Police Blotter 9-28-18

Monday, September 17

A BMW was broken into in the Pomona College student parking lot. Between 11 p.m. on Tuesday and 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, the unknown thief shattered the driver’s side window and took a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and an aux cord worth $210, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. There is no suspect information.

Tuesday, September 18

An overnight theft at Pilgrim Place Dining Hall resulted in a $1,700 loss of food, including ribs, burgers, bacon bits as well a set of knives, Lt. Walters said. There was no sign of forced entry to the dining hall, and no suspect information was available.

Wednesday, September 19

Two people were arrested on drug charges at Towne Avenue and Towne Park. Around noon, detectives contacted 22-year-old Jeremy Uribe of Pomona and 41-year-old Sheryell Epps of La Verne, and discovered Mr. Uribe was on probation and in possession of a meth pipe. Ms. Epps also had a meth pipe and was in possession of a “large amount of meth,” according to Lt. Walters—over eight grams of the stuff. Both were arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Thursday, September 20

A 15-year-old boy was arrested at Claremont High School on drug possession charges. Officers went up to the high school around 12:30 p.m. after it was discovered the boy had pills and magic mushrooms in his possession. He was arrested, booked at CPD jail, and released to the custody of his mother.

Friday, September 21

A Claremont woman was arrested on a drug charge after causing an unknown disturbance at a home on the 1800 block of Antioch Road. When officers arrived around 8:30 a.m., they found 49-year-old Rebecca Dreyer allegedly in possession of a meth pipe, Lt. Walters said. She was arrested and taken to CPD jail.


A Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested for criminal threats and battery stemming from a bizarre incident at Motel 6. Darren Smith, 25, is accused of telling an employee, “Imma blast you” during an argument, and squirting lotion on the male victim, Lt. Walters said. Officers arrived around 11:40 a.m. and arrested Mr. Smith, taking him to CPD jail. It was unknown what started the verbal argument.


A package was stolen from the front porch of a home on the 400 block of Marygrove between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The contents were not known, but it was worth around $190. No suspect information was available.


An Upland man was arrested for public intoxication after witneses heard an argument between a man and a woman at the Chevron gas station at 267 S. Indian Hill Boulevard. Offices couldn’t find the woman when they arrived at 9:40 p.m., but 30-year-old Misak Avetisyan was found to be visibly drunk in public. He was taken to jail to sober up and released without charges.

Saturday, September 22

Someone heard gunshots in the area of Mount Baldy Road and the San Antonio Dam around 3:30 a.m., Lt. Walters said. When police arrived to the scene, however, no evidence of gunfire was found.


A Rosemead woman was found behind the wheel of a stolen car. Officers picked up on the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero around 11:40 a.m. near Foothill Boulevard and Lynoak Drive, Lt. Walters said. The driver, 28-year-old Danae Corey, was also allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and shaved keys. She was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Sunday, September 23

A Claremont woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after she allegedly collided with trees and a street sign near San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard. When police arrived around 6:30 p.m., they found 31-year-old Tiffani Smith standing outside her wrecked Toyota Corolla. Upon further investigation, they found Ms. Smith was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and taken to CPD jail, where she was later released with a citation.

Monday, September 24

An officer was on a routine patrol in the Super King parking lot around 1 a.m. when he found 30-year-old Eric Pasillas reportedly passed out in the driver’s seat of his car, Lt. Walters said. The car was running at the time, so Mr. Pasillas was arrested for DUI and taken to CPD jail.


A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child. Detectives arrived to a home on the 100 block of American Avenue around 12:30 p.m. and arrested 54-year-old Salvador Mora on a charge of oral copulation with a minor, Lt. Walters said. He was brought to CPD jail, where he was booked. No further information on the incident was available.


A Pomona man was arrested early Monday morning for driving on the wrong side of Indian Hill Boulevard and a federal warrant. Police caught 21-year-old Juan Gonzalez driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Claremont’s main drag, Lt. Walters said. What’s more, Mr. Gonzalez allegedly had a federal warrant for “military desertion,” according to the police logs. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett


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