Police blotter 12-11-15

Wednesday, December 2

Claremont police arrested a San Bernardino woman after she stole coffee creamers from a convenience store and refused to leave. The incident happened at 9:41 p.m. at AM/PM, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. When officers arrived, they found 49-year-old Sue Schlie inside the business and exhibiting telltale signs of narcotic intoxication. When officers asked if she had ever used, Ms. Schlie replied, “I never did. I’m like the firedog, you know? The fire dog in the academy.” She was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Thursday, December 3

An unknown number of burglars broke into a home and stole a number of valuables, including an American Girl doll. The incident happened between 9 a.m. and 10:25 p.m. on the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Place. The burglars used an “unknown tool” to smash a window on the property, gaining entry to the house. The subjects stole jewelry as well as the doll, with estimated property loss at $5500. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Friday, December 4

On Friday, December 4 an arrest in front of a gas station turned into something larger early Friday morning. Claremont officers initially made contact with a man and a woman in front of the AM/PM on the 700 block of East Foothill Boulevard close to 1 a.m. The man identified himself to officers as “James Hunt” and, during a check of his bag, an opium pipe was found as well as burglary tools. The woman initially gave a name to officers and was allowed to leave. As Mr. Hunt was being taken into custody, he revealed his true identity as Adam Russell, a 20-year-old local transient who had a felony no-bail warrant on his record.

While Mr. Russell was getting booked, he twisted the fingers of the arresting officer, resulting in other officers wrestling him to the ground. Based on the information Mr. Russell had given them, officers located the woman again at the Starbucks on the 600 block of Foothill. When police found her, they determined she was actually a 13-year-old runaway from La Verne. She was also exhibiting signs of drug intoxication and was in possession of a dagger. The juvenile was arrested and released to the Department of Child and Family Services. Mr. Russell is being charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, giving false a ID to an officer and assault on an officer.

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A La Verne woman was arrested for DUI after she crashed her car into a Claremont welcome sign. Ingrid Delva, 27, was traveling westbound near the intersection of Base Line and Forbes at approximately 3:07 a.m. when she made an unsafe turn, which caused her to crash into a median, a city-owned tree, a concrete pole, a large metal sign and the welcome sign. When officers arrived at the scene, they determined that Ms. Delva was under the influence of alcohol. Due to her injuries, Ms. Delva was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital and given a written notice to appear for the DUI.

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Claremont police arrested a man after he was found screaming and honking his horn in a residential driveway at about 5:30 p.m. Christopher Dreyer, 43, of Claremont, had been honking and screaming for a while before officers arrived to the house, located on the 1800 block of Antioch Road, according to Lt. Ciszek. When officers asked Mr. Dreyer why he was making noise, he replied that coyotes were chasing him. A record check revealed he was on probation for domestic violence, and when officers searched Mr. Dreyer they found methamphetamine in his front shirt pocket. Mr. Dreyer was arrested and sent to CPD jail.


Sunday, December 6

Being a jerk won’t get you very far in this town. A San Dimas man learned this lesson the hard way after he was arrested for public intoxication after getting kicked out of The Press. Christopher Schlieker, 47, was ejected from the bar after allegedly insulting a female patron, according to the report. Mr. Schlieker hung around too long and police were called. Upon arrival, police noticed Mr. Schlieker showing signs of alcohol intoxication. “I was at The Press having a good time when this woman wanted me to move so she could sit down,” Mr. Schlieker told police. “I told her if she wasn’t so fat, I wouldn’t have to move. She got mad and the bar asked me to leave. I did not do anything wrong. She was just mad because she was fat.” Mr. Schlieker was arrested for public intoxication and spent the night in the CPD jail.


Monday, December 7

Claremont police arrested 27-year-old Gardenia Guzman of Claremont for public intoxication after she walked through a crosswalk on a red hand signal at the intersection of Harrison and Towne. While Ms. Guzman was walking at approximately 10:32 p.m., a car narrowly missed hitting her. When officers arrived and told Ms. Guzman about the near hit, she replied, “Really? I didn’t even see the car.” Officers noticed Ms. Guzman exhibiting signs of drunkenness. While police were engaging with her, Ms. Guzman’s parents reportedly showed up at the scene, according to Lt. Ciszek. This agitated Ms. Guzman, causing her to lie on the ground and refuse to get up. Police helped her into the cruiser, where she banged her head against the door four times. When asked if she needed medical attention while at the CPD jail, Ms. Guzman said, “Oh no, I’m fine. I was just trippin,’  just acting dumb.”

—Matthew Bramlett




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