Police blotter 11-10-17

Wednesday, November 1

A car driven by 47-year-old Daniel Hernandez  of Bakersfield was pulled over by police on Towne and Briarcroft Road around 10:30 p.m. for a car light violation. During the stop, police found that Mr. Hernandez did not have a driver’s license. Police also found a meth pipe in the center console, and a small amount of meth on the floor of a passenger seat occupied by 46-year-old Magdalena Vasquez, also of Bakersfield. Mr. Hernandez was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and driving without a license. Ms. Vasquez was arrested for possession of meth.

Friday, November 3

A Corona man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to a La West employee after he was caught stealing beer. Nicholas Servin-Vetere, 21, entered the liquor store at 333 West Arrow Highway and tried to steal a can of Claremont Craft Ales Grapefruit Double IPA and a bottle of Stone Frutallica, while attempting to pay for a third drink. The clerk called him out and took the beers back, and as he was getting kicked out, Mr. Servin-Vetere made an unknown threatening statement to the clerk. Police were called, and he was arrested for shoplifting.


Police are investigating after Sanamluang Thai Cuisine was burglarized. When police arrived after responding to a burglary alarm just after 6 a.m., the burglars had already fled. There was no known property loss, only because restaurant employees regularly empty their cash registers and leave them open when they close, police said. Video surveillance captured two male burglars breaking into the restaurant. They are both described as five feet, five inches tall to five feet, eight inches tall, with small builds and wearing hooded sweatshirts.

Saturday, November 4

Around 2:40 p.m., 52-year-old Gerald Murray of Lakeside and 46-year-old Roman Bennett of Escondido walked into the Vons supermarket at Mills Avenue and Base Line Road, stole 12 bottles of alcohol totaling $463.06, and fled the scene. Employees noticed the theft and took down the getaway car’s license plate number as it fled south on Mills. A short time later, the car was pulled over near the intersection of Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevards. Mr. Murray and Mr. Bennett were arrested for shoplifting.


Between 2 p.m. on November 3 and 8 p.m. on November 4, an unknown vandal shattered the front and east double doors at Richard Hibbard on Indian Hill Boulevard. No entry was made to the showroom, and there is no suspect information. It cost $1500 to replace the glass.

Monday, November 6

Police are looking for a suspect in two burglaries on the 600 block of Sycamore Avenue. Between 5 p.m. on November 5 and 7:30 a.m. on November 6, a thief entered an open garage in a condominium complex and stole a bicycle and computer monitor worth $750. Another condominium in the area was burglarized between 5 a.m. and 5:45 a.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. A suspect was seen leaving the area in a U-Haul truck around 11:30 a.m. He is described as an African-American man in his 20s, around six feet tall and 175 pounds, wearing a dark colored shorts and a dark colored shirt. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Police arrested a Pomona man on drug charges after he was stopped on the 200 block of San Jose Avenue. Police contacted 41-year-old Ryan Hamilton while he was riding his bike in the area around 3:45 a.m. Officers found methamphetamine in his possession, as well as a meth pipe, and Mr. Hamilton was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Officers received a report of a man staggering down the sidewalk near Bonita and Cambridge Avenues, Lt. Ciszek said. When police arrived, Alan Perez, 44, of Pomona, was passed out on the sidewalk. Police helped him up, and since he was clearly inebriated, he was arrested for public intoxication and transported to CPD jail. Mr. Perez has been arrested by Claremont police for public intoxication 37 times.

—Matthew Bramlett


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