Police blotter 5-31-19

Tuesday, May 21

Police arrested a Los Angeles man after he was allegedly caught with meth and stolen property. Officers were called to the 100 block of east Arrow Highway around 2:15 p.m. regarding a “suspicious subject” pushing a shopping cart, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. The subject, 57-year-old Mario Mora, was found with a small canister of meth and a meth pipe, as well as around $10 in stolen property from a nearby house. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Wednesday, May 22

Police are looking into apparent vandalism at a home under construction on the 500 block of Sycamore Avenue. Between the evening of May 21 and the morning of May 22, an unknown person smashed a rear sliding glass door of the home. Nothing was taken, and no suspect has been identified.


Police responded to a two-vehicle collision near Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue around 7:40 p.m. The driver of one car complained of pain to their neck and back and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the other car, 33-year-old Alicia Kelly of La Verne, was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, and was arrested for DUI causing injury.

Thursday, May 23

Around $500 worth of items were burglarized from a home on the 1000 block of Richmond Drive between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The unknown burglars took a screen off of the victim’s rear bedroom window, which was unlocked and opened. Once inside, they took an iPad, a laptop and jewelry, Lt. Walters said. Police are investigating.


A San Bernardino woman was arrested after she was seen stumbling into lanes of traffic near Foothill and Claremont Boulevards. When police arrived around 8:45 p.m., they determined 43-year-old Virginia Burke was under the influence of an unknown substance and was arrested.

Friday, May 24

A Claremont man was arrested after a two-car accident near Arrow Highway and College Avenue. After police arrived at the scene around 4 p.m., they determined 65-year-old Eddie Huntado was driving while intoxicated. The other driver suffered facial injuries due to the airbag going off, but was not taken to a hospital. Mr. Huntado was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to CPD jail.

Saturday, May 25

Police arrested a Pomona man following a bizarre battery incident at the Shell gas station on Indian Hill Boulevard. The victim was pumping gas at around 11 p.m. when he says 23-year-old Henry Pineda walked across the street and punched him with a closed fist on the side of the head, Lt. Walters said. The victim told police he never had any previous contact with Mr. Pineda, who was arrested on suspicion of battery. Mr. Pineda was on parole at the time, and was wearing an ankle monitor.

Monday, May 27

Nearly $10,000 worth of electronics and paperwork was stolen from a car in front of Sanamluang Thai Restaurant. Between 7 and 11 p.m., the unknown burglar smashed the rear window of the victim’s GMC Yukon, taking a backpack, an iPad, portable work radios and paperwork. No suspect information was available.

—Matthew Bramlett




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