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Police log: Someone spray-painted a cat

Published: November 28, 2008

HERE’S A look at the significant calls logged last week by the Carmel-by-the-Sea police and fire departments and by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Carmel citizen found a forged/counterfeit $20 bill on Third Avenue and turned it over to the Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a request for assistance on Guadalupe Street. Contact was made with occupant for a requested lift assist through Lifeline. The occupant stated she had no Lifeline service but had fallen a half hour earlier and was able to get up, as she was uninjured.

Carmel area: Driver was stopped for vehicle code violation. Driver and juvenile passenger were each in possession of less than 1 oz. of marijuana.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Units responded to past-tense vandalism to an owner’s vehicle on Dolores Street. Person stated her ex-boyfriend took the tires off her car during the night and left a note about wanting payment for the money she owed for them. Ex-boyfriend returned later and put the tires back on without contacting her. Today, the ex-boyfriend returned to her house and refused to leave. Resident stated her ex-boyfriend was not allowed on the property anymore, and she did not want to prosecute. Ex-boyfriend was verbally advised not to return.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two unlocked vehicles were burglarized in the area of Junipero and 12th Avenue. One vehicle had an electric converter stolen from the center console, and the other did not have anything taken. Both glove boxes were found open and rifled through.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person called to report a voluntary repossession he processed on Mission street. The vehicle was entered into the stolen-vehicle system as a repossession. Nothing further to report.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A male suspect, age 52, was arrested at Mission and Eighth at 1537 hours for public intoxication.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported a camera and $14 stolen out of her friend’s unlocked vehicle while parked at Santa Rita and First Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Discovered three stop signs in the area of Mission Street that had been vandalized with graffiti.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Carpenter Street. Crew assisted with assessment, report information and loading for a female in her 80s who had suffered an earlier fall and complained of pain to the top of the head. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a reported residential fire alarm activation at San Antonio and Ninth. Contact with the homeowner indicated the alarm system was activated due to burned food in the oven. Crew assisted with restoring the alarm system and ventilating the residence.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Vizcaino. Crew assisted with vitals, oxygen, report information and loading for a male in his 80s with chest pain. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a report of wires down at Carmelo and Ninth. Crews flagged and secured a downed phone cable to the side of the roadway.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on San Carlos Street between Fourth and Fifth for the victim of a fall.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a mutual aid for AMR to 17 Mile Drive and Carmel Way for a motor vehicle accident. While en route, ambulance was canceled by AMR, which had a unit that was closer and en route.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unknown person sprayed graffiti on the roadway on Santa Fe Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen brought a deceased cat to the department. It was found in the roadway on Carpenter Street. The cat had a black nylon collar with an Avid chip number. The Avid chip answering service was contacted and found to show expired owner information from Chicago. Other attempts were made to locate the owner with negative results. On Nov. 11, at approximately 0850 hours, an owner was confirmed after reporting the cat missing. The cat was returned to the owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a loose dog in the county area on Scenic Road and brought it to the Carmel Police Department. The dog was scanned for a microchip, and the owner’s information was obtained. A message was left on the dog owner’s voicemail, and the dog was placed in the department kennels for safekeeping. Owner contacted CPD, and the dog was returned. Warning given and fees paid.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle was stopped on South Carmel Hills drive at 1717 hours for displaying false registration tab. The 22-year-old male driver was found to suspended and in possession of marijuana. Driver was found to have four outstanding warrants. Driver was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found hat on Carmelo Street in the City of Carmel.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Porque Lane in Pebble Beach for a medical emergency. Upon arrival, Cal Fire engine crew canceled the ambulance, as the patient was deceased.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engines, ambulance and Pacific Grove chief responded to a reported medical call on Carmelo Street. Crews discovered a male construction worker who had suffered significant injuries due to a fall from a ground ladder, approximately 18 feet. Carmelo Command was established and Cypress Fire engine dispatched to establish a landing zone at Carmel High School for an air ambulance transport. Patient received initial treatment at scene, then was transported to landing zone by ambulance.

