Police blotter 10-23-15
Friday, October 16
Early Friday morning at approximately 1:48 a.m., officers noticed a car stopped in the Chase Bank parking lot, located on the 800 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard, with its lights still on. In the car, they found 22-year-old Michael Campos of Ontario, who exhibited all the telltale signs of a drunken person: bloodshot eyes, sweaty brow, slurred speech and a blank stare on his face. He was also trying to make calls on his phone, but was tapping the wrong buttons each time, according to the report. When officers asked Mr. Campos how much he had to drink, he responded he had “only three beers,” but later added, they were “pretty strong beers,” according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. Mr. Campos was arrested for being drunk and disorderly (his car was not on) and he was taken to CPD to sober up.
Later in the day, police dispatch received a 911 call from a witness who claimed to see a large red Ford truck driving erratically up Indian Hill Boulevard, almost clipping two cars. When officers found the truck at approximately 5:57 p.m., they observed it swerving back and forth and straddling the median lane, obvious signs of an intoxicated driver. They pulled the truck over and made contact with the driver, identified as 22-year-old Andrew Wright of Ontario. After submitting to a test, officers determined that Mr. Wright was well over twice the legal limit of .08 percent. He was arrested on a DUI charge.
The night did not end there for Claremont police, who received a call about an intoxicated person on the corner of First Street and Indian Hill Boulevard. When they arrived at approximately 8:22 p.m., they found 49-year-old David Delgadillo of Claremont staggering and slurring his speech. Because Mr. Delgadillo is visually and hearing impaired, he required the use of a cane. Officers needed to hold Mr. Delgadillo up so he wouldn’t fall over as they were talking to him. Mr. Delgadillo also had an 18-pack of beer in his backpack. Once officers determined that he was too drunk to take care of himself, they arrested him to spend the night at the police station.
Saturday, October 17
A suspected serial mail thief struck several homes on the blocks of 500 and 600 Charleston Street between 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Multiple reports were filed from different homes, claiming pieces of mail were mysteriously missing. A number of mailboxes in the area were left wide open. There are no leads on the culprits, who are still at large. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Sunday, October 18
Some unfortunate Motel 6 guest’s car fell victim to multiple strikes from two men with baseball bats. The incident occurred at approximately 11:40 a.m. at the hotel, which is on the 800 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard. Police were called regarding the men, who drove up to the seemingly random vehicle and started wailing on it with their bats. After a few minutes, the two suspects fled in a red pickup truck. Damage to the car is alleged to have ranged from $5,000 to $50,000, according to Lt. Ciszek. The driver of the car was not identified, nor have any suspects been named.
On the other side of the freeway, a young couple got into a frightening fight in front of the BC Cafe in the middle of brunch hour. When officers arrived at approximately 12:30 p.m., they found the pair with multiple wounds. A he said-she said explanation ensued, but the tale resulted in both parties being arrested for assault on a spouse and battery on a non-cohabitating spouse. They were booked at CPD jail and held for bail and future court.
A routine traffic stop turned into a high-risk drug arrest on the corner of Scripps and Towne. At approximately 4 p.m., officers pulled over a car driven by 35-year-old Randall Rees of Colton due to an unsafe lane change. When the officer approached the car and talked to Mr. Rees, he spontaneously copped to possessing methamphetamine and three hyperdermic needles, according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. Rees was on post-release community supervision at the time. He was arrested for possession of controlled substances and was sent to a 10-day flash incarceration at San Bernardino County jail.
Monday, October 19
Police picked up a 24-year-old Azusa resident for possession of a stolen vehicle and identity theft Monday evening. Joseph Littlebull was pulled over near the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue at approximately 8:08 p.m. The car he was driving was reportedly stolen out of Montebello. Mr. Littlebull was arrested without incident but, when officers asked for his ID, he identified himself as Saul Garcia. It was only after Mr. Littlebull was arrested and booked as Saul Garcia that authorities find out it wasn’t his real name. What’s more, Mr. Littlebull was on probation for a previous robbery. Officers then tacked on the identity theft charge and held Mr. Littlebull on an active no-bail probation violation.