Police blotter 1-20-17

Tuesday, January 10

Four alleged squatters were removed from a home in north Claremont. The eviction occurred around 10:15 a.m. at the home on the 200 block of Independence Drive, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. The reported squatters were identified as 33-year-old Jose Rosas, 30-year-old Jena Miranda of Glendora, 22-year-old Alicia Guerrero and 30-year-old Robert Alter. Mr. Rosas and Mr. Alter were initially uncooperative and refused to comply with police, but they were eventually arrested. Officers found a butane honey oil lab used to extract THC from marijuana inside the home, Lt. Ciszek said. Three juveniles were also discovered in the home. The home is bank-owned, and the squatters had lived there for a number of months. Mr. Rosas was arrested for failing to leave, obstruction and for having warrants for his arrest; Mr. Alter was arrested for obstruction; and Ms. Guerrero and Ms. Miranda were arrested for child endangerment.


A Covina man was arrested at Heroes on a drunk and disorderly charge after refusing to pay his bill. Christopher Herron, 45, became “argumentative and uncooperative” when presented with his bill around 5:30 p.m., Lt. Ciszek said. The police were called, and officers could smell alcohol on Mr. Herron’s breath and determined he was too drunk to be in public. Mr. Herron was arrested, sent to CPD jail and released without charges.


A 14-year-old boy was arrested for vandalism at the Claremont Adult School. Officers responded to the school around 5:40 p.m. after suspicious noises were heard at the location. They found the boy and another juvenile, and the boy admitted to chucking a boulder at the rear door, leaving a bowling ball-sized hole in the plywood, Lt. Ciszek said. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where he was released to his legal guardian.


Wednesday, January 11

A thief smashed the rear driver’s side window of a car and made off with around $3,000 in goods. The break-in happened near the intersection of Bonita Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard between 9 p.m. on January 11 and 10 a.m. on January 12, Lt. Ciszek said. Five containers of items, including a laptop and clothing, were taken from the car. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Thursday, January 12

Police are looking for whoever burglarized a home on the 200 block of west Oak Park Drive. The break-in was discovered around 2 p.m., and it was determined the thieves used a tool to break the master bedroom window and gain entry. While there were signs of rummaging, it is currently unknown if any property was taken. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.



A Claremont man was arrested for DUI after crashing into a parked car at a gas station. Larry Meinhold, 63, was attempting to leave the Chevron station on the 600 block of east Foothill Boulevard around 8:20 p.m. when he slammed into the car while trying to make a left turn. When officers arrived, they determined Mr. Meinhold was driving while under the influence. His blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Friday, January 13

Another car was burglarized at Evey Canyon between 10:15 a.m. and 12:18 p.m., when the thief broke into the parked and locked car and stole two pairs of sunglasses valued at $500, Lt. Ciszek said. No suspect information in available.


Sunday, January 15

A Claremont man was arrested for public intoxication after officers initially responded to a possible fight in progress at The Host. When officers arrived at the restaurant on the 500 block of west First Street just before 4 p.m., they determined a fight did not take place, but 58-year-old Michael Muscare was determined to be too drunk to remain in public. He was transported to CPD jail and released without charges.

—Matthew Bramlett


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