Police blotter 10.25.13

Juvenile scoots from officers to avoid arrest

On Thursday, October 17, four wheels and two legs did little but land a 17-year-old juvenile in worse trouble. The teenager, wanted for an outstanding warrant for burglary and trespassing, led officers on a pursuit on his Razor scooter through the 800 block of South Indian Hill Blvd. At one point, the teen weilded his mode of transportation as a weapon, using it to whack a pursuing officer in the side of the helmet before taking off once more, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek. The teen didn’t stay concealed for long. He was found hiding in a backyard nearby. In addition to his warrant, the boy was arrested for assaulting and resisting an officer.



A south Claremont business complex had an unexpected incident Monday afternoon when a driver crashed through the plate glass window of an office space at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Luckily, the office space was vacant. According to police on scene, a solo driver was attempting to park in front of the building when the car lurched forward, jumped the curb and came to rest fully inside the empty office. No one was hurt.


Thursday, October 17

Thursday night proved costly for several Claremont residents when more than $3,000 in property was taken in three separate car burglaries. Crooks targeted two trucks in south Claremont, one on Mural Drive and another on Kent Drive. Burglars pried open the secured truck beds, taking several bags of medical equipment from one vehicle and hundreds of dollars worth of tools from the other. On West Point Drive in south Claremont, burglars smashed the window of a parked car, taking off with a pair of sunglasses, an id card and a plastic bag of women’s clothing. There are no suspects.


A person relaxing outside Yogurtland in the Public Plaza encountered an unsavory sight on Thursday afternoon. According to the report, a man was walking about the plaza with his pants down, exposing himself. Unfortunately, the report wasn’t filed until days after the incident and no other reports were taken. Any information should be reported to Claremont police at 399-5411.


Friday, October 18

A trip to The Body Center physical therapy and pilates studio complex was anything but zen for the owner of a gray 4-door parked outside the business. As Body Center students calmed their emotions via meditation, it appeared someone else had take out their feelings on a parked car outside. The car was found with its windows smashed and $500 work of damage, according to police reports. There are no witnesses.


Saturday, October 19

Salina Zapata, a 31-year-old resident of La Puente, was roused from her slumber early Saturday morning by emergency responders. Her sleeping place was inside of a car found askew, half on the curb and blocking the southernmost lane of Foothill Boulevard near Mountain Avenue, according to Lt. Ciszek. Ms. Zapata told police she was making a turn at the intersection when she collided with the center median. Ms. Zapata was found to be intoxicated, and over three times the legal alcohol limit to drive, according to police. She was arrested for driving under the influence. Though her car had front-end damage, Ms. Zapata did not suffer any injuries.


Monday, October 21

Monday was particularly rough for a homeowner in the 2200 block of Murietta Avenue. The resident returned home that afternoon to find a glass window pane of the front door had been shattered and the house had been ransacked. Nearly $3,000 in jewelry is believed have been stolen. There are no suspects.

—Beth Hartnett


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