Police blotter 9-23-16

Tuesday, September 13

A thief stole a laptop and a Nintendo 3DS from a parked car on the 500 block of Converse Street. Between 9:30 p.m. September 13 and 9:30 a.m. the next day, the intruder opened the Toyota Corolla’s unlocked passenger door and took the 20-inch Hewlett-Packard laptop and the game system, as well as $4 in change and costume jewelry, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Wednesday, September 14

A burglar tried to enter a house on the 100 block of Oxford through a rear window around 3:30 p.m., but left when the alarm went off. There is no additional suspect information at this time.


Police arrested a Rowland Heights man after he was observed riding a bicycle while on drugs, police said. Officers noticed 23-year-old Ryan Diaz riding his bike without a headlamp just after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Lynoak Drive and pulled him over. During the investigation, they determined that Mr. Diaz was under the influence of methamphetamine. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Thursday, September 15

An Upland woman was arrested after attempting to steal from Rhino Records. The shoplifter, identified as 18-year-old Brianna Chavez, activated the checkpoint alarm at the front door as she was leaving the business. When the manager confronted her, Ms. Chavez reportedly admitted to stealing two bars of soap from the record store. Ms. Chavez was arrested for shoplifting and sent to CPD jail.


Friday, September 16

Police are on the lookout for an elderly woman who allegedly tried to entice four 12-year-old girls into her car. The woman approached the girls around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Eighth Street and Yale Avenue and said to them, “Come here, get in my car,” Lt. Ciszek said. The girls refused and ran away, but the woman followed them and asked them again to get in her car. She then drove northbound on Yale. One of the girls called police from her cell phone. She is described as Caucasian, around 75 years old with gray hair, wearing a floral dress and driving a maroon sedan. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Police arrested a Claremont man for possession of a meth pipe after he was seen walking through the Sycamore School campus after hours. Aaron Burch, 27, was seen walking shirtless across campus around 3:40 p.m. looking for “unknown items.” Mr. Burch then fled, walking south on Indian Hill Boulevard, where he was found by officers near First Street. During a search, officers located the used meth pipe. Mr. Burch was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Another attempted home burglary  was thwarted because of an alarm system. Two would-be burglars reportedly tried to break into a home on the 400 block of University Circle around 2:20 p.m., Lt. Ciszek said. When they tried to gain entry through the rear sliding glass door, the alarm sounded and the thieves scattered. The two suspects are described as Caucasian men, both around 19 years old, one with a medium build and a white shirt and another with a slim build and a red shirt. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Saturday, September 17

Thousand of dollars in dental equipment was stolen from a house on the 400 block of Harrison Avenue. The burglary occurred between 9 p.m. on September 17 and 4:30 p.m. the next day, when the thief entered through an unlocked rear door and stole $6,700 in dental equipment and anatomy books. The thief fled undetected. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.


Sunday, September 18

An unknown thief broke into a home and got away with some jewelry. The burglary occurred on the 600 block of west Eleventh Street between noon on September 13 and 11:30 a.m. on September 18, Lt. Ciszek said. The suspect reportedly found a hide-a-key key holder on the side of the house and used it to enter the home. The thief then rummaged through a jewelry drawer in the bedroom and fled with the goods.


Monday, September 19

A Pasadena man was arrested for a warrant after he walked into a business and started eating employees’ food. Shawn Hudson, 20, apparently felt at-home enough to walk into the Claremont Dental Institute on the 600 block of Foothill Boulevard just after 2:30 p.m. and help himself to the food in the employee break room. When officers arrived, they found a warrant for his arrest out of West Covina and took Mr. Hudson to CPD jail.


Tuesday, September 20

A Glendora man was arrested after driving while under the influence of prescription pills. Police responded to the area of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway regarding a report of an intoxicated driver just after 9 a.m. They found a car driven by 30-year-old Alexander Gibert of Glendora making multiple lane changes without using his signal, and pulled him over. During the traffic stop it was revealed that Mr. Gibert was under the influence of an unknown prescription drug. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett



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