Police blotter 11-9-18

Tuesday, October 30

The tailgate from a Nissan Frontier was stolen on the 500 block of south College Avenue. The incident happened between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and there is no suspect information. The cost to replace the tailgate was around $1,500.

Wednesday, October 31

On October 27, a car was broken into at the Claremont Palms apartments, and thieves took property exceeding $1,000, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. On October 31, two men—33-year-old Can Phao and 25-year-old Kevin Tes of Las Vegas, Nevada—were arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.


Police arrived to a home on the 1400 block of Whittier Avenue just before midnight on a family disturbance call. During the investigation, police arrested 42-year-old Diana Salas of Claremont. The 44-year-old male victim was not injured, and no further information was available.


Halloween festivities reportedly came to a disappointing end for one Baldwin Park man. Police found 25-year-old Danny Pinon “extremely intoxicated” near Berkeley Avenue and Sixth Street around 8:30 p.m. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail to sober up.

Thursday, November 1

Alexis Ortega, 22, from Riverside, was attempting to check into a room at the DoubleTree Hotel around 1 p.m. when hotel staff noticed her credit card was fake. Another woman, 24-year-old Marleena Ortega of Ontario, was found to have three warrants out for her arrest. Both were taken into custody and booked at CPD jail.

Friday, November 2

Police are looking for someone who apparently burglarized a room at the Claremont Lodge while the guest was sleeping. Police say the unknown thief somehow entered the room between 10 p.m. on November 1 and 3 a.m. on November 2, taking a watch, a wallet, a cell phone, and $4,700 in property before fleeing undetected, all while the victim was sleeping. It’s not known how the burglar got inside, and there were no signs of forced entry.


Three teenagers were arrested in connection with a home burglary that occurred on October 15. The burglary occurred on St. Augustine Drive, and security footage from nearby AbilityFirst shows the three suspects casing the area. On Friday, Claremont police served a search warrant in Upland and found some of the stolen property, Lt. Walters said. Two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of burglary. All three were later released to the custody of their parents.

Saturday, November 3

A stuffed panda bear was mercilessly stolen from a car in front of Baskin-Robbins on Foothill Boulevard. Between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the thief shattered the front window of the car and took a tote bag containing the helpless stuffed bear before fleeing undetected.

Sunday, November 4

A  La Verne woman was arrested for child endangerment after her three-year-old son was allegedly seen walking by himself around Motel 6. The child was walking around the parking lot by himself and was eventually found by a manager, who called police. Officers found the mother, 34-year-old Krystal Minyard, who gave three false names to police. She was found to have warrants out for her arrest. She was taken into custody, and Child Protective Services were called to take care of the child.

Monday, November 5

Four men and one juvenile were arrested following an attempted break-in on the 2200 block of Villa Maria Road. Around 1:38 p.m., a resident called police after seeing three men in her backyard, according to Lt. Karlan Bennett of the Claremont Police Department. The men then got into a silver Honda Civic and drove away, but police pulled the car over at Base Line Road and Webb Canyon Road. All five occupants of the car were arrested for attempted burglary and conspiracy—18-year-old Andrew Kelley of Alta Dena, 18-year-old Elijah Simmons of Monrovia, 20-year-old Jacob Simmons of Alta Dena, 18-year-old Daylen Pleasant of Glendale and a 15-year-old juvenile.

—Matthew Bramlett


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