Police blotter 5-26-17
Thursday, May 18
Police are looking for a burglar who stole $10,000 worth of jewelry and purses from a home on the 700 block of Alamosa Drive. Between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the thief shattered the rear glass door of the home and gained access, ransacking the property and fleeing with the goods undetected, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. No suspect information is available.
A homeless person was arrested in front of AM/PM after getting into a scuffle that sent one police officer to the hospital. Officers arrived at the convenience store on the 700 block of Foothill Boulevard just before 11 p.m. after receiving word that 34-year-old London Ferguson was in front of the business talking to customers about drugs, Lt. Ciszek said. During a pat down, Mr. Ferguson reportedly pulled away from officers, which led to one officer suffering sprains to his right middle finger and left knee while trying to pull Mr. Ferguson to the ground. The officer had to be transported to the emergency room, Lt. Ciszek said. A used meth pipe was found in Mr. Ferguson’s pocket, and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He was arrested for possession of the pipe, being under the influence of a controlled substance and for resisting arrest with injuries to an officer.
Police are looking for a thief who stole a cell phone from the lap of a wheelchair-bound man. The theft happened near the Claremont Museum of Art around 8:20 p.m., Lt. Ciszek said. The victim and the thief were talking to each other when the thief walked up and grabbed the cell phone off the victim’s leg. He then fled west along the railroad tracks. He is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s, six feet tall, with a tan shirt, jeans and moccasins.
Friday, May 19
Between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., unknown thieves shattered the rear glass door of a home on the 1100 block of Cooke Avenue and plundered the place, making off with an unknown amount of goods, Lt. Ciszek said. The suspects fled through a rear door undetected.
Police were called to the DoubleTree Hotel parking lot around 2:51 a.m. regarding a suspicious car. They found a Nissan Armada driven by 27-year-old Vincent Galvez of Upland and a check on the car revealed it was stolen, Lt Ciszek said. Mr. Galvez initially said he was going to purchase the car for $250, but gave a false name to officers. He was also on parole. Mr. Galvez was arrested and transported to CPD jail.
Saturday, May 20
A Rancho Cucamonga woman was arrested for DUI after she asked a neighborhood resident for a drink and a shot glass. Amanda Ruiz, 21, allegedly walked up to the home on the 4200 block of Piedmont Mesa and requested the libations, Lt. Ciszek said. Police were called, and they found Ms. Ruiz across the street from the home, slouched over the wheel of her car, asleep with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Police determined Ms. Ruiz was drunk and arrested her for DUI.
Monday, May 22
A computer monitor and several sets of commemorative coins were stolen from an accounting office on the 900 block of Foothill Boulevard. Between Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m., an unknown suspect pried open the rear door to Fiducial, stealing the equipment and the coins and fleeing undetected, police said. There is no suspect information at this time.