Police Blotter 6-10-16

Wednesday, June 1

While on patrol, Claremont police officers recognized a car they’d seen two weeks ago, when a subject fled on foot from police after getting pulled over, throwing a gun away in the process.

While patrolling near Towne Avenue and Scripps Drive, police saw the car,  driven by 24-year-old Ivan Mantellino, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. Police pulled the driver over and did a background check on Mr. Mantellino, who had not been issued a driver’s license and was currently on parole. The officers found methamphetamine and a stolen firearm in the vehicle. Mr. Mantellino was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics and possession of a stolen firearm. He was transported to CPD jail.


Thursday, June 2

Stephanie Warren, a 37-year-old woman who was reported missing after walking away from the Claremont Sheltered Care Center, was found on Thursday afternoon. Ms. Warren returned to the center, a home for developmentally disabled adults on the 300 block of Indian Hill Boulevard, around 1:15 p.m. on her own, according to Lt. Ciszek. No additional information was available regarding the incident.


Police are looking for a man who left Vons without paying for his groceries. The theft happened just before 9 p.m., when the shoplifter entered the store, filled the cart with around $500 worth of groceries and left the scene in a gray Chevy sedan, according to Lt. Ciszek. The man is described as Caucasian, around 40 years old, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, black and gray shorts and a black and gray hat. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Claremont police conducted a DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue Thursday night. During the checkpoint, which lasted from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., officers netted six arrests for various charges, including driving with a suspended license, warrants and possession of drugs or paraphernalia, according to Lt. Ciszek. No arrests were made for DUI. In all, 1,035 cars were screened. Another checkpoint is scheduled to take place at an undisclosed location on Friday, June 10.


Friday, June 3

Kekoa Estrada, 22, collided with a stopped vehicle at the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue around 9 p.m. When police arrived, Mr. Estrada admitted to police that he was “huffing” an unknown inhalant at the time of the accident. Mr. Estrada, a La Puente resident, was arrested for DUI and was transported to CPD jail, where he was held for detox and released.


Sunday, June 5

An apparently impatient driver repeatedly rammed the back bumper of a car in front of him while waiting in a drive-thru at McDonald’s. Just before 3 a.m. at the Chevron/McDonald’s on the 800 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard, a gray Toyota Corolla driven by 26-year-old Franklin Iraheta of Pomona played bumper cars with a green Chevy Cavalier in the drive thru lane, according to Lt. Ciszek. When officers arrived and witnessed the incident, they quickly determined Mr. Iraheta was drunk. He was arrested for driving under the influence and battery and was transported to CPD jail.


One relationship crashed and burned near the intersection of Bonita and Mountain Avenues. Sherri Angster, 50, of La Verne followed her ex-girlfriend’s car and rammed her vehicle with her pickup truck. Before the crash, the victim noticed she was being followed and pulled into a parking lot, where Ms. Angster tried to block her from backing out of a parking space. The victim managed to drive away, with Ms. Angster following, and entered an apartment complex, where Ms. Angster reportedly rammed her car, according to Lt. Ciszek.

Ms. Angster fled the scene, but was apprehended by police around 9:30 p.m. She was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and was transported to CPD jail. No injuries were reported in the altercation.

—Matthew Bramlett


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