Police blotter 5-3-19

Tuesday, April 23

A duffel bag and a wallet were taken from a Mercedes-Benz that was parked overnight on the 500 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard. The break-in occurred between 2:30 and 7:30 a.m., when the thief smashed the front passenger window of the car, taking the duffel bag containing clothes and the wallet, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. Credit cards in the wallet were used in Fontana. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, April 24

A Riverside man was arrested for driving with a concealed handgun in his car. Police pulled over a car driven by 23-year-old Leonard Rivera at First and Indian Hill around 12:30 a.m. and found he was driving without a license, Lt. Walters said. Police also allegedly found a loaded concealed handgun underneath the driver’s seat. Mr. Rivera was arrested and taken to CPD jail.


A 13-year-old girl was caught with a marijuana vape pen at El Roble Intermediate School around 8:30 a.m. She was given a citation by Claremont police and was not arrested.


An Alhambra woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after she collided into a tree on the 100 block of Cleary Ct. Police arrived to the scene around 12:30 p.m. after multiple callers said a Honda CRV driven by 31-year-old Emily Miranda crashed into the tree. The car was totaled, and Ms. Miranda was initially taken to a hospital after suffering minor injuries. Police determined she was driving under the influence of alcohol, and she was arrested for DUI.


Two people were arrested at the Claremont Lodge after police were called regarding a disturbance. Genoveva Rodriguez, 27, was arrested for allegedly being in possession of a needle and for having warrants. Richard Fisk, 31, initially gave a false name to police, and once officers figured out his true identity they discovered he had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. Both were taken to CPD jail.

Thursday, April 25

Three people were arrested after police found hundreds of pieces of stolen mail in their possession. Officers were called to the area of Padua Avenue and Appalachian around 2 a.m. regarding a black Chrysler in the area with occupants possibly stealing mail, Lt. Walters said. Police found the Chrysler parked in the driveway of a home on the 900 block of Appalachian with three occupants—27-year-old Brandon Lovitt of Colton, 27-year-old Chelsey Fisk of Highland and 18-year-old Robert Morales of Moreno Valley. In the car, police found backpacks full of hundreds of pieces of stolen mail from various local cities. All three were arrested on suspicion of identity theft and mail theft. Police are currently working on locating all the victims of the theft.

Friday, April 26

A thief entered an unlocked car on the 600 block of Huron Drive around 10:30 p.m. and stole a wheel lock tool valued at around $30, Lt. Walters said. The car’s owner caught the thief in the act, and the thief ran westbound and out of sight. He was described to police as an African-American man in his 30s, five feet, eight inches tall and 140 pounds.

Saturday, April 27

Police arrested 24-year-old Ivan Martinez on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at Mountain and Bonita at 7 p.m. Police initially were called to the area after a caller reported a suspicious person around Claremont Manor. When police contacted him, Mr. Martinez allegedly tried to give them fake name. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett


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