Police blotter 9-6-19

Wednesday, August 28

A Pomona man was arrested after police found him under the influence at Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Around 1:40 a.m., police made contact with 19-year-old Kevin Rosales near the westerly intersection, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said. In addition to being under the influence, Mr. Rosales also allegedly had a meth pipe on him. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail, where he was later released after detoxing.

Thursday, August 29

Police arrested another person for being under the influence, only this time 29-year-old Steven Servinsky had a gun. Police made contact with the Pomona man just after midnight, Lt. Walters said, and found he had a warrant out for his arrest. Mr. Servinsky was also allegedly on drugs, and told police he had a loaded semiautomatic handgun in his pocket. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail.


Another man was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm, this time in Vons. Officers were called to the supermarket just before 6 a.m. regarding a man inside with a gun near a coin machine. The man in question, 21-year-old Shane Malins of Claremont, had placed his loaded semiautomatic handgun on top of the coin machine as he was dispensing his coins, Lt. Walters said. He was arrested for possessing a firearm in public.


Police are currently looking into threatening text messages sent to a Claremont woman last week. Details of the messages were not available, but Lt. Walters said the messages threatened the victim’s life, and the victim told police she believes the suspect will carry out these threats. Police are investigating. 

Friday, August 30

A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse after the victim stated he assaulted her. Police arrived to a home on the 300 block of Oakdale Drive around 10:30 p.m. and arrested the 48-year-old suspect after an investigation. The victim, a woman in her 40s, did not sustain any injuries and was not transported to a hospital, Lt. Walters said.

Saturday, August 31

A Pomona man was arrested for being under the influence after he tried to hide from officers. Officers went to the Chevron/McDonalds on south Indian Hill Boulevard around 12:20 p.m. after receiving a call about a suspicious subject, Lt. Walters said. When they arrived, 20-year-old Joseph Branch was seen hiding from officers in between cars. When officers found him, Mr. Branch was displaying clear signs of being under the influence, and “tensed up” when he was being arrested. He was taken to jail and later cited out.

Sunday, September 1

A Pomona man was arrested after he allegedly crashed his car and left it there at Indian Hill and the 10 freeway. Police were called to the scene around 3:30 a.m., Lt. Walters said. A witness told police a white Mazda collided into a pillar at the intersection, and the driver left the scene on foot. Police tracked down the driver, 27-year-old Ulizes Diaz-Toledo, at his home in Pomona and arrested him on suspicion of hit and run.

—Matthew Bramlett


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