The Pine Cone's police log this week

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Published: February 27, 2009

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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance responded to Hacienda Carmel along with a medic engine from Cypress Fire for a male fall victim. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Riley Ranch Road for a female who suffered a fall. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP at 1500 hours.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: At 0203 hours, call came from an inn at Highway 1 and Rio Road for a female who had fallen. Upon arrival, canceled by Cypress Fire medic engine after the patient refused transport and signed a medical release form. No patient contact.

Carmel Valley: During a foot patrol, deputy located a safe lying on the side of the roadway from an unreported 459 [burglary] out of the City of Monterey.

Pacific Grove: On Sunday morning, police responded to a fitness club on Forest Avenue in regards to a window smash and burglary. Sometime between Saturday night at approximately 2015 hours and Sunday morning at 0900 hours, unknown person(s) broke the front glass door with a rock, entered the store and removed the petty cash. The case is under investigation.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Casanova for a person in distress in a residence. Arrived on scene to find a female in her 80s lying in her front yard near the gate, unable to get up. She said she was not injured. Lifted the woman up off of the ground and examine the woman for injuries, which she denied existed. She signed a medical release and was advised to see a doctor if she experienced any discomfort.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance and fire engine dispatched to a 24-hour care nursing home. Arrived on scene to find a female in her 90s experiencing back pain which started last Friday. Provided advanced life support in the ambulance. Firefighters assisted with packaging and gathering information. Transported patient to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of Carmel Valley Road and Rancho San Carlos Road. Patient transported Code 3 to CHOMP at 0808 as a precaution secondary to the patient lacking visible and palpable trauma but presenting with ALOC [altered level of consciousness]. Arrived at CHOMP at 0815 hours.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Rotunda Road for a resident female with ETOH [alcohol intoxication]. Arrived and staged while MCSO assessed the situation. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel Valley: Citizen turned in a wallet found on Carmel Valley Road.

Carmel area: Victim on Carmel Point reported that an unknown suspect smashed the window to her vehicle and removed her purse.

Pebble Beach: Victim reported receiving annoying phone calls at her home.

Pebble Beach: Unknown person(s) smashed the window to the victim’s car while it was parked at Stevenson School and stole several items.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject walked into the Carmel P.D. lobby for a self-committal to Natividad Medical Center.

Carmel area: Victim reported her information was used to purchase cell phones from a dealer in Los Angeles last month.
Pebble Beach: A 17-year-old drove through the Pacific Grove gate without stopping or paying. He was cited and released to his grandfather.

Carmel area: Person reported the theft of glass from his recycling bin. This occurred between 2200 hours on Feb. 2 and 0500 hours on Feb. 3.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 35-year-old female subject was observed on San Carlos Street very intoxicated and unable to stand. She was arrested and lodged at Monterey P.D.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two City of Carmel Beach “high surf” warning signs were vandalized (tagged) by an unknown suspect near Scenic Road and Ninth Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen assistance was provided to a Junipero Street resident on a civil matter.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Carpenter and First for a motor vehicle accident. The incident was determined to be an accident with no injuries. All vehicle occupants self-extricated and after medical assessment, refused further medical care and signed medical releases.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to San Antonio for a female resident in her 80s with general weakness. Patient transported to CHOMP.

Carmel area: Victim reported credit card fraud that occurred in December 2008.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Victim on Dolores Street said she lost or misplaced some money somewhere in the business area. Person said she lost 36 $100 bills. No further information was obtained. Person wished to make the report in case someone found the money and turned it over to the police department. On Feb. 13, the person called back to cancel report, stating the money was found. Nothing further.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen turning left from southbound Dolores onto eastbound Ocean drove onto the center median, wedging her vehicle there, with both left-side wheels off the ground. The citizen was uninjured. The median sustained minor damage. Fire engine and ambulance were dispatched to assist with removal of the vehicle. Crews provided cribbing and assistance to AAA Towing with vehicle removal.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 35-year-old male subject was contacted staggering in the business district on San Carlos Street. Subject displayed the objective signs of intoxication and was subsequently taken into custody for public intoxication. Subject was lodged at MPD until sober and released with a citation.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a hotel on Torres Street for two females who were ETOH [intoxicated] and were victims of a fall on the steps of the inn. Crews provided BLS patient care for both fall victims, with one transported to CHOMP by ambulance in full c-spine and the second signing a medical release with the fire crew, electing transport to CHOMP by yellow cab.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Carpenter and Fifth for an electrical wiring/equipment problem that was found to be a downed residential telephone line across traffic lanes. Crews secured and flagged the wire to the side of the roadway and notified the phone company.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a residence at Ocean and Torres for an alarm system activation. No fire — unintentional, as the residential alarm system was activated due to construction. Contractor on scene silenced and reset the system.

