Police blotter 6.7.13

Sunday, May 26

Looks like there will be no cycling this summer, or at least one less mode of transportation, for a college student who filed a stolen bike report with the Claremont police last week, or more appropriately a missing unicycle. The one-wheeled ride was last seen parked in the 400 block of East Foothill Boulevard on May 24. There are no leads.


Friday, May 31

San Antonio High School students are getting restless. On Friday afternoon police arrived to the high school to put out a bathroom fire allegedly started by a 17-year-old student. The male had used his lighter to ignite a paper towel dispenser, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. The dispenser, worth $200, is done for, but no other damages were sustained as a result of the fire. The student was transported to a juvenile detention center.


An alleged burglary in the 1000 block of Syracuse Drive between 2:30 and 9:30 p.m. does not appear to be the work of a sleuth. Burglars simply entered through the home’s unlocked front door and helped themselves. Though a bedroom was ransacked, it appears crooks did not find anything to their liking, as nothing appeared to be missing, according to Lt. Ciszek. A report was taken.


Saturday, June 1

Burglars attempted to rob Western Christian Schools but were spooked just in time. Thieves gained entrance to the school by removing a window air conditioning unit and were attempting to remove computers. It appears they were scared away from completing the task, according to Lt. Ciszek. Nothing was stolen.


Sunday, June 2

There will be no burger stops in the near future for 31-year-old Hector Polanco of La Verne and 24-year-old Marisela Rojo of Rialto after the pair was spotted in a stolen car parked outside Eureka Burger in Village West. The stolen car wasn’t the only find for Claremont police. Mr. Polanco was also in possession of burglary tools and was wanted for several outstanding warrants. Ms. Rojo had a meth pipe in her purse. They were carted down the street to the city jail.


Monday, June 3

Hikers parked along Pomello Drive near Mills Avenue were the targets in a trio of car burglaries reported on Monday. Burglars entered each of the cars by smashing a passenger side window. The point of entry is not the only commonality in these cases. Each car also contained a purse in plain sight, either on the seat or on the floorboard, according to Lt. Ciszek. Police, once again, urge residents to keep valuables out of sight.


The Village burglaries have all but stopped other than one incident reported in the 1100 block of Harvard Avenue on Monday. Sometime between 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 and the following night, an unknown person entered the resident’s unlocked garaged door and stole some tools. There is no suspect information.

—Beth Hartnett



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