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Police blotter 9-15-17

Tuesday, September 5

A Riverside man was arrested after police found him behind the wheel of a stolen car. Officers found the 1997 Mercedes C-230 driven by 40-year-old Francisco Odorica and four other passengers At the Shell station by the 10 freeway just after 4 a.m., according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. After a check, police found the car had been stolen out of San Diego County on September 2. Mr. Odorica also had a meth pipe on him, and he was arrested. The passengers were not taken into custody.

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A Montclair man was arrested after trying to get away on a skateboard with a stolen chainsaw. Police received a call from the victim around 10:25 a.m. who saw 20-year-old Samuel Garcia-De Leon boarding down the 500 block of South College Avenue carrying the stolen power tool, according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. Garcia-De Leon was located in the area with the chinsaw, and was also found with methamphetamine and a glass meth pipe. He was arrested on theft and drug charges and transported to CPD jail, where he was released with a written notice to appear in court.

Wednesday, September 6

Five people were arrested during a drug bust at the DoubleTree Hotel. Officers responded to the hotel around 9:37 p.m. regarding several subjects who were possibly under the influence of drugs, Lt. Ciszek said. When they arrived to a room booked in 27-year-old West Covina resident Ashlee Lucas’ name, they found three additional people under the influence of meth, including one who tried to hide a meth pipe when officers arrived. Ms. Lucas was arrested, as well as 25-year-old Thomas Havanis of Covina, 28-year-old Cameron Hoyer of San Dimas, 24-year-old Garrett Loucks of Glendora and 30-year-old James Pinto of Azusa. Mr. Coyer was allegedly in possession of a syringe in his pants, and Mr. Pinto and Mr. Coyer had warrants out for their arrests.

Thursday, September 7

Police arrested a Pomona man after he allegedly tried to grab a woman’s steering wheel during an argument. Police were called near the area of San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard around 4:55 a.m., and a woman claimed she and 22-year-old Andrew Lopez were arguing in her car as it traveled on the 10 freeway, Lt. Ciszek said. At one point, the victim alleged Mr. Lopez said “I hope you get in a crash while taking me to work,” and tried to grab the steering wheel. Mr. Lopez was found to be under the influence of marijuana, and he was arrested for criminal threats and DUI while on drugs and taken to CPD jail.

Saturday, September 9

Two people were arrested at Knight’s Inn after police discovered an alleged identity theft operation. Officers arrived to the motel and found 46-year-old Michele Martinez of Fontana, who falsely identified herself with a stolen driver’s license to officers, Lt. Ciszek said. A search of her room yielded up to ten victims’ personal information, numerous fictitious checks and the papers to make them. Ms. Martinez was arrested. A second person staying in the room, 24-year-old Jorge Martinez of Ontario, then arrived to the scene and was arrested. Mr. Martinez, who was on parole at the time, and Ms. Martinez were transported to CPD jail on charges of identity theft, burglary, forgery and fraud.

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Police arrested a San Bernardino man after he got into a scuffle in the Starbucks restroom line. Police say 21-year-old Christian Mondragon cut in the restroom line at the Starbucks on Yale and Second, and when a woman tried to block him, he reportedly grabbed both her arms and pulled her away. She tried to block the door a second time, and Mr. Mondragon then “forcefully removed her out of his way,” according to Lt. Ciszek. Mr. Mondragon then left the coffee shop and was found on First Street and arrested on battery charges.

Sunday, September 10

Police arrested a Claremont man after witnesses claimed he exposed his penis in front of Yogurtland. Ryan Sykes, 26, was initially contacted by police in front of 21 Choices around 9 p.m. after a witness claimed he was touching himself, Lt. Ciszek said. He was advised of trespassing and sent on his way. At 11 p.m., another witness called police, claiming Mr. Sykes exposed his penis to them at Yogurtland. Two additional witnesses corroborated the victim’s claim, and Mr. Sykes was arrested for indecent exposure. While being booked at the jail, police found a small bag of meth inside Mr. Sykes’ wallet.

—Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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