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Police blotter 5.17.13

Saturday, May 11

A Harvey Mudd College student was delayed in studying for finals on Saturday. The student reported that his laptop and game device had been stolen from a common area of Linde Residence Hall, 550 E. Foothill Blvd. There are no suspects.

 

Sunday, May 12

A bit of paranoia made matters worse for 2 men hanging around the Burger King, 517 E. Foothill Blvd. The police report alleges the men quickly turned and walked into a nearby building the moment they spotted the police officer. The same officer saw the men awhile later and attempted to question them, but instead of pausing for the officer they took off running, jumping over fences in their attempt to escape, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. One did indeed get away; the second was not so lucky. Deshon Casey, 37, of Pomona was arrested for resisting an officer. Police are still looking for his friend, who they allege is wanted for an outstanding warrant.

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A man refused treatment after sustaining injuries from a serious 2-car crash Sunday night. The man had been heading west on Mt. Baldy Road and failed to stop at Padua, colliding in the intersection with a vehicle traveling north on Padua, according to Lt. Ciszek. The fire department responded. Though the man complained of pain to his knee and chest, he refused to be transferred to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

 

Monday, May 13

A brush fire burned approximately one-third of an acre in a vacant field just north of Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Ave., on Monday at about 8:15 p.m. The blaze was extinguished within 20 minutes with help from fire engines out of Los Angeles County and the Montclair Fire Department. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

The Claremont Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s arson investigation team are investigating the cause of the fire. Reports say that 2 juveniles were seen running from the field seconds after the fire started. However, no suspects had been found as of press time.

“They are just ghosts at this point,” Lt. Ciszek said.   

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Being discreet was not part of the plan for Michael Turner, a 25-year-old resident of Pomona. Mr. Turner was walking along Indian Hill Boulevard during rush hour when he decided to throw a rock through the window of a car parked outside Wine and Liquor Mart, 750 S. Indian Hill Blvd. Unfortunately for Mr. Turner, a police officer saw it all. Mr. Turner was arrested for vandalism. His motive is unknown.

 

Tuesday, May 14

A magazine was found in the middle of the Berkeley and Eighth Street intersection on Tuesday, and not of the glossy-cover variety. This magazine contained 3 unused bullets. Police recovered the discarded property, but at this point it hasn’t been claimed.

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A Claremont resident and friend were arrested Tuesday afternoon after deciding to strip stolen copper wiring in the middle of a public park. Police spotted 23-year-old Tyler Wise and 21-year-old Nicholas Palazzolo of Alta Loma with the wiring at Chaparral Park, 1800 N. Mills Ave., according to Lt. Ciszek. Their story—that the wire had not been stolen from the park but taken from Mr. Wise’s home—turned out to be true. However, the wire had not been a free handout from mom and dad.

After police determined that the wire had been taken without permission from the house, Mr. Wise and Mr. Palazzolo were arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property.

—Beth Hartnett

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