Police Blotter 11-13-20

by Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com

Tuesday, November 3

The Claremont Police Department received an 8:02 a.m. call regarding a person who allegedly stole some Red Bull energy drinks and pastries from the Chevron/McDonalds at 860 S. Indian Hill Blvd. Officers arrived and found a 31-year-old homeless man near the adjacent Greyhound station. A records check turned up a misdemeanor warrant, and he was arrested for one new count of misdemeanor petty theft, and for the outstanding warrant.

Police were called to a business in the 1000 block of W. Foothill Blvd. at 9:30 p.m. regarding a woman who, after been asked to leave the location the night before, was refusing to leave. Arriving cops questioned the suspect, a 21-year-old homeless woman, who they say initially provided false identification and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The woman then attempted to flee as she was being arrested, and after a brief struggle was taken into custody. Police say nobody was injured in the tussle.

Wednesday, November 4

Claremont police responded to yet another call regarding a homeless person in distress. This one, at 4:56 p.m., involved a man walking near Indian Hill Blvd. and Sixth St. who witnesses say was “yelling and seemed extremely agitated.” Police attempted to question the 29-year-old when they caught up with him at Indian Hill and Foothill Blvd., but they say he walked away and crossed Indian Hill against a red “don’t walk” sign. The man eventually stopped walking, and after questioning him officers suspected he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

When they moved to arrest him, police said the man attempted to flee. The officers “put him on the ground,” according to a CPD spokesman, and then arrested him without further incident. Police said nobody was injured in the minor scuffle. The man was charged with two misdemeanor counts, resisting arrest and being under the influence of a controlled substance. The man spent the evening in the Claremont jail before being released in the wee hours with a citation to appear.

Thursday, November 5

Claremont police were called at 8:10 a.m. regarding a person causing a disturbance at the former Laemmle Claremont 5 location at 450 W. Second St. They arrived and questioned Damon Wardlaw, 39, from Pasadena, who police say initially provided a false name. After supplying his actual ID, a records check revealed the probable cause of using the fake name: a no-bail warrant from LA County for a parole violation. Mr. Wardlaw was arrested, booked, and transported to the Los Angeles Inmate Reception Center where he was held for court.

Friday, November 6

Claremont police pulled over a car for a traffic violation at 3:45 a.m. near Richbrook Dr. and Woodbend Dr. In a repeat scenario from the arrest the day before, cops say a passenger in the car, Upland resident Arlon Guillen, 36, provided a fake name. After abandoning the ruse and furnishing his given name, a records check turned up an outstanding no-bail felony parole violation warrant from San Bernardino County for an assault with a deadly weapon conviction. When the officer asked Mr. Guillen to exit the car, he allegedly took off running eastbound on Richbrook Dr. toward Towne Ave. He didn’t get far though, tripping and falling once and then a second time as officers caught up with him, tasers drawn. Police say Mr. Guillen attempted to reach into his pocket as the officers approached, but they were able to use their body weight to get control of his arms and handcuff him, preventing him from doing so. A search of said pocket allegedly turned up both methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as a meth pipe.

Mr. Guillen was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors: resisting arrest, providing false ID, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one for cocaine and another for meth, and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was booked, issued a citation to appear on the five misdemeanor charges, then released into the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and transported to the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, where he awaited his day in court for the no-bail felony warrant.

Sunday, November 8

Claremont PD were called to the DoubleTree, at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., about a drunk person running in between buildings, according to a witness. Police met up with Andres Peraza, 23, from Upland, at 12:06 p.m. and arrested him for public intoxication.

Tuesday, November 10

At 8:48 p.m. near Indian Hill Blvd. and San Jose Ave., officers saw a Honda Civic that had been reported stolen earlier that day in Ontario. They pulled over the driver, Carlos Rodriguez Hernandez, 20, from Ontario, on Claremont Boulevard north of Arrow Highway. Mr. Rodriguez Hernandez was arrested for grand theft auto, a felony. He was booked and issued a citation to appear on the felony charge.

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