Police blotter 4-7-17
Tuesday, March 28
An unknown thief stole hundreds of dollars worth of goods from an unlocked Toyota Camry on the 600 block of Lehigh. Between 9 p.m. on March 27 and 7 a.m. on March 28, the thieves opened the passenger side door, taking a laptop valued at $500, a gym bag with contents valued at $350 and $50 in cash. There is no suspect information.
A transient was arrested on drug charges after being found in a room at Claremont Manor. Sammeon Waller, 24, was found by officers around 1:25 p.m. after a call went out regarding a suspect seen in one of the rooms, Lt. Ciszek said. During a consented search of Mr. Waller’s laptop bag, officers found a meth pipe. Mr. Waller also admitted to smoking meth earlier in the day. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail. It’s not known why he was in one of the Claremont Manor’s rooms.
Police are looking for three women who allegedly stole a package from a front porch on the 100 block of Brown Drive. Around 4 p.m., three African-American women were seen sitting on a black four-door Mazda sedan when one of them got out and took the package. They then fled down the street. A credit card that was in the package was used to purchase $75 worth of goods at an unknown location. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Thursday, March 30
Two men were arrested after they were caught with a stolen bike. Surveillance footage showed Trammel Tuggle, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga, and Austin Knox, 22, of Ontario, stealing the bike near Dartmouth and Eleventh Streets just after 1 a.m. Officers caught up to them near College Avenue and Seventh Street with the bike in their possession. Mr. Tuggle also had a meth pipe and wire cutters. Both men were arrested and transported to CPD jail.
Friday, March 31
A Claremont neighborhood was evacuated after a gardener found what he thought was a hand grenade. The discovery was made just before noon on the 100 block of Brown Drive. The grenade appeared to be covered in dirt and corrosion build-up, Lt. Ciszek said. After evacuating neighboring residences, the LA County Bomb Squad was called in. After examining the device, they determined it was an “inert false” grenade. Residents were allowed back into their homes by 1:30 p.m.
Police are investigating an apparent robbery at the Chevron/McDonalds on Indian Hill Boulevard and Auto Center Drive. The victim walked into the Claremont Police Station and claimed that on March 31 around 10:30 a.m., he was robbed by a man he had met numerous times to purchase rock cocaine. The man claimed the robber punched him in the jaw and demanded money for past debts. The robber, described as an African-American male in his 30s, reportedly got away with the victim’s debit and EBT card and fled the scene in a newer-model two-door Infiniti.
Monday, April 3
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy after receiving a call about a possible robbery at Motel 6. When police arrived at the motel room where the alleged incident occurred just after 9 a.m., there was no sign of a robbery, but the boy in the room was sitting on a pair of brass knuckles. He also reportedly gave a false name to police. When police got the boy’s real name, they found he was on probation for assault on a police officer. He was arrested and transported to jail.
Police are looking for whoever stole a water heater from a construction site on the 600 block of Huron Place. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. on April 2 and 5:30 a.m. on April 3, when the suspects used tools to remove the water heater that was fastened to a garage. The value of the tank was around $1,500. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.