Police Blotter 11-11-16
Tuesday, November 1
An airbag and sunglasses were stolen from a Honda Civic on the 700 block of west San Jose Avenue. Between 9 p.m. on October 31 and 7 a.m. on November 1, the unknown thief smashed the Civic’s rear passenger side window and made off with the items, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. The total value of the stolen goods was around $500. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
A Claremont man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly breaking a bottle over somebody during a fight on the Pitzer College campus. Noah Chang, 21, was reportedly involved in a fight on the 1000 block of Pitzer Service Road around 1 a.m. when he struck the victim over the head. The victim suffered a laceration n the top of his skull, and was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center where he received seven staples to close the wound. Mr. Chang was arrested and transported to CPD jail.
Police are looking for whoever tagged swastikas and other messages on two Village businesses. The incidents, which are being treated as hate crimes, occurred between 1:30 a.m. on October 29 and 2:45 p.m. on November 1. The taggers drew a swastika on the top of a door frame, and a second swastika and the word “WASP” on a menu outside of the front door of another business. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.
Wednesday, November 2
A Los Angeles man was arrested after getting caught driving a stolen car. Police on Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue picked up the car around 12:30 p.m. The driver, 28-year-old Andrew Garcia, eventually pulled into a parking lot on Arrow Highway and Monte Vista Avenue, where he was arrested without further incident.
Friday, November 4
Two Stockton men were arrested after police found burglary tools in their car. Officers contacted 32-year-old Brandon Harper and 18-year-old Joshua George as they were sitting in a black Hyundai in a parking lot of the Chevron on the 400 block of Foothill Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. Mr. Harper was found to have an outstanding no-bail warrant for his arrest, and a further search of the car found a blowtorch, a crowbar and bolt-cutters. Mr. Harper was arrested for possession of the burglary tools and the warrant, and Mr. George was arrested for just possessing the tools.
Police are looking for a man who reportedly stole two iPhones in a brazen evening theft. The theft occurred around 6:20 p.m. at the T-Mobile store on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive, Lt. Ciszek said. The man walked into the store and swiped an iPhone 7, valued at $700, and an iPhone 7s, valued at $1,040. He is described as a Hispanic man, five feet, nine inches tall and 250 pounds, with long brown hair and wearing a white shirt, gray shorts and black Nike Air Jordan shoes. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.
Saturday, November 5
A Highland man was arrested after getting caught driving a stolen BMW 320i. Police located the stolen car just after 5:30 a.m. and pulled it over near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. The car was stolen out of Los Angeles on November 1. The driver, 47-year-old Byron Williams, was also in possession of two crack pipes in his pocket. He was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to CPD jail.