Police blotter 7-14-17

Wednesday, July 5

A bicyclist suffered a fractured hip, along with other injuries, when a car collided with her at the intersection of Silver Tree and Base Line Road. The collision occurred at 8:11 a.m., when the cyclist, who was traveling westbound on Base Line in the bike lane, collided with a 2007 Toyota Camry that was turning northbound on Silver Tree, according to Det. Isaac Reyes of the Claremont Police Department. In addition to the fractured left hip, the cyclist suffered lacerations under her left eye, abrasions to her left cheek and jaw and a right wrist injury. She was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center. The driver of the Camry remained at the scene and was not cited.


A Pomona teenager was arrested for stealing his parents’ car and taking it on a joyride. Joseph Carlos, 18, was arrested after police found him behind the wheel of the 2013 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru of Starbucks on the 800 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard. Mr. Carlos took the Yukon without his parents’ permission and spent the day joyriding, at one point driving to the beach. His mom reportedly kept calling her son to return the car, but Mr. Carlos turned off his phone. When he was found by police and arrested, Mr. Carlos told officers, “I knew my parents were going to report it stolen.”

Thursday, July 6

Unknown burglars broke into Hayato Sushi just before 4 a.m. After shattering the glass front door, the burglars went through multiple offices in the restaurant on the 900 block of Foothill. Despite this, nothing seemed to be out of place when police arrived, and nothing was reported missing.

Friday, July 7

A pair of Bushnell binoculars was stolen from a home on the 1700 block of Bridgeport Avenue. Between June 25 and July 7, the thieves entered a shed in the back yard of the property and took the binoculars, which were valued at $200. An investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, July 8

Ryan Jones, 35 from Covina, was observed stumbling along Yale Avenue around 1:50 a.m. and getting into his car just north of Second Street, Det. Reyes said. When police pulled him over, Mr. Jones was apologetic and said he had “too much to drink.” He was arrested and transported to jail. Just before 4 a.m., police pulled over another car on Indian Hill and San Jose for driving without working taillights. The driver, 24-year-old Stephanie Gomez from Ontario, was found to be driving under the influence as well. Ms. Gomez told police, “Actually my friend just got arrested by you guys and I was at the police station checking in on him. His name is Ryan.” Ms. Gomez was arrested for DUI.


Multiple witnesses observed a man in a Dodgers jersey reportedly pushing a woman during an argument in front of Rhino Records around 4:30 p.m., Det. Reyes said. After police were called, they found a man matching that description driving eastbound on Bonita Avenue. Both Jose Ramirez, 39 from Pomona, and the woman in the car denied getting into a physical fight, telling police it was only a verbal argument. Mr. Ramirez was found to be driving on a suspended license, and without any additional evidence, he was arrested for the suspended license and transported to CPD jail.

Sunday, July 9

Two cars were broken into early Sunday morning in Evey Canyon. Between 6 and 8:30 a.m., a Toyota Sequoia and a Mini Cooper were both burglarized—the Sequoia’s back window was smashed, and the Mini Cooper’s left passenger window was shattered. A tennis bag worth $400 and a Microsoft Surface Pro worth $2000 were taken from the Sequoia, and a purse was taken from the Mini Cooper. A tracking device on one of the stolen items led to a Rancho Cucamonga residence, where 21-year-old Bradley Stojsich Clark was arrested after authorities found the stolen goods in his possession.


Police arrested 30-year-old Terry Howard from Temple City after he was found lying face down on a ramp in front of the Packing House around 9 p.m. and appeared to be “delirious,” according to witnesses. When police arrived, they noticed he was visibly drunk and was having trouble standing. He told police he only had two drinks and was waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up. Mr. Howard was arrested, sent to CPD jail to sober up and released without charges.

Monday, July 10

Police are looking for two prowlers who were seen leaving a shed in the back yard of a home on the 200 block of Brooks Avenue. The homeowner was outside having a cigarette around 4:45 a.m. when she saw the prowlers exiting the shed and jumping over a wall into El Barrio Park, Det. Reyes said. Both are described as African-American men between 30 and 40 years old, about five feet, seven inches tall and 170 pounds. The men didn’t appear to have anything in their hands when they escaped, and a check of the shed revealed nothing was missing. Police are investigating.


Witnesses observed 35-year-old Richard Orcasitas of Pomona wandering northbound in the middle of Indian Hill Boulevard, muttering to himself and throwing his sandals in the air. When police arrived to the area just north of American Avenue around 10:06 a.m., Mr. Orcasitas was muttering incoherently, was uncooperative with police and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He briefly struggled while police were trying to detain him, but he was eventually arrested for bring under the influence of a controlled substance.

—Matthew Bramlett


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