Police blotter 7-31-20

Wednesday, July 22

Upland police made contact with Eric Marcelin, 23, about 2 a.m. near Seventh Street and Mountain Avenue, and discovered he had a warrant in Claremont for theft of personal property. They arrested the Upland resident and took him to Claremont Police Department. He spent the night in the Claremont jail before appearing in Pomona Superior Court.

Thursday, July 23

A minor traffic accident turned into an even crummier morning for Phelan resident Brittany Baca. Police say Ms. Baca, 24, was driving on Indian Hill Boulevard about 10:30 a.m. when she hit a parked car. Officers arrived and discovered she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and she was arrested at the Chevron station at 860 S. Indian Hill Blvd. She was booked and released with a citation.


LA Police Department Metro Division officers came into contact with Long Beach resident Daylin Manner near midnight at 180 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. A records check pulled up an outstanding no bail felony burglary warrant in Claremont, and the 20-year-old was given a ride to the City of Trees. Claremont PD booked and held Mr. Manner until his court appearance Monday, July 27.

Friday, July 24

Claremont police responding to a 5:30 p.m. theft call at Unique Jewelry, 301 Harvard Ave., arrived and began looking for the suspect. They found Jeremiah Booth, 31, from Pomona, nearby at 200 W. First St. During questioning, police say they found a hypodermic needle on him, with residue on the tip. He was arrested for misdemeanor possession of unlawful paraphernalia, but avoided charges on the theft after the jewelry store declined to press charges for the alleged heist, valued at $60. Mr. Booth was booked on the possession charge and released with a citation.


Ivan Cervantes Haro, 21, from Ontario, was arrested after Claremont police pulled him over about 10 p.m. for a traffic stop during a roving DUI saturation patrol. According to police, Mr. Cervantes Haro was stopped near Central Avenue and the 10 freeway for numerous violations consistent with DUI. After questioning him they suspected he was under the influence of marijuana, and he was taken into custody and charged with DUI.

Saturday, July 25

Police say they found a small amount of methamphetamine on Abraham Contreras, 32, from Whittier, after they questioned him at 1:21 p.m. at the Motel 6 at 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd. A CPD officer was conducting an area check and found Mr. Contreras sitting in a stairwell, he said he was staying at hotel and on probation. A search allegedly turned up a small amount of meth in his pocket. Mr. Contreras was booked for possession of a controlled substance, cited and released.


A concerned party called Claremont PD around 11 p.m. to report a person parked at the pumps at AM/PM, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., who was either asleep or passed out. Officers arrived and found Tracy Thornton, 51, in the driver’s seat. Police asked the Pomona resident if she needed medical attention, but she declined. A records check turned up an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Ms. Thornton was arrested, booked, and released with a citation.

Sunday, July 26

Staff at the DoubleTree Hotel, at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., called CPD to report a suspicious person wandering the halls about 4 p.m. Police showed up and attempted to question Victorville resident Phillip Rico, 43, who they say resisted, tried to walk away from the officers and became verbally abusive. When the police tried again to get him to sit still long enough to question him, they say Mr. Rico “became combative” and was “extremely agitated.” Though details are mostly unavailable since the case involves an ongoing investigation, police allege Mr. Rico struck an officer and that it took several officers to restrain him. He was booked for misdemeanor battery on a peace officer and held on $20,000 bail. Mr. Rico spent a few days in Claremont jail before appearing in Pomona Superior Court July 28.


Police arrested a 34-year-old homeless woman after she allegedly tried to break the Claremont police station house window with “a baseball sized rock.” Police say the woman—with whom they are familiar—“showed up irate about something” about 6 p.m. and threw an object at the lobby glass at the 570 W. Bonita Ave. station. A startled records clerk peeked out the front window, allegedly saw the woman and notified police, who arrested her for vandalism. A records check turned up an outstanding warrant for a previous Claremont arrest for battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest. The woman was issued a citation for the vandalism charge, but was held overnight on the warrant. She went to Pomona Superior Court to answer to those charges the next morning.


Police arrested Carl Roman, 31, for possession of stolen identification with intent to defraud, a felony, at 10:51 p.m. after coming into contact with him at 852 W. Bonita Ave. Police say he had more than 10 IDs in his possession at the time of his arrest. Since Mr. Roman was on probation, he was held overnight and appeared in Pomona Superior Court the next morning. An investigation into the ID theft charge is ongoing.


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