Police Blotter 3-25-16
Tuesday, March 15
An allegedly drunk La Verne man was arrested after he became combative with police officers. Michael Sanchez, 23, was hanging out in front of Rhino Records at approximately 6:23 p.m. when officers first made contact with him. Mr. Sanchez was showing obvious signs of drunkenness, and became agitated with officers, screaming and slamming a clipboard on a nearby brick wall, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. After unsuccessfully trying to get Mr. Sanchez to sit down, the officer grabbed him by the arm, which caused Mr. Sanchez to pull away. He continued to pull away from officers before he was brought to the ground and handcuffed. Mr. Sanchez was arrested for public intoxication and obstructing and resisting an officer and was transported to CPD jail, where he was held for a warrant that was found on his record. Both the officer and Mr. Sanchez were uninjured in the scuffle.
Wednesday, March 16
Police arrested a Claremont man after allegedly finding child pornography on his iPod. An anonymous tip led police to the apartment of David Ibarra, 41, on the 700 block of Bonita Avenue at approximately 9:32 p.m. Mr. Ibarra consented to a search of his residence, his iPod, his cell phone and his car. During the search, officers allegedly found thousands of pornographic images of children on the iPod. Mr. Ibarra was arrested for possession of child pornography and was transported to CPD jail, where he was held on $20,000 bail. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, March 18
Police are looking for the driver of a gray four-door vehicle who allegedly hit a 13-year-old with his car. The child was walking his bicycle at the intersection of Bonita Avenue and Cambridge just after 7:30 a.m. when the car struck him on the lower left leg. The child complained of pain, but declined any medical treatment. The bicycle was not damaged. The driver failed to stop and continued southbound on Cambridge. He is only described as a Hispanic male in his early 30s with a bald or shaved head. Any information should be forwarded to the CPD at (909) 399-5411.
Saturday, March 19
Police arrested a man after he allegedly tried to rob two people in a bank parking lot. The two victims were withdrawing cash just after 1 a.m. when Adrian Oropeza-Peralta, 21, parked behind their car. Mr. Oropeza-Peralta then approached the passenger side of the car and tried to get in, reaching into his front waistband as if he was trying to pull out a gun, according to Lt. Ciszek. The victim’s threw the car in reverse, hitting Mr. Oropeza-Peralta’s car, and took off. Mr. Oropeza-Peralta followed. The victims eventually flagged down two police officers who were conducting a traffic stop. Mr. Oropeza-Peralta, who apparently remained on scene, was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and transported to CPD jail.