Police blotter 8.23.13

Looking for lost property?

The Claremont Police Department has more than a dozen items waiting to be reclaimed.

Found property is as follows: a yellow metal ring with 12 clear stones, a black Samsung Galaxy notebook, a white iPod, a white and pink Kent Trouble girls bike, a gray and green 21-speed Giant bike, a gray 21-speed DBX bike, a one-speed Schwinn beach cruiser, a black and yellow Trek child’s bike, a black 21-speed Genesis bike, a silver 21-speed Navigator bike, an Evo Powerboards motorized scooter, a gray metal ring with clear stones and a silver iPod Nano.

To reclaim property, contact Evidence Technician Erika Grajeda at 399-5426. Remaining items will be sent to auction if still unclaimed one week from today.


Wednesday, August 14

A 26-year-old Pomona resident spent time behind bars because of beef jerky. Michael Turner attempted to take off from Chevron/McDonalds with the salty snack in tow, but was unable to get away before police arrived. He was arrested for burglary and resisting arrest.


Thursday, August 15

Police are looking for a male cyclist accused of harassing a woman as she walked near First Street and Indian Hill on Thursday around 6:15 p.m. The woman alleges the man began yelling at her, asking how much she made and calling her sweetheart, before grabbing her arm. He rode off without further incident. He is described as a white male in his 30s, clean-shaven with blonde hair. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds.


Saturday, August 17

Officers are investigating a series of smashed windows at Western Christian Schools. Between 6 p.m. on Friday, August 16 and 9 a.m. the following day, 6 classroom windows were found shattered to pieces. Nothing was reported stolen, according to police, who also note there are no suspects at this time. Investigation is ongoing.


On Saturday evening, the south Claremont Sprint store, located at 442 Auto Center Drive, was sent into a spin when a man made off with one of the shop’s iPhone’s without paying. The burglary seemed like a done deal when the suspect got into a car and took off, but one witness wouldn’t let that stop him. He followed the suspect and confronted him at a red light, according to Lt. Ciszek. The witness returned to the store with cell phone in hand. Police do not recommend chasing burglars.


There’s nothing like a summer bonfire. Unless, of course, it’s taking place in the middle of an open field on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue, as it was at 11:37 p.m. on Saturday. The starter of the bonfire, determined to be unable to care for himself, was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation. The bonfire was put out.

Sunday, August 18

Isaias Gonzalez, 39, of Claremont walked away unharmed, albeit in handcuffs, after what could have been a significant car accident on Sunday night. Around 12:35 a.m., Mr. Gonzalez lost control of his vehicle after taking too fast of a turn at Mills and American Avenues. Mr. Gonzalez’s car crashed into 2 trees before coming to a stop on American. After refusing medical treatment, Mr. Gonzalez was arrested for driving under the influence.


Tuesday, August 20

A resident of the 700 block of Northwestern Drive returned home from vacation on Tuesday to an unpleasant surprise. Someone had gained access to the home through an unlocked rear kitchen window. The resident is in the process of conducting a list of stolen property.  

—Beth Hartnett




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