Police blotter 3-11-16
Wednesday, March 2
Police once again arrested 42-year-old Allen Perez of Pomona for public intoxication after receiving a call regarding a possible drunk person on the 100 block of south College Avenue. When approached by officers and asked if he had been drinking, Mr. Perez replied, “Yeah, we’re good,” according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. When officers asked Mr. Perez what day it was, he replied, “Today is a day.” Mr. Perez was arrested and sent to CPD jail, where he was held for bail/court. Mr. Perez has been arrested more than 30 times in four-and-a-half years for public intoxication.
Thursday, March 3
Claremont police arrested a man for DUI after a witness heard screaming in the area of Bucknell and San Jose avenues at 12:49 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene they found 22-year-old Michael Spencer of Upland trying to change a flat tire on his white Ford Ranger. An investigation revealed Mr. Spencer was drunk and had just been in a traffic collision. Mr. Spencer was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where he was released with a citation.
An unknown burglar broke into Marie Callender’s through an air vent on the roof of the business. The incident happened between 9:30 p.m. on March 2 and around 7 a.m. on March 3. Police allege that once the burglar made his daring entrance into the restaurant, he took a 40-inch flat screen television and a gift card reader before breaking a glass door on the west side of the building to make his escape. The total property loss was $600, and there is no information on the burglar’s identity. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Friday, March 4
Claremont police arrested a burglar after he allegedly left his cell phone at the scene of the crime. Robert Wood, 21, of Pomona was arrested after police traced the phone to him. A resident of a home on the 800 block of Northwestern Drive called police and reported that his garage door was wide open and his unlocked car had been ransacked, according to Lt. Ciszek. The suspect took a flashlight, cash and gum that had been left inside the vehicle. The resident also found a cell phone at the scene and turned the phone over to officers, who were able to trace it to Mr. Wood. Police arrived at Mr. Wood’s residence and arrested him for burglary. During an interview, Mr. Wood admitted to stealing from multiple unlocked cars along Foothill Boulevard in the west side of the city, according to a release from Lt. Aaron Fate. Claremont police have linked Mr. Wood to five burglaries so far.
Saturday, March 5
Police arrested a Glendora woman after she allegedly fought two other people at Piano Piano and tried to fight the arresting officers. Just after midnight, police were called to the business on the 500 block of west Foothill Boulevard for a fight in progress. When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Danielle Casas crying and shouting while sitting on a curb, according to Lt. Ciszek. Two witnesses, a male employee and a male patron, claimed Ms. Casas assaulted them and both victims wanted to press charges. When officers tried to place handcuffs on Ms. Casas, she became combative, pulling her arms away while screaming and kicking at officers. Ms. Casas was eventually arrested and charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, battery and public intoxication.
Another person was arrested for assaulting an officer, less than a day after the first incident. Officers arrived near the intersection of Arrow Highway and College Avenue regarding a “man down” at about 10:20 p.m. Police found 35-year-old Brian Gonzalez of Pomona sitting on the curb at the location. He displayed signs of drunkenness and was taken into custody. While at the police station, Mr. Gonzalez kicked his right leg backwards and struck an officer in the right knee. Mr. Gonzalez was slapped with an assault on an officer charge in addition to public intoxication, and was held for detox before being released with a written notice to appear.
Around the same time, officers arrested a female transient after she was observed harassing people in parked cars in the area of Fergus Falls and Mt. Baldy Road. The incident occurred at 10:20 p.m., when officers arrived to assist CHP with 46-year-old Kimberly Robbins. Ms. Robbins repeatedly told officers, “F***k you b***h!” Police could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ms. Robbins, and she had trouble standing up. Ms. Robbins was arrested for public intoxication and transported to CPD jail, where she was held for detox and released.