Police blotter 10-16-15

Friday, October 9

Claremont police arrested a local transient after he pulled his pants down and pleasured himself in full view of the public. Anthony Cole, 29, was observed on the 100 block of Harvard Avenue masturbating outside a local salon while staring at female employees and customers, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. Mr. Cole continued to masturbate even after Claremont police arrived. Mr. Cole was arrested by Claremont PD and charged with indecent exposure.


An Azusa man was caught leaving his mark in front of the Claremont Library on Friday night. At approximately 11 p.m., Claremont police caught 22-year-old Christopher Boyd urinating in front of the library, located on the 200 block of Harvard Avenue. When officers asked Mr. Boyd why he was doing the deed, he replied, “I just have to go really bad.” When officers asked for his ID, Mr. Boyd responded by repeatedly struggling to reach for his wallet and pull out his driver’s license. At that point, officers figured he was too intoxicated to care for himself and he was escorted to the drunk tank.


Saturday, October 10

Sometime between 1:41 and 1:52 a.m. early Saturday morning, a number of unknown suspects broke into classrooms at Chaparral School and stole iMac computers. The suspects used an unknown device to break the windows on the doors and unlock them, gaining entry. In all, four iMac computers were taken from the school. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the thieves or the iMacs, call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


A 52-year-old Claremont resident was arrested for public intoxication after yelling at another person for charging his phone in public. Randall Keifer noticed a man charging his phone in front of city hall and began screaming that he was not allowed to charge his phone in a public area. The phone-charger called the police, who put Mr. Keifer in handcuffs for being drunk in public. Mr. Keifer wouldn’t go down without a fight; the 6-foot-one-inch, 200-pound man kept arguing with police and refused to enter the cruiser. He was eventually subdued and taken to jail to sober up.


Sunday, October 11

Claremont police were involving in a pursuit with a stolen Toyota FJ Cruiser Sunday morning. Officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Foothill and Claremont boulevards and attempted to pull the driver over. The driver failed to stop and decided to speed off. After a short pursuit, the Toyota crashed into a dirt embankment and a metal signal pole, according to Lt. Ciszek. The driver and passenger tried to flee the crash, but were quickly subdued by officers. The driver was identified as 23-year-old James Weaver of Montclair and the passenger was identified as 23-year-old Wayne Wall of Chino Hills. Mr. Weaver was booked for evading a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and hit and run, while Mr. Wall was taken in for possession of liquid methamphetamine and paraphernalia.


Monday, October 12

Sometime between 7 p.m. Sunday night and 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, an unknown burglar pried open the lock of Podge’s Claremont Juice Company on the 100 block of Yale and gained entry into the business. The suspect then opened the till and stole $300. There are no suspects at press time. If anyone has information on the incident, please call the Claremont police.

—Matthew Bramlett


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