Police blotter 3-05-21
Wednesday, February 24
A 31-year-old Claremont man was arrested for felony corporal injury to a child at 8:15 p.m. in the 500 block of west San Jose Ave. Claremont Police Department took the man into custody following an investigation. He was booked on the felony charge and held in the Claremont jail. Police would not provide any more information due to privacy issues related to the nature of the alleged crime.
Thursday, February 25
The city’s license plate reader camera—which has been responsible for several arrests in recent weeks—this one at Indian Hill Blvd. and San Jose Ave., picked up yet another stolen car, resulting in a 31-year-old Pomona man’s arrest on two felony counts. The camera picked up the license plate of a 2018 black Nissan Murano just after 3 a.m. that had been reported stolen from Pomona on February 21. Police pulled over the driver, Salvador Ramirez, at Indian Hill and Auto Center Drive. He was arrested without incident and charged with grand theft auto and possession of a stolen vehicle, both felonies.
Friday, February 26
In one of the more unusual public intoxication arrests you may ever read about, a 26-year-old unhoused man was arrested after providing an unlikely false name and birthdate, and a somewhat bizarre explanation as to why he was lounging on the roof of a house in the 400 block of Springfield Dr. Neighbors called police at 5:30 p.m. to report the man on the roof. Arriving officers say they saw him attempt to hide by lying down. After letting him know they could see him, he was asked what he was doing, and the man allegedly responded that he was “doing surveillance for the C.I.A.” Cops say the man then rolled off the roof and started running. He got about a block away before apparently giving up and lying down in the street in the 200 block of Annapolis Drive. The man then told police he was 38 and provided a false name. They eventually determined his true identity and that he was in fact more than a decade younger than he had claimed. They also discovered the man was under the influence of alcohol, and arrested him for evading a police officer and public intoxication, both misdemeanors. The man slept it off in the Claremont jail for the rest of the evening before being released with a citation to appear in Pomona court.
A Houston, Texas man was arrested after Claremont PD officers allegedly found him to be in possession of what they believed to be ecstasy during a routine traffic stop. Police pulled over a 2018 Alfa Romeo SUV driven by Donald Newton, 42, for a traffic violation near Indian Hill Blvd. and Cobblestone Lane at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Newton did not have a valid driver’s license and refused to get out of the car. He eventually complied, was searched, and officers then allegedly found the ecstasy pills. Mr. Newton was arrested without incident and charged with resisting arrest, driving without a license, and possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors. He was booked and released with a citation to appear in court.
Sunday, February 28
Dylan Zamagni, 29, from Fontana, was sitting in a Honda Accord in the parking lot of Motel 6, 840 S. Indian Hill Blvd., at 12:56 a.m. when police approached the car. After interviewing Mr. Zamagni, police determined he was on parole, and searched him. They allege he was in possession of methamphetamine, and arrested him for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. He was booked and released with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.
Tuesday, March 2
A brazen shoplifter was arrested without incident after allegedly loading up his backpack with more than $1,300 worth of liquor at Vons and walking at the door. Employees at the 550 E. Base Line Road store called police at 8:25 p.m. after they say Georgion Love, 18, from Los Angeles, stole the 21 bottles of booze. Arriving officers saw a Toyota sedan leaving the parking lot, and followed it west to Base Line Road and Indian Hill Blvd., where they pulled it over. Mr. Love’s party was apparently cancelled right about then, as he was arrested for felony grand theft, since the liquor was valued at more than $950. He was booked at CPD headquarters, issued a citation, and then released.