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Police blotter 5-29-15

Wednesday, May 20

Claremont police arrested a Pomona man with some sweet karate moves following a foot chase. Officers responded to the Chevron/McDonalds after receiving a call of two men arguing and practicing karate in the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. Police made contact with Harvey Millender, who admitted he was involved in a confrontation and took off running after a records check revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Police chased the 49-year-old across the street where he fell over a bush and was taken into custody. While searching Mr. Millender, officers found a glass pipe in his right sock and he was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and resisting an officer. The karate kid was booked at CPD jail where he complained of pain as a result of his fall but admitted it was his fault. He was later released on two written notices to appear in court.

 

Thursday, May 21

A Claremont resident helped police catch a thief who burglarized his neighbor’s home. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, Charles Stone Jr. was seen by a neighbor leaving a home on the 1700 block of Lynoak Dr. around 5:50 a.m. The vigilant resident immediately called police with a description of the suspect. Officers responded to the location, determined the residence had been burglarized and found the 45-year-old suspect walking in the area near Shelter Grove. Mr. Stone was in possession of items taken from the home and later identified by the witness as the thief. The Inglewood resident was arrested for burglary and booked at CPD jail. He’s currently on active parole for spousal battery with a wrap sheet showing four prior arrests for burglary. Mr. Stone remains in custody without bail at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.

Two Ontario men outfitted with tools to commit a crime were arrested following a report of suspicious activity in the area. Officers responded the 2500 block of Mountain Ave. in response to two men seen walking around in the area and looking at houses around 10:30 a.m. David Mondonado, 19, and 18-year-old Ludwin Orellana were approached by Claremont officers and both men fled, dropping two pairs of gloves and a screwdriver that were later recovered. Police set up a perimeter and, with the assistance of an Ontario police helicopter and a K-9 from Glendora PD, the suspects were apprehended. Further investigation revealed the pair had attempted to pry open a rear screen door to a home and they were arrested for burglary and possession of burglary tools. Both men remain in custody without bail.

A couple of gals discovered Claremont, resulting in the arrest of one for public intoxication. Officers in the Village around 9 p.m. in response to an unrelated petty theft investigation were flagged down by a citizen who told them there were two extremely intoxicated ladies about to get into a vehicle. Police made contact with Alicia Mayoral and her gal pal, who were at their car in front of Union on Yale and exhibiting signs of alcohol intoxication. Ms. Mayoral, 34, became agitated and uncooperative with officers who arrested the Fontana resident for public intoxication. She was later released with a citation.

Friday, May 22

A drunk was arrested after driving the wrong way on Route 66 and making a three-point turn in view of Claremont police in an attempt to correct the infraction. According to Lt. Ciszek, officers saw Christopher Gonzalez driving east in the westbound lane of Foothill Boulevard around 2 a.m. and stopped the vehicle for the violation.

The Chino resident told police he was leaving Piano, Piano, made a left turn out of the parking lot and realized he was on a one-way street. “Sorry about that,” he told police. The 22-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence and later released on $5,000 bond.

Smoking is prohibited in any public park within the city of Claremont, but Demis Hailemaskel doesn’t like that law. The 58-year-old smoker was arrested for a tenth time for the municipal code violation. Around 4:30 p.m., officers responded to Larkin Park after receiving a call of a man puffing away on a park bench next to the Joslyn Center. Police contacted Mr. Hailemaskel who was sitting beneath a “No Smoking” sign, enjoying his cigarette, and who admitted he’d been smoking and “didn’t like the law.” The Claremont resident was arrested for the offense and appeared in court where he was released on $200 bond.

Sunday, May 24

A Pomona resident battered his girlfriend and was arrested for spousal abuse. According to Lt. Mike Ciszek, Timothy Sparks and his 39-year-old girlfriend were involved in an argument at the Greyhound bus station when a witness saw the 37-year-old man punch his lady in the face with his right fist. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with the witness, who identified Mr. Sparks as the perpetrator.

He was placed under arrest for spousal abuse, transported to CPD jail and later released on $20,000 bond. The couple has been dating for three years and has a four-month old child together.

 

Monday, May 25

Employees at El Ranchero don’t take kindly to people who try to defraud them and they’re not afraid to do something about it. Around 8 p.m., Michael Delamadrid attempted to pay his bill with counterfeit money and tried to flee the scene when it was discovered his dinero was no bueno. Employees physically restrained the 30-year-old man until police arrived. Officers located a glass pipe in Mr. Delamadrid’s shirt pocket and a records check revealed he had an outstanding warrant. The Pomona resident was arrested for commercial burglary, robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia, defrauding an innkeeper and possessing a fictitious bill. He remains in custody in downtown Los Angeles, held on $76,000 bond. 

—Angela Bailey

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