Police blotter 2-15-19

Monday, February 4

Around 11:10 p.m., an officer contacted 29-year-old Derek Loc of Fontana, who was sitting in a car at the Chevron/McDonalds parking lot for about an hour, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. Mr. Loc had a warrant for his arrest, and reportedly also had meth and a meth pipe as well. A passenger, 32-year-old Aemon Aldana of San Bernardino, was inside the nearby Denny’s and was found to have four warrants as well. A further check of the car yielded needles and another meth pipe, as well as documents and personal information for several people. Mr. Loc and Mr. Aldana were both arrested on suspicion of identify theft, possession of drugs and paraphernalia and the warrants.

Tuesday, February 5

Two Pomona men were arrested after officers found drugs and shaved keys in their room at the Claremont Lodge. Around 1 p.m., police checked the room, and found one occupant, 38-year-old Ronald Gonzalez, in possession of shaved keys. The other occupant, 42-year-old Raymond Gomez, had warrants. Needles and meth were also found in the room. Both were arrested, taken to CPD jail and cited out.

Wednesday, February 6

Another car was broken into at the Evey Canyon turnout. Between 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., the unknown burglar smashed the rear hatchback window, Lt. Walters said. The car was ransacked, but nothing was taken.


Officers ran the plate on a white Toyota Solara as it was parked in front of the Wine and Liquor Market on the 700 block of Indian Hill Boulevard and found it had been stolen. The driver, 32-year-old Lucinda McLane of Pomona, was arrested without incident on suspicion of grand theft auto.

Friday, February 8

Two people were arrested in connection with an attempted burglary at T-Mobile. An officer in the area observed a car in front of the mobile shop on Auto Center Drive around 2:37 a.m. A passenger then got out of the car, looked into the business and, for unknown reasons, left and got back into the car. Police pulled the car over, and the passenger, 28-year-old Antonio Sordo, allegedly had a crowbar in his possession. Mr. Sordo and the driver, 18-year-old Katie Vargas of Ontario, were both arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools.


A witness called police on a black sedan that “seemed suspicious” on the 1400 block of Towne Avenue around 11:15 p.m., Lt. Walters said. When officers followed the car as it drove into Towne Park Circle in Pomona, one of the occupants, 38-year-old Jerry Pelfrey, tried to flee the scene. He was caught and arrested for obstruction. The car was stolen, though police could not determine who was driving. Three passengers were arrested for different charges—22-year-old Nicholas Prado of Upland for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, a 15-year-old boy from Upland and a 16-year-old boy from La Verne, both for possessing a stolen vehicle. Mr. Prado allegedly gave police the false name of “Antonio Valentine.”

Monday, February 11

A Pomona woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment after she was allegedly caught driving drunk with two children in the car. Police pulled over a tan Honda driven by 31-year-old Natashia Washington at Towne and Foothill around 6:30 p.m., Lt. Walters said. Ms. Washington was allegedly driving on a suspended license and on probation from a previous DUI. Alcohol could reportedly be smelled from her car, and during field sobriety tests, police determined she was driving while under the influence. A five-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy were with her in the car at the time. She was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett


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