Police blotter 4-15-16

City-wide thefts from unlocked cars

Numerous unlocked vehicles were gone throughout the night of April 12. The thefts occurred on the following streets: 400 block of Miramar Avenue, 100 block of Limestone Road, 2500 block of Stonehill Court, 2600 block of Sweetbriar Drive, 2500 block of Bonnie Brae Avenue, 500 through 700 blocks of 12th Street and the 400 block of Baughman Avenue.

Police remind residents that to prevent a crime, lock your vehicles. Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the Claremont Police Department by calling (909) 399-5411. And remember, if you see something, say something.


Tuesday, April 5

A 43-year-old Claremont man was arrested for elder abuse after he allegedly struck his 74-year-old father with a flare gun. The suspect was taken into custody on the 1800 block of Antioch Road around 9 p.m. after police determined he hit his father with the flare gun, causing two 2-inch lacerations on his forehead, according to Claremont Police Det. Hector Tamayo. During the investigation, police found multiple wounds on the father that were allegedly the result of the man hitting and kicking his father over the past six weeks, according to the report. The suspect was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Friday, April 8

A $7000 diamond engagement ring and a $5000 Tag Heuer watch were among items stolen from a residence by an unidentified burglar. The thief gained entry by prying open the front door of the home on the 900 block of Base Line Road between 7:40 a.m. and 8:15 p.m., according to Det. Tamayo. The burglar then ransacked the house, making off with a black gym bag as well as the ring and watch. There was no suspect information at press time. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Sunday, April 10

Claremont police arrested a woman after she swam in a homeowner’s pool and ran naked through a residential neighborhood. Police were called to the home on the 700 block of Santa Barbara Drive around 11 p.m. regarding a woman swimming in the pool. Police arrived and located the woman, identified as 28-year-old Tamara Becker of Alhambra, running naked across the front yard of the house, according to Det. Tamayo. Officers gave chase and followed Ms. Becker north on Tulane Road before she was eventually caught. She exhibited obvious signs of drunkenness, and told police she was coming from a bachelorette party. She was uncooperative with officers, at one point yelling, “F**k you. You guys are f**ked up.” When asked how much she had to drink, Ms. Becker replied, “I had as many shots as the bride wanted me to.” She was arrested for public intoxication and transported to CPD jail where she was booked and released with a notice to appear.

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A Phelan man was arrested after getting caught in a stolen car and trying to make a run for it. The car was identified by police as stolen out of Pomona while traveling on Foothill Boulevard, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. Once police pulled the car over at about 11:25 p.m. on the 400 block of Foothill, the driver, identified as 24-year-old Christopher Hansen, made a break for it. As Mr. Hansen ran, the car continued to roll, eventually colliding with another car. A 17-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the stolen car, was detained at the scene. Mr. Hansen was located at the American Inn and arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, obstructing and delaying an officer and hit-and-run.


Wednesday, April 13

Two men allegedly burglarized Hendrick’s Pharmacy early Wednesday morning, making off with an unknown quantity of medication. The break-in happened at approximately 4:07 a.m., when the suspects gained entry by smashing the west glass doors to the business, according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. Surveillance footage captured the thieves on tape, but they were wearing hooded sweatshirts with the hoods tied around their faces, as well as gloves. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

—Matthew Bramlett


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