Police blotter 7-26-19

Tuesday, July 16

Police looked for a suspected prowler on the 100 block of Villa Way, but came up with nothing. Around 10:30 p.m., a resident on the block captured someone prowling in their back yard on surveillance footage and called police, according to Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department. The suspect left before police arrived, and a subsequent search by Claremont and La Verne police officers and a police helicopter turned up nothing. The prowler was described as around 25 years old, around five feet, eight inches tall to five feet, 11 inches tall and 180 pounds, wearing workout-style pants and light-colored shoes. The suspect did not make entry to the home.

Wednesday, July 17

A Diamond Bar man is being charged with making annoying phone calls stemming from an investigation that began in November 2018. The 31-year-old man allegedly continually harassed the 32-year-old female victim with phone calls and emails and did not stop when police ordered him to do so, Lt. Walters said. The relationship between the suspect and the victim is unknown, as is the nature of the phone calls and emails.


A Hacienda Heights man was arrested after police allegedly found drugs and an unloaded revolver in his car. Officers were called to the area of Arrow Highway and Princeton around 4:30 a.m. regarding a man sleeping in his car on the block, Lt. Walters said. The man, later identified as 22-year-old Frank Rodriguez, allegedly had methamphetamine, cocaine and four Xanax pills on him, as well as an unloaded .38 revolver. More Xanax pills were found in the trunk of the car. Mr. Rodriguez was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Thursday, July 18

Meth was allegedly found on a La Puente man in the Stater Bros parking lot at Towne and Foothill. An officer on patrol in the area found 52-year-old Daniel Riter near the supermarket around 12:30 a.m. After the meth was allegedly found, Mr. Riter was arrested and released with a citation after booking.


Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on the 2000 block of Mountain Avenue in Claraboya. The residents were returning home around 8:30 p.m. when they saw three suspects fleeing their side yard into an awaiting car parked down the street, police said. A search of the vehicle came up empty. Officers found the home’s sliding glass door was shattered, with multiple rooms ransacked. Jewelry and watches were taken from the residence, Lt. Walters said. The three suspects have been described as African-American men, six feet tall with thin builds and wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

Friday, July 19

A Pomona woman was arrested for possessing a meth pipe after a concerned citizen found her sleeping in Chaparral Park. Police contacted Bibiana Solis, 37, around 6:30 p.m. after the citizen asked for a welfare check, Lt. Walters said. In addition to the pipe, Ms. Solis had four warrants out for her arrest. She was arrested and taken to CPD jail.


Last Friday’s DUI checkpoint at Arrow Highway and Geneva Avenue netted four arrests, three of them for driving under the influence. Of the three DUIs, one Montclair man, 26-year-old Jeremy Bastio, was carrying a concealed firearm in his car while driving under the influence of alcohol, Sgt. David Hardin of the Claremont Police Department said. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Sunday, July 21

Officers stopped a cyclist, 37-year-old Daniel Franco of Eastvale, for riding without lights just after midnight near Indian Hill Boulevard and American Avenue. During a check of Mr. Franco, police allegedly found meth on him, as well as four warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.


An Upland woman was arrested for DUI after she got into a minor accident on the 2400 block of Padua Avenue. The accident, details of which were unknown, occurred around 2:10 p.m. When police arrived, they determined 33-year-old Brittany Kolensnik was driving under the influence of cannabis and an unknown stimulant, Lt. Walters said. After she was arrested and brought to CPD jail, officers allegedly found meth in Ms. Kolensnik’s underwear, which tacked on an additional charge of bringing contraband into a jail. She was booked and held for court.

—Matthew Bramlett



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