Police blotter 2-8-19

Monday, January 28

Police are looking for two suspects who burglarized two homes in north Claremont. Around 3 p.m., a resident on the 800 block of Base Line Road told police that he heard someone knock on her door and then a window breaking, the Claremont Police Department said. The suspect saw the resident, who was still inside the house, and fled to an awaiting black Ford Focus with black rims. There was no property loss.

Roughly 30 minutes later, a resident on the 400 block of Holyoke Place called the police advising that his house may have been burglarized due to receiving multiple email notifications from his “NEST” security system, police said. The footage shows that around 2:10 p.m., two suspects used a large rock to smash the French door window of the home. It is unknown what was taken from the house.

Police determined that the same suspects were responsible for both incidents, and were also seen on the 600 block of Sage Street and on St. John Place. The first suspect is described as a light-skinned African-American man in his early 20s, five feet, ten inches tall, with a thin build, wearing a long-sleeve white t-shirt with “Key West, Florida” on the back, black pants, a thin mustache and short hair. The second suspect is described as an African-American man, six feet, three inches tall with an average build, wearing a distinct yellow and blue jacket and blue jeans.

The same duo is believed to be responsible for an attempted burglary on the 1000 block of Armadillo Drive, police said.

Their car was described as an older model black Ford Focus four-door with black rims. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Wednesday, January 30

A Moreno Valley man was arrested after he allegedly fled from police after getting caught in a stolen car. Police pulled over a Honda Civic driven by 46-year-old Adrian Zealand just before 11 a.m. at Base Line Road and Mills Avenue, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. Mr. Zealand fled after getting pulled over, and was eventually found in a nearby apartment complex and arrested. He was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto, resisting arrest, and possession of a meth pipe.


A 17-year-old boy was arrested on January 30 in connection with two burglaries that occurred on December 18, 2018—one on the 2700 block of Westfield Place and the other on the 2200 block of Grand Avenue. During one of the burglaries, the victim’s car was stolen, the Claremont Police Department said in a release. The car was later found on December 23 abandoned in a turnout on Mt. Baldy Road. Through the investigation, evidence was located linking the 17-year-old Ontario resident to the stolen car. He was located in Montclair and arrested without incident on suspicion of burglary and possession of a stolen car.

Thursday, January 31

About $2,000 worth of property was taken from a car on the 500 block of north Towne Avenue. Between midnight and 8:40 a.m., an unknown burglar smashed the driver’s side window of the victim’s Honda Civic, taking the airbag and a pair of LeBron James shoes, Lt. Walters said. There is no suspect information.


Three firearms were among items taken from a home on the 1700 block of Simmons Court. Between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., the burglar entered the home through an unlocked rear window, taking a safe and the firearms. The victim had just left to run errands for only 20 minutes, police said. The suspects fled in a black sedan, possibly an Infiniti or a Lexus, with paper plates. One suspect was described as an African-American man, tall and slim, kin his late teens to early 20s, wearing red sweatpants and a red hoodie. The second suspect in the car was only described as an African-American man. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Friday, February 1

A Claremont man was arrested after he allegedly vandalized a car during an argument. Police were called to the Knight’s Inn at Indian Hill and San Jose around 1 a.m., after 24-year-old Hector Medrano reportedly broke the passenger window and front headlight to the victim’s car during a verbal argument, Lt. Walters said. Mr. Medrano was arrested for vandalism and later released.


Two Upland residents tried to dine and dash at Norm’s Restaurant, but didn’t get far. Alexander Perry, 36, and Elyse Pascual, 47, were dining at the 24-hour establishment at 4 a.m. when they allegedly attempted to leave without paying their $97 bill. Police caught up to them, however, and they were arrested at the restaurant.


Police are investigating a burglary at Claremont Pharmacy. In the early morning hours, unknown suspects cut a hole into the exterior wall in the south side of the building and through the interior dry wall. Once inside, they stole three bottles of Promethazine, Lt. Walters said. Details on the suspects are scarce—they are described as possibly two males wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves.

Sunday, February 3

A Pomona man was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery. Around 10:45 p.m., police allege 25-year-old Javier Sanchez was following the 31-year-old female victim near College Avenue and Fourth Street and grabbed her buttocks. The victim called police, and Mr. Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and taken to CPD jail.

Monday, February 4

A Baldwin Park man was arrested after he was caught behind the wheel of a stolen car. Police pulled over a Honda Accord around 2:30 a.m. at Indian Hill and San Jose after license place cameras determined it had been stolen out of Baldwin Park. The driver, 21-year-old Gabriel Wilson, was arrested for grand theft auto and held for court.

—Matthew Bramlett


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