Police Blotter 3-2-18

Tuesday, February 20

Police are looking for a thief who stole the brass plates from two headstones in Oak Park Cemetery. The theft occurred sometime between January 17 and February 20, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. There is no suspect information, and the value of the plates was around $1000. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


Another car was burglarized at the Evey Canyon turnout. Between 1:45 p.m. and 2:06 p.m., an unidentified burglar smashed the rear window of a locked car and took a backpack containing sunglasses, makeup, a wallet and cash, totaling $1,400. There is no suspect information.


A Lancaster woman was arrested for DUI after crashing into another car on the 300 block of South College Avenue. After police arrived to the scene just after 4 p.m., they found the driver, 25-year-old Jade Mundy, was driving under the influence of alcohol, Lt. Walters said. A female passenger in Ms. Mundy’s car complained of pain to her back and was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for treatment. Ms. Mundy was arrested for DUI causing injury and was transported to CPD jail and held for court.

Wednesday, February 21

Claremont police are looking for a man who stole cigarettes during a late-night smash and grab. Around 1:31 a.m., the suspect walked up to the Chevron gas station on the 200 block of South Indian Hill Boulevard, shattered the front glass door with a crowbar and stole 10 cartons of cigarettes valued at around $1,000, Lt. Walters said. He is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man, about six feet tall and 200 pounds wearing a blue hoodie, a baseball hat, gloves, dark pants and a bandana covering his face. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Allen Perez was once again arrested for public intoxication, this time around the area of Oakmont School. Police found Mr. Perez, 44, from Pomona, passed out by a fence near the intersection of Spring Street and Arrow Highway around 3:18 p.m. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where he was booked and released with a citation.


Police are on the lookout for two people who tried to pay for their tab at Piano Piano with a fake $100 bill. When the ruse was discovered around 10:40 p.m., the duo fled in a older model black Jeep Cherokee. The first suspect is described as a Caucasian man around 40 years of age, six feet tall and 220 pounds; and the second suspect is described as a Caucasian woman around 40 years old, six feet tall and 160 pounds. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

Thursday, February 22

A woman’s Louis Vuitton purse was stolen from an unlocked car in front of Sanamluang Thai Cuisine. The victim parked her car around 9:45 p.m. and was only gone for five minutes, Lt. Walters said. There is no suspect information, and the stolen contents were not disclosed.


A motorist called police around 6:18 p.m. in regards to what she thought was a drunk driver near Base Line Road and Mills Avenue. The driver was swerving, speeding and brake-checking her, the police logs stated. As it turned out, the driver was not drunk—he was making those erratic moves because the woman was “following him aggressively.” No report was written.

Friday, February 23

A 15-year-old girl was arrested for making criminal threats to Claremont High School. Officers arrived to the school around 8:42 a.m. after the girl allegedly threatened to “shoot up the school” in a text message, Lt. Walters said. The girl was arrested and sent to CPD jail, where she was booked and released with a citation to her parents.


There was another theft at Oak Park Cemetery, and this time the thief stole a hummingbird solar-powered light and a wind ornament from a grave site between February 21 and February 23. The total value of the goods stolen was around $60. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


A car was burglarized on the 500 block of West First Street, but the items were recovered a short distance away. The break-in occurred between 9 a.m. on February 19 and 2 p.m. on February 23, when the thief entered the car through an unknown means and got away with the unknown items. According to Lt. Walters, the stolen items were later found “stacked nearby.” There is no suspect information.


Police are looking for three burglars who broke into a home on Fergus Falls. Between 4:17 p.m. and 8:58 p.m., the suspects shattered a rear glass door, entering the home and going through multiple bedrooms and closets. Remarkably, nothing was taken from the home, Lt. Walters said. One suspect was described as an African-American man, about five feet, 11 inches tall and 175 pounds. The other two suspects were unknown. They reportedly fled in a gray or dark-colored BMW X3 or X5 SUV. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

Saturday, February 24

Around 4 p.m. at the Shell gas station, a suspect crashed into a victim’s vehicle and left without exchanging information, Lt. Walters said. Upon further investigation, the car was an unreported stolen vehicle out of Pomona. The driver was described as a Hispanic man around 30 years old, five feet, six inches tall and 160 pounds. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

Sunday, February 25

Police were called around 5:19 p.m. after a man, described as overweight wearing a blue wig and “colorful clothes,” drove up next to a female student at the visitor parking lot of Kingston Hall at 301 E. Platt Boulevard and masturbated while inside his car, according to police logs. The car was described as a silver Nissan Rogue with paper dealer plates that said “Downtown LA,” the logs stated. No report was written.

—Matthew Bramlett


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