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Police blotter 8-5-16

Tuesday, July 26

A thief stole a radar detector from a car on the 600 block of Colgate. According to Lt. Mike Ciszek, the thief opened an unlocked door to a silver Volkswagen Jetta between 11 p.m. on Monday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday and stole the device—valued at $350—from the front passenger visor. About a dollar’s worth of loose change was also taken.

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Police are searching for a prowler who was seen in the backyard of a home on the 600 block of west Eleventh Street. The homeowner noticed the man looking through the backyard at around 8:30 a.m., according to Lt. Ciszek. When the prowler noticed the homeowner, he fled the yard and was last seen running east in an alley located south of the residence. No entry was made to the home, nor was any property stolen. He was described as an African-American male in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds with black hair. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

 

Wednesday, July 27

Somebody stole a golf cart belonging to Pilgrim Place, and police want to find out who did it. The cart, which contained housekeeping supplies, was swiped between noon and 12:30 p.m. on the 700 block of Plymouth Road. The golf cart, valued at $4,500, is silver in color and has a hard shell canopy. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont police.

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A Claremont man was arrested for indecent exposure after he masturbated in front of a pedestrian and propositioned him for sex. Mauricio Luna, 25, allegedly followed the victim in his car as the victim walked down San Jose Avenue just after midnight, Lt. Ciszek said. The victim bought a pack of cigarettes at Wine and Liquor Market, and Mr. Luna continued to follow him. When the victim walked up to the car to ask if he needed help, Mr. Luna was masturbating and asked if he could perform oral sex on the victim. He declined, and Mr. Luna left. Once police were called, Mr. Luna was located in the area and arrested. He was booked and released with a citation to appear in court.

 

Thursday, July 28

A teenager from Baldwin Park was arrested after crashing his car while reportedly “huffing” dust cleaner. Just before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Arrow Highway and Villanova, a white Toyota Matrix driven by 18-year-old Ivan Galiano crashed into a sign and a tree. A 16-year-old passenger in the car, who was later identified as Mr. Galiano’s girlfriend, sustained injuries to her neck and back and was transported to a hospital, Lt. Ciszek said. Mr. Galiano was reportedly inhaling Dust-Off cleaner at the time of the crash, and he was arrested for DUI causing injury and child endangerment. He was sent to CPD jail on $100,000 bail.

 

Friday, July 29

Police arrested a Claremont man after he allegedly attacked a woman between 1:30 and 3:38 a.m. in a home on the 1500 block of Mural Drive. John Dehaseth, 52, was taken into custody after he reportedly punched, kicked and dragged the victim around the house and threatened to kill her, Lt. Ciszek said. Mr. Dehaseth was apparently under the influence of an unknown drug and was “ranting incoherently,” claiming that he raped the victim and that she was his property. There was no evidence to prove the victim had been raped, according to the report. The woman did sustain injuries to her neck, shoulders and nose and was transported to the hospital. Mr. Dehaseth was arrested for sexual battery and threatening a violent assault.

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Claremont police responded to the area near Foothill Boulevard and Mills Avenue around 12:20 a.m. to find a black Nissan Pathfinder with its two passenger side wheels on the sidewalk. The driver, 30-year-old Cinthya Tejeda of Montclair, submitted to a field sobriety test and was found to be over twice the legal limit. She was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

 

Sunday, July 31

Two people from Orange County were arrested at the DoubleTree Hotel after booking a room with fake credit card information. David Muelhausen, 36, from Anaheim, and Shelcy Albee, 27, from Cypress, were found to be in possession of a number of illegal materials, including a fake driver’s license, numerous fake credit cards and identity theft information, according to Lt. Ciszek. During the investigation, it was revealed that Mr. Muelhausen used fake credit card information to book rooms at the DoubleTree numerous times in July, with a total loss of over $1,800. Mr. Muelhausen was arrested for burglary, grand theft, petty theft of an access card, identity theft and for having two warrants for his arrest out of Orange and Riverside counties. Ms. Albee was arrested for possessing stolen property and identity theft.

—Matthew Bramlett

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