A Los Angeles resident got a lucky “brake” on Saturday, May 10 when he was arrested for driving under the influence after passing out behind the wheel of his vehicle. Officers were called to Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue for a welfare check around 10:30 p.m. where they encountered Erick Rosales slumped over the steering wheel of his car. Officers tapped on the driver’s window, however, Mr. Rosales was unresponsive.
On Saturday, April 26 a Good Samaritan helped prevent an attempted robbery when he came to the aide of two bicyclists who were under attack from bullies who wanted to take their bikes. The two youngsters were riding near Culmore Street and Towne Avenue when two male Hispanics in their mid-twenties jumped out of the bushes and attempted to steal the boys’ rides.
A man on the run Tuesday afternoon, seen driving a stolen vehicle, didn’t get very far. Police first spotted 44-year-old Glenn Davis, a Buena Park resident, driving near Scripps and Towne Avenues. Though he appeared to be compliant with officers, pulling over into the CVS Parking lot on the corner of Towne Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, he was only stopping to trade modes of transportation.
Padua Park was abuzz with activity on Saturday morning and not because of weekend sporting events. The bustle of activity surrounded a helicopter that made a surprise landing on the field, in response to a vehicle vs. bike incident. Two individuals were riding a tandem bike along Padua Avenue, approaching Pomello when a driver attempted to make a right at the intersection without yielding to the bicyclists.
Claremont police took time out from their usual duties on Tuesday to celebrate two of their own. Officer Jacob Tillman and Detective Robert “Buzz” Ewing received promotions to corporal and sergeant, respectively.
Corp. Tillman was hired as a police recruit while attending the Fullerton Police Academy, graduating in November 2005. In 2009 he was selected as a motor officer with the city’s traffic program and has gone on to be a defensive tactics and baton, as well as an arbor and firearms instructor for the department.