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Police blotter 9-13-19

Tuesday, September 3

Another burglary occurred at Extra Space Storage on the 500 block of Arrow Highway, and it happened somtime between June 1 and September 3, according to Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department. Taken from the storage unit were an aviation headset, pilot clothing and a duffel bag worth $1,600 altogether. There are no suspects.

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A $1,000 cell phone was swiped from the Starbucks south of the 10 freeway. Around 6:20 p.m., the victim placed the phone on a counter at the café, when two suspects ran in, took the phone and ran back out, leaving in an older model white Chevrolet Blazer, Lt. Walters said. Descriptions of the suspects were vague—the first was described as an African-American man in his 20s with dreadlocks and wearing a green shirt, and the other was described as a slightly overweight African-American man of average height wearing a white shirt.

Thursday, September 5

Claremont police arrested 30-year-old Hugo Ventura after a check of the Pomona resident yielded meth and a meth pipe in the parking lot of Knight’s Inn around 12:30 a.m. Mr. Ventura was arrested on suspicion of possession and taken to CPD jail, where he was booked and cited out.

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The school year at Claremont High is in full swing, and with it comes a new vandalism case. Between September 3 and September 6, the unknown vandals scribbled various monikers in a red pen in a boy’s bathroom, Lt. Walters said.

Friday, September 6

Around 3 p.m., a 13-year-old girl at El Roble Intermediate School, presumably on a dare, tried to open a door to a police cruiser. After that didn’t work, she climbed onto the hood of the police car and jumped up and down, Lt. Walters said. She was arrested on suspicion of vehicle tampering and taken to CPD jail, where she was later released into the custody of her parents.

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Two other teens were arrested later in the evening after getting caught tagging a wall on the 100 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard. A 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of vandalism and taken to CPD jail, where they were released to their parents and presumably grounded.

Saturday, September 7

An initial call about a counterfeit $100 bill turned into a misunderstanding. A woman tried to pay for her meal at Denny’s with the fake Benjamin around 3 a.m., Lt. Walters said. When police were called, she told officers the bill was part of her tips from her job as a server and was unaware it was fake. Police determined no crime had occurred, and nobody was arrested.

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A La Puente man was arrested after he was allegedly harassing customers in front of Eureka Burger around 11:15 p.m., Lt. Walters said. When police arrived, they found 43-year-old Roberto Amor had a warrant out for his arrest, and he was taken into custody.

Sunday, September 8

Two people were arrested after an apparent drunken domestic violence incident near the intersection of Mills and First Street. Around 5 p.m., the couple were leaving a Claremont bar and were walking in the area when the 42-year-old man from Upland pulled the 40-year-old woman’s hair, causing her to fall to the ground. After investigating, police arrested the man on suspicion of domestic violence, and both were arrested for being intoxicated in public.

Monday, September 9

A San Dimas man was arrested after he was caught driving a stolen car. Around 9:30 p.m., police picked up on the stolen Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue, Lt. Walters said. The car pulled into the Chevron at Indian Hill and Arrow Highway, where police stopped it and arrested the driver, 25-year-old Jordan Feagin, on suspicion of grand theft auto. A meth pipe was also allegedly found on Mr. Feagin. He was arrested and taken to CPD jail, and the car was returned to its owner.

Police search for burglary suspects

On September 11 at 4:15 a.m., Claremont police officers responded to a burglary alarm activation at Mr. You’s, 402 Auto Center Dr.

Officers found the front glass door shattered but still intact. Video showed one of two suspects break the front glass door. When the door didn’t completely shatter, the suspects fled on foot east toward Indian Hill Blvd. No vehicle seen. The suspects are described as two males, each five foot, nine inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and wearing jeans; one had on a black hooded sweatshirt, the other had a white or gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information should call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

—Matthew Bramlett