Police blotter 12-8-17

Monday, November 27

Claremont officers picked up on a 1999 Honda CRV around 6:25 p.m. and found it was reported stolen earlier that day out of Pomona, according to Cpl. Jacob Tillman of the Claremont Police Department. Inside the car were the driver, 28-year-old Johanna Arroyo of Los Angeles, and 25-year-old Christian Rosas. Ms. Arroyo was arrested for the stolen car, possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Mr. Rosas was arrested for a warrant.

Tuesday, November 28

Police are looking for whoever hit a solar panel at the CUSD building. An unknown driver slammed into the overhead parking lot’s solar panel at 170 west San Jose Avenue and left without reporting the collision. The damage was estimated at around $1,800.


A thief stole a package worth $125 from the front porch of a home on the 600 block of west First Street. The incident happened just before noon, and the description of the suspect is scarce. He is described as an adult man wearing a blue jacket and dark pants.

Wednesday, November 29

A Pomona woman was arrested after police caught her in a stolen car. Officers found that a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country in the area of Towne Avenue and Scripps Drive was reported stolen, Cpl. Tillman said. The driver, 48-year-old Irma Cameros, was arrested without incident and charged with stealing a car and driving without a license.

Thursday, November 30

A 2013 Scion tC driven by 37-year-old Dalando Brooks was located by police around 10:30 a.m., and he fled as police tried to pull him over. The chase moved westward into Pomona, where the car stopped at a cul-de-sac adjacent to Kiwanis Park. Mr. Brooks tried to flee and was apprehended a short time later in a nearby neighborhood. He was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and charges related to the pursuit. Two women inside the car and were also arrested—37-year-old Candice Green for possession of stolen property and possession of narcotics, and 19-year-old Angelic Parker of Pomona, for warrants.

Friday, December 1

Police are investigating a burglary on the 3500 block of Padua Avenue. Just before 9 p.m., an unknown burglar broke a window to gain entry to the home, ransacked numerous rooms and left with an unknown amount of jewelry, Cpl. Tillman said. There was no suspect description. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Police are looking for a Claremont woman who went missing in Pomona. Michelle Smith, 45, was reported missing after she failed to return from the department of social services office on the 2000 block of Holt Avenue, according to police. She is described as a Caucasian woman, and she was last seen wearing a light blue sweater, black knit pants and a black cardigan, with her blonde hair in a bun. She uses daily prescription medication, and is unfamiliar with her surroundings. Police do not suspect foul play. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Saturday, December 2

Police arrested a Diamond Bar man after he was caught in a stolen car in the Denny’s parking lot. Officers located the 2000 Honda Civic just after midnight after determining it was stolen out of Montclair on November 26. The driver, 20-year-old Gabriel Martinez, was inside the car at the time and arrested. The car was also the subject of a warrant out of Montclair in a carjacking case, and Mr. Martinez was then transferred to the Montclair Police Department for further investigation.


A Pomona man was arrested for possession of burglary tools after he crashed into a property on the 4200 block of Piedmont Mesa Drive. Officers were called to the property around 1:17 a.m. after 32-year-old Enrique Gutierrez reportedly lost control of his car and crashed into a yard between a house and a wall, Cpl. Tillman said. The car was still stuck when police arrived. Upon further investigation, police determined Mr. Gutierrez was in possession of burglary tools and a concealed knife.


Police arrested a Pomona man at Norm’s after he was observed vandalizing an Acura after an argument. Edgar Reyes-Olvera, 26, got into an argument with another person at the restaurant around 2 a.m., walked outside and began hitting the car with an unknown object, Cpl. Tillman said. The damage to the car was estimated at more than $950. Police were called to the scene, and Mr. Reyes-Olvera was arrested for felony vandalism. He initially walked away from police while being arrested, and he was also charged with resisting arrest.


Matthew Bramlett


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