Police blotter 10-20-17

Tuesday, October 10

Police are looking for three people who stole a bike from a car rack in front of Sprouts. The theft occurred around 8:20 a.m., according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. A witness saw two Hispanic men and one Hispanic woman approach the car, and one of the men cut the combination lock to the bike and rode away from the parking lot. The witness gave chase, but the thief got away. The other two left in a grey four-door Toyota Camry. The black and white Trek mountain bike was valued at $400.


A thief apparently entered an unlocked car on the 2200 block of Marietta Drive and used a garage door remote to open a garage and steal a $100 Bosch electric screwdriver and battery. The incident happened between 11 p.m. on October 10 and 6 a.m. on October 11, and there is no suspect information.

Wednesday, October 11

Two people were arrested after police discovered an identity theft operation at the DoubleTree Hotel. Police were called to the hotel around 10:45 a.m. after 30-year-old Amanda Remington of Yucaipa and 30-year-old Johnny Flores of Rialto rented a room using a false ID. Ms. Remington, who had an active warrant out for her arrest, was located in the room and arrested after she initially gave a false name to police. Mr. Flores was seen leaving the hotel parking lot by staffers and later located in the area of Green Street and Elder Drive. During a search, police located ID theft paperwork in his pocket, as well as a notebook that contained information on additional victims and he was arrested. Mr. Flores and Ms. Remington were booked at CPD jail. Ms. Remington was released with a notice to appear in court and Mr. Flores was held.

Thursday, October 12

An Alta Loma man was arrested for DUI after he injured his four-year-old daughter when he crashed into a house. Officers were called to the 600 block of Bluefield Drive around 1:30 p.m. after a Chrysler 300 crashed into the garage of a home. The driver, 43-year-old Christopher Love, was found to be driving under the influence. His daughter, who was reportedly not properly secured in her car seat, complained of pain to her neck and right bicep, but was not taken to the hospital. Mr. Love himself suffered multiple cuts to his left hand, forearm and bicep. He was arrested for DUI causing injury and transported to CPD jail.


Police are looking for whoever stole $900 in gift cards from an unlocked car. The theft occurred on the 1200 block of Yale Avenue, when the burglar entered the Mercedes-Benz and swiped the cards for J Crew, Buca di Beppo and California Pizza Kitchen. The thief also stole about $40 in cash.

Saturday, October 14

Around $6,000 in music equipment and iPhones were stolen from an unlocked car on the 600 block of McKenna Street. At approximately 1:30 a.m., the thief entered the car and got away with two bass amps, a bass guitar, a coffin guitar case, a bass pedal, numerous cords and two iPhones. There is no suspect information.


Police arrested an Upland man after finding 32 grams of meth in his car. Officers went to the 1400 block of Claremont Boulevard after getting a call of a suspicious person wearing a checkered hoodie and a tank top. They found 50-year-old Ernesto Banuelos getting out of his Suzuki Grand Vitara in the parking lot. When police contacted him, he said he was currently on probation for vehicle theft, and a search of his car revealed the meth and a scale, telltale signs of intent to sell.


A Fontana man was arrested for DUI after he hit two parked cars and tried to flee on foot. Around 11:15 p.m., a gray Honda Civic driven by 37-year-old Rodrigo Bautista reportedly hit two parked cars on the 600 block of Bucknell Avenue, Lt. Ciszek said. According to witnesses, he then tried to run from the scene eastbound on Doane Avenue. Officers found him there, and he told police that he ran because he was drinking and driving. Officers determined he was too drunk to be behind the wheel of a car, and he was arrested, held for detox and later released.

Sunday, October 15

Another identity theft operation was discovered when police pulled over a driver in a stolen car. Officers located a black Honda Accord that was reported stolen out of Ontario around 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. During the traffic stop, police found a backpack and a purse containing numerous credit cards, mail and credit information that didn’t match up to the driver, 29-year-old Amanda Aguilar of Montclair. The passenger, 24-year-old David Bautista, appeared under the influence of drugs, and a meth pipe was found during the search. Ms. Aguilar was arrested for the stolen car, possession of stolen property and identity theft, while Mr. Bautista was arrested on drug charges.

—Matthew Bramlett


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