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Police blotter 4-26-19

Tuesday, April 16

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Extra Space Storage at 755 S. Mills Avenue. Just before noon, a man entered the lobby of the storage facility, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cash, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. The clerk complied, and the robber left with an unknown amount of cash. He was last seen running southbound on Mills. He was described as a African-American man around 25-30 years old, six feet, two inches tall and 170 pounds with black hair. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a construction vest, Lt. Walters said. The clerk was not injured. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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Around $4,000 worth of goods, including a model train, was burglarized from a home on the 1500 block of Beloit Avenue. Between 9 a.m. and 12:50 p.m., the unidentified burglar entered the home through an unlocked rear sliding door and went through multiple bedrooms, taking the train, a camera, camera lenses, watches and knives. Police are investigating.

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Another home was burglarized on the 700 block of Stanislaus Court. Between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., the unknown burglar smashed the rear sliding glass door and ransacked multiple rooms, but it’s unknown what was stolen, Lt. Walters said.

Wednesday, April 17

Around 12:25 p.m., someone entered a garage at a home on the 300 block of Lee Avenue and took a brown Specialized mountain bike valued at $300. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, five feet, nine inches tall and bald, and was last seen heading southbound on Lowell Avenue and out of sight.

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Five people were arrested on drug charges and warrants at the Claremont Lodge. Around 4 p.m., an officer on foot patrol at the motel contacted 28-year-old Vanessa Perez of Pomona, who had a warrant and was allegedly in possession of crack cocaine, Lt. Walters said. That led officers to room 221, where four other people were arrested—35-year-old Jonathan Thompson of Pomona for having a no-bail warrant, 39-year-old Agustine Seto of Monterey Park on a drug charge, 28-year-old Robert Long of Ontario for drugs and warrants and 60-year-old Lanneau White of Rancho Cucamonga for drugs and warrants.

Thursday, April 18

A burglar took $10,000 worth of copper wiring from a home under construction on the 1600 block of Clemson Avenue. The break-in occurred between April 13 and April 18, and police believe the thief gained entry by breaking a window, reaching in and unlocking a door. In addition to the copper wiring, the unidentified burglar also stole a radio belonging to the construction workers, which was valued at $200.

Friday, April 19

Around 8:15 a.m., Claremont police contacted 23-year-old Jeremy Uribe of Pomona after he was seen in the roadway near Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. During a check on Mr. Uribe, police found meth and a meth pipe, as well as three credit cards that did not belong to him, Lt. Walters said. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Saturday, April 20

A Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested for public intoxication stemming from an apparent fight at Gus’s Barbeque. Police were called to the restaurant around 11:40 p.m. regarding a fight in progress. The fight had ended when they arrived, but witnesses pointed out 32-year-old Paolo Tovar-Rodriguez as being involved in the fracas. He was allegedly uncooperative with police as he was being placed in handcuffs, Lt. Walters said. Ultimately, he was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest and taken to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett

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