Police blotter 3-16-18
Tuesday March 6
Officers pulled over the driver of a car after it was observed, “acting suspiciously” near Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards around 6:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Brian Thompson of the Claremont Police Department. The driver gave a false name of “Jason Thomas” to police, but a further investigation revealed he was actually 31-year-old Jason Roggen of Pomona. Mr. Roggen was also driving under the influence of a prescription drug, and he was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and giving a false name.
Wednesday, March 7
Police were called after 30-year-old Ramon Bueno was seen in the nude in the parking lot of House of Pong around 2:20 p.m., Sgt. Thompson said. There is no information as to why or how Mr. Bueno ended up in the parking lot in the buff, but he was observed to be visibly drunk. He was arrested for public intoxication, indecent exposure and for having warrants.
Police are investigating a burglary at a home on the 4400 block of St. Cloud Avenue. Between Wednesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 7, an unidentified thief smashed a glass window and ransacked the home, making off with an unknown amount of valuables, Sgt. Thompson said. The homeowners were out of town at the time of the break-in. There is no suspect information.
Thursday, March 8
Three cars were broken into in the Norm’s parking lot, with victims’ credit cards later used at numerous locations. The burglaries all occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the restaurant on the 800 block of South Indian Hill Boulevard. In one car, a purse containing credit cards was stolen, with the credit cards used at an unknown number of locations in the area. The second car was swiped of various electronics, and a third car had a backpack stolen, which contained a wallet with a debit card that was also used in locations around the area. There is no suspect information.
Friday, March 9
Police were called to Chase Bank in the Village after a man walked in claiming he needed money for his kidnapped daughter. The man reportedly received a phone call from a scammer who stated his daughter was kidnapped in a foreign country and needed money. He then told this information to a bank teller, who called police. A welfare call was sent out to the daughter, who confirmed she was safe. Nobody was arrested, and police are investigating.
Police arrived to a crash scene at Towne and Foothill just after 11 p.m., and found that one of the drivers involved, 24-year-old Jesus Licea of Moreno Valley, was too drunk to drive, Sgt. Thompson said. There were no injuries, and Mr. Licea was arrested and transported to CPD jail.
Saturday, March 10
Around 4:35 p.m., license plate camera readers at the intersection of Indian Hill and San Jose picked up on a white 1987 BMW that had been reported stolen. While officers were checking the scene, they were called to a car accident nearby involving the same vehicle. The driver, 26-year-old Lissette Lopez, was arrested for grand theft auto and for being under the influence of an unknown stimulant.
Between March 10 at 1 p.m. and March 11 at 11 a.m., an unidentified burglar forced open the front door to Foxy Lady Salon on the 1300 block of Towne Avenue and ransacked the place, Sgt. Thompson said. It is unknown what was stolen and there was no suspect information available. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Sunday, March 11
Two people were arrested on numerous charges after stolen mail was found inside a stolen car. License plate readers captured a black Honda CRV near the intersection of Towne and Scripps Avenues around 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Thompson said. The driver, 34-year-old Marie Sanchez of La Verne, was also in possession of mail from a nearby apartment complex. A passenger, 28-year-old Sergio Giordani of La Verne, was reportedly in possession of an unknown controlled substance. Both were arrested and transported to CPD jail.