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Police blotter 10-30-15

Wednesday, October 21

A woman was loading groceries to her car in front of Super King Market at approximately 5:42 p.m. when an unknown person snatched her wallet out of her purse. According to Lt. Mike Ciszek, the culprit or culprits pulled up to the victim and grabbed her wallet, then fled in a tan sedan. No suspects have been named as of yet. Anyone with information should contact Claremont PD at (909) 399-5411.

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Police arrested a Los Angeles man after finding a stolen car parked in front of a gas station on the 800 block of south Indian Hill. Pierre Cambrelin, 32, was standing next to a blue Jeep Cherokee he allegedly stole when officers rolled up and told him to put his hands on his head. Mr. Cambrelin threw a baggy full of a white substance on the ground and fled the scene. He was later apprehended on the corner of American and Bonnie Brae. The white substance tested positive for methamphetamine and Mr. Cambrelin exhibited signs of being under the influence of the drug. He was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of controlled substances and resisting arrest.

 

Saturday, October 24

Claremont police arrested two men who were camping out in a building on the 600 block of Auto Center Drive. One of the men, 50-year-old Richard Valenzuela of Pomona, was suspected of stealing copper wire. When police arrived to check the location at approximately 11:27 a.m., Mr. Valenzuela fled, jumping over a wall and hiding in the bushes of a home on the 1100 bock of Carmel Court. Police coaxed him out with guns drawn and he was arrested and booked for resisting arrest and obstructing an officer. The second man, identified as 30-year-old Can Phao of Pomona, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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According to 33-year-old Andrew Sanchez, he was just waiting for a friend to get off work at the Packing House. But Claremont police determined that he was too drunk to remain on the streets. Officers made contact with Mr. Sanchez on the corner of First Street and Oberlin Avenue at approximately 5 p.m., according to Lt. Ciszek. When the cops arrived, Mr. Sanchez told them about the aforementioned friend, but then said his mother was driving from San Bernardino to pick him up. He also said that he “probably had three beers,” but insisted he was okay. After running tests, officers determined that Mr. Sanchez was too drunk to stay out and was transported to the CPD jail to sober up.

 

Sunday, October 25

Early Sunday morning, an intoxicated Claremont teen thought it was a good idea to take a joyride through the Packing House garage. Claremont police spotted 19-year-old Grant Gutierrez racing through the multi-level parking structure in his silver Dodge Durango at approximately 3:27 a.m. When the speed-demon was stopped at the roof level of the building, officers determined that Mr. Gutierrez’s blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit. Mr. Gutierrez also had a suspended license. Upon further review of his records, police determined that Mr. Gutierrez had a previous DUI with injury on his record, and was put on a probation hold through San Bernardino County.

 

Tuesday, October 27

Early Tuesday morning, Claremont police arrested two people on suspicion of burglarizing two open garages in Upland. Officers pulled a black Honda Accord over near the intersection of Arrow Route and College Avenue after the car made subtle efforts to shake the squad car, according to Lt. Ciszek. During the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, officers determined the occupants, 41-year-old Jennifer Harkins and 32-year-old Cary Reed of Ontario, were in possession of the stolen goods. They were both arrested and later released to Upland PD to be booked in San Bernardino County.

—Matthew Bramlett

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