Police blotter 6-6-14

Wednesday, May 28

A thief gave new meaning to the phrase “tailgating” when he literally stole the tailgate off the back of a truck parked at the Claremont School of Theology. The unknown suspect removed the back gate of a Dodge Ram between 8:40 a.m. and 2:20 p.m., while it was parked on the east side of the parking lot. Damages were estimated around $1,000.


An unknown suspect broke into a Claremont home and made off with a new wardrobe. Sometime between May 26 and May 28, a thief busted a hole in a pedestrian garage door, attempting to gain entry to a home located on the 700 block of Marlboro Court. When that didn’t work, the burglar broke a window in the rear of the house and ransacked the homeowner’s bedroom, taking purses, clothing and paperwork valued at $1,050.


Thursday, May 29

A thief stole a navigation system from a vehicle in a Claremont neighborhood. Around 8:30 p.m., the unknown suspect broke the passenger side window of a parked car on the 800 block of Manchester Court and made off with an $800 Garmin motorcycle GPS system. The suspect remains at large, likely with an improved sense of direction.


Friday, May 30

T-Mobile’s slogan may be “stick together,” but a thief discovered all you need is a screwdriver to break them apart. A male Hispanic in his mid 30s entered the cellular store on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive around 3 p.m. and literally lifted a Samsung Galaxy S5, valued at $690, from its display stand. The unknown suspect was seen leaving the scene in a green, late model Chevy Suburban or Tahoe. He better not flee too far, those roaming charges can be brutal.


Saturday, May 31

Trouble is brewing for three suspects arrested at a local Starbucks after employees notified police of their attempt to use stolen gift cards. Around 10 p.m., officers discovered two of the suspects in the ladies room of the popular coffeehouse located on the 800 block of South Indian Hill Boulevard. Their problems went from tall to grande during questioning when officers found drugs, drug paraphernalia and stolen gift cards on their persons. Police also discovered that Claremont resident Joanna Regan had two outstanding warrants. The 24-year-old was arrested and charged with three felonies in addition to delaying an officer and is being held without bail. The second suspect, 27-year-old transient Jeffrey Wolford, was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and released on $10,000 bail. A third man tied to the pair, Pomona resident Alejandro Rosales, was released with a ticket.


Sunday, June 1

If you need proof that drinking impairs your ability to drive, then Pomona resident George Molina is your man. The 24-year-old was driving near Towne and Harrison Avenues around 2 a.m. when he caught the attention of Claremont officers by failing to dim his high beams. Officers then witnessed the suspect as he failed to stop at a crosswalk and signal before making a right turn into a curb. With a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit, Mr. Molina was arrested, booked and later released on $15,000 bail.


Monday, June 2

A Yucaipa woman was arrested for drunk driving after Claremont police officers spotted her drifting between lanes. Rebecca Medrano was traveling on Towne Avenue near Interstate 10 around 2:30 a.m. when officers pulled her over. According to Lt. Ciszek, the 22-year-old displayed signs of intoxication and was found to be over the legal limit. Ms. Medrano was arrested and released on $5,000 bail.


—Angela Bailey



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