Police blotter 2-12-16

Wednesday, February 3

An unknown burglar broke into an unlocked car and stole a laptop belonging to the LA Unified School District. The incident occurred between 9 p.m. on February 2 and 5:15 a.m. on February 3 on the 600 block of Citadel Street. The victim’s vehicle was parked in the driveway of his residence when the burglary occurred. The laptop is valued at around $800. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Thursday, February 4

Claremont police arrested two men six days after a post-wedding brawl at the DoubleTree Hotel. After an investigation by the Claremont Police Department, 34-year-old Guillermo Quiroz of Colton was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and 24-year-old Dylan Webster of Upland was arrested for assault causing great bodily injury.

The incident occurred on January 30 at the hotel, and police said as many as 10 to 15 people were involved in the melee. Police are alleging Mr. Quiroz cracked a potted plant over the victim’s head and Mr. Webster allegedly kicked the victim repeatedly in the head while the victim was down. Both men are being held on $1 million bail and will make their first court appearance on February 22 at Pomona Superior Court.


Friday, February 5

An Upland man was arrested after allegedly urinating on another person. The incident happened at 10:50 p.m. at the Packing House on the 500 block of West First Street. According to Lt. Ciszek, a victim claimed 25-year-old Cameron Crowe relieved himself on him from the top of a staircase. The victim desired prosecution and signed a private person’s arrest form. Mr. Crowe was taken into custody on a battery charge, a well as one outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Orange County.


Claremont police conducted a DUI checkpoint Friday evening at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue. During the checkpoint, seven people were arrested for either suspended licenses or driving without a license, two were arrested on outstanding warrants, two were cited for driving without a license and one was cited for having marijuana in a vehicle. Six cars were impounded at the checkpoint, but no drunk driving arrests were made. In all, 1,082 cars were screened from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Saturday, February 6

Lynette Cadena, 34, from Pomona and Vanessa Hill, 27, from Fontana were arrested at approximately 10:58 p.m. after officers found the blue GMC Jimmy they were driving was reported stolen in January. During the booking process, two small bags of a white powder and marijuana fell out of Ms. Cadena’s pockets and onto the floor. She has been charged with grand theft auto, possession of stolen property and bringing narcotics into a jail. Ms. Hill was charged with possession of stolen property.


Sunday, February 7

A woman was arrested for a DUI after colliding with another vehicle and overturning her car. The accident happened at approximately 9:22 p.m. at the intersection of Towne Avenue and the 210 Freeway, when a car driven by 37-year-old Deana Anthony of Los Angeles slammed into another car that was waiting at a stoplight. Ms. Anthony’s car overturned due to the impact. When officers arrived at the scene, they realized Ms. Anthony was under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested. While at the station, Ms. Anthony agreed to—then refused, then agreed—to undertake a blood test. She spent the night in jail for detox and was released the next day with a citation.


Monday, February 8

A Highland woman was arrested after she attempted to cash two stolen checks at the Chase Bank on 865 S. Indian Hill. Just before 6 p.m., 30-year-old Lacey Vaiza entered the bank and tried to cash the checks with a total value of $700. The checks were reported stolen out of Northern California, and the victim’s signature was forged. Ms. Vaiza was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of a stolen check and was transported to CPD jail.


Wednesday, February 10

Police arrested a Pomona woman two days after she was caught on surveillance footage stealing packages from the front porch of a house. The theft occurred on the 1100 block of Briarcroft Road at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday. The woman, later identified as 38-year-old Tracie Chamberlin-Gertz, was seen in the video snatching three Amazon packages and leaving. The video was posted to Facebook, where it was viewed over 200,000 times.

The resident of the house saw Ms. Chamberlin-Gertz two days later in the area of Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard and called police, according to Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department. She was positively identified, and the contents from the packages were found in her vehicle. Ms. Chamberlin-Gertz was transported to CPD jail, where she was booked for the theft. Her court appearance is scheduled for April 11.

—Matthew Bramlett



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