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Police blotter 5-17-19

Tuesday, May 7

Two people were arrested on drug and shoplifting charges after police found stolen goods from Walmart during a traffic stop. Around midnight, police pulled over a car on the 400 block of Foothill Boulevard for driving without a license plate, Det. Matt Hamill of the Claremont Police Department said. During the stop, the officer found a hat and two pairs of jeans that were stolen from the Upland Walmart. The driver, 29-year-old Vincent Freeman of Colton, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and was in possession of methamphetamine. The passenger, 24-year-old Jasmine Aitchison of Upland, was arrested for possession of stolen property.

Wednesday, May 8

Around 1:22 a.m., officers were called to the 100 block of Cambridge Avenue to check on a suspicious car. In the car, they found 54-year-old Alicia Davenport of Claremont and 61-year-old Kenneth Outten of Claremont. Ms. Davenport allegedly had three warrants and was in possession of a crack pipe, Det. Hamill said. After a search of the car, a K9 unit found two pieces of rock cocaine in the center console of Mr. Outten’s car. Both were arrested.

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Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on the 2600 block of San Angelo Drive. Between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., the unknown burglar smashed the sliding glass door, ransacking a bedroom and a bathroom before leaving with an unknown amount of goods, Det. Hamill said.

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Another burglary occurred on the 900 block of Deep Springs around 10:20 p.m. Police believe the burglar forced open the sliding glass door and ransacked the house before leaving undetected and with an unknown amount of goods. The homeowners were on vacation at the time of the break-in. Police are investigating.

Thursday, May 9

A Los Angeles woman was arrested after police uncovered an alleged drug selling operation during a traffic stop. Skyeyes Jefferson, 31, was initially pulled over on the 800 block of Indian Hill Boulevard around 9:50 a.m. for driving without a license, Det. Hamill said. During a search of the car, police allegedly found a crack pipe on the floorboard, $140 in $20-dollar bills, and a black container with 10 individually wrapped, nickel-sized pieces of crack cocaine. Ms. Jefferson was arrested and taken to CPD jail, where she was held.

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An Ontario man was arrested after police found baggies of meth during a traffic stop. Police pilled over a car driven by 31-year-old Nap Johniel Pingol on the 800 block of north Indian Hill Boulevard because of tint on the front windows, Det. Hamill said. Mr. Pingol was driving on a suspended license, and during a search of the car, police found the bags of meth in the driver’s side of the car. Mr. Pingol was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Friday, May 10

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop yielded drugs and warrants. Police puled over a car at Foothill Boulevard and Sumner Avenue around midnight also because of front window tint, Det. Hamill said. The driver was driving with a suspended license and had a warrant, but the passenger, 44-year-old Jose Garcia of Pomona, was found with meth inside his wallet. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

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A San Clemente man was arrested after he tried to flee the scene after knocking over a fire hydrant. Once 50-year-old Derek Turner crashed into the hydrant at Maryhurst Drive and Wells Avenue around 2 p.m., causing it to shear off, he tried to drive away from the scene, and was eventually found and arrested for hit and run at Claremont Boulevard and First Street. According to Det. Hamill, Mr. Turner told police he “panicked and drove away.” LA County Fire officials shut off the hydrant.

Saturday, May 11

Police arrested a San Bernardino man on a variety of charges after he got into a drunken fistfight at Piano Piano. Officers were called to the piano bar around 1:25 a.m. after 38-year-old Isaac Marquez punched a man in the face, Det. Hamill said. Mr. Marquez was determined to be intoxicated at the scene, and officers also allegedly found cocaine in his wallet. He was arrested on suspicion of battery, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance and taken to CPD jail. He was later released with a citation.

Monday, May 13

Hundreds of dollars worth of clothing, shoes and figurines were stolen from a car on the 800 block of west Bonita Avenue. The unknown burglar smashed the passenger side window of the car, which was parked in an alleyway, taking a pair of shoes worth $200, another pair worth $100, $400 in clothing and $80 worth of miscellaneous figurines. There was no suspect information.

—Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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