Police blotter 7.12.13

Wednesday, July 3

Police are looking for a crook with a mathematical inclination. Sometime between June 27 and July 3, a total of 45 calculators were stolen from a secured building at the Claremont Colleges. There are zero leads.


Thursday, July 4

Longtime Village eatery Pizza ‘N Such was targeted in a suspected burglary last week, just before the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Between July 3 at 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. the following day, an unknown person gained access to the restaurant’s rooftop and shattered a locked window that provided access to Pizza ‘N Such as well as several other businesses within the same building. Though the window was broken, it appears the suspect did not enter the building, according to police. There is no property loss reported at this time. Any information on this incident should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5411.   


Friday, July 5

Work at Flappers Comedy Club, located within the Packing House, began on a less than humorous note Friday evening. A club employee arrived to work around 5:45 p.m. to find the company’s cash drawer had been broken into and the thief had gotten away undetected. No cash was stolen, but the credit card machine was reported missing, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek.


Joe Abilez, 25, of Tulare landed himself behind bars, all because of a midnight snack, Friday morning. According to reports, Mr. Abilez began arguing with the cashier at AM/PM, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., over the price of nacho cheese. The extra couple dollars for extra cheese would likely have been preferred over the fines he will now be subject to pay. Police arrived on the scene and determined Mr. Abilez was wanted for an outstanding $30,000 warrant for driving under the influence. It was additionally found that nachos weren’t the only thing Mr. Abilez was indulging in that night. Police said he was drunk at the time of the incident. He left his nachos behind as he accompanied police to the city jail.


Sunday, July 7

A bicyclist may have temporarily pedaled himself to freedom, successfully losing police in a pursuit on Sunday afternoon after running a red light at Foothill and Towne. But police may have the last laugh. Not only did he leave behind his bicycle but a witenss was able to identify him, according to Lt. Ciszek. Police are following leads.


Monday, July 8

A Claremont resident is spending some idle time behind bars after staying fairly busy putting someone’s credit line to good use. Jeffrey Corning, 34, was arrested for making out a fraudulent check of nearly $1000 and making several fraudulent credit card purchases after a Vegas hotel accidentally sent a previous guest’s wallet to the wrong address. The investigation continues.  


Tuesday, July 9

A fraudulent bill does not buy flowers, Marya Garcia, 23, of Hemet, found out on Tuesday, after attempting to make a purchase at Wisteria Grove. As she found out, her fake $100 was only worth time in jail.

—Beth Hartnett



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