Police blotter 11-17-17
Wednesday, November 8
A Compton man has been arrested in connection with a residential burglary in January. Ryan Rodriguez, 21, was picked up by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department in Compton after DNA collected at the house on the 1100 block of Cascade Place linked him to the crime, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. Mr. Rodriguez was brought to Claremont, where he was booked and released pending additional investigation.
License plate reader cameras picked up on a 2016 Hyundai Sonata around Towne Avenue and Scripps Drive that was reported stolen out of Ontario the day before. The driver was pulled over around 4:23 p.m. at Towne and Foothill, and 42-year-old Aaron Misquez of Pomona was arrested for grand theft auto and warrants.
Thursday, November 9
Between 12:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown burglar entered an unlocked garage on the 300 block of Springfield Street, gained access to three adjacent garages and stole four black and chrome 22-inch rims valued at $2,500.
Unknown burglars forced open an exterior door into the stairwell at 50/Fifty Asian Cuisine on 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd., and cut open a hole in drywall from the stairwell into the restaurant. Despite the effort, the thieves got away with just five dollars from the cash register.
Police tried to pull over the driver of a 1996 Honda Civic for speeding near Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue around 12:37 a.m., but the driver didn’t stop. Adrian Vargas, 21, was eventually pulled over at Garey Avenue and Foothill in Pomona. He was arrested and booked for felony evading, having two warrants out for his arrest and being in possession of an unknown narcotic.
Friday, November 10
A man was briefly arrested on suspicion of trying to break into a car in the DoubleTree Hotel parking lot. A witness heard a loud banging noise and saw an individual next to the car. When a security guard approached the man, he reportedly dropped a rock and tried to hide it underneath the car. Police were called, and the man was arrested for attempted burglary. He was released without charges a short time later when it was revealed he was trying to get his keys out from inside the rental car, and thought breaking the window would be a better idea than paying the extra fee for lost keys.
Saturday, November 11
An alarm scared off a would-be thief on the 1900 block of Mountain Avenue. Police responded to the burglary alarm around 5:47 p.m., Lt. Walters said. The homeowner tried to cancel the call, but upon further investigation police found evidence that someone attempted to force open a rear bedroom window. No property was taken, and there’s no suspect information.
Employees from Vons grocery store apprehended Jessie Hernandez, 36, after he allegedly tried to steal razors, aluminum foil and a Five-Hour Energy Shot around 9:54 p.m. When police arrived, Mr. Hernandez gave a false name to police. His real identity came attached with a felony no-bail warrant for his arrest, and was transported to CPD jail.
Sunday, November 12
A robber entered Mai Salon on the 900 block of West Foothill Boulevard around 10:40 a.m., pointed a black semiautomatic handgun at the victim and demanded cash. The robber forced the victim to the ground, and the victim began screaming for help. The victim’s screams alerted others in the area, and the robber fled without taking any money. The victim was uninjured. The robber is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, five feet, six inches tall and 180 pounds with brown hair, wearing a baby blue oversized long-sleeve shirt, green pants, black gloves and a black towel covering his face.
Officers were called to the area of Edinboro and Mills avenues around 8:30 a.m. after a resident noticed an unfamiliar car and felt concerned because a neighbor was out of town. Three people were inside the car—25-year-old Keith McClain-Brown of Victorville, 25-year-old David Kostick of Winchester and 20-year-old Clarissa Helmbrecht-Kasbeck of Victorville. Mr. McClain-Brown was found to be in possession of a concealed dirk or dagger, Mr. Kostick was in possession of meth, a pipe and stolen license plates, and Ms. Helmbrecht-Kasbeck had a meth pipe on her. All three were arrested and transported to CPD jail.