Police log: Teen magazine solicitor hauled off to jail

Published: November 11, 2005

HERE'S A look at some of the significant calls logged by the Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department, the Carmel Fire Department and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office last week. This week's log was compiled by Mary Brownfield.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person found a dog at large in the area of Carmel Ballet Academy at 1243 hours. Dog brought to police department. Owner of dog was subsequently located, and dog was returned to owner. Kennel fees were paid and the owner advised of the Carmel Municipal Code ordinances.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen reported the theft of a front license plate from a vehicle parked on Eighth Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen complaint was made of dog owners not controlling their dogs or picking up after them on Carmel Beach. Patrols of the area will continue to be made.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A female suspect, age 21, came to the station to turn herself in on a warrant. She was booked and then released on a citation.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person found a camera unattended on Scenic Road. Camera was turned in to Carmel P.D. for safekeeping. Owner was subsequently located within 10 minutes of receiving the camera. Case for documentation purposes only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject in the rear seat area of a car parked on San Carlos Street at 2301 hours. He was looking for coins. He was in a friend's car. He was field interviewed, and the information was confirmed.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A female transient, age 27, was contacted at 2312 hours on San Carlos Street regarding overnight camping in Carmel and subsequently cited.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a request for public assistance on Sixth Avenue. Engine and ambulance on scene. Crews assisted an elderly male back to his bed after he had slipped to the floor an hour earlier. He had no injuries and was left in the care of his wife.

Carmel Valley: A 48-year-old male and another male subject reported they were struck in the face by two unidentified males at a bar on East Carmel Valley Road. Case continues.
Big Sur: A female subject, age 39, reported a male suspect hit her head, pulled her hair and bit her. He was found and arrested.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A teacher at a local school was accused of inflicting corporal punishment (slapping) on a student. Child protective services forwarded the case to Carmel P.D. for investigation. The teacher has been terminated.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported a possibly intoxicated subject walking up Dolores Street. Officers made contact with the subject and determined he was able to care for himself. He was given a courtesy ride to his residence.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a reported out-of-control pit fire on Mission south of Vista. On scene, crews observed a very small pit fire utilizing a single presto log at the deck area of the southeast corner of the home. Reserve officer was also on scene and confirmed as to the legality and safety of the fire pit. An attempt was made to advise the reporting party of the situation, but the reporting party refused contact for followup.

Carmel Valley: A 42-year-old female store clerk at a Delfino Place business called in a suspicious circumstance involving a juvenile. The juvenile and his mother were contacted. No further action requested.

Carmel area: A 44-year-old male suspect was arrested for domestic violence, having grabbed a female victim's ankle and pulled her off a sofa. She obtained pain and abrasions on her right ankle.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A male suspect, age 43, was stopped on Ocean Avenue for a stop sign violation. While monitoring the traffic at Ocean and Dolores, the officer witnessed a white van drive through the stop sign without attempting to stop. Officer pulled the vehicle over and made contact with the driver. A records check revealed a suspended license and out-of-county warrant.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was parked on Dolores Street for an extended period of time. It was found to have five outstanding parking tickets on file and had expired registration. The vehicle was towed per authority of the California Vehicle Code.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was parked on Fifth Avenue showing registration expired more than six months. It was towed per authority of the CVC.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a stray dog. Contact was made with the finder. The dog was taken to the owner's residence on Dolores Street. The owner was counseled, and a warning was given. Action will be taken to alter a fence.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported a loose dog on San Carlos south of 10th. The dog was found and returned to the owner. The owner was repairing a fence when the dog escaped. A warning was given. On Oct. 30 at 1240 hours, a report was made of the same dog loose in the area of the owner's residence. The dog was captured and taken home. A problem with another fence was located and repaired. Also a tether line was placed in the yard to secure the dog from escaping. The owners were warned.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male reported losing his wallet in the business area today.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject requested officers to assist at an Ocean Avenue location while a guest was evicted from a local motel. When officers arrived, the guest agreed to leave and left without incident. Both parties were satisfied.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Guadalupe. Engine and ambulance on scene. Crew assisted ambulance with bandaging, vitals and patient report information for a middle-aged female who had fallen in her front yard, suffering a possible fracture to the right arm. The patient refused transportation by ambulance, signed a medical release and was transported for further care by a neighbor in a private vehicle.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine, ambulance and battalion chief responded to a reported vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Dolores and Sixth. At scene, firefighters approached a man who Carmel P.D. stated had been struck by the mirror of a moving vehicle when he stepped out of his tow truck. The man stated he did not want their care or assessment. BC canceled while en route. Offered limited care; he answered some questions for the reports but stated again that he did not want any care or assessment. Offered an ice pack, which he took. He then signed a medical release form.

Carmel Valley: An 80-year-old female Del Mesa Carmel resident reported that she lost her wallet.

Carmel Valley: A female El Caminito Road resident, age 57, reported the fraudulent use of her credit card.

Pebble Beach: A 50-year-old Coyote Road resident reported his vehicle was vandalized.

Pebble Beach: A female subject, age 53, wanted to report suspicious circumstances that occurred at her Los Altos Drive residence while she was out of town during March 11 and 12, and Sept. 10.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject on Lincoln Street reported receiving annoying telephone calls.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A male suspect, age 41, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for $15,000. He was booked and then lodged at county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A loose dog was reported at a business on Dolores Street. At the time of the police officer's arrival, the dog escaped and returned home. Contact was made with a family member of the owner by the animal control officer. A followup will be completed when the owner is available.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citation issued to a driver on Fourth Avenue for a vehicle code violation.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on San Carlos Street. Fire crew assisted ambulance with vitals, oxygen, EKG, patient report information and loading for an elderly male who had suffered a near syncopal episode. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a request for public assistance on Casanova. Crews assisted an elderly male back into his bed after he slipped to the floor, suffering a small abrasion to the left elbow.

