Police blotter 7-7-17

Tuesday, June 27

A Pomona man was arrested on a drunk in public charge in front of the Claremont Library. When officers tried to arrest 52-year-old Andrew Belasco around 5:30 p.m., he began screaming and kicking at officers, according to Det. Isaac Reyes of the Claremont Police Department. Mr. Belasco reportedly shouted profanities at one of the officers. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to CPD jail.

Thursday, June 29

Police are looking for a thief who smashed a window of a Toyota Prius at the Evey Canyon turnout. The burglary happened at 3:15 p.m., when a man only described as Caucasian in his 30s shattered the front passenger window and stole a purse. Credit cards from the purse were used at various locations around Upland, Det. Reyes said. An investigation is ongoing.


A 20-year-old Rowland Heights man created quite a scene at Espiau’s, Union on Yale, Pizza N Such, Blaze Pizza and Eureka Burger, after he took food off diners’ tables and threw it at them, Det. Reyes said. Manuel Avila also reportedly asked female diners if they wanted to “see his beef.” Once he got to Eureka Burger at about 9:30 p.m., two customers fought back and held him down until police arrived. During the scuffle, Mr. Avila fell into a large glass window, causing a large crack that had an estimated repair cost of $400, Det. Reyes said. Mr. Avila was arrested for battery and vandalism and transported to CPD jail.

Friday, June 30

Police were called to the area of Colgate and San Jose Avenues around 3 a.m. after 33-year-old Israel Arevalo yelled  “F**k you!” to a parking enforcement officer who saw him laying on the sidewalk. When police arrived, they determined Mr. Arevalo was drunk after seeing him trip over a curb and sway from side to side, Det. Reyes said. When officers attempted to detain him, Mr. Arevalo reportedly laughed and pulled away. Officers were able to grasp his hand and arrest him for public intoxication and resisting arrest.


About $200 worth of costume jewelry was taken from a home on the 4000 block of Las Casas. Just before 4:30 p.m., the burglar entered the home by smashing a rear door window and turning a key that was left inside the lock, Det. Reyes said. Once inside, the thief ransacked the home before leaving with the jewelry. There is no suspect description. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Saturday, July 1

Beaux Enriquez, 50, was observed yelling at passing cars and mumbling to himself when officers contacted him in front of the Village Market on Second Street just after 4 p.m., Det. Reyes said. The Claremont resident admitted to officers that he had finished an entire bottle of white zinfandel that day. He reportedly apologized to police when taken into custody, Det. Reyes said.

Sunday, July 2

Police are looking for three men who robbed a victim of his cell phone in the area of Mount Carmel Drive and San Diego Court. The victim was leaving a party around 1:30 a.m. when two men approached him and asked to use his cell phone, an iPhone 6S. When the victim gave his iPhone to the men, they took off to an awaiting vehicle, Det. Reyes said. As the victim chased the men, one of them tripped the victim, causing him to fall down. The victim then ran in front of the vehicle, and later told police the robbers attempted to run him over. The first suspect is described as an 18-year-old African-American man, five feet, eight inches tall and 125 pounds wearing a Tommy Hilfiger hoodie and dark pants. The second suspect is described as a 20-year-old African-American man, five feet, 10 inches tall and 160 pounds wearing all dark clothing. The getaway car driven by the third suspect was described as a tan 2004 Honda Accord.


Police pulled over a 2006 Honda Odyssey driven by 25-year-old Pasadena resident Nakia Criddell on Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard just before 10:30 a.m., Det. Reyes said. The van had been reported stolen in a carjacking by the LAPD. During the traffic stop, police found Ms. Criddell was driving without a license, though she did not match the description of the carjacking suspect. Ms. Criddell was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and driving without a license. Two other women in the van were also arrested, but were released without charges when it was determined they had no connection to the crime.


Los Angeles County Sheriffs are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Mount Baldy Road just above the Claremont city limits. Around 10 p.m., three people—described as two Hispanic men and one Caucasian woman—approached a car at a turnout north of Shinn Road, according to police logs. One of then men allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded the two victims’ wallets, according to Sgt. Michael McGratton of the LA County Sheriff’s Department. The victims complied, and the robbers left in a black Honda Civic. There is no further information available. Anyone with information is urged to contact the LA County Sheriff’s Department San Dimas station at (909) 450-2700

Monday, July 3

Police are investigating two burglaries that occurred in the same area. The first attempted burglary occurred at a home on the 2200 block of Indian Hill Boulevard around 10:12 a.m. According to police, a 14-year-old girl asleep in her room was awakened by the sound of a rear sliding glass door breaking and saw two burglars attempting to get inside, Det. Reyes said. The girl screamed and ran out of her bedroom, and the thieves fled without entering the house. Nobody was hurt.

Another house in the same area was broken into between 11:45 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. on the 1400 block of Indian Hill Boulevard. According to police, the thieves entered through an unlocked kitchen window and stole a MacBook Pro, iPad and Nintendo DS worth $2200, as well as an unknown amount of jewelry.

Police are currently investigating to determine if the two burglaries are related. There is no suspect information.

Tuesday, July 4

A 1991 Honda Accord driven by 19-year-old Ricardo Miranda of Pomona was pulled over near Padua Avenue and Mary Place after police observed him driving without headlights on around 11:42 p.m., Det. Reyes said. During a search, police found meth and a pipe in Mr. Miranda’s possession, and he was arrested.

—Matthew Bramlett


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