Police blotter 2-20-15

Saturday, February 7

An unknown burglar broke into a home on the 500 block of Eighth Street, leaving the resident unsure of what had been taken. The thief entered the dwelling sometime between noon and 1:30 p.m. by using an unidentified object to cut a screen and shatter a rear door window on the property. Once inside, the intruder ransacked several rooms and opened drawers but the homeowner initially found nothing missing. Officers returned to the home several days later after the victim discovered $200 of miscellaneous property had indeed been taken by the prowler.


A Riverside man refused to take responsibility for a crime and instead claimed it was something in the Claremont water. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, officers responded to the 200 block of Yale Avenue around 2:30 p.m. following a call of a man flailing his arms and yelling “F**k you!” to people outside a local eatery. Officers made contact with Brett Waylett, who exhibited signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The 41-year-old was arrested near the Claremont Depot and told officers, “Tom must have put meth inside my water. I didn’t use any drugs today where I’d have to use my hands.”


Sunday, February 8

If you’re not completely satisfied with your Domino’s Pizza experience, the company promises to make it right or refund your money. But Agustin Lozano won’t be able to cash in. The High Desert resident allegedly entered the Foothill Boulevard location around 9:45 p.m. with a raised fist and began challenging people to fight. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the Victorville resident, whose shirt was covered in vomit. Mr. Lozano smelled of alcohol, couldn’t complete a sentence and remained argumentative with police, at one point telling them, “You can’t arrest me. I’m not over the .08 limit!” Apparently, that rule doesn’t apply when drunk in public. The 30-year-old was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.


Tuesday, February 10

There are endless news reports of inebriated people being hit by trains while walking on railroad tracks. Two women have Claremont police to thank for not being among them. Officers stopped Ontario resident Jaiden Vincent, 21, and 24-year-old Rialto resident Vanessa Solis after they failed to obey a posted traffic sign preventing pedestrians from walking along the railroad tracks to cross Indian Hill Boulevard. The duo was spotted staggering down the street, looking for The Press Restaurant around midnight. Unsure of where they were, the ladies exhibited sign of intoxication. “Ontario or Upland, it’s all the same,” said Ms. Vincent. She later told officers, “Just go ahead and arrest me, I know you’re going to…I’ve had too much to drink.” As the ladies were unable to care for themselves, police did just that. They were arrested for being drunk and disorderly and later released.


A Claremont homeowner got a surprise when she discovered a man standing 15 feet away from her in her living room. The intruder had entered the home located on the 900 block of Ottawa Drive through a back door around 11 a.m. The victim and the man made eye contact before he fled int an awaiting white sedan parked in the driveway. The homeowner told police that just prior to her encounter, a woman had knocked on the front door and she didn’t answer, presuming it was a solicitor. She knew something was wrong when she heard the dog barking at the back door as it creaked open. No one was supposed to be home.  The suspect is described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male, 6’ 1” with long, black hair slicked into a bun.


Thursday, February 12

A Montclair man may be a thief, but he’s no liar. According to Lt. Ciszek, Harvey Perez had been panhandling near Foothill and Wheeler when La Verne officers made contact with him around 1 p.m. After a search, police found four bottles of shampoo, seven boxes of Oil of Olay moisturizer and other toiletry items valued at $130. A Stater Bros. receipt from the previous day was also found but the items were not listed. The 31-year-old man admitted that he had taken the products from the store and the officer contacted Claremont PD. Mr. Perez was arrested for shoplifting.


Sunday, February 15

Allen Perez added another arrest to his rap sheet, bringing the tally to 24 bookings in the city of Claremont since March 2013. Around 5 p.m., police responded to reports of a man urinating on a pole near Arrow and Indian Hill and spotted the 41-year-old running down the street, swaying side-to-side. After performing a series of tests, officers determined the Pomona resident was intoxicated. Mr. Perez told officers, “Just take me to jail.” He was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

—Angela Bailey


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