Police blotter 3-14-14

Thursday, March 6

An El Roble student claims innocence in a case of cyber-bullying reported on Thursday afternoon. The junior high student alleges his identity was stolen to create a false social media account used to bully fellow students. A report was taken. Investigation is underway.


Saturday, March 8

Jeffrey Brinton, a 23-year-old Highland resident, and a couple of friends got an early start on Saturday morning, but it didn’t get them very far ahead. The trio was spotted in a car parked in the 200 block of West Radcliffe, where police found Mr. Brinton in possession of a glass meth pipe and hash, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. All three were booked, but only Mr. Brinton remained behind bars after confessing to ownership of the drugs and drug paraphernalia.


An emergency operator experienced an unexpected role reversal on Saturday afternoon when a collision forced the individual to ride in their own ambulance to the hospital during work hours. The emergency vehicle was responding to a medical situation, traveling down Base Line Road, when a driver traveling down Mills failed to yield, colliding with the ambulance. A passenger in the ambulance and the driver of the at-fault vehicle were transported to separate hospitals for complaint of pain. Drivers are reminded to yield the right-of-way to approaching emergency vehicles displaying either a blinking emergency light or sounding siren by clearing all intersections and driving to the right-edge of the road or highway.  


Monday, March 10

A woman received unexpected advances late Monday morning when 18-year-old Enrique Guzman of Pomona walked past her on Indian Hill near San Jose Avenue, exposed his genitalia, and allegedly asked her if she “wanted some of this.” Apparently, she did not. Claremont police arrested Mr. Guzman  for indecent exposure.


Tuesday, March 11

Zachary Randall, 25, took off running after setting off the burglary alarm at a dental office located at 2050 N. Mills Ave., around 2:30 a.m. The Claremont resident didn’t get very far before police tackled him to the ground and took him into custody, according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. Randall was arrested for attempted burglary. Because the officer sustained injuries to his arm during the struggle, Mr. Randall was additionally charged with resisting/obstructing an officer causing harm. The dentist office door was cracked during the incident. The cost of the damage is unknown.


A woman was left puzzled after a case of hitchhiking gone wrong on Tuesday morning. The woman told police she had paid a stranger $100 to drive her from a San Bernardino hotel to Los Angeles. The pair stopped at the Claremont McDonald’s so the woman could buy the driver some oil for the car. When she returned with the oil, however, her ride was nowhere to be found and neither were her belongings. The woman claims more than $2,700 in clothes, bath products and money were stolen. She was unable to provide any suspect information or details about the suspect’s vehicle. A report was taken, but the crook and their car have yet to make an appearance.

—Beth Hartnett


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