Police Blotter 4-12-19
Tuesday, April 2
A Claremont resident was the victim of a scammer who bilked the Purdue Avenue resident out of $14,000. The scammer called the victim and pretended to be an employee of Microsoft offering the victim some type of refund, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. The victim allowed the scammer access to their computer, at which point the scammer noted that they put too much money into the victim’s account. To remedy this, the victim was asked to take out $4,000 in gift cards to the scammer. The scammer also got the victim to send a check for $10,000. Police are investigating.
Thursday, April 4
About $800 worth of jewelry and watches was taken from a home on the 1900 block of Lassen Avenue, Lt. Walters said. Between 11:35 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., the unknown burglar used a tool to pry open a rear window of the home, ransacking numerous rooms before getting away with the goods. There is no suspect information.
Burglars also targeted a home on the 2300 block of Edinboro Court. Between March 21 at 1 p.m. and April 4 at 1 p.m., the suspect smashed a rear window to gain entry into the house. Once inside, the burglar went through numerous rooms before leaving undetected. It is unknown what was taken from the home, and there is no suspect information.
A car near the Thompson Creek Trail was burglarized. Between 11:50 a.m. and 3 p.m., two burglars smashed the front passenger window of the car, which was parked near Indian Hill Boulevard and Armstrong Drive. A purse was taken from the car, and cards from the purse were used at a Target in La Verne. The suspects were only described as a Caucasian man in his 30s and a Hispanic man in his 30s driving a white truck.
Friday, April 5
A 17-year-old Ontario boy was arrested for DUI on Mount Baldy Road. Around 2:20 p.m., a witness called police regarding a group of people drinking at one of the turnouts on the road, Lt. Walters said. Police pulled over a car suspected of being involved, and found the teenager with an unknown number of passengers. The teen exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested for DUI and taken to CPD jail, where he was released to his mother.
Another Ontario resident was arrested for DUI, this time in the Village. Police responded to Harvard and Bonita around 5 p.m. after Nicole Kelly, 30, allegedly crashed into a parked car. Ms. Kelly was apparently under the influence of alcohol when officers arrived, and she was arrested for DUI and taken to CPD jail.
A Pomona man was arrested after getting caught behind the wheel of a stolen car. The car, a 2018 Volkswagen Passat, was found by a license plate reader at Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Officers pulled the car over near Alpine and Arrow Highway in Pomona and arrested the driver, 25-year-old Jesus Hernandez, on suspicion of grand theft auto. Mr. Hernandez also allegedly had a warrant for GTA as well.
Two additional cars were broken into at the Evey Canyon turnout. The burglaries occurred between 6:30 and 7:50 p.m., Lt. Walters said. In both cases, the unknown suspects smashed windows and took purses. One purse also had $100 in cash, in addition to credit cards and drivers’ licenses.
Police arrested a Pomona woman after catching her behind the wheel of a stolen 2003 Honda Accord. Officers found the car parked on the 2000 block of Towne Avenue in Pomona around 11 p.m., and the driver, 19-year-old Klarissa Lopez, was arrested. Police also allegedly found meth and a meth pipe in the car.
Saturday, April 6
Police are looking for a red Nissan 240 that was stolen from an apartment complex carport at 750 W. San Jose Ave. The car was stolen between April 5 at 6 p.m. and April 6 at 10 p.m., and the license plate number is 8GNR224. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
A car was broken into in the Chase Bank parking lot at 865 south Indian Hill Boulevard. Between 8:30 p.m. on April 6 and midnight on April 7, the unknown burglar smashed the window of the victim’s Prius, taking a cell phone, driver’s license, $50 in cash and house keys. No suspect information was available.
Sunday, April 7
A garage was broken into at a home on the 100 block of West San Jose Avenue. Between April 5 and April 7, the thief entered through an unlocked rear garage window, taking around $1,000 in tools. No suspect information was available.
A 17-year-old Claremont boy was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of an unknown substance. Police were called to Indian Hill and Bowling Green around 1:10 a.m. for a suspicious person and found the teen in lanes of traffic acting like he was under the influence, Lt. Walters said. He was also combative with officers when they contacted him. He was ultimately arrested for being under the influence and resisting arrest, and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Tuesday, April 9
Two people were arrested on drug charges and warrants at the Chevron/McDonalds near the border with Pomona. About 12:20 a.m., police were sent to the area regarding two suspicious subjects. Officers found 23-year-old Gabriel Ortega of Pomona, who was on probation and allegedly in possession of a syringe. 32-year-old Raymond Sosa had a no-bail warrant against him and was allegedly in possession of a meth pipe and a syringe. Both were taken to CPD jail.