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Police blotter: 5-25-18

Tuesday, May 15

A 14-year-old Claremont boy was arrested after allegedly slapping and grabbing the buttocks of a 14-year-old female student. The incident reportedly occurred on May 10 in front of El Roble Intermediate School around 3 p.m., according to Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department. The boy was arrested at school on May 15 and transported to CPD jail on suspicion of sexual battery, where he was later released on a citation to his parents.

Wednesday, May 16

Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a female pedestrian in front of the Packing House. Around 10 p.m., the woman was crossing First Street when the suspect, identified as a Caucasian man in his early 50s wearing a blue shirt, slowed down in front of her and was seen masturbating in his car. The man drove away and was not found. He was driving a gray compact vehicle. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Friday, May 18

Four teenagers who were reported missing from Leroy Haynes Center were found walking in the area of Garey Avenue and Smith Drive in Claremont. The boys—two 17-year-olds, a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old—were found just before 5 a.m. No reason was given as to why they left the home, and the boys were returned to the center.

Saturday, May 19

Two burglars were arrested after they apparently returned to the scene of the crime. On Saturday at around 7:45 p.m., the two alleged burglars, 24-year-old Pedro Rodriguez of Ontario and 23-year-old Alexis Perera, used a rock to smash a rear sliding glass door of a home on the 900 block of Brigham Young Drive. They reportedly stole jewelry and purses before fleeing the scene in a grey Mazda 6. Later in the evening, the burglars apparently went back to the scene, where the victim’s relative spotted them. The burglars tried to get away, but were followed by the relative, who called police. Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Perera were located and arrested in the area of Ninth Street and College Avenue, and were positively identified as the two burglars who allegedly broke into the home, police said.

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A purse was stolen from an unlocked BMW between 9:55 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. at College Park. The purse contained a wallet and credit cards, and was valued at $1,000, according to Lt. Karlan Bennett of the Claremont Police Department. There is no suspect information.

Sunday, May 20

An Ontario man was arrested on suspicion of committing multiple burglaries in Claremont and across southern California. Sean Doyle, 28, was identified through investigative means as a suspect responsible for a burglary on May 3 on the 700 block of Valparaiso Drive. On May 21, officers in Claraboya found Mr. Doyle driving through the area, possibly casing houses. He was pulled over, and a subsequent search of his car found stolen property from the May 3 burglary, as well as property stolen from a home on the 1000 block of Loop Branch on May 14.

A search of a home in Ontario connected to Mr. Doyle found a firearm and other property that was reported stolen from a home in Irvine. Mr. Doyle, who was on probation for identity theft, was arrested and transported to CPD jail, where he was booked and held for court. Police believe there are more victims, and an investigation is ongoing.

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A Claremont man was arrested after allegedly beating a woman in front of a home on the 600 block of Harwood Place. Around midnight, Dylon Ford, 23, reportedly assaulted the female victim as he was trying to pull her out of a car in front of the home. He also repeatedly kicked the door of the car, causing damage. The victim suffered scratches and swelling from the assault. Mr. Ford was arrested for domestic battery and vandalism.

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A Pomona man was arrested for DUI after causing an accident near the intersection of San Jose Avenue and Bucknell Avenue. Around 9:30 p.m., a grey Chrysler 200 driven by 36-year-old Raul Osorio allegedly crossed the double-yellow lines and hit another car head-on, Lt. Bennett said. The two victims in the other car received minor injuries, and Mr. Osorio was determined to be driving under the influence.

Monday, May 21

Around $2,000 worth of makeup was stolen from a car on the 800 block of west Bonita Avenue. Between 11:30 p.m. on May 20 and 9 a.m. on May 21, the unknown suspect shattered the rear passenger window of the victim’s locked Acura and took the bag containing the expensive make-up. There is no suspect information.

—Matthew Bramlett

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