Police blotter 4-27-18

Tuesday, April 17

Police arrived at an encampment in a vacant field on Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue around 6:45 p.m., Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said, and contacted three people—39-year-old Desiree Nevada of Upland, 44-year-old Robert Martinez of Placentia and 59-year-old Lisa Hedemann of Upland. Ms. Nevada had a warrant out for her arrest, and Mr. Martinez and Ms. Hedemann both had meth pipes on them. All three were arrested and transported to CPD jail.


Wednesday, April 18

Police arrived to the area of Mills Avenue and Charleston and pulled over the driver of a Honda Accord that had been acting suspiciously to witnesses, Lt. Walters said. The driver, 37-year-old Heidi Sheridan of Upland, was driving with a suspended license and was allegedly carrying a meth pipe. A passenger, 38-year-old Vincent O’Quinn of Upland, was reportedly in possession of meth and a pipe. Both were arrested and transported to jail.


Just after 1 p.m., three thieves entered the T-Mobile store on Auto Center Drive and snatched three iPhones from the display racks. They drove off in a silver Dodge four-door. They are described as African-American men about 20 to 25 years old, Lt. Walters said, with two of them around five feet, nine inches tall and 170 pounds and the other about six feet, two inches tall and 170 pounds. Anyone with information should call the police department at (909) 399-5411.


Between 6 and 8 p.m., an unknown thief shattered the driver’s side window of a Honda Pilot at College Park, taking a wallet with credit cards. The cards were then used at two locations in the area, Lt. Walters said. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department.


Police arrested a Pomona man hours after he allegedly stole a bicycle from an open garage. The bike was taken from a home on the 4200 block of Oak Hollow Road between 7 and 9 p.m., Lt. Walters said. Later that evening, around 10 p.m., police found 22-year-old Jeremy Uribe riding a bike that matched its description. The victim confirmed it was their bike, and Mr. Uribe admitted he stole it. He was also in possession of a meth pipe. He was arrested on charges of burglary, possession or stolen property and possession of the pipe.


Thursday, April 19

A Pomona man has been sentenced to two years in prison after police caught him with drugs and a loaded gun inside Norm’s Restaurant. Police responded to the restaurant just before 3 a.m. on a call of a customer with a loaded gun in his waistband, Lt. Walters said. Officers contacted 20-year-old Michael Mauri at a table at the restaurant, and found the loaded gun—with a high-capacity magazine—was reported stolen from Pomona. He was also in possession of heroin and cocaine for sale, and had a pipe and some cash. Mr. Mauri was arrested on charges of possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a high-capacity magazine and possession of a stolen gun. He pleaded no contest to all five charges at his April 23 hearing and was sent to jail, according to LA County Superior Court records.


License plate cameras captured a silver RX300 Lexus SUV, which was reported stolen out of Los Angeles, at Foothill and Towne around 6:50 a.m. The driver, 36-year-old Jon Nicholas, allegedly told officers he “found the car running and took it,” according to Lt. Walters. Mr. Nicholas also reportedly had meth on him. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail.


A Pomona man was arrested for domestic violence after police responded to a fight in progress at the Claremont Lodge. The fight, between 31-year-old Cituan Newman and the female victim, was reported at 3 p.m., Lt. Walters said. Mr. Newman refused to comply with officers’ orders, and it reportedly took three officers to take him into custody, Lt. Walters said. He was arrested on domestic violence and resisting arrest charges. The woman was not injured.


Around $3,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home on the 200 block of Monterrey. Between 1:30 and 4:40 p.m., the unknown burglar broke in through a rear window and ransacked the master bedroom, taking the jewelry.


Friday, April 20

Thieves made off with around $1,100 worth of cash after breaking into the UPS store on 310 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Between 6 p.m. on April 19 and 8 a.m. on April 20, the burglars smashed a window and disabled the surveillance system inside the shop, Lt. Walters said. They ransacked several drawers at the location and stole the money before fleeing undetected.


An Azusa man was arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts with a 14-year-old girl. Police were sent to the 3600 block of Dillard Avenue around 10:30 a.m. morning regarding a vehicle that was parked in front of the location. Inside the car were 25-year-old Michael Hernandez and the girl, and further investigation revealed Mr. Hernandez had allegedly performed lewd acts on her in the car, Lt. Walters said. Mr. Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of oral copulation with a minor and transported to CPD jail, where he was released on $100,000 bond. He will appear in court May 10.


Saturday, April 21

Rudy Orcasitas, 27, was arrested for hitting a Chipotle employee around 1:30 p.m. According to Lt. Walters, the victim told Mr. Orcasitas to stop moving property around the business, and he allegedly slapped her on her back. The employee was uninjured, and Mr. Orcasitas was arrested for battery and transported to jail.


Chad Henderson, 33, of Claremont, was arrested for prowling after he was seen in the backyard of a home on the 200 block of Creighton Circle. A day later, Mr. Henderson was arrested again after he was caught behind the wheel of a stolen 2018 Toyota Corolla, which was reported as carjacked from Montclair, Lt. Walters said. Mr. Henderson was pulled over near Mountain Avenue and Valhalla just before 10 a.m. He was arrested without incident.


Police stopped a man on a bicycle around 10:15 p.m. near Foothill Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue for not having reflectors, and the rider, 51-year-old Richard Ambriz of Duarte, pretended to fall off his bike and threw a packet containing meth and a pipe on the ground, Lt. Walters said. Police didn’t buy the ruse, and Mr. Ambriz was arrested for possession.


Sunday, April 22

A 17-year-old boy was arrested for DUI near San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard. Police pulled over the driver of a Toyota Prius around 1:50 a.m., and after a few field sobriety tests, found the juvenile driver was drunk. He was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where he was released on a citation to his parents.

—Matthew Bramlett


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