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Police blotter 6-7-19

Tuesday, May 28

Just after 5 a.m., officers arrived to the Chevron/McDonalds on south Indian Hill Boulevard from a disturbance call, finding 27-year-old Michael Frederico allegedly under the influence, according to Cpl. Sean Evans of the Claremont Police Department. Mr. Frederico was also in possession of a stolen handicapped placard. He was arrested and taken to jail.

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A television and stereo were stolen from Claremont Presbyterian Church last week. Between May 24 and May 28, the burglar entered an unlocked room at the church on 1111 N. Mountain Ave. and stole the equipment worth $800.

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Police are looking for a man who assaulted another man who tried to get refund for a dog. The victim had purchased the dog from 21-year-old Elijah Kenny a week earlier in Anaheim Hills, but discovered the dog was sick. The victim tried to contact Mr. Kenny for a refund, and a meeting was set up. During the meeting, however, Mr. Kenny allegedly punched the victim multiple times in the back of the head and fled the scene. The victim received a cut to the top of his head and was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center. Mr. Kenny is still at large, and he is described as a Caucasian male, six feet tall and 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call Claremont police at (909) 399-5411.

Wednesday, May 29

Someone tried to break into a commercial building on the 300 block of Arrow Highway but left empty-handed. Between 4:30 and 4:50 a.m., the unknown suspect was seen jumping over a gated dumpster area at Hubell Technical Services and trying to pry open the rear door. He fled after he was unsuccessful. He was described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man, wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and light-colored pants.

Thursday, May 30

A Rosemead man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary on the 100 block of north Mountain Avenue. Around 3:42 a.m., a witness called police and said she had seen someone checking car door handles in the area, Cpl. Evans said. Police found 37-year-old Daniel Ortiz, who matched the witness’ description. Mr. Ortiz admitted to trying to open car doors, and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and vehicle tampering.

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A purse and a pair of Beats headphones were taken from a parked car on the 1900 block of Judson Court. Between 10 and 11:50 a.m., the unknown thief smashed the front window of the victim’s car, taking the items and fleeing unseen. Credit cards were in the victim’s purse at the time, but no evidence of any fraudulent charges was found.

Friday, May 31

Around $2,000 worth of landscaping equipment was taken from a trailer parked at Berkeley and Harrison Avenues. The theft occurred between 9 a.m. and 10:58 a.m., and a Honda lawnmower and two leaf blowers were taken while the victim was working. No suspect information was available.

Saturday, June 1

Around $360 worth of property was taken from a car parked on the 500 block of west San Jose Avenue. Between 1 a.m. and 6:50 a.m., the unknown burglar smashed the rear window of the victim’s silver Toyota. Among the items stolen was a dashboard camera. The suspect fled undetected.

Sunday, June 2

Officers responded to the Chevron gas station at 267 S. Indian Hill Blvd. around 4:13 a.m. after an alarm activation, police said. Once they arrived, they noticed the front glass door had been shattered and lottery tickers were scattered on the ground.

The suspect wasn’t located, but surveillance footage from the station showed him inside the business for about a minute, police said. He was described as an African-American male wearing a blue hoodie with a red dog and white letters on the back, gray sweatpants and white shoes.

—Matthew Bramlett

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