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Police blotter 1-19-18

Wednesday, January 10

Steve Hardy, 26, of Pomona was caught by Claremont officers around 9:30 a.m. in a GMC Safari that was reported stolen out of Ontario earlier that morning, according to Det. Erik Orozco of the Claremont Police Department. Police pulled over Mr. Hardy at the AM/PM at Towne Avenue and Arrow and arrested him without incident.

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Police are looking for a man who was seen breaking into a car on the 1000 block of north Indian Hill Boulevard. Between 10:30 and 10:35 a.m., witnesses saw a man break into a car and steal a purse from inside, Det. Orozco said. Police found the purse during a search, but an unknown amount of cash and the victim’s driver’s license were missing. The thief is described as an African-American man in his 20s, wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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A Montclair man was arrested for prowling after two homeowners caught him in their backyards. One resident on the 200 block of Green Street called police after a man, identified as 45-year-old John Gouvias, was seen in his backyard. When police were checking the area, another resident flagged them down and said Mr. Gouvias was in their yard as well. The Montclair man was arrested without incident. He could not give a reason as to why he was in the yards, Det. Orozco said.

Thursday, January 11

Around 7:30 a.m., an unidentified burglar smashed a window of a car parked at the Claremont Club and stole the victim’s wallet, credit cards and a $400 check, Det. Orozco said. The victim was able to cancel the check and the cards before the suspect used them. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

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Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on the 1000 block of Lamonette Street. Between midnight on January 11 and 8:44 p.m. on Janaury 12, the unidentified burglars smashed a rear sliding glass door on the second floor of the home, gaining entry and leaving with a safe containing old coins, jewelry and paperwork, according to Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department. There is no suspect information. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police.

Saturday, January 13

Another home was broken into, this time on the 700 block of Livingston Court. Between January 8 at 10 a.m. and January 13 at 5:50 p.m., an unidentified burglar mashed a rear sliding glass door, gained entry and stole an unknown amount of goods. The residents were on vacation at the time of the burglary, Sgt. Ewing said. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.

Sunday, January 14

Officers arrived near the intersection of Denver Avenue and Clarion Place around 7:52 a.m. and found 22-year-old Abdulaziz Alenezi slumped over the steering wheel of his silver Toyota, which was parked up on the curb. Once officers woke him up, Mr. Alenezi displayed clear signs of drunkenness. He was arrested for DUI and transported to jail.

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A woman standing in front of Luscious Nails cautioned a man to watch his child who was running into traffic around 4:30 p.m. He allegedly walked up to her, sprayed her with pepper spray and said “F**k you. Bet you won’t ever do that again,” according to Sgt. Ewing. The suspect is only described as an African-American man driving a silver car. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department.

Monday, January 15

Samantha Tucker, 26, of Pomona was walking near a bus stop near the intersection of Bonita Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard just before 5 p.m. when she passed by a man sitting on an adjacent wall. She told police that the 46-year-old man from Glendora licked his lips “in a sexual manner,” Sgt. Ewing said. Ms. Tucker, who told police she was scared and offended, punched him in the face. The man sustained a broken nose and was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center for treatment. Ms. Tucker admitted to the punch, and was arrested for battery and held for court.

—Matthew Bramlett

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