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Police blotter 8-30-19

Tuesday, August 20

Officers were called to Harvey Mudd College around 1:10 p.m. and found 36-year-old Urbano Bazaldua of Pomona in possession of bike and burglary tools, Cpl. Sean Evans of the Claremont Police Department said. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Wednesday, August 21

An Alta Loma man was arrested after police found nearly 100 Xanax pills in his car during a traffic stop. Just before 2 a.m., police pulled over 24-year-old Oleg Lee for speeding on Towne Avenue and the 210 freeway, Cpl. Evans said. During the stop, officers determined Mr. Lee was driving under the influence of a controlled substance and with a suspended license. Metal knuckles were also found in the car, as well as 97 Xanax pills and various denominations of cash. Mr. Lee was arrested on suspicion of a number of charges, including possession of narcotics for sale, possession of the knuckles and driving under the influence.

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A home on Appalachian was burglarized while the residents were home. The residents went to sleep around 11 p.m., and around 2 a.m. were awoken by a noise, Cpl. Evans said. They looked down a hallway, saw nothing and returned to bed. The following morning, they found their sliding glass door had been shattered and a wallet containing cash and credit cards was stolen from the kitchen counter. All told, around $2,000 worth of property was taken. Surveillance footage from the scene showed two suspects in hoodies committing the burglary. Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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An unknown person removed and bent two screens to a classroom at El Roble Intermediate School, forced open a window pane and used an unknown object to etch the letters “TCF” into the window glass, Cpl. Evans said. The incident happened between August 20 at 2 p.m. and August 21 at 7:30 a.m. Police are investigating.

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Around 7:45 p.m., license plate cameras at San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard picked up on a 2011 Dodge Avenger stolen out of Fontana, Cpl. Evans said. Officers followed the car into the Trader Joe’s parking lot. Police determined the driver, a 34-year-old woman from Anaheim, and the passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Ontario, were not the suspects who stole the car. They told police they had borrowed the car from a man matching the suspect’s description. Fake registration was seen in the window of the car, Cpl. Evans said.

Video footage from the scene showed police with their guns drawn and one woman stepping backwards with her hands up. Both women were arrested.

The driver was cited out for driving with a suspended license and the passenger was cited out for a warrant. The car was returned to the registered owner.

Thursday, August 22

Police arrested a West Covina man after he was caught with burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. Officers initially stopped 33-year-old David Solis for jaywalking around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Auto Center Drive. Police noticed a pair or red bolt cutters attached to Mr. Solis’ backpack, and found a syringe during a check. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

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A Pomona man was arrested on drug charges on the 500 block of Bucknell Avenue. Police responded to the area around 10:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious subject and found 30-year-old Alan Mascareno, who acknowledged that he had a meth pipe in his possession. A check of Mr. Mascareno also turned up meth, Cpl. Evans said. He initially gave police his brother’s name, but after he was arrested, fessed up and identified himself. Mr. Mascareno also had a warrant.

Friday, August 23

Officers were on patrol on the 700 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard around 12:15 a.m. when they found two men, 59-year-old Antonio Marquez of Pomona and 29-year-old Ian Eichien of Duarte. Mr. Marquez was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon and was in possession of a switchblade, Cpl. Evans said. Mr. Eichien was allegedly found with a syringe that contained a “reddish-brown substance” inside. Both were arrested and taken to CPD jail.

Monday, August 26

Police conducting a welfare check near Mount Baldy Road and Flat River Road happened upon a vehicle parked in a turnout around 9:20 p.m. A passenger in the car, 36-year-old Gilbert Martinez, had a no-bail arrest warrant out of San Fernando and three active arrest warrants, Cpl. Evans said. Mr. Martinez also allegedly had a meth pipe and meth in his possession. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.

—Matthew Bramlett

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