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Police blotter 4-3-15

Tuesday, March 24

A 19-year-old high student was arrested for possession of marijuana on school grounds after police uncovered her secret stash. Around 1:42 p.m., Claremont officers were called to San Antonio High School after a student was suspected to be under the influence. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the young woman and smelled marijuana. A search of the teen’s purse uncovered a pill bottle with pot inside. The female student was booked at Claremont jail and released with a notice to appear in court.

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A residential burglary alarm alerted the homeowner to a crime, but it didn’t occur within the house. According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, police responded to a petty theft on the 4000 block of Las Casas Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and determined the property had been stolen from the back of the victim’s Chevy Silverado, not from the residence. The vehicle had been parked on the street in front of the home with the thieves taking $840 worth of tools, including a Skilsaw and a nail gun.

 

Wednesday, March 25

Three high school students were busted for possession of cannabis-laced confections while on campus. Officers responded to San Antonio High School around 10:19 a.m. after someone smelled marijuana coming from a student’s backpack. It was later discovered that one of the students had made rice krispies treats with cannabis butter and shared the snack with two of his male friends. All three teens were booked for possession of concentrated cannabis and released to the custody of their parents.

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A new cell phone turned one Claremont Colleges student’s mobile experience into a nightmare after she received a disturbing photo and contacted Claremont PD. The Pitzer student told police she’d purchased a phone from T-Mobile approximately six months ago and has been frequently receiving calls from an unknown number asking for “Daniel.” She also received a text that included a photo of a handgun. Police are investigating the matter.

 

Thursday, March 26

Three brazen residential burglaries occurred in the north portion of the city, reminding residents to remain alert and report suspicious activity to Claremont police, even in broad daylight.

Between 2:45 p.m. and 2:53 p.m., two male adults kicked in the front door to a residence located on the 3900 block of Northampton Avenue while the resident was home. The 20-year-old victim reported that he was wearing headphones when he heard two loud bangs and went to the front of the residence, where he saw two men fleeing the location. One suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, 20 to 30 years old, with dreadlocks or braids. The other suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, weighing 160 to 180 pounds, dark hair, red long sleeve shirt, light-colored jeans and tennis shoes. An unknown vehicle was heard leaving northbound from the location.

The second residential burglary occurred on the 2200 block of Villa Maria Road. The thieves entered the residence by smashing a front window that is enclosed by a small courtyard. Once inside the residence, the hoodlums ransacked the house and stole an unknown amount of jewelry. The resident left his home at approximately 1 p.m. and returned at 3 p.m., discovered the crime and called police.

The third reported residential burglary occurred on the 2200 block of Navarro Drive between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The suspects entered the residence by kicking in the front door. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the upstairs bedrooms and stole an unknown amount of jewelry and cash, fleeing the scene undetected.

 

Friday, March 27

A high-speed pursuit in Claremont during lunch hour ended in the arrest of three people who couldn’t outrun the law. Luis Mora checked into a room at the DoubleTree Hotel that he’d reserved with a stolen credit card. When officers arrived at the location, the Pomona resident led police on a high-speed pursuit through Claremont streets before abandoning his vehicle in a Pomona alleyway and fleeing on foot. A search of the vehicle located a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun with the serial number removed.

Mr. Mora was later spotted by Ontario PD’s helicopter entering a residence near where he’d ditched his car. The 27-year-old man was later stopped and arrested by police after acquiring another vehicle and fleeing the residence with a female passenger. Mr. Mora was arrested for numerous violations including burglary, evading an officer and possession of a firearm by a felon, just to name a few. Pomona resident Marcella Flores, 27, was Mr. Mora’s passenger in his second ride and was later arrested for conspiracy. Julianna Diaz, 23, was with Mr. Mora earlier and stopped by police a short distance from the initial pursuit. She was found to be in possession of several credit card receipts and arrested for identity theft.

—Angela Bailey

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