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Police blotter 9-16-16

Thursday, September 8

A Pomona woman was arrested for outstanding warrants during an investigation of a burglarized storage unit. The burglary was reported at Extra Space Storage at 11:15 a.m. and was believed to have occurred between August 13 and September 8, Lt. Mike Ciszek said. The burglar is said to have used an unidentified cutting tool to gain entry to the location, stealing various items such as a few purses and a laundry basket with unknown contents. While a person of interest was being interviewed by police, a records check of a woman with him, identified as 40-year-old Beatriz Vidal, revealed two warrants for her arrest. She was placed under arrest and sent to CPD jail.

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Henry Orcasitas, 36, was causing a ruckus at Yum Yum Donuts around 11:30 p.m. It was unclear what Mr. Orcasitas and the employees were arguing about, but police received a call regarding a man with no shirt and sweatpants on. Officers arrived, and the owner of the property authorized that Mr. Orcasitas be removed for trespassing. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

 

Saturday, September 10

A Perris man was arrested for DUI after driving around Motel 6 with his headlights off. Police noticed the car around 2:30 a.m. and stopped it to figure out why he was driving slowly through the motel grounds. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Modesto Chavez, displayed clear signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He voluntarily submitted to a field sobriety check and was twice over the legal limit. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

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Police are looking for the suspect who stole a woman’s purse while she was enjoying a night on the town. The victim reported that the purse was stolen between 11 p.m. Friday and around noon Saturday. The victim said her purse was stolen from either The Press or Walter’s, although it was not clear from which restaurant the theft took place. The red purse—valued at $100—contained the victim’s Wells Fargo debit card, a security card and her driver’s license. Activity from the debit card revealed it was used at numerous 7-Eleven and Boost Mobile stores in the region, Lt. Ciszek said. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.

 

Sunday, September 11

A Florida man was arrested for DUI after police found him sleeping in his car with the music blaring. Officers found Tanner Fleenor, 29 from Ft. Myers, Florida, in his car on the 1100 block of Briarcroft Road around 4:30 a.m. The engine still running, the music was blasting and Mr. Fleenor was reportedly lying asleep across the front passenger seat. The right front tire of his car was shredded and off the rim, indicating a possible traffic collision, Lt. Ciszek said. An investigation at the scene revealed Mr. Fleenor was drunk. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

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Another DUI arrest occurred about an hour later at 5:40 a.m. on the 3700 block of Mills Avenue. Officers responded to the nearby fire station regarding a man who said his truck was broken down nearby. When police arrived, they saw a Chevy Silverado, which had actually crashed into a large rock on the south shoulder of Mills just north of Pomello Drive. The driver of the truck, 21-year-old Tyler Paddock of La Verne, was found to be drunk and was reportedly in possession of concentrated cannabis. He was arrested for those charges and transported to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett

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