Police blotter 10-6-17


Tuesday, September 26

Samuel Garcia de Leon, 20, of Montclair was found just after 7 a.m. by an elderly victim in the backyard of a home on the 100 block of Brown Drive, Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department said. Once spotted, Mr. Garcia de Leon jumped over a brick wall and ran down the street, where officers caught him. He was found to be in possession of burglary tools and a meth pipe. Mr. Garcia de Leon was also arrested on September 5 for trying to steal a chainsaw.

Wednesday, September 27

Police are investigating after two cameras were stolen from San Antonio High School between September 26 at 9:30 p.m. and September 27 just before 8 a.m. The thief shattered a window to a building near a classroom and, once inside, rummaged through multiple drawers before leaving with an $800 Panasonic camera and an $800 Sony handheld video camera.


An early-morning traffic stop led to two arrests on the 1400 block of Morton Circle. A security guard at Brighton Park apartments called police just after 2 a.m. after seeing occupants of a car acting suspiciously. When police found the car, the driver, 37-year-old Maryann Myers of West Covina, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. She was also in possession of a purse that was reported stolen out of Fontana. A passenger, 24-year-old Michael Cogburn of Upland, had a warrant out for his arrest. Both were taken into custody and transported to CPD jail.


Police responded to a single-car accident at Dartmouth Avenue and Foothill Boulevard around 12:27 p.m. and arrested the driver, 19-year-old Luckie Nunez of La Puente, for driving while under the influence of an unknown drug. Two other occupants in the car, 20-year-old Adrian Campos Morales of Claremont and 18-year-old Samantha Valdez of Arcadia, were arrested for drunk in public. A fourth person, 18-year-old Penelope Tijerina of Montclair, allegedly became combative with officers, kicking and scratching them as she was being arrested. One officer suffered an injury to his hand in the process. Ms. Tijerina was arrested for drunk in public, assault on an officer and resisting arrest.


Around 11:50 p.m., police saw 31-year-old Thomas Reyes walking from the rear of a business on the 900 block of West Foothill Boulevard. Mr. Reyes saw the cops and ran, hiding out in the bushes in a side yard on the 900 block of Reed Drive. He refused to comply with officers and was “physically removed” from the bushes, Lt. Ciszek said. An officer suffered an injury to his hand in the process. Ms. Reyes was arrested.

Thursday, September 28

Andrew Solis, 30, of Montclair told police that he was trying to beat a yellow light at the intersection of Claremont and Foothill Boulevards when he crashed into another car around 9:30 p.m. He also reportedly told police that he didn’t stop because he had been drinking. He didn’t get too far, however—he was found on the 600 block of Foothill Boulevard and taken into custody for DUI hit and run.


Police are looking for the driver of a  car that left the scene of another accident at Indian Hill Boulevard and the 10 freeway. The incident happened at 10:26 a.m., when the victim was hit by a silver Nissan Versa. The driver of the Versa stopped for a minute in front of Norm’s, then sped south on Indian Hill into Pomona without exchanging information. The victim complained of pain to his ear, but refused medical attention and was not taken to the hospital.


Police pulled over the driver of a car on the 700 block of South Indian Hill around 12:38 p.m. for an improper display of a rear license plate. The driver, 22-year-old Miranda Carbaugh, was found to not have a license, and told police a friend allowed her to drive the car. Ms. Carbaugh and two passengers, 22-year-old Kyleen Wilcox and 50-year-old Daniel Ballon, were in possession of meth pipes and multiple syringes. All three suspects were arrested on drug paraphernalia charges.


A Hesperia man was arrested after he pushed someone during a Traffic and Transportation Commission meeting. Felipe Constancio, 49, entered the council chambers around 8:30 p.m., making unintelligible statements and disrupting the meeting. A resident who was at the meeting stood up and told Mr. Constancio to be quiet, at which point Mr. Constancio shoved him while saying, “You threatened my f**king kids. You do not grab a hold of me.” As the meeting stopped, Mr. Constancio yelled at other attendees before he left. He was later found in front of Starbucks and was arrested for battery. The victim was not injured.


A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Police arrived to the 800 block of Bonita Avenue around 7:25 p.m. to a family disturbance call of a man hitting a woman. During the investigation, police arrested a 42-year-old male for domestic violence. He was transported to CPD jail. No further information is available.

Saturday, September 30

An Upland woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend at Motel 6. Kimberly Dickinson, 39, was staying at the motel with her family, including a two-year-old and a four-year-old, when she reportedly got into a verbal argument with the victim around 1 a.m. When the victim tried to leave, Ms. Dickinson allegedly punched and scratched the victim in the head. When police arrived, she claimed she was assaulted, but there was no evidence.

—Matthew Bramlett


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