Police blotter 3.22.13

Wednesday, March 13

A man walked into Razzle Dazzle late Wednesday afternoon, but not with the intent of walking out with a frozen treat on a hot winter’s day. He had his eyes on a different prize. After demanding money from the cashier, the crook took off out of sight with $90 in his pocket. Police have no leads in this case.


Thursday, March 14

A week of fancy feasting has come to an end for Claremont resident Julian Uribe. The 21-year-old was caught on tape stealing cuts of meat and lobster tails at the Claremont Stater Brothers market, 1055 W. Foothill Blvd., from Saturday, March 9 through Wednesday, March 13, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. Police brought an end to the fine dining on Thursday. No more surf-and-turf behind bars.


Wanted: a man with a nice, new chain necklace from the Diamond Center in Claremont. The man made off with the jewelry late last month using a fraudulent credit card. He is described as Caucasian with blonde hair and a beard, about 5 foot 9 and 160 pounds.


Friday, March 15

An afternoon siesta on the lawn in front of City Hall was cut short for Pasadena resident James Harrington, who had apparently enjoyed an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The 45-year-old was seen staggering along the street before he decided to sprawl out on the grass for some shuteye, according to Lt. Ciszek. Claremont police brought his nap to an end when they determined Mr. Harrington was under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for himself. He was arrested for public intoxication and held at the local jail until sober.


The hate crimes continue at Honnold Library, 800 N. Dartmouth Ave. Throughout the past several months, police have found a series of swastikas drawn in blue ink in the bathrooms of the library as well as in various other college buildings. The story on Friday was slightly different. This time, police found derogatory statements targeting several racial and cultural groups. There are no suspects, but investigation continues.


Saturday, March 16

Police are searching for a man involved in a startling attack on a local senior in the 500 block of South Indian Hill. According to the report, the woman awoke in her bed on Saturday night to find a man who had climbed up on her bed exposing his genitals. She screamed and the man fled. Investigation continues.


On Indian Hill Boulevard in Village West, American Apparel shoppers were interrupted on Saturday afternoon when they were accosted by a man with no shoes, screaming at customers and appearing lost and confused. He was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.


Later on Saturday evening, the residents of a home on Wharton Drive were also given a shock when they received an unexpected new lawn decoration. A driver speeding down the street had taken too sharp of a left turn and collided with a tree. Both the driver and a passenger were in stable condition, but transported to the hospital with physical injuries. There was no alcohol involved in the incident, according to Lt. Ciszek.


Sunday, March 17

Claremont residents and guests were well-behaved this St. Patrick’s Day, police report. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary occurred in Claremont other than a stolen license plate.


Monday, March 18

A man and a woman were arrested Monday night after police discovered the car they were driving was listed as a felony vehicle out of Glendora. Police say the car was involved in a pursuit that was called off because of reckless driving. There might have been a reason for that. Driver Johnathan Anderson, 30, of Azusa was found to be driving unlicensed. He was arrested. Passenger Deanna Cooper, 32, of Glendora was also nabbed, but for different reasons. She was found in possession of methamphetamine and a glass pipe with which to smoke it, according to Lt. Ciszek. She joined him behind bars.


Tuesday, March 19

Police are investigating the burglary of an apartment in the 600 block of Montgomery Circle. According to the police log, among the loot stolen was $200 in cash, jewelry and an iPad along with 2 handguns, 9 long rifles and a shotgun.

—Beth Hartnett



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