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Police blotter 4-11-14

Wednesday, April 2

The problems continue at Oak Park Cemetery.  A bizarre scene greeted police on Tuesday, April 1: a bloody kitchen knife and decapitated rooster found underneath a tree in the south portion of the cemetery. On Wednesday, three gravestones were reported missing, each containing a bronze placard. Police are in the process of contacting families and compiling the cost of damages. There are no suspects.

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A Starbucks patron paid a hefty price for a cup of coffee on Wednesday afternoon. The guest stepped inside the establishment, located at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., and returned to find his laptop and backpack missing in action, allegedly taken by a Hispanic male and female. There are no leads.  An estimated $720 in goods was stolen.

 

Thursday, April 3

A 33-year-old Pomona man’s afternoon nap came to an end in handcuffs. Richard Orcasitas had picked a very public resting place, the front of an apartment complex in the 900 block of West Arrow Highway, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. Police located Mr. Orcasitas and quickly found the reason for his lethargy. Reportedly found under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance, Mr. Orcasitas spent the rest of his afternoon behind bars.  

 

Friday, April 4

An argument served as the catalyst for further troubles on Friday morning in the 100 block of San Jose Avenue. A Claremont girl was walking to school with her boyfriend when the pair began to argue. In the middle of the fight, the girl set down her purse and, momentarily forgetting about it, began to walk away. The mistake was quickly realized when a middle-aged man was spotted making off the bag. The crook is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 235 pounds, with short dark hair. He was spotted getting into a late ‘80s or early ‘90s black Toyota pick-up truck.

 

Saturday, April 5

A new CD and DVD were likely not worth the fine that followed. Brandon Watkins, a 37-year-old Fontana resident and parolee, found himself back behind bars on Saturday afternoon after trying to cart off items from Rhino Records. He didn’t get very far.

Police found Mr. Watkins just down the street from the music store, where his troubles continued. Found walking along the train tracks, Mr. Watkins was not only arrested for petty theft with a prior, but also for trespassing in a Metro right of way, according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. Watkins was transported to jail in downtown Los Angeles, where he awaits his hearing.

 

Sunday, April 6

A crook is getting a start on spring cleaning by the looks of the loot stolen from El Roble Intermediate School, 665 N. Mountain Ave. The burglar broke into a maintenance room at the junior high and made off with Waxie cleaner, yellow latex gloves, a ladder and other miscellaneous items worth an estimated $115. There are no suspects.

 

Tuesday, April 8

A man on the run Tuesday afternoon, seen driving a stolen vehicle, didn’t get very far. Police first spotted 44-year-old Glenn Davis, a Buena Park resident, driving near Scripps and Towne Avenues. Though he appeared to be compliant with officers, pulling over into the CVS parking lot on the corner of Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, he was only stopping to trade modes of transportation. Mr. Davis got out of the car with a skateboard in tow and made off toward the apartment complex  north of the pharmacy. His getaway was quickly cut short, however, when Mr. Davis jumped a wall and fell right on his head. Mr. Davis was transported to a local hospital for treatment before making his way to the city jail.

In addition to the stolen vehicle, Mr. Davis was found with a large amount of methamphetamine. He was arrested for the stolen vehicle along with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

—Beth Hartnett

news@claremont-courier.com

 

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