Police blotter 8.30.13

Employee’s lead lands trio in jail after crime spree

A trio’s recent crime spree has officially come to an end, thanks to the help of an employee at Hotel Casa 425. On Thursday, August 22, an employee recognized 25-year-old Roxanne Golchini, who was checking into the hotel, as the same individual wanted for fraudulent charges made at several Village businesses over the past month, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek.

When police arrived at the room, only 40-year-old Bernard Hernandez was present but was attempting to escape like they do in the movies—with a bed sheet dangling out the window over the balcony. He opted for the safer route, however, and succumbed to arrest. Police decided to wait it out in the hotel room and were rewarded for their time. Ms. Golchini returned with a third individual, 28-year-old Adrianna Chavez of Covina, who was found in possession of dope. Mr. Hernandez was taken away for possession of a card-embossing machine, fraudulent credit cards and checks, methamphetamine and a meth pipe, and for lying to police about his name. Ms. Golchini is being charged with 4 counts of burglary.


Thursday, August 22

Police are looking for hikers who may have witnessed an act of violence between a man and a woman at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park on Thursday morning. Around 9:50 a.m., the woman was attacked by her boyfriend just outside the park after she attempted to end her relationship with him, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek. The woman alleges he tried to block her path to keep her from leaving and then head-butted her in the nose. Any information on this attack should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5420.


Friday, August 23

A Vons grocery story patron returned to the car late Friday afternoon with groceries in hand, but minus a MacBook computer. The laptop, left on the rear passenger seat, was stolen out of the locked vehicle. The rear passenger window had been left open about 6 inches, according to police. Those 6 inches cost the patron $1,200.


Saturday, August 24

The party ended early for a group of minors hanging out at Mountain View Elementary School early Saturday morning. Their yelling not only caught the attention of annoyed neighbors trying to sleep, but also that of local police. One of the group, a 17-year-old female, was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and was cited and released to her parents.


An arrest for driving unlicensed and under the influence was only the beginning of troubles for 33-year-old Alfredo Castro-Alaman of Baldwin Park. It was relatively smooth sailing for Mr. Castro-Alaman until he arrived at the jail, at which time he became combative. Mr. Castro-Alaman began pulling away from the officer and did not stop fighting even when being brought to the floor. Police were eventually able to get him into the holding cell, at which time Mr. Castro-Alaman challenged the officer to a fight. The challenge was met with an additional charge of resisting arrest.


Sunday, August 25

One 12-ounce bottle caused a whole lot of damage at Sumner Elementary School over the weekend. Employees arrived at the school on Sunday morning to find broken glass all over a set of computers, courtesy of an empty Shock Top beer bottle that was thrown through the window. The computers didn’t appear to be damaged, but $250 will be needed to fix the broken window.


Police responded to the Claremont Packing House Sunday afternoon in response to a man’s concern that his family was being held hostage behind the bar at Casablanca. However, police found nothing behind the bar but a bunch of booze. The man was taken for a mental evaluation.

—Beth Hartnett





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