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Police blotter 1-13-17

Tuesday, January 3

A Claremont man was arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a Shell gas station on New Year’s Eve. Christian Bagnerise, 22, was identified by authorities through surveillance footage taken from the station, Cpl. Isaac Reyes of the Claremont Police Department said. Officers went to his home on the 800 block of Drake just before 3 p.m., where officers showed the video and Mr. Bagnerise reportedly admitted involvement in the attempted hold-up. Mr. Bagnerise was arrested and his bail was set at $100,000.

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Taggers vandalized El Roble Intermediate School over the holiday break. The vandalism occurred between December 28 and January 3, Cpl. Reyes said. The taggers reportedly etched “Ruiner X” into 16 different classroom windows, spray-painted a penis and testicles on a storage container and sprayed “F**k this school” and “weed” on other school walls. Repairs to the vandalized property are estimated at $4,000. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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Police arrested a Pomona man after he was seen running naked in the middle of San Jose Avenue. Officers made contact with 29-year-old Bryan Rojas-Contreras near the intersection of San Jose and Mountain Avenues around 8:15 p.m. Mr. Rojas-Contreras was reportedly uncooperative and was screaming obscenities at officers. According to Cpl. Reyes, he also said, “Just let me dream, please just let me dream.” He was tackled by officers and, due to a rapid heart rate, he was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center. He was issued a citation for resisting arrest and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

Wednesday, January 4

Between 3:48 and 3:58 a.m., two unidentified men smashed the glass door of Euro Cafe, located at 546 E. Base Line Road, and apparently used a Co2 canister to smash open the safe, Cpl. Reyes said. The suspects fled with an unknown amount of cash and got into an unidentified getaway car. Descriptions of the burglars were scarce, as they were wearing gloves and their faces were obscured by hoodies.

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Police arrested a Fontana man after he was caught allegedly breaking into a car on the 2500 block of King Way. A resident on the street walked out of her home and saw a man inside her Toyota Prius just before 6:30 a.m., Cpl. Reyes said. The homeowner walked back inside and called the police. While police checked the area, a man matching the description was found near Higginbotham Park. James Nicholson, 44, ran when officers arrived, but was caught and detained on the 2400 block of San Fernando Road. Mr. Nicholson was reportedly in possession of five cell phones and chargers, which he stole from numerous vehicles in the neighborhood. Mr. Nicholson was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

 

Thursday, January 5

A Los Angeles man is still at large after he ran from officers after a traffic stop. Officers got a hit from the ALPR on a stolen 2000 Toyota Corolla at the AM/PM on Towne and Arrow. When they approached the car around 7:42 p.m., the driver, 25-year-old Jairo Cordero, was “argumentative and non-compliant,” according to Cpl. Reyes. Officers attempted to hit Mr. Cordero with a Taser, but it did not get a good connection and he broke free. Mr. Cordero ran across Arrow Highway and jumped a wall. Officers searched the area, but he was not found. A passenger in the Corolla, 23-year-old Nancy Monreal of Pomona, was arrested for an outstanding drug warrant. Mr. Cordero is described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 170 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and “MV” tattooed on his chest.

Friday, January 6

Thousands of dollars in goods were stolen from two homes in north Claremont. In one house, on the 1700 block of Sumner Avenue, burglars entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and ransacked the home, making off with $15,000 worth of jewelry and Taiwanese currency. Burglars entered a second home on the 4300 block of Via Padova by shattering the rear sliding glass door. Approximately $11,000 worth of jewelry and currency was taken, according to Cpl. Reyes. Both burglaries happened between 10 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.

On the same day, around 6:30 p.m., a resident was home on the 2200 block of Grand Avenue when they heard someone trying to break the rear sliding glass door. The resident yelled and the suspect retreated to a sedan parked on Grand. There is no description of the suspect. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

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Officers arrested a 63-year-old man on a litany of charges after he was caught in a stolen car in the Vons parking lot. Police got a hit on the BMW 323 as stolen and found it in the parking lot of the supermarket on Mills Avenue and Base Line Road just after noon, Cpl. Reyes said. The man inside the car, Barry Dean Anderson of Fontana, was arrested without incident on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, a suspended license and an outstanding warrant.

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A laptop was among items stolen from a car in the Village. The orange Honda Fit was parked near the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Second Street when a thief smashed the rear window and stole the goods, Cpl. Reyes said. The theft happened between 7:30 and 10:45 p.m. The total value was $800.

 

Sunday, January 8

Allen Perez was one again arrested for public intoxication and trying to fight with officers. Officers responded to College Park around 12:15 p.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle, Cpl. Reyes said. They saw Mr. Perez, 43 of Pomona, exiting the vehicle and sitting on a park bench. He refused to answer questions from officers and emitted a strong odor of alcohol. As he was being arrested, he reportedly tried to fight officers, saying, “F**k it, let’s go.” He was restrained and taken to jail. Mr. Perez has been arrested 41 times for public intoxication.

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A number of cars were broken into between 2 and 4:30 p.m. at Evey Canyon, Cpl. Reyes said. A 2006 Ford Focus, a 2002 Honda Civic and a third vehicle all had their windows smashed and contents taken. The total loss was approximately $150.

—Matthew Bramlett

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