Police blotter 3-18-16

Wednesday, March 9

Police arrested a transient after he allegedly stole money out of his 91-year-old grandmother’s purse. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon between 3 and 5:30 p.m., according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. According to the report, 49-year-old Theodore Stack was visiting his grandmother’s house on the 900 block of Pomona Court, where house rules state he is only allowed in the garage. The grandmother went to the bank, took out money and went shopping, leaving about $145 in her purse. She asked her grandson if he could help bring in groceries when she returned home. She then set her purse down and took a nap. After she awoke, she realized the money was gone. The cash was found with Mr. Stack, along with a bag of methamphetamine and a pipe. Mr. Stack was arrested for financial elder abuse and burglary. He told officers he wasn’t thinking right when he took the cash, according to Lt. Ciszek.


Thursday, March 10

Police are investigating a burglary after an unknown intruder ransacked a home on the 600 block of West First Street. Just after 9 p.m., the burglar allegedly used an unidentified object to force open the front door of the house. Once inside, the burglar made off with two televisions, costume jewelry, mail and an iPad. There are no suspects so far. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Saturday, March 12

Police arrested a Pomona man after he was seen allegedly offering marijuana to diners at Denny’s. Police were called around 1:15 a.m. after 29-year-old Adrian Dominguez was observed harassing customers. When officers arrived, an investigation revealed Mr. Dominguez had multiple California license plates and car cleaning supplies that were stolen from a nearby business on the 600 block of Auto Center Drive. Mr. Dominguez was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

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A Rialto man was taken into custody after he repeatedly harassed employees and customers of Stater Bros market for refusing to let him buy cigarettes. At around 7:30 a.m., 24-year-old Jon Quinones walked into the supermarket and tried to buy cigarettes. He didn’t have his ID on him, so the clerk wouldn’t complete the transaction. According to reports, Mr. Quinones became belligerent, allegedly swinging his arms, yelling and asking other customers if they could buy the cigarettes for him. He was thrown out of the store and told that the police would be called if he came back. Sure enough, Mr. Quinones returned and the cops were called. According to Lt. Ciszek, Mr. Quinones was screaming “F***king rat!” at employees when the police arrived. He was arrested for trespassing and was later released with a citation.

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Police picked up four teens after witnesses observed them inhaling a substance from a balloon while hanging out in a car on the 1000 block of Cascade Place. When officers arrived just after 11 p.m., the driver took off at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop on Lake Forest. Officers then found that the teens—three from La Puente and one from Baldwin Park—were smoking marijuana and inhaling nitrous oxide. All four teens were arrested and transported to CPD jail, where they were booked and released to their guardians.


Sunday, March 13

An Alta Loma woman was arrested for DUI after she drove up the staircase on the northwest corner of Indian Hill and Foothill boulevards at the Old?School House. At about 12:45 a.m., 51-year-old Rosemary Garza was behind the wheel of her friend’s car when she apparently took a wrong turn, getting the vehicle stuck on the stairwell. When officers arrived, she was standing next to the car. Multiple witnesses identified her as the driver. Officers determined she was over the limit, arrested her and transported her to CPD jail to sober up.


Monday, March 14

Claremont police arrested a juvenile after he attempted to steal a woman’s car keys at the Metrolink station Monday afternoon. Just before 1 p.m. on the 100 block of West First Street, the suspect approached a 58-year-old woman walking to her car and demanded her car keys while threatening her, according to police. The woman screamed and ran away from the scene. After officers—including the CPD’s K-9 Luther—arrived, they found the boy on the Metrolink station platform, where he surrendered and was arrested. Police later determined he was a reported runaway, according to Lt. Ciszek. The teen was arrested and taken to the Claremont Police Department jail before being transferred to Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey, where he is being held for court on an attempted robbery charge. His name was removed from the missing persons system, according to Lt. Ciszek. The victim was not injured.

—Matthew Bramlett


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