Police blotter 4-28-17

Tuesday, April 18

A local transient was arrested after causing a disturbance at the Chevron/McDonalds, including rubbing his face on the front door. Rudy Orcasitas, 26, was kicked out of the business on the southeast corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Auto Center Drive around 3:20 p.m. after exhibiting odd behavior. Police found him near the business, and Mr. Orcasitas initially tried jogging away from them, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. He was eventually arrested for trespassing, resisting an officer and for having three warrants out for his arrest out of San Bernardino County.

Wednesday, April 19

Two Pomona residents were arrested, and one reportedly confessed to a previous burglary. A car matching the description of one involved in a vehicle burglary on March 16 was pulled over just after 10 a.m. In the car, police found a BB gun and methamphetamine belonging to a passenger, 20-year-old Adolfo Valdovin. The driver, 19-year-old Alejandra Rodriguez, was found to be driving without a license, and the two were arrested. During questioning, Mr. Valdovin confessed he was responsible for the March burglary in the West Village parking structure. He was arrested in connection with the burglary and held for bail, and Ms. Rodriguez was released with a citation.

Thursday, April 20

Police are investigating another burglary at Extra Space Storage on the 500 block of west Arrow Highway. The burglary occurred just after 3:20 a.m., when an unidentified thief entered the property through an unlocked building and used “bodily force” to open three units on the lot. There is no information on what was stolen or its value. An investigation is ongoing.

Friday, April 21

A Long Beach man was arrested after getting caught with a stolen bike in the Village. Joseph Lobrano, 36, allegedly stole the $2,400 bike from the Metrolink platform around 10 a.m. He was found with the bike inside the outdoor men’s restroom at city hall. Besides the bike, Mr. Lobrano reportedly was in possession of a meth pipe, six bags of meth, a scale, plastic bags and a pair of bolt cutters. He was arrested for grand theft, possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of burglary tools.


Four cars were broken into during the night on neighborhood streets along Mills Avenue. The break-ins occurred at the 1500 block of Benedict Avenue, the 500 block of Bishop Place and the 600 block of Aurora Drive. In the burglary on Bishop, an unlocked pickup truck was ransacked, with the thief getting away with a backpack containing trombone equipment and another bag with Boy Scout troop applications. The total value of the goods lost was around $340. There were no items stolen from the other cars, according to police logs. An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Saturday, April 22

A San Dimas man was arrested for DUI after leaving Piano Piano while visibly drunk. A witness called police just before 12:30 a.m. after noticing 62-year-old Martin Nolden getting into his 1996 Ford Thunderbird while intoxicated, Lt. Ciszek said. Mr. Nolden began driving westward, and he was eventually pulled over just west of Foothill Boulevard and Falcon Street in La Verne. Mr. Nolden was displaying clear signs of drunkenness and was arrested for DUI.


A Village business was burglarized overnight, and police are looking for the perpetrators. An unidentified thief or thieves pried off the lock of the storage room at The Economy Shop on the 300 block of west First Street between 4 p.m. on April 21 and 4 p.m. on April 22, getting away undetected with an unknown amount of goods. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.

Monday, April 24

Police are investigating fraudulent credit card charges after a card was used at a Village business. Between April 12 at 8 a.m. and April 24 at 9 p.m., a number of unauthorized purchases, including two airline tickets worth $168.20 and $304.20, were made on the American Express card. The victim reported using the card at a Village business just prior to the sketchy charges, but police are not releasing the name of the business, pending an investigation.

—Matthew Bramlett


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