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Police blotter 5-24-19

Monday, May 13

Police arrested a man on suspicion of being under the influence in Wheeler Park. Officers were called to the park around 7 p.m. after a witness saw a suspicious person in the park who appeared to be on drugs, Det. Matt Hamill of the Claremont Police Department said. They found 25-year-old James Hernandez, who appeared under the influence and was in possession of a meth pipe. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

 

Wednesday, May 15

A Pomona woman was arrested after police found meth on her. Officers stopped 26-year-old Cynthia Orozco as she was walking on the 800 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. During a search, police allegedly found meth, and Ms. Orozco was arrested.

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A Montclair man was arrested on drug charges after he tried to call in a burglary at Knight’s Inn. Milton McGhee, 61, called police around 8:30 a.m. and claimed someone shattered the sliding glass door of a downstairs motel room and burglarized it. When police arrived to the scene, they found that no rooms at the inn were disturbed, but Mr. McGhee appeared to be under the influence of meth, Det. Hamill said. He was arrested and taken to jail.

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Police are looking for a male juvenile who apparently threatened the principal of El Roble Intermediate School with a skateboard. The boy was seen on campus around 2:25 p.m. after school let out, Det. Hamill said. When the principal asked the boy to leave, the boy allegedly raised his skateboard and threatened to hit him on the head with it before leaving. The boy wasn’t located; police are investigating.

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Officers found meth and a meth pipe that allegedly belonged to a San Fernando man after checking on a parked car on Mills Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Officers found 27-year-old Nicholas McDaniel in the car, which had no license plates, and later determined he had a warrant. After a search of Mr. McDaniel’s car, police allegedly found meth and a meth pipe. He was arrested and later released with a citation.

 

Thursday, May 16

Police arrested an Ontario man after he was caught with a stolen GMC Envoy. Police found the car on the 700 block of west San Jose Avenue around 9:34 a.m. and saw 29-year-old Andrew Gonzalez walking away from it. When officers contacted him, they found Mr. Gonzalez had the keys to the stolen SUV in his pocket. He was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto and taken to CPD jail.

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Two people were arrested after police found high capacity magazines in a car on the 200 block of Carnegie Avenue. After arriving to the area on a suspicious subject call, police found 24-year-old Rajean Sanders of San Bernardino and a 21-year-old man. Ms. Sanders was on probation, and a check revealed two airsoft guns and a high-capacity magazine with 11 nine-millimeter rounds inside, Det. Hamill said. Her companion had two warrants out for his arrest. Both were arrested and taken to CPD jail.

 

Friday, May 17

An unknown burglar broke into a house on the 200 block of Andover Drive. Between 10:19 and 10:28 p.m., the burglar shattered the rear sliding glass door of the home and ransacked multiple bedrooms before leaving undetected, Det. Hamill said. The homeowners were away at the time of the burglary, and did not know what was stolen.

Saturday, May 18

A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest after he allegedly choked his wife. Police were called to the 3900 block of Williams Avenue and tried to arrest the 52-year-old man, but he allegedly fought with officers and refused to put his hands behind his back, Det. Hamill said. He was also suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance, and a glass pipe was found. Due to a confidentiality form signed by the victim, the man’s name was not released. He was taken to jail. The victim denied medical services, and no officers were injured.

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A Los Angeles man was arrested after the victim of a bicycle theft days earlier saw him on the bike. The mountain bike, worth $5,000, was swiped from a garage on the 100 block of Piedmont between May 10 and May 12, Det. Hamill said. On May 18, the victim saw 30-year-old Matthew Lemieux walking with the bike on Arrow Highway toward Indian Hill Boulevard. Police were called, and Mr. Lemieux was found at Indian Hill and Oak Park Drive. It was unknown whether he was the one who stole the bike, but he was ultimately arrested for receiving stolen property.

—Matthew Bramlett

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