Police blotter 10-12-18

Tuesday, October 2

A $500 makeup kit, a purse and a duffel bag were stolen from a car in the Wilderness Park south parking lot. Around 9:50 a.m., the unknown suspect smashed the rear driver’s side window, taking the items before fleeing, Sgt. David DeMetz of the Claremont Police Department said. Police are investigating.


Two people were arrested after starting a campfire on Golden State Water property. Around 4 p.m., officers responded to a call of a fire on the 2200 block of North Indian Hill Boulevard to find 28-year-old Nathan Davidson and 31-year-old Rachel Knowles trying to cook food on the fire. Both were arrested on suspicion of trespassing and arson.

Thursday, October 4

A Claremont man was arrested after police found meth in his BMW. Around noon, officers knocked on the door of the car, which was found with its windows covered with sheets and cardboard on the 500 block of Oakdale. The car’s owner, 33-year-old Louis Dominguez-Perez, was in the car and allowed police to search it, which eventually yielded the meth and two meth pipes.


A routine traffic stop led to a Claremont man getting arrested on drug charges. Police pulled over a car driven by 62-year-old John Gutierrez at Arrow Highway and Cucamonga Avenue for having expired tags and a broken brake light. During the stop, officers allegedly found meth, heroin and a meth pipe. Mr. Gutierrez was arrested.

Friday, October 5

Police stopped 35-year-old Jose Chacon of Pomona around 3:45 a.m. after he was seeing riding his bicycle westbound in the eastbound lanes of Foothill Boulevard near Sumner Avenue without a light. Mr. Chacon admitted to police he had meth in his pants pocket, and he was arrested for possession and later released with a citation to appear in court.


Another man on a bicycle was arrested for drug paraphernalia possession about 30 minutes later. Around 4:10 a.m., police pulled over 30-year-old Jesse Lopez as he was riding his bike with no headlights or taillights in the area of Arrow and Indian Hill. Mr. Lopez admitted to being in possession of a meth pipe, and he was arrested.


Another car was burglarized at the Evey Canyon turnout. Between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the unknown thief smashed the side window of the victim’s Toyota 4Runner, stealing a gray purse with items belonging to two different victims, including credit and debit cards, a social security card and a driver’s license. There is no suspect information.


Saturday, October 6

Police are looking for a man who tried to cash a fake check at EZ Cash. The man walked into the business on Auto Center Drive around 10:30 a.m. and tried to pass the $1,300 check, Sgt. DeMetz said. The employee realized the check was fake and called police, but the man left before they arrived. He is descried as a Hispanic male in his 20s, with blond hair, no facial hair, jeans and a gray sweater.

Sunday, October 7

A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. Police arrived to an apartment complex on the 700 block of west San Jose Avenue around 11 a.m. after 38-year-old Santiago Nunez allegedly punched the female victim. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.


Police arrested a Pomona man after he allegedly spit at and threw rocks at a woman near Starbucks south of the 10 freeway. The woman was walking southbound on Indian Hill when she and 34-year-old Carlos Alvarez got into a verbal argument. Mr. Alvarez reportedly spit in her face twice and threw rocks at her, though they all missed. He was arrested for battery and taken to CPD jail.

Monday, October 8

A Glendale man was arrested after police found an apparent drug manufacturing operation in his car. Police initially caught 30-year-old Sergey Mangasaryan on three warrants at the Shell station at Indian Hill Boulevard and the 10 freeway. When police further checked his car, they found a large trash bag full of marijuana, baggies, a butane torch and canister, a cooking pan, cutting boards, knives and other evidence to suggest sales and manufacture of “honey oil,” or THC oil extracted from cannabis. Mr. Mangasaryan was arrested. 

—Matthew Bramlett



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