Police blotter 12-26-14

Tuesday, December 16

A woman who even Uber wouldn’t pick up was later arrested for DUI.

Kaitlin Salkham was traveling on the wrong side of College Avenue for nearly five blocks around 2 a.m. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, the 24-year-old had encountered police 40 minutes earlier at a party where they advised her not to drive, as she was intoxicated. According to the Claremont PD, Ms. Salkham had tried to schedule a pick up from Uber, but the driver refused, saying she had too much to drink. Officers met up with Ms. Salkham later that night, this time behind the wheel, and determined she was more than twice the legal limit. The Upland resident had no idea where she was and told officers, “Just take me to jail, that’s fine. I’ve already been there. Just make sure my friends are safe.” Ms. Salkham was arrested for driving under the influence.


Thursday, December 18

Things got a bit rough at Claremont High School last week when two teens were arrested for attacking another student. The 17-year-old male victim was approached in the school parking lot and then repeatedly punched in the face by two male suspects. The teen suffered a one-inch laceration between his left eye and eyebrow, requiring four stitches to close. It’s unclear what triggered the confrontation between the boys.


Sunday, December 21

The signs may have been pointing in the right direction, but one Rancho Cucamonga driver clearly didn’t heed the warning. Andrea Moser was sitting in the driver’s side of her car with the engine on, facing the wrong direction in a one-way northbound alley, when officers approached her vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Officers noted Ms. Moser was parked about 15 feet from a “Do Not Enter/One Way” sign and exhibited signs of intoxication. The 25-year-old driver had also encountered police earlier in evening and was advised she shouldn’t drive but dismissed the advice. Police found Ms. Moser passed out behind the wheel and arrested her for DUI.


The School of Theology has suffered a tremendous loss, thanks to heartless thieves who broke in and stole a 15th century manuscript. The Book of Prayers, written in Flanders and thought to have been used in the Diocese of Tunis, was written on parchment paper by one person in French book hand and valued at more than $50,000. Anyone with information regarding its whereabouts should immediately contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Monday, December 22

A jailbird gained her freedom, only to be arrested within a few hours of her release. Maxine Barraza had been arrested on Sunday for defrauding an innkeeper and remained in custody of Claremont PD. The Santa Monica resident was released on Monday morning, only to be picked up by police around 9 a.m. on the 700 block of Bonita Avenue after a resident spotted her trying to remove the screen on a back window of the home. The 21-year-old is back behind bars.

—Angela Bailey




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