Carmel Valley: Domestic call in which the victim reported her husband became angry when she refused to give him a ride, and he threw an axe and large rocks at her as she was in her vehicle and trying to leave. Her vehicle was damaged by the rocks. She was scared and reported past violence of choking, too. The male suspect was arrested at home without incident. The female suffered no injuries.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a vehicle into a building at Monte Verde and Seventh, with no injuries. Carmel P.D. was on scene and determined the driver was backing into a space, and the vehicle had jumped the curb. Crews confirmed no injuries to the vehicle occupants, assessed the building for structural integrity with the help of the city building official and gained access to the interior of the structure for further hazard assessment. No hazards found; damage isolated to a wall section 8 feet by 8 feet in size, as well as damage to the bathroom sink cabinet and toilet on the interior. Estimated damage $9,000.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a reported medical call on Dolores Street for a resident with arm pain resulting from a previous fall. She denied further treatment but was willing to have a family member transport her to the hospital. She then signed a medical release form and was assisted into the transporting vehicle.

Carmel area: Report of loud music. Turned down on request.

Carmel Valley: Victim in Cachagua reported identity theft and a suspect obtaining a credit card, which has an unpaid balance of $8,273. Victim discovered the crime after getting a call from a debt collection service. Her deceased ex-husband’s new wife may be the suspect. Case continues.

Carmel Valley: Vehicle burglary via window smash between 0740 and 0820 hours while the car was parked at Garland Park. Victim’s purse, day planner and jacket were taken. Credit cards were subsequently used by the suspect(s). Latent fingerprints obtained as evidence. Case continues.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person found a California driver’s license in the roadway on Lincoln Street and turned it over to CPD for safekeeping pending return to the owner.

Pebble Beach At Boronda Road and Mora Place, the victim discovered that someone had vandalized her mailbox sometime during the previous evening.

Carmel area: Report of possible animal cruelty at 1400 hours in the area of Rio Road and Highway 1. Person reported seeing a male subject punching two dogs inside a camper shell. Last reported seen driving from Rio Road onto Highway 1.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Graffiti found in the bathroom near the beach at Del Mar.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female victim reported that she had been sexually assaulted while staying at a friend’s house. Victim was unsure of the exact location of the friend’s home.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carpenter Street resident was contacted regarding a parking problem with a neighbor. Both parties were contacted and advised of the parking regulations on city property. Both agreed to park lawfully within city guidelines and be respectful toward each other.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Hit-and-run accident on Junipero Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to an alarm activation at San Antonio and Seventh. Crews discovered a locked residence and began investigating. A neighbor soon arrived to help gain access. The interior showed clear. It seemed to be a system malfunction. Contacted the alarm company and homeowner, and advised them to have the system reset.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to High Meadows Drive for a medical emergency. Treated a patient complaining of chest pain and prepared for transport. Patient transported to CHOMP Code 2.

Carmel Valley: Female reported finding her car window smashed and her purse taken.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 48-year-old male subject was found intoxicated at Devendorf Park. Subject was unable to care for himself and was arrested for 647(f) PC [public intoxication].

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported her wallet was taken from her purse while it was left unattended in the kitchen of a church on Junipero Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: An unknown party backed into a vehicle parked along the east curb of Lincoln, south of Ocean, and then fled the scene. The victim’s vehicle was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported.

Carmel Valley: Resident reported that a yucca cactus weighing more than 1,000 pounds had been left in her driveway on Oct. 1. She did not know who ordered or delivered it, as she had not. No suspect information.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency in a vehicle on Lincoln Street. Crew assisted with assessment and report information for a female toddler with seizure activity. Patient transported to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a reported residential water leak at Santa Rita and Mountain View. Crew shut off the water supply to the washing machine located in an exterior building, the leak the result of worn water supply hose. The owner was contacted and advised of the situation and need of repairs.

Pebble Beach: Victim reported that outgoing mail (bills with checks enclosed) she had placed in her mailbox on Oct. 1 had been stolen. To date, none of the checks have been cashed. No suspects.

