Police Blotter 10-23-20

by Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com

Friday, October 16

Claremont Police Department officers made a 3:30 a.m. traffic enforcement stop of a bicycle piloted by Pomona resident Hugo Ventura, 31, near San Jose Avenue and Colgate Place. During a search, they allegedly found a methamphetamine pipe in his front pocket. Mr. Ventura was arrested for possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, booked, and released with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.

Claremont cops received a call at 7:50 a.m. regarding a man who was refusing to leave  Claremont United Church of Christ, at 233 Harrison Avenue. When they arrived, officers say 38-year-old Robert McCain, who was sitting outside the church, had a methamphetamine pipe on his lap. They arrested the Pomona resident and booked him before releasing him with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.

Police patrolling about 11 a.m. near the American Inn, at 310 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pomona, recognized Pomonan Robert Wood, 26, walking nearby. A quick records check turned out two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, so they arrested him. Mr. Wood was held in the Claremont jail before appearing in Pomona court October 19.

An apparent non-injury three-car accident at about 7:30 p.m. near Foothill Boulevard and Mills Avenue was thankfully not serious. But police investigating the smash-up found one of the persons involved, Anthony Gaudio, 39, from Claremont, had a warrant for his arrest out of La Verne. Mr. Gaudio was subsequently arrested, booked, and then spent the weekend in Claremont jail before making an October 19 appearance in Pomona Superior Court.

Sunday, October 18

Claremont police patrolling near the Chevron/McDonald’s at 860 S. Indian Hill Blvd. pulled over a red Acura at about 3 a.m. A records check on the driver, 29-year-old Fernando Vargas, from Pomona, turned up three outstanding arrest warrants out of San Bernardino County. Mr. Vargas was arrested, booked, and released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.

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