Police blotter 4-22-16
Thursday, April 14
Police arrested two transients after they were caught driving a stolen car. The car was reported stolen out of Chino Hills on April 11 and was found at approximately 1 p.m. on April 14 in a parking lot on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. Police arrived and arrested the driver, 53-year-old William Janke, for possession of stolen property. A passenger in the car, 62-year-old Guadalupe Murillo, was found to have heroin and drug paraphernalia in her purse. The couple was also in possession of numerous social security cards. Mr. Janke and Ms. Murillo were arrested and transported to CPD jail.
Friday, April 15
An El Monte man was arrested for being drunk in public and giving a false name to officers. Police arrived to the Chevron/McDonalds on the 800 block of Indian Hill Boulevard at approximately 4:30 p.m. after getting a call about a fight in progress. Once there, they contacted 25-year-old Daniel Gamez, who was uncooperative and showing obvious signs of drunkenness. According to Lt. Ciszek, Mr. Gamez initially gave the officers a false name. Once Mr. Gamez’s real name was revealed, a records check indicated he had a warrant out for his arrest. Mr. Gamez was arrested and transported to CPD jail where he was booked and later released with a notice to appear.
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An Upland man was arrested for driving under the influence of medication after allegedly sideswiping three parked vehicles. Police pulled over a car driven by 28-year-old Ryan Caropino on the 200 block of Yale Avenue around 10:45 p.m. after he was observed driving without his headlights on. There was also body damage to the car. During the investigation, Mr. Caropino was determined to be under the influence of a prescription medication, which allegedly impaired his driving, according to Lt. Ciszek. Police also learned that he was the alleged culprit of a hit-and-run near the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Baughman Avenue, where he hit the parked cars. Mr. Caropino was arrested and sent to CPD jail, where he was eventually released.
Sunday, April 17
Here is your weekly reminder to always lock your car when you’re not in it. Three separate cars were burglarized in the Packing House garage at around the same time Sunday evening. The first car was burgled between 6 and 8:35 p.m., with the unknown perpetrators getting away with $120 in cash, according to Lt. Ciszek. The second car was ransacked between 2:40 and 8:55 p.m., the burglars leaving with a radio faceplate, a tool kit, a garage door opener and an auxiliary cord. The third car was broken into between 4:30 and 9:19 p.m., and a cell phone charger, glasses and art supplies were taken. All three vehicles were unlocked, according to Lt. Ciszek. Anyone with information should call the CPD.