Carmel area: Victim reported that someone used her name and social security number to open a Verizon Wireless account. No suspects.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male came to the station to report leaving his parcel package at the post office.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of two subjects on Torres Street involved in an altercation over a female. One juvenile recently broke up with a female who he observed dancing with another male. The ex-boyfriend got angry and confronted the other male. The parties were separated and the ex-boyfriend got angry and punched a wall, causing him to break his hand. He was transported to CHOMP. Both parties were slightly uncooperative and didn’t want to provide details of the incident. Information only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a dog running loose on Dolores and took it into her residence. The citizen contacted CPD via telephone. The dog had a collar, but no identification tags and did not have an identification chip. The dog was lodged at the CPD kennels until the owner was located. Follow up completed by the animal control officer on Nov. 15; owner located and advised at approximately 0800 hours of the dog’s location. Dog was returned to the owner at approximately 1000 hours. Fees paid and citation issued, with two prior violations discussed.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Downtown retail business on Ocean Avenue reported the theft of clothing from the store.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of a cell phone/PDA in the commercial district. If located, please notify.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 15-year-old female juvenile was found to be in possession of alcohol at a dance at the Carmel Youth Center. The juvenile was subsequently cited and released to her parents.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Officer attempted to stop a vehicle at Rio Road and Oliver, but the driver failed to yield all the way to Carmel Valley Road and Carmel Rancho Boulevard. The driver, a 66-year-old female, was found to be intoxicated and subsequently arrested and lodged at Monterey P.D.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance responded to a medical aid request at the Crossroads. The supposed patient reported that someone else had called 911 but that there was, in fact, no medical emergency.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a vehicle fire at San Carlos and Seventh at 1449 hours. Crews deployed a 1.75-inch multi-footage line and extinguished the engine-compartment fire utilizing 50 to 75 gallons of water, and performed overhaul. The driver/owner of the vehicle stated he had just started his vehicle where it was parked at Dolores and Seventh, and smelled smoke prior to reaching the intersection at San Carlos and Seventh. The driver stated he pulled over at the bus zone, where he noticed flames from underneath the hood while exiting the vehicle. Investigation of the vehicle indicated cause/origin to be in the immediate area of the under-hood battery/fuse box area, with damage too excessive to electrical components to make further determination as to specific cause. The vehicle was estimated to be a total loss with a value of approximately $4,000.

Big Sur: A couple visiting the area from Southern California was involved in a domestic dispute on Highway 1. California Highway Patrol transferred the call to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Boyfriend pulled girlfriend out of his vehicle and choked her on the ground in a location north of Big Sur. Boyfriend was arrested. Girlfriend declined charges and medical.

Carmel Valley: Child protective services referral from Monterey County Department of Social Services investigated and determined to be unfounded.

Carmel area: Report of a runaway juvenile from a group home located at Ocean Avenue and Highway 1 in Carmel.

Carmel area: Victim on Fisher Place reported that someone entered her house and stole her son’s X-box.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Garbage service truck involved in a traffic collision with a motor vehicle on Ocean Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person called in regards to a family member on Guadalupe Street feeling uncomfortable about a comment made by a contractor revolving around a civil matter between them. The person was counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Three male juveniles committed acts of vandalism to the community garden at Junipero Serra School.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ring found on Scenic Road.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on San Carlos Street. Crew assisted with vitals, EKG, IV, patient report information and loading for a male in his 80s who was having difficulty breathing. Patient transported to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Rio Road for a male who fell. Patient was transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a smoke investigation in the area of Camino del Monte and Junipero. Both units investigated. A thorough check was done, with no hazard found.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to Casanova Street on report of an elderly female who fell. The patient was assessed for injuries but denied transport to the hospital and signed a medical release form.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a residence on Inspiration Avenue for a male with a GI bleed. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two juvenile suspects, ages 13 and 14, were contacted on Ocean Avenue at 0447 hours because of suspicious circumstances. They were searched and found to be in possession of marijuana.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen reported unknown suspect(s) took a jogging-style baby stroller from the driveway of their residence on Casanova Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen reported the theft of his banana yellow surf board from the garage of his residence on Dolores Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Outside assist to the California Highway Patrol over a road-rage incident where a driver of one vehicle was upset over the perceived tailgating by a driver of another vehicle while traveling west on Carmel Valley Road. The incident began just west of the Village in Carmel Valley and continued past mid valley. Both drivers drove to the Carmel Police Department, where they were both contacted and counseled about the incident. Neither party wanted any further action against the other.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Resident reported she was the victim of false imprisonment and domestic violence by her boyfriend, who is also suspected of destruction of a telephone device being used to report an emergency. The suspect, who is known to police, fled prior to officers’ arrival. The victim was not injured.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Casanova Street for a female who had fallen earlier in the evening and denied transport then, but was now requesting an ambulance. The patient was transported to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a medical call on Lincoln Street for a patient feeling weak. The patient was transported to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a Ryan Place residence for a life alert for an unknown medical emergency. An elderly woman was found to have a small bump to the head and refused treatment and transport. She had lost control of her vehicle due to power loss while arriving home, ending up in a small embankment, but was able to self-extricate and ambulate to her house without difficulty. Life alert had been activated for assistance. Patient left in care of her son, and the vehicle was relocated to the patient’s driveway and secured.

