Police blotter 9-1-17

Tuesday, August 22

Burglars broke into a home on the 800 block of Deep Springs Road between August 4 at 9:30 p.m. and August 22 at 8 a.m.. The thieves smashed the rear glass window to the master bedroom, ransacked the house and fled undetected, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. The homeowners were on vacation at the time of the break-in, and it is currently unknown what was taken.


More than $5000 worth of jewelry was burglarized from a home on the 600 block of West 11th Street. Between 10:30 a.m. and 8:55 p.m., the thieves entered the home through the side yard and forced open the sliding glass door. The burglars took about $5,200 worth of jewelry and a laptop before fleeing undetected. There is no suspect information.

Thursday, August 24

A brand new Jeep Wrangler was stolen right off the lot of a Claremont dealership. Between 12:15 a.m. and 8 a.m. The suspect smashed a window on the 2017 black Jeep at John Elway’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge and opened the lockbox that contained the keys. The thief then fled in the car undetected. The total value of the stolen jeep is $42,750.


A burglar broke into a home on the 1400 block of Indian Hill Boulevard between 8:50 and 9:45 a.m. by removing the window screen to the master bedroom then ransacking the bedroom. It is unknown how much property was lost, and there is no suspect information at this time.


Another home was broken into on Thursday, this time on the 2700 block of Westfield Place. The burglars broke into the home between 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. The victim found the rear sliding glass door open to her house and found an unknown amount of jewelry was taken. The investigation is ongoing.


Police are looking for a man who threw a baseball at the window of a minivan. The incident occurred on Auto Center Drive, close to the Indian Hill Boulevard intersection, Lt. Ciszek said. The van was traveling eastbound on Auto Center when the man threw the baseball, shattering the back window of the van. Nobody in the van was injured. The man is described as African-American in his 20s, with a thin build and wearing black shirt, black pants and a backpack. Police are treating it as a random attack.



Claremont police once again arrested Allen Perez, 43, of Pomona for public intoxication. The repeat offender was found in front of the Claremont Museum of Art around 3:37 p.m. His breath smelled strongly of alcohol and he was determined to be too drunk to remain in public. He was arrested and held at CPD jail. Mr. Perez has been arrested 32 previous times by Claremont Police for public intoxication and warrants for public intoxication.

Friday, August 25

Police are looking for a suspect who pried open 15 mailboxes on the 900 block of Deep Springs Road. The theft occurred between 5:50 and 6:45 a.m., Lt. Ciszek said. One of the mailboxes contained about 20 checks for the victim’s employees. There is no suspect information at this time, and anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


A Hesperia man was arrested on a drunk in public charge after he reportedly yelled at customers at Heroes. Felipe Constancio, 49, was arrested after he was observed in front of the restaurant yelling at people. He was later found in front of Starbucks around 9:52 p.m., and police determined he was too drunk to remain on the streets. He was arrested, transported to CPD jail to sleep it off. He was released without charges.

Sunday, August 27

A Claremont woman was arrested on a domestic violence charge after reportedly hitting her boyfriend, fighting with officers and trying to break the window of a patrol car. Police were called to a home on the 800 block of Wayne Street, where the victim said 66-year-old Cynthia Nicholson hit him several times, causing cuts to his right forearm and chest, as well as a torn shirt, Lt. Ciszek said. Ms. Nicholson was located in a car in the driveway, and she was uncooperative with police, striking the officer with her arms and feet and attempting to kick out the window of the police car. She was restrained and taken to CPD jail, where she also broke a phone in the jail. Ms. Nicholson was then transported to Century Regional Detention Center in Los Angeles.


A Claremont man was arrested for public intoxication after he reportedly entered a home and threatened a woman inside. Police arrived to the location after a man called police saying 23-year-old Austin Hartz made the unknown threats to his wife, and was last seen in the parking lot of the DoubleTree Hotel. When officers found him on the 300 block of Foothill Boulevard, he was found to be too drunk to be outside, and he was arrested for public intoxication. It is unknown why he went into the house in the first place.

—Matthew Bramlett


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