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Police blotter 10-3-14

Tuesday, September 23
Some people just don’t learn their lesson the first time around, and Jeffrey Bennett is no exception. The 25-year-old was allegedly driving near Fourth and College Avenue when he collided with a curb. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a witness spotted Mr. Bennett exit the vehicle to inspect the damage before climbing back into the driver’s seat. Suspecting Mr. Bennett was under the influence, the witness called 911. Officers arrived around 8:28 p.m. and determined the Ontario resident was intoxicated, as well as driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and released on $5,000 bail. Prior to his arrest, Mr. Bennett was on probation for DUI.

Wednesday, September 24
A driver with a lead foot was led right to jail after Claremont police arrested him for driving under the influence. Jose Aparicio was driving eastbound on Foothill Boulevard when an officer parked on Harvard spotted the 27-year-old and clocked him on radar going 89 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. Mr. Aparicio was immediately pulled over by police who determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol, with a breath test revealing he was almost twice the legal limit. The Pomona resident was arrested for DUI and later released on $5,000 bail.
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A Domino’s deliveryman became the victim of robbery after two suspects jumped him and made of with his pies. The victim was delivering pizza on Ninth and Mills Avenue around 11:45 p.m. when he placed his pizzas on the hood of his car to use his cell phone. That’s when the two suspects made their move. One suspect grabbed the pizzas in the carrying case and ran away, while the other suspect attempted to punch the victim. The suspects made off with one large pepperoni pizza and one large sausage and pepperoni pizza totaling $28 and the $150 pizza carrying case.

Thursday, September 25
A man with too much to drink and a weak bladder was arrested for public intoxication and urinating in public. Claremont officers responded to the Greyhound bus station following a call of a man urinating in public. The suspect, Joey Gallegos, identified himself to officers who determined the Pomona resident was drunk. Mr. Gallegos was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Claremont jail. While in his cell, the 21-year-old became combative and uncooperative and officers had to use force to remove his handcuffs, adding obstruction and resisting an officer to his offenses. Mr. Gallegos was booked and released with a written notice to appear in court.

Friday, September 26
Burglars continue to violate the privacy of Claremont residents, using any method necessary to gain entry into their homes. Between 10:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m., unknown suspects threw an object through a bedroom window at a home located on the 500 block of Sycamore Avenue. The burglars then reached in and unlocked the window before climbing in and ransacking the entire house. The unknown thieves made off with flat screen televisions valued at $700 and miscellaneous gold and silver jewelry. They remain at large.

Saturday, September 27
Blood may be thicker than water, but it won’t keep you out of jail if you’re caught stealing your dad’s medicinal marijuana and computer. Officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress on the 600 block of south Mountain Avenue around 8 p.m. According to Lt. Mike Ciszek, suspect Keonna Harris and her accomplice had forced entry into her relative’s home via a side-door in the garage that had been converted into a bedroom. When officers arrived, the San Bernardino resident was fleeing the scene with a $2,000 laptop in hand and approximately $800 worth of medicinal marijuana. The 22-year-old was arrested for burglary and receiving stolen property. She remains in custody at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood with a bail set at $50,000. The second suspect fled through the backyard and was not located.
—Angela Bailey
news@claremont-courier.com

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