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Police blotter 3-12-21

by Mick Rhodes | mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com

Friday, March 5

A 9:25 a.m. 9-1-1 call regarding possible elder abuse was routed to the Claremont Police Department. Officers responded to a residence at 478 S. Mountain Ave. and conducted a preliminary investigation. Convinced a crime had occurred, they arrested Claremont resident Alicia Davenport, 56, on one felony count of elder abuse. Ms. Davenport was booked and released with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court. A CPD investigation is ongoing.  


Sunday, March 7

An employee at Stater Bros., 1055 W. Foothill Blvd., called Claremont police at 9:15 a.m. to report a man was in the process of stealing some razors. Arriving officers found the suspect, 40-year-old Steven Mendez, near the store, allegedly in possession of the purloined razors. The Stater Bros. employee desired prosecution, so the Pomona resident was arrested and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting. A search allegedly turned up a methamphetamine pipe, so the misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was added. Mr. Mendez was booked and released with a citation to appear in court.


A passerby called police at 5:53 p.m. to report an apparently intoxicated man passed out under a bench at the Metrolink station at 200 W. First St. Officers arrived and found the 33-year-old unhoused man had urinated on himself and was in fact drunk. He was rousted and arrested for misdemeanor public intoxication. A records check also turned up two misdemeanor warrants out of San Bernardino County. Normally, this sad story ends with a drunk person sleeping it off in the Claremont jail and then being released in the morning with a ticket. But this time the man allegedly didn’t take to the plan and became agitated enough to allegedly damage a light fixture in his jail cell. So, after detox the man was released with a ticket for two misdemeanor charges of drunk in public and vandalizing jail property, and another ordering him to answer for the two San Bernardino County warrants. 


Sunday, March 8

A resident called the police at 1:32 p.m. to report a man and a woman involved in a loud argument in a parked car near Cahuilla Park, at 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Arriving officers questioned the pair, and a records check revealed the man, Alex Dubon, 34, from South Gate, was on probation for an assault conviction. Police also say a search of the man turned up methamphetamine and a meth pipe. Mr. Dubon was arrested for two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, booked, and released with a citation. 


Monday, March 9

A resident in the 1700 block of Chatham Court called police at 2:46 p.m. to report a suspicious person. Arriving officers found a 28-year-old unhoused man who fit the description nearby. They searched him, and he was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, so officers arrested him for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. A records check revealed he was on probation for a previous burglary conviction among other things. The man was booked and released with a citation to appear in Pomona Court. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Inmate Information Center database reports the man has been arrested 16 times since August 2019.


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