Carmel area: Victim wanted to report that several individuals vandalized the inside and outside of his residence on Hatton Road. Subjects also spray painted his cat.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to Santa Rita Street for a medical call. After the scene was secured by Carmel P.D., crews assessed a female resident with a small abrasion. She refused further treatment and transport, and signed a medical release form.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Cell phone found at Carmel Beach; turned in for safekeeping pending return to owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Construction site manager reported harassing activity at a residential remodel on Carmelo Street. A liquid substance believed to be household cooking oil was doused over a chain and lock to the construction site, and a bottle of liquid bleach was thrown onto the property. No permanent damage was noted.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a loose dog in the roadway on Carpenter Street and transported it to the Carmel Police Department for a microchip scan. The dog was placed in the department kennel for safekeeping. The owner was contacted by telephone and advised of the dog’s location. The dog was returned to the owner with a warning and fees paid at 1750 hours. The dog had escaped through an open gate.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a burglary alarm activation at a Dolores Street residence. A contractor was on scene who accidentally set off the alarm. The contractor thought that the system was deactivated by the homeowner prior to his arrival. False alarm.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen on Dolores Street reported an act of vandalism to his vehicle by a known subject. Three juveniles, ages 16 and 13, are suspected. Someone used a pellet rifle to shatter the window of a subject’s vehicle, and there may have been retaliation. Case under investigation.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance responded to a request for assistance on Viscaino. Assisted a resident from the floor to a chair. Resident denied any injuries, requesting only assistance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Ocean and Lincoln for a reported odor of smoke. Investigation conducted, but no hazards were found.

Carmel Valley: Deputies responded to an address in Carmel Valley on West Garzas Road concerning a physical disturbance. Deputies contacted multiple parties. No prosecution desired.

Carmel area: Victim reported two unlocked vehicles were entered while parked in her driveway in the Carmel Highlands, and numerous items were stolen.

Carmel area: Female resident reported having a dispute with her 16-year-old son.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Animal control was assisted by patrol in contacting a subject over a Carmel Municipal Code violation that occurred on Carmel Beach. The subject was contacted at Carmelo and 10th Avenue, and was issued a warning.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male subject contacted at northeast Dolores and Ocean after he was observed soliciting for money. Subject contacted and initially stated he was asking for donations for a local church to feed the homeless. Subject finally admitted the money was for himself. Subject was counseled and admonished. No further action taken.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A hotel guest found a multicolor fabric women’s wallet on the east side of San Carlos between Ocean and Seventh. The wallet with miscellaneous ID was turned over to the hotel employee, who then reported the item to the Carmel Police Department. The owner of the wallet was identified and a message was left with a family member for the owner to contact the police department.

Carmel Valley: Probation contact, consent search of a West Garzas Road residence after probationer admitted possession of an explosive device, a seal bomb, which he desired to have destroyed. At 1130 hours, members of the MCSO Bomb Squad took possession of the seal bomb. A seal bomb resembles a fire cracker and is an exploding noise maker that is used under permit by commercial fishermen to scare off seals that are trying to take their catch. The seal bomb was later rendered safe. Item not illegal to possess, and no charges pending. No other contraband found. Case closed.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject came into the station and requested assistance to speak to a counselor.