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Police blotter 7-15-16

Friday, July 8

A home on the 4000 block of New Hampshire Avenue was burglarized, with the robber getting away with an unknown amount of goods. The break-in occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on July 7 and 10:30 a.m. on July 8, when police allege the burglar removed a piece of plywood that had been placed on a glass door of the home due to a previous incident, according to Det. David Hardin of the Claremont Police Department. The homeowners told police they were out of the country at the time and had secured their valuables at another location. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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The passenger of a stolen car is still at large after he fled the scene of a traffic stop in the parking lot of BC Café. Police located a car that was stolen out of Ontario around 12:40 p.m. The car stopped in the restaurant parking lot and the driver, identified as 37-year-old Jason Nuno of Victorville, was arrested at gunpoint. The passenger, however, escaped from the scene, fleeing into a nearby apartment complex. The man is described as Hispanic, around 20-30 years old, 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds and wearing a black hat, black shirt and gray pants. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.

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A planter in front of the Greyhound bus station erupted in flames Friday night, and fire officials believe it was arson. The blaze was reported at the bus station just before 10:30 p.m. Fire crews responded and quickly put out the blaze. No structure damage was reported, and a fire captain on the scene stated that the fire was intentionally set. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

 

Saturday, July 9

An Arkansas man was arrested for domestic battery after getting into a fight with his girlfriend at the Claremont Lodge. Garrett Elder, a 20-year-old man from Little Rock, was staying at the motel with his girlfriend when he allegedly pulled a knife on her as a joke, Det. Hardin said. The “joke” led to a physical fight between Mr. Elder and his girlfriend, and police were called. Mr. Elder was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

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Claremont police conducted a DUI checkpoint on the 100 block of Indian Hill Boulevard. The checkpoint, which lasted from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., netted one arrest for an outstanding warrant and three citations for driving with a suspended license or without a license. There were no arrests for DUI.

 

Monday, July 11

An Upland man was arrested for DUI after crashing his car into a fence and calling the police on himself. John Rush, 25, was driving his 2016 Chevrolet truck around 3 a.m. when he collided with a fence on the 300 block of Villanova. He then called police and said he “crashed his car into a house,” Det. Hardin said. When police arrived, they determined that Mr. Rush was under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett

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