Police Blotter 5-15-20

Saturday May 10

A Claremont man was stabbed during a fight in the Claremont Village on Saturday, according Sergeant David DeMetz of the Claremont Police Department.

Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls at 7:40 p.m. about a fight in progress at Second Street and Indian Hill Boulevard. The fight apparently began as a verbal argument and then escalated. When police arrived they found the victim with a chest wound. He was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital but was not seriously injured.

The suspect, Eric Borunda, 38, of Monterrey Park, was arrested a short distance away. Mr. Borunda had blood on his clothes and a cut finger that required treatment at the scene. It was not clear whether the knife was recovered.

Two eye witnesses positively identified Mr. Borunda as the suspect and he was arrested on assault with a deadly weapon. Charges were subsequently filed by the district attorney against him.

Tuesday May 12

After throwing a rock through a large window on May 10 at 5:41 p.m. at Xerxes, 319 Yale Ave., the suspect was recognized by a Claremont police officer as a local transient who had been seen hanging around the Village and near a local church.

The next afternoon at about 3:10 p.m., a Claremont officer located the suspect, Daniel Verre, 35, walking through the parking lot of the Claremont Lodge at 736 S. Indian Hill Blvd.

Police detained Mr. Verre and found him in possession of a controlled substance for sale as well as possession of a methamphetamine pipe. Mr. Verre was arrested and was booked in the Claremont jail. He was later released due to the Emergency Bail Schedule, which sets $0 bail for offenses, police said.

Mr. Verre had also been released on a felony vandalism charge in San Bernardino County as well as other felony charges due to the Emergency Bail Schedule.

Then on May 11 at about 8 p.m. a resident called the Claremont Police Department about four people committing vandalism at Blaisdell Park, 440 S. College Ave.

Claremont officers responded and contacted the group, who had spray painted a significant amount of graffiti on the baseball field bleachers, on walls and on trees.

The four suspects—Carlos Ramos, 21; Luis Martinez, 20; Erick Lopez Cardenas, 19; and Felipe Salazar Jr., 19, all from Pomona—were arrested on charges ranging from vandalism, drunk in public, minors in possession of alcohol and sales/furnish alcohol to minors.

Anyone with information regarding these or other crimes should contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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