Police blotter 5-7-21
Thursday, April 29
A 31-year old unhoused man whom police say has lived in Claremont on-and-off for some time was arrested for attempting to steal a bottle of body wash and a stick of deodorant from the Super King Market at 436 Auto Center Drive. An assistant store manager summoned police at 3:40 p.m. after allegedly seeing the man try to take the personal hygiene items—valued at $8.74. Claremont Police Department officers arrived and arrested the man on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge. He was then transported to the station, booked, and released with a citation to appear in Pomona Superior Court.
Friday, April 30
Claremont’s trusty crime-stopping license plate reading camera was at it again last week. This time the inanimate sleuth found a 2008 Honda Odyssey that had been reported stolen out of Los Angeles. Claremont police on patrol at 3:37 a.m. located the hot car in the parking lot of the Claremont Lodge, and arrested the driver, 24-year-old Pomona resident Alexander Cuevas, on three felony counts: car theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and felony car theft with prior offenses. Mr. Cuevas was transported, booked, and released with a citation.
Monday, May 3
The unhoused 31-year-old man arrested just a few days earlier for allegedly attempting to steal personal hygiene items from Super King was picked up again, this time for possession of black tar heroin. At 2:56 p.m., Claremont police were called to the Shell Station at 747 S. Indian Hill Blvd. by a clerk who had reported a shoplifter. Cops arrived at the questioned and searched the familiar suspect, and allegedly found the heroin. He was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, transported, booked, and released with another citation to appear in Pomona court.