Police blotter 6-13-14

Wednesday, June 4

A Pomona resident with a chip on his shoulder took it out on a sidewalk sign and was arrested for vandalism. Larry Thurman was walking outside of Aloe Loans on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive when he allegedly began kicking the business’ signage, causing $200 in damage. At the owner’s request, the 32-year-old man was placed under a private person’s arrest. He was released on $5,000 bail.


Thursday, June 5

Crossing the street appears to be a dangerous thing to do in Claremont, as one woman in The Village found out when a vehicle making an unsafe turn struck her. The 27-year-old driver was stopped at Indian Hill Boulevard and began a right turn onto Second Street when he collided with the 62-year-old pedestrian in the crosswalk. The woman complained of dizziness and leg pain and was transported to San Antonio Hospital for treatment.


Home burglaries continue to be a problem in Claremont and the items taken by thieves continue to be as random as the homes they hit. An unknown suspect entered a residence on the 2200 block of Villa Maria sometime around 1 p.m. and took off with the homeowner’s safe, an Xbox gaming system, jewelry and a green glass ashtray with some change. The loss is estimated to be around $700.


Saturday, June 7

You may be able to get away with stealing music online but one Upland teen found out that you can’t get away with it at Rhino Records. Around 8:46 p.m., Dean Perez attempted to run out of the store with merchandise in hand, setting off the alarm before being detained by police. The 19-year-old was found to be in possession of eight CDs totaling $133.98 and was arrested for petty theft. He was later released on $1,000 bail.


A creeper struck below the belt around midnight in a popular parking structure in the Village. The man, who approached two women walking to their car, was seen “shaking his penis” after exiting a white, 4-door vehicle on the second floor of the structure located on the 400 block of First Street. He is described as a white male, approximately 6’4” and weighing about 230 pounds.


Sunday, June 8

A vehicle carrying two young children and a female driver rolled over on Towne Avenue after colliding with an unsafe driver. The 26-year-old woman was traveling northbound around 10 a.m. when a car in the adjacent lane made an unsafe lane change, sideswiped her and caused her vehicle to flip. The driver suffered minor injuries to both shins and was transported to San Antonio Hospital after complaining of stomach pain. The children, aged 4 and 6, were not injured.


Tuesday, June 10

Prescription medications, electronics and cold hard cash are missing from another Claremont home on the 400 block of Sycamore Avenue. Sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., the thief entered the residence through a rear sliding door and took $6,000 in cash, a laptop, a television and prescription drugs belonging to the homeowner. There are no suspects at this time.


A woman who left her tote bag on top of the lockers at The Claremont Club was surprised to discover her bag on the floor and her wallet missing when she returned to the locker room over an hour later. The petty thief made off with the wallet containing a driver’s license, a health insurance card and about $40 in cash. The Club staff recommends members and visitors put their personal items inside the lockers, not on top of them.


Wednesday, June 11

A man with a terrible sense of direction made a series of bad decisions resulting in his arrest for driving under the influence. According to Lt. Mike Ciszek, officers spotted David Dabney parked in an eastbound direction on the westbound side of Foothill Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. When the 37-year-old refused to submit to sobriety tests, he was arrested for DUI. In California, the penalties for refusing to take a blood, breath or urine test begin with a one-year suspension of your driver’s license. The Pasadena resident was released seven hours later on $5,000 bail.

—Angela Bailey


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