Police blotter 12-4-15

Wednesday, November 25

A Claremont woman caught two men breaking into her boyfriend’s truck in the middle of the day. The incident happened on the 500 block of North Mills Avenue at approximately 12:28 p.m., according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. The woman noticed two unidentified men entering the black Chevrolet Silverado through an open back window and called out to them, causing the intruders to flee. The woman tried to go after them, but they escaped, and were last seen running southbound on Brooks Avenue near Harvard Place. The thieves made off with a Dell laptop computer valued at $600 and some medication.


A 25-year-old Covina resident was arrested for loitering in front of Denny’s Restaurant after being told to leave. Angel Lopez was allegedly banned in the past from entering the diner. When officers made contact with him in front of the business, Mr. Lopez contested the ban, telling officers, “No, that’s not true. I’ve never been told to leave.” That statement did not match up with that of Denny’s management and Mr. Lopez, who also had a warrant out of San Bernardino County, was arrested and released without a citation.


Thursday, November 26

An unknown vandal with an apparent grudge against dentists heaved a rock at the north window of the Claremont Dental Institute on the 600 block of east Foothill Boulevard. The rock, said to be the size of a tennis ball, was located near the shattered 4×5 front window. After a check of the interior, there was no evidence of anyone entering the business, nor was anything stolen. Anyone with information about the rock-thrower should call Claremont police at (909) 399-5411.


Friday, November 27

A massive credit card fraud operation was unearthed at the Knights Inn on the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue. Claremont police arrested 41-year-old transient Jeffrey Oliveros and 28-year-old Adilene de la Rosa of San Dimas after a check of their motel room revealed a sizeable cache of illegal items—a credit card embossing machine, 54 fraudulent and altered credit, debit and gift cards and a spreadsheet containing the personal information of over 10,000 people across the globe. Methamphetamine, as well as a pipe, was also located in the motel room. Mr. Oliveros and Ms. de la Rosa were arrested and charged with a laundry list of offenses, including possession of a forged access card, theft and use of an access card, possession of credit card readers, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.


Sunday, November 29

Claremont police arrested a Pomona woman after she rolled her car while driving drunk. Sarah Barton, 20, was apprehended after she fled the scene and tried to hide at a friend’s house, according to Lt. Ciszek. Witnesses saw Ms. Barton’s silver Chevy Malibu overturned on the downhill slope near the corner of College Way and Garey Avenue near Piedmont Mesa. When Ms. Barton was found by police, she admitted wrecking the Malibu and fleeing the scene. She was also driving without a license. Ms. Barton failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to the Claremont jail.


Monday, November 30

An unknown number of people tried to ransack Star Drug but were scared off by the burglary alarm. The incident happened just after midnight, when the thieves used an unknown tool to break the front glass door of the business on the 800 block of West Foothill Boulevard. Once inside, the burglary alarm and motion detectors immediately sounded, scaring the would-be robbers and causing them to flee. Nothing inside the business was stolen.

—Matthew Bramlett


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