Police blotter 7-18-14

Missing person report filed with police

Between July 11 and July 13, 2014, Chiara Lutz attended the outdoor Moon Tribe Music Festival at an unknown location near Joshua Tree.

On July 13, Chiara and her mother were involved in an argument over the phone. During the argument, the daughter stated she was not coming home and ended all communication with her mother. It is believed that Chiara may be in the company of Tyler Xian Strillo, and their whereabouts are unknown.

If you have any information about Chiara Lutz’s whereabouts, contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Thursday, July 10

An Ontario man with three prior DUI convictions was arrested again for the same offense after Claremont police pulled him over. Henry Guevara was driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone near Blaisdell Drive and Mills Avenue when he allegedly ran a red light. According to Lieutenant Mike Cizsek, officers pulled over the 26-year-old man who then immediately moved from the driver’s seat to the rear passenger seat. Mr. Guevara’s drivers license was previously suspended. The suspect refused all sobriety tests and would not answer any questions posed by police. He was later charged with felony DUI and remains in custody on $110,000 bail.


Friday, July 11

Driving under the influence in the City of Trees and PhDs will bring you nothing but trouble, as three not-so-wise men each figured out during their early-morning jaunts.

Keith Segura, 26, was allegedly speeding when officers noticed the registration on his vehicle was expired and pulled him over at approximately 1:45 a.m. The El Monte man was slurring his speech and exhibited sign of intoxication. Mr. Segura was booked and released on $5,000 bail.

Police first spotted Kyle David around 2:18 a.m. when his vehicle began drifting side-to-side within his lane. Officers pulled the 24-year-old Tujunga resident over and ultimately booked him for DUI. Mr. David was released on $5,000 bail.

An illegal U-turn made by Omar Ramirez around 4:20 a.m. caused police to pull over the 24-year-old near South Indian Hill Boulevard and San Bernardino Avenue. When officers asked for identification, the Garden Grove resident offered his credit cards, claiming to have lost his driver’s license. Mr. Ramirez was booked and released on $25,000 bail. If convicted, this would be his third DUI offense.


Saturday, July 12

One phone call and a surveillance camera were all it took to alert police of two Claremont residents who were up to no good in a popular parking structure in the Village. Both Luis Estrada, 20, and Diego Lopez, 22, were confronted by police on the second floor of the parking structure located on the 500 block of First Street. Mr. Estrada was arrested after officers found he was in possession of a Ziploc bag of cocaine and the barrel of a Bic pen. He was booked and released on $10,000 bail.

Mr. Lopez was also arrested after police ran his name through the database, revealing an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and released on $45,000 bail.


Claremont police responded to two separate calls for similar crimes on the 900 block of Arrow Highway and on the 100 block of Marywood Avenue. An unknown suspect smashed the rear side windows of a 2008 Toyota and a 2009 Honda, stealing the driver’s side airbags from both vehicles. There are no suspects at this time.


Sunday, July 13

A Norm’s customer with a wallet full of cash and fast feet “dined-and-dashed” without paying his $22.86 bill. Around 2 a.m., Edmundo Tellez enjoyed his meal and then ran out of the restaurant before settling his tab. The transient took refuge in some nearby bushes, only to be discovered by police with $200 in his wallet. Mr. Tellez settled his bill and the eatery declined to press charges. Unfortunately for Mr. Tellez, officers ran his name through the database and discovered the suspect had a couple of outstanding felony warrants. The suspect was booked and remains in custody in lieu of a $136,000 bail.

Monday, July 14

A preliminary hearing scheduled for accused rapist Joseph Chandler Davall has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 12. The Coachella Valley date farmer pled not guilty in June to attacking and raping a preteen girl on March 21 while she slept in her Claremont home. Mr. Davall remains in custody at Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $5 million bail. If convicted as charged, the accused faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Wednesday, July 16

A former child psychologist convicted of inappropriately touching children was sentenced to eight years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Thomas Gary Amberson, 58, pleaded no contest on June 23 to two felony counts of performing a lewd act upon a child. The Upland resident had a practice in Claremont and one of Mr. Amberson’s patients revealed to his parents that the defendant touched him inappropriately during therapy sessions in 2010. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

—Angela Bailey


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