Police Blotter 11-4-16

Tuesday, October 25

Cathleen Cullen, 45, of Claremont was with an unidentified man when police were called on the two of them for loitering in front of The Computer Shop on the 1000 block of Foothill Boulevard around 11:18 p.m., Lt. Mike Ciszek said. When police questioned Ms. Cullen, she reportedly began sobbing and tried to walk away, stumbling in the process. She was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where she was released after sobering up.


Wednesday, October 26

The resident of a home on the 200 block of Green Street got up around 2 a.m. after he noticed a flickering light from a lighter inside the house. The victim then saw a prowler walking out of the driveway of the home. Officers were able to locate the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Charles Swindle, in front of another home on the 400 block of Arrow Highway. Mr. Swindle was positively identified by the victim and transported to jail.


Police want to know who lit a fence on fire on the 600 block of Doane Avenue. The fence was lit up sometime between 8 p.m. on October 25 and 6 a.m. on October 26. Officials at the scene determined that an arsonist caused the small blaze. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Reports of gunfire came in around 8:45 p.m., and witnesses reportedly saw two African-American men running away from a home on the 500 block of Blaisdell Drive. When police arrived, the subjects were nowhere to be found, but two 9-millimeter casings were discovered in the street. The house was reportedly unoccupied at the time.


Thursday, October 27

Police arrested an allegedly drunk man after he refused to leave a Foothill Transit bus. The incident occurred at the bus stop on First Street and Harvard Avenue, when 52-year-old Andrew Belasco of Pomona refused to pay for his ride and refused to leave the bus, Lt. Ciszek said. When police arrived, he was displaying obvious signs of drunkenness and was arrested on a drunk in public charge. He was held for detox and released. According to police, Mr. Belasco had been arrested twice before for public intoxication.


Friday, October 28

More than $4500 worth of goods were stolen from a house on the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The burglar allegedly shattered a rear bedroom window to enter the home and, once inside, made off with a $3000 purse, a $300 video game headset, a $500 Xbox and $680 worth of sunglasses. There is no suspect information at this time.


Saturday, October 29

Around 2:50 p.m., a car driven by 22-year-old Erik Murillo of Pomona allegedly rear-ended another car at the Chase Bank on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue. Mr. Murillo fled the scene without exchanging information, but police tracked him down at his house a short time later, Lt. Ciszek said. He admitted to driving the car, and the victim positively identified Mr. Murillo at the scene. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


David Birch, 20, from Massachusetts, was on top of the Story House at the Claremont McKenna College campus wearing black gloves and a black backpack around 2:45 a.m. When he climbed down the building, Campus Safety tried to talk with him, but he ran. He was later caught at the Biszantz Tennis Courts. He was found to be too drunk to remain in public, and was arrested and sent to CPD jail. Once at the station, Mr. Birch was uncooperative and refused to answer any medical questions, according to Lt. Ciszek, so he was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center for treatment.


Sunday, October 30

A man in an Aladdin costume was picked up on a drunk in public charge after police caught him walking in the middle of the street. Police were responding to a separate call when they noticed 23-year-old Kyle Macaluso walking northbound in the middle of Towne Avenue just south of Richbrook. Mr. Macaluso was reportedly walking home from a Halloween party, and was determined by police to be too drunk to walk the streets of Agrabah. He was arrested, held for detox and released without charges.


Two African-American men in their 20s entered the Vons market on Base Line and?Mills and took several liquor bottles totaling $270.25. The duo fled in an awaiting maroon sedan, which was last seen driving south on Mills Avenue.


Terence Bolden, 57, of Pomona reportedly told a group of teenagers sitting on a front porch next door to his home that he was going to “shoot” them and hit their father with an axe, according to Lt. Ciszek. The incident occurred on the 300 block of south Mountain Avenue around 7:45 p.m. He also told the 15-year-old victims that he was going to get his “homies” to go after them. The teens feared for their safety and called police. Mr. Bolden was arrested for making criminal threats.

—Matthew Bramlett


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