Police blotter 9-9-16

Tuesday, August 30

Police are looking for a man who was caught on tape using a prepaid card from a stolen bag. The victim left the bag on top of his car while driving away from his home on August 7. When he went to retrieve the bag, it had already been taken, Lt. Mike Ciszek said. On August 30, the victim noticed the card had been used four times within the past month, with three of the transactions at Vons on the 500 block of east Base Line Road. Surveillance cameras captured the suspect using the card. He is described as a Caucasian male in his 50s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 280 pounds, wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black and blue hat. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Wednesday, August 31

A Claremont man was arrested after allegedly breaking a guitar on someone during a fight. Paul Morquecho, 45, was taken into custody on the 100 block of Olive Street following a verbal argument around 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Mr. Morquecho reportedly pushed the victim to the ground and smashed the guitar on her. The victim was treated for multiple injuries, and Mr. Morquecho was arrested for assault causing great bodily injury.


According to a police report, a man got out of an older model silver BMW in the Peppertree Square parking lot and broke the passenger side window of an adjacent car, stealing a purse and its contents valued at around $1,600. The break-in occurred between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Lt. Ciszek said. The thief and a fellow passenger are described as Hispanic men, around 30 years of age, both with shaved heads and one with a goatee. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.


Thursday, September 1

A mother and son were arrested for fiduciary elder abuse after police found out they were taking money from an elderly family member’s bank account. The mother, Jennifer Jackson, 41 of Claremont, initially called police after she found out her son, 21-year-old Michael Oden, withdrew $100 from the victim’s bank account. Police arrived to the home, and a further investigation revealed Ms. Jackson had allegedly withdrawn $2,700 from the victim’s account for personal use. Both Ms. Jackson and Mr. Oden were arrested and transported to CPD jail.


A San Bernardino man was arrested after passersby saw him waving his shirt around and talking to himself just south of the Village. Officers arrived near the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Santa Fe Street after witnesses saw the man—identified as 51-year-old Antonio Davilla—exhibiting the bizarre behavior. He was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was transported to CPD jail.


A 15-year-old girl was arrested after she and a 16-year-old friend were caught driving a stolen golf cart that belonged to Pomona College. The incident occurred near the intersection of Fourth Street and Columbia around 11:30 p.m., according to Lt. Ciszek. When police arrived and interviewed the girls, they both admitted the golf cart did not belong to them. The 15-year-old, who was in the driver’s seat, was arrested for stealing the cart, booked at CPD jail and released to her parents. Her friend was held for violating curfew and was released to her parents.


Friday, September 2

An Upland man was arrested on an outstanding warrant after reportedly punching another man in front of The Press. Demetrius Shaw, 22, allegedly threw the punch during a dust-up at the bar around 11 p.m. and then fled the scene. He was later located near the intersection of First Street and Harvard Avenue and was detained. The victim did not want to press charges against Mr. Shaw for the punch, but a check of Mr. Shaw’s record revealed an outstanding warrant from Los Angeles. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Saturday, September 3

Police are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who fled the scene of a car accident near the intersection of Claremont and Foothill Boulevards. The accident—which occurred around 10:45 p.m.—involved a Mitsubishi Galant and a Ford F150. The driver of the Galant told police the F150 slammed into his car on the eastbound side of Foothill, destroyed a chain-link fence and landed in a ditch. The driver of the F150 then fled the scene, launching a massive search that included helicopters surveying the area. Ultimately, the driver of the truck was not found. Police are withholding his description pending an investigation.


Sunday, September 4

Police arrested two people after a drunken fracas that started at Piano Piano and ended at Casa Jimenez. Police were called to the piano bar on the 500 block of West Foothill Boulevard regarding a man who was harassing customers. The suspect, 25-year-old Michael Orozco of West Covina, took off before police could arrest him for drunk and disorderly. He was found a short time later in front of Casa Jimenez and was arrested. His reported girlfriend, 24-year-old Victoria Florez of La Puente, was also arrested for DUI when she got into her car to go look for him after police repeatedly told her not to, Lt. Ciszek said.


Monday, September 5

A Bakersfield woman was arrested early Monday morning after police found her passed out in front of a pump at the Arco station on Foothill and Claremont Boulevards. Deborah Bradford, 24, was found inside her car, which was still running, just after 4:30 a.m. During a consented search of her car, police found a meth pipe. A records check revealed she was on mandatory supervision for drugs. Ms. Bradford was arrested for possession of the pipe and transported to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett



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