Police blotter 12-2-16
Wednesday, November 23
Police are looking for a woman who stole $1,800 in cash and a check for an undetermined amount of money from someone at the Knights Inn. Between 4:30 and 8 a.m., the woman reportedly swiped the money from the victim’s pants pocket while he was sleeping and took off undetected, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. She has only been described by police as a Caucasian woman.
A Colt .45 handgun and nearly $3,300 in jewelry were stolen from a home on the 800 block of New Orleans Court. The burglary occurred between 10 a.m. on November 21 and 2 p.m. on November 23. According to police, the burglar used a barstool to hop onto the roof and gain entry through a window. Once inside, the intruder took the handgun, valued at $2,000, and the jewelry before fleeing the house undetected.
Another burglary was reported on November 23, this time on the 4100 block of New Hampshire Avenue. The incident occurred sometime between November 2 and November 23, when the thief entered the home by smashing an upstairs window, Lt. Ciszek said. Once inside, the thief made off with $5,000 in cash, a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and jewelry worth an undetermined amount of money. The homeowners were on vacation at the time of the theft.
Friday, November 25
A man who was asking for change in front of Trader Joe’s was arrested after reportedly threatening to kill a customer. Just after 8 p.m., Victor Macias, 43, from Baldwin Park, put up his fists “in an aggressive stance” and told the victim, “You’re dead, you’re f—-ing dead. You don’t even know. Don’t come around here, you’re dead.” The police were called, and Mr. Macias was arrested for making criminal threats. According to a witness, Mr. Macias has verbally threatened customers in the past while asking for money.
Saturday, November 26
Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a Chevron gas station with a knife. The man, described as an African American male, six feet, two inches tall, wearing a green sweater and a ski mask, entered the gas station on the corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard just before 8 p.m. and brandished a knife at the clerk, demanding cash. The clerk refused, and the man attempted to go behind the counter. The clerk then threw a chair at the robber, who then fled. Nothing was taken from the gas station. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.
Sunday, November 27
Police are investigating an early-morning break-in at Claremont Optometry. Just before 6 a.m., an unidentified burglar pried open the side door to the business, located on the 600 block of west Foothill Boulevard. Once inside, the burglar stole approximately 45 pairs of glasses, according to Lt. Ciszek. There is no suspect information at this time. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.
A Hacienda Heights man was arrested for DUI after reportedly crashing into five parked cars. Matthew Dominguez, 29, was driving westbound on Arrow Highway in front of Claremont Village Commons when he allegedly hit the first vehicle, sideswiped a second vehicle and hit the third vehicle’s side rear bumper. The force from the crash caused the first car to hit the car in front of it and the third car to hit an additional car, Lt. Ciszek said. When police arrived, Mr. Dominguez displayed clear signs of drunkenness but he refused field sobriety tests. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.