Thursday, January 21
The Claremont Police Department got a delivery at 11:10 p.m. when the Pomona police dropped off Alex Alanis, 54, at the station on Bonita Ave. Mr. Alanis had been picked up by Pomona PD, who found two warrants out of Claremont, one a felony the other a misdemeanor. The Claremont resident was booked and spent the night in jail before appearing at his arraignment in Pomona Superior Court the following morning.
Just a few minutes later, at 11:45 p.m., Claremont cops returned the favor. Officers on extra patrol at the Claremont Lodge, 736 S. Indian Hill Blvd., did a record check on Sonjia Munoz, 43, from Pomona, who was sitting in a car in the parking lot. It turned up a misdemeanor warrant out of Pomona, and Ms. Munoz was held for Pomona police, who arrived shortly thereafter and took her into custody.
Friday, January 22
Police on an 11 a.m. patrol at Claremont City Hall, 207 Harvard Ave., “talked to a person sitting on a bench, whom they were familiar with from prior contacts,” according to Lt. Jason Walters. A record check revealed the man, 47-year-old Riverside resident Brett Waylett, had a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest, and he was taken into custody. He was booked and released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.
At 2:30 p.m. Claremont police received a call from a 30-year-old man who alleged he had been the victim of domestic battery in the 1200 block of N. Indian Hill Blvd. Arriving officers investigated and arrested a 24-year-old Claremont woman for misdemeanor domestic battery. The woman was booked before posting a $50,000 bond and being released with a citation to appear for arraignment in Pomona Superior Court.
Tuesday, January 26
A trio of young alleged car thieves led officers from three police jurisdictions, a dog and a helicopter pilot on a stolen car pursuit. It began about 1 a.m. near the corner of Indian Hill Blvd. and San Jose Ave., when Claremont cops ran the plate of a Honda Civic, which came back stolen out of San Diego. The officers attempted to stop the driver, Michael Hall, 18, from San Diego, but he bolted and entered the 10 freeway, heading west. He then exited at Garey Ave. in Pomona, and continued north. Mr. Hall turned left into the Yorba neighborhood, and came to a stop near the intersection of Berkeley Ave. and Artesia St. He and his passengers, two 17-year-old boys also from San Diego, then took off on foot. A Pomona Police Department canine unit and a L.A. County Sheriff’s helicopter were engaged to aid in the search for the trio, who were found hiding nearby soon thereafter. Mr. Hall was arrested and charged with two felonies: grand theft auto and evading arrest, and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He was held in the Claremont jail before being arraigned in Pomona Superior Court January 28. His two minor passengers were each charged with felony grand theft auto and misdemeanor resisting arrest, then taken to Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles, where they were held pending their arraignment.