Police blotter 11-3-17

Wednesday, October 25

A Pomona man was arrested on drug charges following a routine traffic stop. Police pulled over a car driven by 38-year-old David Heermance for a right turn violation at Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue around 7:54 p.m., according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. He had a warrant out for his arrest, and was in possession of methamphetamine, police said. Mr. Heermance was placed under arrest and transported to CPD jail.


Police arrested a Pomona man for DUI after he was seen straddling lanes and driving on the wrong side of the road near the intersection of Garey Avenue and Smith Drive. When Ernesto Fonseca Solis, 25, was pulled over around 9:08 p.m., he showed clear signs of drunkenness and was also driving without a license, Lt. Ciszek said. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


An Upland man was arrested for possession of stolen property after being caught with a stolen tablet. Broque Anderson, 25, was allegedly in the Sprint Store on Auto Center Drive and “acting suspicious,” causing employees to call police. Officers found Mr. Anderson walking up Indian Hill Boulevard, and after a consented search, found a tablet in his possession was stolen from a local towing company. Mr. Anderson was arrested and transported to jail.

Friday, October 27

Police arrested a transient for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of syringes. Officers found 33-year-old Chad Baker near the intersection of San Jose Avenue and Bucknell just after 3 p.m., and a records check revealed that in addition to the drugs, Mr. Baker also had warrants out for his arrest, Lt. Ciszek said.


A Victorville man who was initially arrested for driving a stolen car had the charges dropped after investigation revealed his mother was wanted for stealing the car. The 22-year-old was pulled over near the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Ashfield just before 7 a.m. after police found out the Hyundai Accent was reported stolen out of San Bernardino County. The man was arrested on charges including vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and driving with a suspended license. Later, it was discovered that not only did the man not know the car he was driving was stolen, but also his mother is wanted for stealing it, Lt. Ciszek said. All charges were dropped except for driving with a suspended license.

Saturday, October 28

A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of shooting at a passing car with a BB gun. Police received a call of a “group of subjects” shooting at cars on First Street around 12:20 a.m., Lt. Ciszek said, and found 18-year-old Juan Vargas Riza had shot at a car with the BB gun. The driver of the car signed a private persons’ arrest form, and Mr. Riza was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

Sunday, October 29

A Claremont man was arrested for DUI as he was coming home from a fast food joint. Police pulled over a car driven by 20-year-old Cameron Graham around 4 a.m. at Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue after Mr. Graham failed to obey a no U-turn sign, Lt. Ciszek said. Mr. Graham was found to be too drunk to be driving. He told police he was driving home from an early-morning McDonald’s run. Mr. Graham was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Two people were arrested after they were found with drugs and burglary tools. Police responded to the 1200 block of North Indian Hill Boulevard around 5 a.m. after getting reports of a man and a woman yelling at each other, Lt. Ciszek said. Once there, they found 26-year-old Brian Parra from Claremont in possession of ceramic spark plug chips and a rubber slingshot, which could be used for burglary tools. His companion, 25-year-old Nancy Gonzalez of Pomona, was reportedly in possession of a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, as well as a meth pipe. Both had warrants out for their arrest, and they were taken into custody.


Around $1600 worth of music equipment was stolen from a garage at an apartment complex on the 300 block of Springfield Street. Between midnight and 9:22 a.m., the unknown suspect used an unknown tool to pry open the garage door, stealing microphones, speakers, amplifiers and a mixing board, Lt. Ciszek said. Two other garages were also burglarized—two screwdrivers were stolen from one, while nothing was taken from the other. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Police are investigating a burglary where the thief entered through a doggy door. The incident occurred on the 100 block of San Jose Avenue between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. The victim told police that the burglar squeezed through the tight space and took an iPhone, a charger and about $15 in cash, Lt. Ciszek said. There is no suspect information. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Police arrested a man after catching him at the back door of Super King Market. Joseph Beatty, 34, was seen standing near the rear door by an officer who was patrolling the back alley around 11:20 p.m., and ran eastbound as soon as the officer saw him. The officer caught up to Mr. Beatty, and he was arrested without incident. He had burglary tools in his possession, as well as an unknown narcotic and paraphernalia, and evidence at the scene indicated he was trying to pry open the door. He was arrested for attempted burglary.

Monday, October 30

Officers were called to the Starbucks on south Indian Hill Boulevard just before 8 a.m. regarding a man who was asking customers for money in the parking lot. When police arrived and found 36-year-old Brian King on the east side of McDonald’s, Mr. King ran, eventually getting caught on the northwest corner of Indian Hill and American Avenue, Lt. Ciszek said. Police found a glass pipe and asked Mr. King if he had anything else on him. Mr. King reportedly said no, but an additional search after he was arrested yielded methamphetamine. He was charged with resisting arrest, possession of paraphernalia and bringing narcotics into a jail.

Tuesday, October 31

A resident arrived home on the 700 block of Marlboro Court around 2:50 p.m. and discovered two suspects burglarizing his house. Once discovered, the suspects fled the home in a white older model Honda and were last seen going south on Grand Avenue. The car was described as “beat up,” police said. One suspect described only as a male, and the other described as a Hispanic male with a shaved head and a goatee, wearing a black short sleeve shirt and blue Dickies-style pants. Anyone with information is urged to call the Claremont Police Department.

—Matthew Bramlett


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