Police blotter 12-23-16

Wednesday, December 14

Two Xbox systems and a MacBook Pro were among items stolen from a home on the 2200 block of Navarro. The burglary happened between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., when the thieves entered through an unlocked front door and stole and Xbox One, an Xbox 360, a MacBook Pro, various video games and controllers and a Nikon camera. The total value of the lost goods is around $2,650, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Thursday, December 15

Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman at the Claremont Colleges. The incident occurred at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Eighth Street, when a man in a red four-door compact car gestured to the victim to approach the car under the guise of asking for directions. When the woman approached, she noticed the man masturbating. He then left the scene. He is described as a Hispanic male wearing a dark-colored, short-sleeved shirt. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Friday, December 16

Christmas got a little less cheery for one Claremont household when four inflatable Santas were stolen from their front lawn. The theft occurred between 9 p.m. on December 15 and 8 a.m. on December 16 on the 300 block of Miramar, when an unknown thief stole the four decorations—described as a 4-foot-tall Santa in a red fire truck, a 4-foot-tall Santa in a blue race car, a 10-foot-tall Santa in a rocket ship and a 6-foot-tall standing Santa, according to Lt. Ciszek. No suspect information is available, but whoever is responsible for the Santanapping should be getting coal in their stocking this year.


Two men were arrested on drunk and disorderly charges after one of them was spotted stumbling in front of Walter’s. Police noticed the man, identified as 28-year-old Steven Rahling Jr. of Chino, walking shirtless “with an unsteady gait” around 10:30 p.m., according to Lt. Ciszek. There was a large abrasion on Mr. Rahling’s left eyebrow, and he told officers he had just been in a fight. Police determined that Mr. Rahling was too drunk to be in public. While police were checking Mr. Rahling out, another man, Jesse Rahling, showed up. Police also determined the other Rahling was too drunk to be outside, and both men were arrested and released without charges after sobering up.


An Ontario man was arrested for DUI after reportedly crashing his car into a tree and leaving the scene. Sean Evans, 23, crashed into a tree at the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Harrison Avenue and fled on foot south on Indian Hill, Lt. Ciszek said. Officers ran the registration on the car, and Mr. Evans’ brother arrived at the scene a short time later. The brother was able to call Mr. Evans and urge him to return, which he later did. Mr. Evans was determined to be too drunk to drive and refused to submit to a blood test, and he was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Sunday, December 18

A Highland Park man was arrested after reportedly getting into a fight at a home on the 1600 block of Rutgers. Police were called to the house around 1:20 a.m. on a report that 28-year-old Justin Ouellette was fighting numerous people at the residence, Lt. Ciszek said. Police determined he was intoxicated and Mr. Ouellette was arrested and released without charges after sobering up.


Another man was arrested on a drunk and disorderly charge after stumbling into a stranger’s back yard and passing out. Lief Frederick, 40, was found conked out in the yard of a home on the 900 block of north Towne Avenue around 2:30 a.m., Lt. Ciszek said. Mr. Frederick was found to be highly intoxicated, and he was arrested and sent to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett


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