Police blotter 2-16-18

Tuesday, February 6

Police are looking for a burglar who smashed the window of a parked car and left with an unknown amount of valuables. Between the night of February 5 and the morning of February 6 on the 200 block of Armstrong Drive, the thief approached car, which was located in the victim’s driveway, and shattered the right rear passenger window and made off with the goods, according to Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department. There is no suspect description, and it cost $500 to replace the window.

Wednesday, February 7

Stephanie Quintanilla, 23, of Claremont was allegedly intoxicated when she left a residence on the 2100 block of Ursinus Circle just before 1 a.m. and got into a car to drive away, Lt. Walters said. Ms. Quintanilla was pulled over on Base Line Road and arrested.


Between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., an unidentified thief smashed the window of a car parked in the Super King lot and took an unknown amount of valuables. There is no suspect information available.


Jessica Wrede, 22, of Upland, was seen walking through the restricted area of the police station parking lot around 7 p.m. Officers determined she was under the influence of an unknown substance, and she was arrested.

Thursday, February 8

A homeowner scared off a would-be burglar after he tried to break into his home on the 200 block of Radcliffe. According to police, the burglar rang the doorbell around 12:43 p.m. The resident did not respond to the bell, and the burglar then walked to the back of the house and shattered a window in an attempt to get inside. The homeowner yelled, and the burglar ran away without making entry. There was nothing stolen, and no injuries were reported. The thief was described only as male, around five feet, eight inches tall and 160 pounds wearing a blue hoodie.


Another home was broken into on Thursday, this time on the 2300 block of Ohio. Between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., the burglar entered through an unlocked rear window and ransacked the home, taking an unknown amount of property. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


A Mini Cooper was broken into between 2 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. on the 100 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard. The thief entered the unlocked car and took a purse containing jewelry, cash, credit cards and sunglasses. There is no suspect description.

Friday, February 9

Allen Perez was once again arrested, this time for trying to steal a bottle of vodka from Stater Bros. A manager called police around 11:45 a.m. after Mr. Perez, 44, from Pomona, tried to make off with the drink. He was caught by police and arrested for petty theft and public intoxication. He was released with a citation after being booked.


On February 9 around 1 p.m., a hiker was coming back from the Evey Canyon trail when she noticed a man at her vehicle, which had a shattered window. The man fled in a getaway car, and the victim tried to chase it down but lost sight of it. She gave police a description of the suspect and the car. On Monday, 28-year-old Christopher Marin of Ontario was arrested in the area of Seventh Street and Sultana Avenue in Upland. Some of the victim’s belongings were found with Mr. Marin at the time of his arrest, Lt. Walters said, and he was on probation for grand theft.

Saturday, February 10

Allen Perez was arrested again at Trader Joe’s on suspicion of being intoxicated in the supermarket. Police were called around 3 p.m., and arrested Mr. Perez for being drunk in public. He was transported to CPD jail and released with a citation.


Claremont police are looking for three men who robbed a victim of his gold chain at the AM/PM on Foothill and Claremont Boulevards. The victim was getting gas around 6:40 p.m. when one of the men approached him, grabbed his gold chain from his neck and got into a getaway car driven by two other men, Lt. Walters said. The victim was not injured. The men were all described as African-American in their 20s; one was five feet, 11 inches tall and 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, the other was six feet tall and 180 pounds with dark hair and the third was six feet, 160 pounds with dark hair. One suspect was wearing a red hat and a red shirt and the other was wearing a white shirt and jeans.

Sunday, February 11

Allen Perez was arrested once again at Trader Joe’s a day after his previous arrest, this time for trespassing. According to Lt. Walters, he was banned from entering the store. He was arrested, booked and held for court.

Monday, February 12

An unknown burglar smashed the rear bedroom window of a home on the 100 block of Piedmont and ransacked several rooms before getting away with undetermined property. The incident occurred between 7:50 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.


Another burglary occurred, this time on the 2900 block of Rhodelia Drive. Between 9 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., the unidentified suspects shattered a glass window on the front French doors and entered the home, rifling through several bedrooms and getting away with an unknown amount of goods.

—Matthew Bramlett


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