Police blotter 7-27-18

Tuesday, July 17

A leaf blower and a power drill were stolen from an open garage at a home on the 2100 block of Rhodelia Avenue. The theft occurred around 1 p.m., according to Cpl. Jacob Tillman of the Claremont Police Department. A witness who was walking in the neighborhood apparently saw the suspect, who could only be described as a Hispanic man wearing a green shirt. The total value of the lost goods was around $300.


A traffic stop at Foothill Boulevard and Lynoak Drive turned into two arrests. Police pulled over the car around 3:15 p.m., and found the driver, 40-year-old Robert Scott, was driving with a suspended license and allegedly had a small amount of methamphetamine on him. A passenger, 43-year-old Gerardo Moreno, had a warrant out for his arrest. Both men were taken to CPD jail.

Wednesday, July 18

A 18-inch Virgin Mary statue and an 18-inch Our Lady of Guadalupe statue were both taken from a home on the 300 block of south Mills Avenue between July 16 and July 18. There is no suspect information. The statues were valued at $120 total.


Two burglars tried to get away with a box of receipts from a recycling center, but abandoned their plan. Surveillance video shows the two thieves approaching the center in the Stater Bros parking lot on the corner of Foothill and Towne between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The burglars cut the cable attached to a box containing receipts and discarded it shortly after, possibly after finding out what it was. Details on the suspects’ descriptions are scarce—one was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, black pants and black shoes, and the other was wearing a white baseball cap, blue jeans and a red shirt.


Police are looking into a burglary that occurred at Round Table Pizza at 408 Auto Center Drive around 2 a.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. When officers arrived, they found the front glass door was shattered, and the thieves took an unknown amount of change from the register, according to Lt. Eric Huizar. Three suspects are seen on surveillance footage; they are described as possible males, unknown races or ages, wearing hooded sweatshirts and windbreakers  pulled tight around their faces.


Just over an hour later, another burglary occurred at Supercuts on 926 west Foothill Boulevard. When police arrived around 3:22 a.m., they found the front door had been forced open. There is no description of any suspects, and nothing was taken from the store.

Thursday, July 19

A Claremont man was arrested after allegedly leaving a threatening voicemail for a neighbor and breaking a restraining order. Robb Biewener, 61, was arrested on the 1500 block of Whittier Avenue around 11 a.m. The details of the voicemail were unavailable, but were threatening enough to warrant the arrest. Mr. Biewener was previously arrested in April for posting a threatening note to the neighbor’s front door.


An officer was patrolling the area of College Way and Tenango Road around 11:20 p.m. when he came across two people arguing in a car. The driver, 43-year-old Denise Keenan of Highland, was found to have meth and a pipe in her possession, and the passenger, 37-year-old Hal McCracken, was also in possession of meth and some outstanding warrants. Both were arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Friday, July 20

A Pomona man was arrested after he was caught driving a stolen Nissan Pathfinder. Dana Buenrostro, 28, was pulled over near the intersection of San Jose and Mills Avenues around 8:30 p.m. after police determined the SUV he was driving was reported stolen out of Pomona earlier that day. Mr. Buenrostro denied he stole the car and claimed he was borrowing it from a friend, but could not provide contact information. A passenger in the car was not arrested.


A La Verne man was arrested after leading Claremont police on a chase from a DUI checkpoint. Around 11 p.m., 19-year-old Abram Hilario rolled into the checkpoint, which was set up on the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue. Mr. Hilario didn’t stop, and led police on a chase west on Foothill and north on Indian Hill Boulevard. He eventually reached Champlain Drive, where he hit a curb and surrendered to police. Mr. Hilario reportedly told police he had a cocktail at a friend’s house prior to arriving at the DUI checkpoint, which is why he says he got scared and tried to flee. But when officers conducted a field sobriety test, they found he was not over the legal limit. He was arrested for the pursuit and taken to CPD jail.

Saturday, July 21

A Claremont man collided with a parked car outside the Chevron/McDonalds on south Indian Hill Boulevard around 1:45 a.m., and when police arrived to the scene, they found 28-year-old Joey Uribe was driving drunk. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Sunday, July 22

A Montclair man was arrested on a bunch of charges after he was aggressively panhandling on Indian Hill Boulevard and Second Street. Around 1:50 a.m., a plainclothes police officer noticed 24-year-old Mario Solis acting “really aggressive and menacing” with people who refused to give him money, Cpl. Tillman said. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. While police were searching him, they found a drug pipe, as well as a wallet that Mr. Solis allegedly found and kept.

—Matthew Bramlett


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