Carmel area: Victim reported a U.S. Double Eagle gold coin set and a Mexican silver coin missing from his residence. Last seen in May of 2008 and discovered missing on Jan. 29. Total loss estimated at $37,000.

Carmel Valley: Person at mid-valley reported that an unknown subject knocked on her front door. When she inquired about who he was, he left in a newer model, red, station wagon.

Carmel area: Found wallet from Carmel Rancho Boulevard returned to owner.

Carmel Valley: Past-tense theft of silverware valued at $17,000. Case continues.

Pacific Grove: At 0740 hours, Pacific Grove police officers responded to a past-tense burglary at a pizza restaurant on Forest Avenue. The suspect(s) had smashed a front door window in order to gain entry. While inside, the suspect(s) pried open office file cabinets. At this time, it is unknown if any property was stolen during the commission of the crime. The case is currently under investigation.

Carmel Valley: An anonymous person left a note at Tularcitos Elementary School in Carmel Valley that indicated the school was being watched. The note suggested there was a possibility of a child abduction occurring. All leads are being investigated by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, and Tularcitos School administrators took precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the school children. In the interim, sheriff’s patrol staffing in the area was increased.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A male suspect, age 39, was contacted on Junipero Street at 0027 hours after an officer on patrol saw him looking in a window with a flashlight. When the officer turned around and attempted to contact the suspect, he fled by jumping over a wall. The officer located the subject, who denied any suspicious activity. The officer located marijuana on the ground about 10 feet behind the man, who was cited and released.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject was stopped on San Antonio Avenue for talking on his cell phone while driving and was found to have a suspended license. He was cited and his vehicle towed.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Dolores and Eighth for a hazardous condition. Arrived on scene to find a phone line down in the front yard of the residence. Electrical monitor was applied to make sure there was no current in the line. Removed hazard; tied wire around a tree and taped it.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a hotel at northeast Lincoln and Seventh for excessive heat, scorch burns with no ignition. The hotel room was left unattended with the gas fireplace on at the hottest setting. Window opened to allow fresh air in to cool the room. Used thermal imaging camera to determine if there was fire potential in the walls and surrounding areas.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject twisted her ankle walking down a set of stairs at the Sunset Center. She received medical treatment.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Non-injury accident on Casanova Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a dog loose in the roadway on Monte Verde Street and transported the dog to the police department. The dog was placed in the department kennel, and attempts to contact the owner by telephone were made. The owner later contacted the department, and the dog was returned at 1550 hours. The fees were paid and a warning given.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Four people dined at a San Carlos Street restaurant and left without paying. The victim could provide no suspect description, but thought they had been in the restaurant a year ago and had committed the same crime.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 39-year-old male subject was observed staggering on a San Carlos Street sidewalk and then fell against a building. Subject attempted to urinate in the alley way of businesses with subjects walking by. Subject was unable to care for himself and was taken into custody for 647(f) PC [public intoxication]. Cited and booked at Monterey P.D. jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance were dispatched to a hotel on San Carlos Street for a female in her 50s who was vomiting, possibly secondary to an alcohol overdose. She denied drinking excessively, but friends who were with her all day stated she had been drinking out of a flask all day, in addition to beer, and then wine at dinner. The patient thought someone may have drugged a drink at some point, perhaps dinner. Provided advanced life support; fire personnel assisted with patient assessment, packaging and gathering information. Transported the patient to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a restaurant on Mission Street for a female in her 80s in an altered level of consciousness and experiencing general weakness. Provided advanced life support; firefighters assisted with patient assessment, packaging and gathering information before the ambulance transported the patient to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Mission Street for a female patient in her 50s who was on the ground. She had lacerations to the forehead and nose, and was possibly intoxicated. She was provide advanced life support, and firefighters assisted with patient assessment, c-spine precautions, packaging and gathering information. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a Lazarro Drive home for a male near syncopal. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP at 0028 hours.

Carmel area: In the Rio Road area, suspect brandished two knives at the victims after their second verbal encounter with each other.