Police blotter 5-27-16

Tuesday, May 17

A 15-year-old student at San Antonio High School was arrested after brandishing a knife and threatening another student during a fight. The incident occurred on May 17 around 2:30 p.m., but police weren’t notified until May 19, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. The suspect allegedly grabbed a 16-year-old student’s backpack and refused to give it back. The two teenagers got into a fight, and at one point the suspect threatened to shoot the other student and pulled out a knife. The 15-year-old was arrested for criminal threats and exhibiting a deadly weapon and transported to CPD jail.


Thursday, May 19

Police arrested three people after they checked into the DoubleTree Hotel using false ID. Officers arrived around 11:10 a.m. after three people—34-year-old Monica Arias of Corona, 33-year-old Jessica Lanier of Azusa and 36-year-old Jason Baker of Whittier—checked in with what the reception desk employee suspected were fraudulent credit cards and identification. When police arrived at their room, the trio tried to escape through the sliding glass door. They were captured before they could get to their car. They were in possession of a number of fake credit cards and ID cards in other people’s names. The threesome was arrested for various outstanding warrants, identity theft and procession of a controlled substance.

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A Pomona man was arrested for violating the terms of a restraining order after police initially thought he was stealing property from the Claremont Colleges. Officers responded to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Mills Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. after 34-year-old Isaiah Tucker and an unidentified female were seen taking a suitcase from college property and putting it into a pickup truck. When officers arrived, they determined that the suitcase was taken from an area where unclaimed property was available for charity. When police ran a background check on Mr. Tucker, however, they found he had an active domestic violence restraining order against him from the woman he was with. He was arrested for violating a court order.


Friday, May 20

A Riverside man was arrested for DUI after getting into a fight with a passenger and crashing into a parked car. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on Sweetbriar Drive, when a car driven by 22-year-old Ali Taghipour was traveling west and attempting to make a U-turn. While making the turn, the driver hit a curb. The passenger punched Mr. Taghipour in the face, causing the driver to crash into a parked car. When police arrived, they determined Mr. Taghipour was under the influence of a controlled substance and arrested him. He was transported to CPD jail and eventually released. The passenger was not arrested.


Saturday, May 21

Claremont resident Theodore Haema, 41, was taken into custody near the intersection of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. after an afternoon of drinking at Claremont Craft Ales, according to Lt. Ciszek. Officers determined that Mr. Haema was too drunk to ride his motorbike, and he was transported to CPD jail where he was held for detox and released.

—Matthew Bramlett


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