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Police blotter 3-4-16

Tuesday, February 23

Police arrested a Pomona man after he was caught stealing razors from Stater Bros, the second time he has been arrested for the same crime. Police say Allen Pool, 61, entered the supermarket at approximately 3:15 p.m. and went directly to aisle 10, where he shoved a number of razor packets into his pants and walked out of the store. Employees recognized Mr. Pool from previous encounters and called police. Once they found him, officers observed Mr. Pool reaching into his pants pockets and throwing the razor packages on the ground, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. He reportedly told police, “What are those? What are you talking about? I didn’t steal those.” Mr. Pool was arrested for shoplifting and sent to CPD jail. He was arrested for the same crime on February 11 and is suspected of two other razor thefts at the same location.

 

Wednesday, February 24

Officers arrested a man in Pomona on a laundry list of charges after a warrant arrest turned into a foot chase. The incident happened on the 800 block of La Verne Avenue at approximately 9:30 a.m., when officers arrived on the block with a felony warrant to apprehend 25-year-old Jesse Amaya in connection with a previous vehicle pursuit. Once he saw officers approaching, Mr. Amaya fled the scene, leaving his two children inside a blue sedan and throwing a loaded handgun underneath another parked car. Police apprehended Mr. Amaya a short time later. During a search, officers found out the sedan was reported stolen out of Azusa. Methamphetamine was also found in the car with Mr. Amaya’s children, according to the report. He was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, willful cruelty to a child, resisting a public officer, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a loaded handgun and on the original felony warrant.

 

Thursday, February 25

A Montclair man was arrested after repeatedly threatening both Claremont Colleges campus safety officers and Claremont police. At about 8:45 p.m., campus safety officers contacted 25-year-old Eduardo Arceo after seeing him holding a bong. According to officers, Mr. Arceo said, “Back up. You wanna die?” before fleeing the scene. Campus safety officers pursued Mr. Arceo until he left Colleges property, and Claremont police officers were called to take over. When officers attempted to detain Mr. Arceo, he put his hands behind his back and repeated, “You want to die?” Officers were able to restrain him, and he was arrested for making criminal threats and obstruction.

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Three men and two juveniles were arrested after they were seen driving through a residential neighborhood and allegedly approaching a house with flashlights, police report. Officers arrived at the location near the intersection of Base Line Road and Kemper Avenue at approximately 1:34 a.m. and pulled over a black Toyota Camry—driven by 24-year-old Richard Duncan of San Bernardino—that was seen pulling into driveways in the neighborhood. Also in the car were 21-year-old Anthony Chavez and 19-year-old Jonathan Chavez of San Bernardino, as well as two 17-year-old juveniles. During the investigation, officers noticed that Mr. Duncan, Anthony Chavez and Jonathan Chavez appeared drunk. One of the juveniles had an active felony warrant out of Riverside County. Mr. Duncan was arrested for DUI, Anthony Chavez and Jonathan Chavez were arrested on public intoxication charges and the juvenile was arrested for the warrant. The second juvenile was detained for being out past curfew and was released to the custody of his sister.

 

Saturday, February 27

A girls’ night out had an unfortunate ending for one Ontario woman. At almost 1:30 a.m., officers saw a black Honda CRV facing east on the westbound lanes of Foothill Boulevard near the intersection of Indian Hill. The driver, 44-year-old Adria Butler, admitted to drinking vodka with a friend at Piano Piano before getting behind the wheel of her car. Ms. Butler told police she was going through a rough patch, according to Lt. Ciszek. Ms. Butler was arrested for DUI and was transported to jail to sober up.

—Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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