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Police blotter 1-6-17

Wednesday, December 21

A Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested one day after a home invasion in Claraboya. About four people were in the home on the 700 block of Valparaiso when the burglar, identified as 22-year-old Max Martinez, reportedly entered the home wearing a black ski mask just after 7 p.m., according to Cpl. Isaac Reyes of the Claremont Police Department. The thief made off with a number of items, including a computer monitor, before fleeing the home. At least one victim in the house confronted the thief before he fled. Surveillance cameras captured the getaway car, which was traced to a home in Rancho Cucamonga. Mr. Martinez was arrested at the house when officers arrived on December 22.

 

Thursday, December 22

Police are looking for burglars who broke into a home on the 500 block of Pomello Avenue between 5:41 and 5:47 a.m. The thieves smashed a rear glass door and ransacked the master bedroom, Cpl. Reyes said. Surveillance footage caught them leaving, but the thieves were only described as wearing dark-colored hoodies, one with a cover on the lower part of his face. They got away in a light-colored sedan. About $1,000 in jewelry and watches was taken from the home.

 

Friday, December 23

Just before 8 p.m., a purple Scion TC driven by 28-year-old Aireen Macatula of Baldwin Park crashed into a white Honda Accord near Indian Hill Boulevard and the 10 Freeway. Ms. Macatula told police she had lost control of her vehicle. Police said she was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The driver of the Honda complained of pain to their neck, but was not transported to the hospital. Ms. Macatula was arrested for DUI causing injury.

 

Sunday, December 25

A homeowner discovered a naked man in his garage on Christmas night. The shocking encounter happened on the 200 block of Cucamonga Avenue around 9:45 p.m., when the homeowner walked into the garage and saw a man sitting in his car, Cpl. Reyes said. The homeowner yelled at the man to get out, and the man reportedly kept yelling, “I’m hallucinating, I’m hallucinating.” The man eventually gathered his clothes and walked out of the garage door and into the night, still in the buff. Police canvassed the area, but could not find the man. He was described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s, with a slim build, thinning dark or black hair and a partial beard and moustache.

 

Monday, December 26

Police are looking for a burglary suspect who left a trail of blood after an attempted break-in. The blood trail was first found at the intersection of Towne and Scripps Avenues, and police determined it came from a broken window at a building on the 900 block of west Base Line Road. The blood trail continued south all the way to Foothill Boulevard, and ended at a trailer park on the 200 block of Foothill in Pomona. According to witnesses, the suspect claimed he was robbed, and he was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he was released before officers arrived. He is still at large, but police are not releasing information on him. Anyone with leads should call the police.

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A Duarte man was arrested twice in two days, once for drug charges and resisting arrest during a traffic stop and another for prowling in a back yard. Police pulled over a car driven by 25-year-old Anthony Edwards for expired tags around 9:20 p.m. Mr. Edwards initially gave a false name to police, which rang up as being on felony probation. When officers asked Mr. Edwards to step out of the car, he took off, heading south on Towne Avenue before jumping over a wall and into the backyard of a home on the 1100 block of Morningside, Cpl. Reyes said. Officers followed and arrested him. During an investigation police found meth and drug paraphernalia and determined Mr. Edwards was under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested again in the same neighborhood shortly after being released from jail. Around 10 a.m., a witness said Mr. Edwards and another man were in her backyard. Mr. Edwards told police he was looking for a cell phone he lost the previous night. He was arrested on suspicion of prowling. The other man, 26-year-old Aries McDaniels of Eastvale, initially gave a false ID to police and had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest.

 

Thursday, December 29

Goods were stolen from a home on the 200 block of west Seventh Street sometime between 8 a.m. on December 28 and 1 p.m. on December 29. The burglars entered through a kitchen window and ransacked the house, getting away with $2000 in jewelry and an $800 laptop.

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A Rosemead man was arrested after leaving the scene of a car accident at Harrison and Mountain Avenues just before 11 p.m. After the crash, 22-year-old Christopher Ramos reportedly left the scene and was not found by police. The occupants in the other car were transported to Pomona Valley Hospital with unknown injuries. The next day, Mr. Ramos walked into the Claremont police station to report his car as stolen, Cpl. Reyes said. Mr. Ramos later admitted to being behind the wheel of the car and he was arrested.

 

Sunday, January 1

The first police report of 2017 was a drunk in public arrest. Around 2:18 a.m., a witness flagged down an officer on Cornell Avenue regarding an intoxicated woman, Cpl. Reyes said. When police arrived, they determined that 31-year-old Mandy Zimmerle was incapacitated, so she was transported to CPD jail to sober up. Happy New Year, Claremont.

—Matthew Bramlett

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