-in-law, a 59-year-old Claremont resident, who were in a scuffle with a 60-year-old female neighbor. When police arrived, they talked to all three parties in front of a home in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue and determined the altercation was “mutual combat.” The mother and daughter-in-law wanted the other woman arrested. The other woman also wished to press charges. All three were then arrested for misdemeanor battery, transported to Claremont jail, and released with citations to appear in court.