Police blotter 4-21-17

Tuesday, April 11

Two would-be burglars were scared off by an alarm while breaking into Grizzly’s Donuts. The break-in occurred between 2:45 a.m. and 3:15 a.m., when the burglars forced entry into the brand-new Village shop on the 300 block of west Bonita Avenue, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. The alarm sounded at the location, and the men left in an unknown direction. One was described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man, 30 to 40 years old, five feet, 10 inches to six feet tall and 170-190 pounds, wearing a light-colored baseball hat and jacket, blue jeans, athletic shoes and a black wristwatch. The second suspect is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man 30 to 40 years old, around six feet tall and 190-220 pounds, wearing a light-colored zipped-up sweatshirt a dark t-shirt and jean shorts, with a thick dark goatee.


Three units at Extra Space Storage were burglarized between 5 p.m. on April 10 and 10:30 a.m. on April 11. A burglar entered the premises and “used bodily force” to force open the door to the units, causing the locks to break. The units were ransacked, but it is unknown what was stolen or how much it was worth. There is no suspect information.


A Pomona man was arrested after reportedly brandishing a gun at patrons in a patio area in the Claremont Promenade Shopping Center. According to police, 29-year-old Daniel Jimpson got into an argument before showing the gun and driving off in a tan Chevy Trailblazer. A group of Claremont detectives were getting lunch at Rounds Burgers nearby and were alerted to the incident by people who ran into the restaurant. Police captured the last three numbers of Mr. Jimpson’s license plate, and an investigation led them to a house in Pomona, where he was arrested after police conducted surveillance. He was in possession of a pellet rifle, a tactical vest, and a 9-millimeter replica gun. He was arrested by CPD for brandishing a firearm.

Wednesday, April 12

Police were called to Pitzer College around 10 a.m. regarding a man who was attempting to steal bicycles. The man, 36-year-old Phillip Ramirez of Ontario, initially gave a false name to officers and was in possession of a meth pipe. When he was put in handcuffs, he reportedly pulled away, causing the officer to fall the ground and a fight to ensue. One officer reportedly lost a fingernail in the scuffle. Mr. Ramirez was arrested for assault on an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving a false name to police.


Police are looking for a burglar who entered an unlocked home on the 600 block of Black Hills Drive. Between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the burglars entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and ransacked the house. There is no information on what was stolen, nor is description of the suspects available.

Saturday, April 15

Police are looking for a woman who pepper-sprayed a two-year-old child during an altercation with another woman. According to Lt. Ciszek, the two women were fighting over a man, and confronted each other on the 900 block of west Arrow Highway around 6:45 p.m. The suspect used the pepper spray, and the other woman evaded the spray, which hit the child. An investigation is ongoing.

Friday, April 16

Some people leave their socks in a hotel room, while other people apparently leave drugs. A housekeeper cleaning up a room at the DoubleTree Hotel around 2 p.m. found a bag of methamphetamine. It is unclear who the meth belongs to or where it came from, and it was turned into the police station for destruction.


Around $5,000 in medical equipment was stolen from an open garage at a home on the 400 block of Willamette Lane. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. on April 7 and 1 p.m. on April 16.  There is no suspect information at this time.

Monday, April 17

An unidentified man placed a credit card skimmer at a local bank, and police are looking for him. Around 6:30 p.m. the man, only described as Hispanic with a goatee and black clothing, placed a skimmer and two cameras on the front door and credit card reader of the Chase Bank on the 800 block of west Foothill Boulevard. He then fled. Police were promptly notified, and the skimmer was removed.

—Matthew Bramlett



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