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Police blotter 3-30-18

Wednesday, March 21

A woman was arrested on drug charges after police were initially called for a possible bike theft. A witness called police at Stater Bros at 1055 W. Foothill Blvd. around 2:46 p.m. and claimed someone was removing parts from a bike. Police found 19-year-old Margaret Antillon, who matched the suspect description, across Towne Avenue at CVS, according to Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department. While there was no evidence she stole anything, Ms. Antillon allegedly had a meth pipe in her possession. She was arrested and sent to CPD jail, where she was cited and released.

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Officers were called to the Chase Bank at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue around 8:45 p.m. in regard to two suspicious subjects in the area, Lt. Walters said. One of the men, 22-year-old Alexis Hernandez of Beaumont, was found to be in possession of meth and a meth pipe. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

Thursday, March 22

Police arrested two men after one allegedly stole an iPhone from a pedestrian on First Street in Village West. Around 11:15 p.m., 19-year-old Marcell Thomas of Claremont reportedly asked the female victim if he could use her cell phone. The victim gave her phone to him, and he promptly took off, Lt. Walters said. The victim chased Mr. Thomas and caught up with him, and Mr. Thomas allegedly punched her in her chest. He ran to a getaway car near the railroad tracks and sped off. Officers caught up to the car and pulled it over on the 900 block of Arrow Highway, where Mr. Thomas and the driver, 33-year-old Stuart Baker of Los Angeles, were arrested for robbery.

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Police are looking for whoever broke into BioPointe Scientific at 250 York Pl. When employees arrived to the business at 8 a.m., they noticed the rollup door was open and a number of items were rummaged through. No property loss was reported, and there is no suspect description. Anyone with information should Claremont police at (909) 399-5411.

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A jacket and wallet were stolen from an unlocked car on the 600 block of Lehigh Drive. Between 3 p.m. on March 22 and 8 a.m. on March 23, the suspect opened the car, which was parked in a home driveway, and made off with the goods. There is no suspect information, nor is there an approximate value of the stolen items.

Friday, March 23

Police are looking for a man who allegedly was caught masturbating at a south Claremont park. Officers arrived to Rancho San Jose park on the 600 block of West San Jose Avenue at 3:20 p.m. after witnesses claimed the man was staring toward the playground and touching himself, Lt. Walters said. The man fled when police arrived, and after a search he was unable to be found. He is described as an older Hispanic man, five feet, five inches to five feet, six inches tall with black hair, wearing a brown cap, jeans and a shirt. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

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Around 9 p.m., a Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested for DUI during a routine traffic stop near the intersection of Green Street and Indian Hill Boulevard. Upon further investigation, police determined 27-year-old Brandon Carlton also was driving with a suspended license and had three warrants for his arrest. Mr. Carlton was arrested and later released with a citation.

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Around $4,600 in tools and cash was stolen from a van in the Motel 6 parking lot. Between 3 p.m. on March 23 and 3 a.m. on March 24, the unknown thief allegedly opened the unlocked Dodge minivan and stole the goods, which included $800 in cash, Lt. Walters said. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.

Saturday, March 24

An Upland man was arrested for DUI after police clocked him driving at a high rate of speed. Officers pulled over 21-year-old Bryce Anderson near the intersection of Claremont Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue around 2:30 a.m. and found he was too drunk to be driving, Lt. Walters said. Mr. Anderson was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where he was later released with a citation.

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A transient was arrested after giving a false name to police after trying to flee. Police were called to the Starbucks at 810 S. Indian Hill Blvd. in regard to a “suspicious person” in the area at 11:40 p.m. When police arrived, the man started running south toward American Avenue and was later found hiding in the bushes near American and Indian Hill. The man initially gave a fake name to police, but was later determined to be 42-year-old Wilbert Hickenbottom. Police learned Mr. Hickenbottom also had a felony parolee-at-large warrant, and he was arrested.

Monday, March 26

Police arrested an Upland woman on domestic violence and drug charges at Knight’s Inn. Officers arrived to the motel in response to a fight in progress at 2:15 p.m., Lt. Walters said. When they arrived, they determined 35-year-old Emily Churchill was reportedly in a physical altercation with the victim, whom she had been dating. Police also found meth and a meth pipe that allegedly belonged to Ms. Churchill. She was arrested and transported to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett

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