Police blotter 4-8-16

Tuesday, March 29

Claremont police arrested a transient for robbery after he tried to get away with goods from the Stater Bros. on Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. Police responded around 7:45 a.m. after 50-year-old Ellis Magee allegedly tried to steal beer, vodka and toothpaste, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. An employee tried to stop Mr. Magee, which led to a scuffle resulting in the employee sustaining a cut on his wrist. Officers detained Mr. Magee, who was taken to CPD jail. A records check revealed he was on probation in LA County for possession of stolen property, and he was placed on an automatic 10-day hold.


Wednesday, March 30

A Pomona woman was arrested for public intoxication after allegedly causing a scene inside Casa 425. Police arrived to the hotel at about 11:30 p.m. after 27-year-old Soo Park repeatedly accused employees of stealing her car keys. Ms. Park ran to officers when they arrived and made the accusation again. Police searched a white Honda Accord that belonged to Ms. Park and found her car keys inside. Ms. Park then told the officer someone stole her passport and wallet, both of which were found in her purse. All the while, Ms. Park showed signs of drunkenness. Before she could drive off, officers arrested Ms. Park for public intoxication and transported her to jail to sober up.


Thursday, March 31

Five juveniles were arrested for firing two Airsoft pellet guns in front of El Roble Intermediate School at 1 p.m. The students were detained after being seen firing off the toy rifles during school hours on consecutive days. Bullets from the guns allegedly hit several students, causing minor injuries on their skin. The kids were brought in to CPD on charges of discharging a firearm in a negligent manner and were released with citations.


Saturday, April 2

A 61-year-old Pomona man was arrested for grand theft auto after getting pulled over in a car stolen out of San Bernardino County. Officers contacted Edgar Hunter just after 3 p.m. after a check determined the Chevy Cavalier he was driving was reported stolen on March 4. Mr. Hunter’s passenger, 53-year-old Collette Tannehill of Pomona, was in possession of a meth pipe, according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. Hunter was arrested for grand theft auto and Ms. Tannehill was picked up for possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released with a written notice to appear, while Mr. Hunter was held for bail/court.

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A Claremont man was arrested after allegedly punching and threatening a 17-year-old girl with whom he had sexual relations. A 21-year-old man allegedly got into an altercation with the girl in front of a house on the 400 block of Converse at around 8 p.m., hitting and kicking her. The suspect fled the scene, leaving his wallet behind, and the victim called the police. The man  then returned and threatened to kill the girl if she didn’t return the wallet. The girl was taken to Pomona Valley Medical Center for treatment. During the investigation, the girl told officers that she and a 16-year-old friend had sexual intercourse with the man about 4 or 5 months prior. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and child abuse. He was transported to CPD jail and transferred to the inmate reception center in Los Angeles where he was held for bail/court.


Sunday, April 3

An unlocked Honda Accord was ransacked overnight in the parking structure on First Street, with the thief making off with over $1,900 in stolen goods. The break in occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on April 2 and 10 a.m. on April 3. The thief got away with a large number of items in the car, including a $1,270 laptop, a laptop bag, a backpack, a wheel kit, more than $200 in goods from Target, a docking station and $5 in petty cash. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

—Matthew Bramlett


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