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Police blotter 10-26-18

Tuesday, October 16

Around $2,400 worth of popcorn was stolen from a storage space on the 400 block of Base Line Road. The crime was reported to police on October 16, but the crime occurred around 8 p.m. on October 13. According to surveillance footage, an older male, possible wearing a green shirt, was seen entering the space and taking the popcorn, leaving in a white hatchback, according to Cpl. Jacob Tillman of the Claremont Police Department. Orville Redenbacher was unable to be reached for comment.

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A storage shed at Sumner Elementary School was broken into some time on October 16. While there was evidence that items in the shed were moved around, nothing seemed to have been stolen. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, October 17

A Los Angeles man was arrested after police allegedly found drugs on him. Around 1 a.m., police stopped 40-year-old Anthony Ross after he failed to obey a pedestrian signal at Indian Hill and the 10 freeway, Cpl. Tillman said. Mr. Ross was discovered to be on probation, and during a check, police allegedly found methamphetamine and a meth pipe. Mr. Ross was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

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Police are looking for a man who tried to cash a bogus check at California Bank and Trust. The suspect went into the bank with the check, the valuation of which was unknown, but employees caught on to the ruse and called police. The man left the scene before officers could arrive, but left an ID card that did not match his description, Cpl. Tillman said. He is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, about five feet, eight inches tall and 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Officers are trying to figure out if the person who’s ID was left at the scene is connected.

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Someone burglarized a home on the 2200 block of Bonnie Brae. Between 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., the burglar entered through an unlocked kitchen window and ransacked several rooms before fleeing undetected. It is unknown what was taken from the home, and police are investigating.

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An Adelanto man was arrested stemming from a criminal threats investigation from May. On May 18, 36-year-old Kenny Hall reportedly called two 13-year-old girls and made comments about “wanting to fight their parents,” Cpl. Tillman said. No further information about the incident was available. He was arrested in Claremont on October 17 on suspicion of child annoyance and causing mental suffering, both misdemeanors.

Thursday, October 18

A man on a bike was arrested after he tried to destroy a meth pipe in front of police. Officers pulled over 57-year-old Michael Perry around 1:45 a.m. because he didn’t have a light on his bicycle. When asked if he had anything illegal on him, Mr. Perry pulled a meth pipe out of his sock. But when he was in the process of handing it to the police he suddenly threw it on the ground, causing it to break. He was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and destroying evidence.

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Another home was burglarized, this time on the 2300 block of Wood Court. Between 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., the unknown burglar shattered the rear glass door, tore through the house and fled with an unknown amount of jewelry. There is no suspect information.

Friday, October 19

Around 5 a.m., an officer driving in the area of College and San Jose Avenues saw a parked Ford Focus facing south on the northbound lanes on College Avenue. The driver, 36-year-old Ryan Fountain of Rancho Cucamonga, was passed out behind the wheel, Cpl. Jacob Tillman said. Mr. Fountain was arrested for DUI.

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Police are looking into a home burglary on the 100 block of Avila Way. During the day, an unknown burglar smashed the rear glass door, ransacked the house and fled with an unknown amount of valuables. He was described as a man, around five feet, nine inches tall and 170 pounds wearing dark sweats and black gloves.

Saturday, October 20

A Claremont man was arrested after a passerby saw him push a woman to the ground in front of the Claremont Police station. While driving by the station around 6:15 p.m., the witness allegedly saw 45-year-old John Cox push the victim, Cpl. Tillman said. Mr. Cox was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and taken to CPD jail. It is unknown what injuries the victim sustained.

Sunday, October 21

Police are looking for a silver 2004 BMW that collided with another car in the Chevron/McDonalds parking lot and fled the scene. The victim was attempting to leave the parking lot around 9:45 a.m. when the Bimmer collided with them and drove off. The victim had complaints of pain and several scrapes and cuts to their arm. Police are investigating.

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Police are investigating another burglary, this time at a commercial building on the 1400 block of north Claremont Boulevard. Between 12:40 and 12:50 p.m., the alarm activated at the location, but when officers arrived, the suspects had already fled. There was evidence of a burglary, but it was unknown what was taken. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

—Matthew Bramlett

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