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Police blotter 10-14-16

Wednesday, October 5

Police arrested a Chino man after he allegedly tried to cash a fake check worth nearly $500. Between October 1 and October 5, police say 36-year-old Adrian Cristobal cashed a $493 check at EZ Cash on Auto Center Drive. EZ Cash released a portion of the check to Mr. Cristobal, but noticed that it may be fraudulent. They checked with the author of the check and confirmed the fraud. Mr. Cristobal was arrested when he returned to the location around 3 p.m. to get the remaining money in the check.

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Police are looking for a man who burglarized a home on the 1500 block of Belmont Abbey Lane. The burglary occurred between 1:10 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., when the suspect tripped the burglary alarm by reportedly breaking open the front door of the home. When officers arrived, they found the door wide open, but the burglar was nowhere to be found. Only a $100 alarm panel was stolen from the residence, according to Lt. Ciszek. The burglar was described as an African-American man in his 30s, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

 

Friday, October 7

Police are looking for four people who got away with stealing up to $1,500 worth of alcohol from Vons. The foursome entered Vons around 5:15 p.m., loaded up a shopping cart full of various liquors, and exited the store without paying. In all, around 20 bottles were swiped, with a grand total between $928 and $1,500. The first suspect is described as an African-American woman in her 40s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a red-and-white plaid shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is described as an African-American male in his 40s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a shaved head wearing a black shirt. Suspect three is described as an African-American male in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a white or gray shirt. The fourth suspect is described as an African-American male in his 50s wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. The getaway car was only described as a black Hyundai.

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An Upland man was arrested for DUI after police found his car stopped in traffic on Towne Avenue. Police found the black BMW, driven by 37-year-old Ryan Jones, stopped in the road just after 1  a.m. In addition to Mr. Jones displaying telltale signs of drunkenness, a records check revealed he was driving on a suspended license and had three outstanding warrants.

 

Saturday, October 8

The showroom at the former Richard Hibbard Chevrolet dealership fell victim to an overnight burglary. Between 6 p.m. on October 7 and 6:14 a.m. on October 8, a burglar smashed a side window of the showroom with a rock and gained entry, stealing an impact wrench, a gas-powered moped and a battery-operated scooter, Lt. Ciszek said. In all, the total value of the stolen goods was about $7900. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

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A Hesperia man was arrested on a drunk and disorderly charge in a Subway restaurant Saturday morning. Police responded to the restaurant to find Dalbert Montoya, 54, slouched on a bar table. He displayed clear signs of being drunk, and was wearing a hospital bracelet with his name on it from the day before. Mr. Montoya was arrested and transported to CPD jail. Due to his condition, he was later sent to Pomona Valley Medical Center for further treatment.

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Police are looking for whoever caused a small fire in a men’s restroom in Stark Hall on the Claremont McKenna College campus. The arson was reported around 6 p.m. in the seventh-floor restroom. It was later determined that the fire starter lit an unknown number of paper towels on fire before leaving the scene.

 

Monday, October 10

Just after midnight, police pulled over a car driven by 39-year-old Kimberly Meldrum of Victorville for not having license plates. Officers then discovered the car was reported stolen out of Fontana on September 23. A passenger in the car, 34-year-old Gabriel Martinez of Pomona, was found to have methamphetamine and a pipe in his possession. Ms. Meldrum was arrested for the stolen car and Mr. Martinez was arrested on possession of meth and paraphernalia charges.

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Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed an employee at Full of Life bakery. The incident happened around 7 p.m., when the man, only described as a Caucasian male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with white hair, entered the restaurant and became disruptive, Lt. Ciszek said. An employee of the bakery kicked him out of the restaurant and followed the man outside, where the man then pepper-sprayed the employee and fled the scene. The suspect could not be located.

—Matthew Bramlett

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