Carmel Valley: A 48-year-old male Tierra Grade Road resident reported his daughter's wallet was stolen.

Pebble Beach: A 28-year-old female Sloat Road resident reported that she lost her Irish passport.

Big Sur: A 26-year-old male Arroyo Grande resident called by cellphone to report he and his brother, 23, were stranded on Cone Peak after trying to climb cross country on a day hike to the USFS fire lookout on the top of Cone Peak. Both parties spent the night on the mountain with a small campfire. The S.O. rescue team responded the next day and was able to walk both people out to safety. Both parties were cold and hungry but not injured. USFS also responded for assistance and to eliminate any fire danger.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male subject reported items belonging to him, his wife and his daughter were taken from his deceased mother-in-law's house on Santa Rita Street and sold. He is out of state and believes that the public conservator is responsible. No items could be identified, and proof of ownership could not be established at the present time. He was unable to provide any further information about the alleged theft. He stated he just wanted to document that he called the police.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citation issued to a driver on Junipero Street for a vehicle code violation.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A female suspect, age 18, was contacted for soliciting magazines without a permit in the area of San Carlos and First. A records check revealed an outstanding warrant out of Oregon. The subject was arrested and booked into county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported a female driver struck two parked vehicles, a fence and then a tree in a private parking lot on Lincoln Street. The female driver then left the area without leaving any notes. The vehicle was observed by a public works employee, and the vehicle was stopped at Rio and Santa Lucia. The vehicle was noted to have numerous past and fresh damage around the entire vehicle. The elderly driver only realized she struck one vehicle and did not know she hit anything else. Her information was obtained and she was issued a DMV license reevaluation form in order to have her driving status reevaluated. Contact was made with all of the victims, who declined to file any charges or report any damage. Information only. Information forwarded to DMV.

Pebble Beach: A 50-year-old female reported a double-pane window located in the front of her Coral Drive residence was vandalized between 1700 hours on Sunday Oct. 16 and 1500 hours on Friday Oct. 28. Damage estimated at over $400. Damage caused by a 1/4" ball bearing.

Carmel Valley: A 17-year-old female juvenile took 200 pills of Advil in an attempted suicide. She was placed on a 72-hour hold at CHOMP under section 5150 of the Welfare & Institutions Code.

Carmel Valley: A 28-year-old male reported that an unknown male attempted to steal the left rear taillight from his vehicle on Boronda Road. When confronting the suspect, the suspect abandoned the property and fled the area.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Nine citations issued between 1005 and 1520 hours to drivers on San Antonio Avenue, and on San Carlos and Monte Verde streets for California Vehicle Code violations.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was towed from San Carlos Street for blocking a driveway.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a reported hazardous condition on the west side of Junipero south of Alta. Crew assisted occupant with a burner on a stove that he was unable to turn off. Crew also demonstrated the correct procedure for shutting off the natural gas to the residence at the occupant's request. Ambulance diverted to another incident on arrival.

Pebble Beach: A 75-year-old female San Carlos Road resident reported that her mailbox was vandalized.

Pebble Beach: A 73-year-old female Coyote Road resident reported that her mailbox was vandalized.

Pebble Beach: A male Sawmill Gulch Road resident, age 83, reported that someone vandalized his mailbox.

Pebble Beach: A 92-year-old female San Carlos Road resident reported her mailbox was vandalized.

Pebble Beach: A female Sloat Road resident, age 37, reported that her mailbox had been vandalized. The wooden mailbox had been knocked from the post. This occurred between 2200 hours on Nov. 3 and 0830 hours on Nov. 4. Damage estimated at under $400.

Carmel area: Deputy was dispatched to a bomb call on Camino Del Monte reported by a 43-year-old male who found a possible explosive device inside a vacant residence. Upon arrival, found what appeared to be an explosive device. Santa Cruz County Bomb Squad was activated. After arrival, they determined it was an explosive device. They detonated the device. Case continues pending further investigation.

Carmel area: A male reported his daughter was being harassed by two juvenile males at Carmel High School.

Pebble Beach: A male Crest Road resident reported having marital problems due to his wife's psychological disorders.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic collision on public property on Fifth at San Carlos. Property damage only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported two intoxicated subjects at an Ocean Avenue restaurant and bar. Two female suspects were contacted in the women's restroom. One was seated on a toilet fully clothed and crying. She continually struck her head into the wall and was unable to stay seated. Her speech was extremely slurred and there was a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her. This 49-year-old female was arrested for public intoxication. She also had a felony warrant from San Diego County. The other female, age 50, was trying to assist the first suspect but was staggering back and forth and swaying badly. There was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath and body. She showed extreme mood swings. She was arrested for public intoxication. Both were lodged at Monterey County Jail in Salinas.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person called to complain about a barking dog on Casanova. As the officer drove in the area, what sounded like a large dog barking could be heard. The officer followed the sound of the bark and located where the dog was. The dog appeared to be somewhere in the backyard, but the officer was unable to see it. There was no answer at the door. A neighbor met the officer and advised that the person knows the owner and would attempt to reach him via cellphone. That met with negative results. A courtesy notice was left. The owner later called and was warned about his dog.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Suspect vandalized a business sign. Damage estimated at less than $400.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Junipero and Fourth (Carmel Police Department). Firefighters assisted ambulance personnel with patient assessment and gathering information on a middle-aged female who appeared to be intoxicated. The patient refused treatment other than a basic exam, so after completing that, all units cleared the scene and returned to the station.

Pebble Beach: Two subjects were found on Spyglass Hill Golf Course property after hours at 2022 hours.