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Police blotter 8-17-18

Tuesday, August 7

Police arrested 52-year-old Beaux Enriquez of Claremont after he was determined to be too drunk to remain in public. Around 3 p.m., officers contacted Mr. Enriquez near the intersection of Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard and noticed an alcoholic beverage with him, Cpl. Jacob Tillman of the Claremont Police Department said. Mr. Enriquez was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

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Police are investigating a burglary in a hotel room at Casa 425. Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., an unknown burglar forced entry into the room and stole a $2,500 MacBook laptop. Nothing else was taken from the room. Surveillance cameras captured the thief, who is described as a male of average height and weight, wearing a black shirt, black cargo pants, black socks, white shoes and a gray and black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Wednesday, August 8

Two people were arrested after they were caught in a stolen car. Officers pulled over a white Honda for not having a front license plate around 3:45 p.m. at Towne and Foothill. When checking the VIN, police found the number did not match the car’s license plate, and a further investigation revealed it was stolen out of Covina on August 2. The driver, 39-year-old Ronnie Terry of San Dimas, was on probation for burglary and was allegedly using a screwdriver to start the car. He was arrested for grand theft auto and possession of stolen property. A passenger, 20-year-old Jesus Martinez of Pomona, was arrested for warrants.

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A Pomona woman was arrested after refusing to leave Stater Bros and for being in possession of a stolen phone. Police were called to the supermarket on Towne and Foothill around 4 p.m. after 31-year-old Eliana Lara refused to leave after being told to by management. Ms. Lara is apparently known to management there, and was asked to leave right after entering. She refused, and when police arrived, they found a pipe and a few warrants out for her arrest. Later on, Ms. Lara was also found to be in possession of a cell phone that she allegedly stole from a customer at the same location two days prior.

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A Pasadena man was arrested after he sent 30 text messages to the Glendora Police Department’s text-to-911 system. The midnight texts, according to the police report, were “gibberish” and appeared to be sent from Indian Hill and Second Street, Cpl. Tillman said. There, police found 37-year-old John Collier, who initially denied sending the texts. But when police searched his phone, they found them. Mr. Collier was arrested for misuse of the 911 system.

 

Thursday, August 9

Two people were arrested after getting caught in a stolen car in the First Street parking garage. License plate readers picked up on the 2000 Chevy Blazer, which was reported stolen out of San Dimas the day before. When police found the Blazer in the parking structure around 8 a.m., the two occupants, 21-year-old Elise Perucho of Azusa and 22-year-old Justus Akins, were still inside. Ms. Perucho, the driver, and Mr. Akins, the passenger, were both arrested for grand theft auto and possession of stolen property.

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A man wanted in connection with a June 5 burglary was arrested last Thursday in Los Angeles. Christopher Sutton, 37, from Fontana, was arrested by the LAPD. Police believe Mr. Sutton entered an unlocked house on the 200 block of west Arrow Highway around 2 a.m., stole a set of car keys, ate some food from the kitchen and took off in the victim’s car. The victim was home at the time of the overnight burglary, but was unharmed. The car was recovered the next day in Calabasas. Mr. Sutton was arrested on suspicion of burglary, and pleaded not guilty during an arraignment in Pomona on August 10. A pre-preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 21.

 

Friday, August 10

Police are investigating a possible mail theft on the 1000 block of Fuller Drive. Between August 10 at noon and August 11 at noon, a resident in the neighborhood reported that the mail they usually get was gone, and their mailbox was open. No suspect information was available, but a suspicious vehicle, an older model black BMW, was seen driving slowly in the area. It is currently unknown if it’s related to the theft.

 

Saturday, August 11

Police are looking for a car burglar who got away from police on a bike. Around 3 p.m., a car in the Pomona College parking structure on First and Columbia was broken into, with the thief getting away with the victim’s purse. Officers responded to the scene, and the thief dropped the purse and escaped on the bike, fleeing east into Montclair, Cpl. Tillman said. He wasn’t found. Police described him as a Caucasian man in his 20s, wearing a blue shirt, brown or tan cargo shorts and blue knee-high socks riding a red bike. The purse was recovered.

—Matthew Bramlett

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