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Police log: Homemade tea not exactly a good idea

Published: February 5, 2010

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: A 27-year-old male subject was arrested for public intoxication at San Carlos and Ocean. He was taken to Monterey City Jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 26-year-old male suspect who had just left a bar with a friend was contacted at San Carlos and Ocean and arrested for public intoxication. He was lodged at Monterey City Jail until sober.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Check found on Carmel Beach; turned over to CPD for safekeeping pending return to owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two 13-year-old juveniles were swept out from Carmel Beach by waves and were rescued by a group of citizens playing soccer nearby. One juvenile was subsequently transported to CHOMP Code 2 by ambulance for further treatment, while the other was transported by his mother.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a business office at Mission and Fifth for a water leak. Arrived on scene to find water flowing from the brick exterior wall of the building, possibly due to a broken water line. Shut off the water main and advised owners to have a licensed plumber investigate and make necessary repairs.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance and fire engine dispatched to Lasuen and Rio Road for a male with a cut to the head. On scene, the patient’s wife said she would care for him. Understanding the risks and circumstance, patient’s wife signed medical release. Patient left in care of wife.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance and fire engine dispatched for an unknown medical at a restaurant on San Carlos Street. While en route, dispatch informed crew that the patient was taken next door to a hotel room. Upon arrival, patient was adamant about refusing treatment or transport. With understanding of risks, patient signed medical release with his wife as witness. Patient left in care of wife.

Pebble Beach: Subject reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence, but nothing was taken.

Carmel Valley: Man contacted during a traffic stop at Rio Vista Road and Rotunda Road and found to be DUI. He was turned over to the CHP.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Resident called in regards to damage sustained to some plants along city easement on Fourth Avenue. It appeared that a vehicle may have driven on top of some ground cover and hit an evergreen bush. City forestry was notified. Information only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A person was bitten when visiting a neighbor on San Antonio Avenue in the dog owner’s front yard.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a Lower Trail residence for a female with nausea and vomiting with chest pain. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a business at Ocean and San Carlos for smoke or odor removal.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male subject, age 32, was stopped for going westbound in the eastbound lanes of Ocean Avenue and found to be DUI. He provided a breath test and a blood test, and was subsequently booked and released on a cite to a sober friend. His vehicle was towed and stored.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Ocean Avenue. The first vehicle needed to be towed away. No injuries.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported a disturbance involving a motorists and a parking space on San Carlos Street. Parties involved contacted and counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Parent reported receiving a threatening phone call from another parent due to a previous school-related issue involving their children.

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


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Officer responded to a report of a dog loose at Scenic and 13th. Before arrival, the owner was contacted by a citizen in the area via information taken from the collar. The dog owner was contacted, and the dog was released to the owner. Voice-command control discussed, and a warning was given.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: An employee at a business on Junipero reported that one of the owners was harassing her and some of the other employees. The reporting party stated this had happened on Jan. 12 and on Jan. 13. The victim stated the subject had yelled at her in a very threatening manner before leaving the business. Information only — party counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a disturbance between an employee and management staff at a Junipero Street business in regards to financial-related matters. All parties were counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: An employee of a gallery on Ocean Avenue reported that one of her family members came to the gallery and caused a disturbance. This subject was allegedly intoxicated at the time and was very aggressive. After a short time, the family member left without further altercation. The family member has been calling the gallery approximately three times a day, harassing the employee. Information only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: While walking in the business area on Seventh Avenue at 2055 hours, an unknown suspect forcefully ripped a woman’s purse from her shoulder. She was also pushed to the ground as the suspect ran off with the purse.

Carmel area: A cleaning service reported finding a small indoor marijuana cultivation at a foreclosed house. Twelve immature plants were seized, and there are no known suspects.

Carmel area: Local store staff stopped an elderly woman from sending $4,000 via wire transfer to a man in New York, who was misrepresenting himself as a grandson in trouble. The man had called the woman at home, acting like her grandson, stating he had been in a car accident and needed money. The true grandson was contacted, who was fine.

Carmel area: Resident reported finding a window to her kitchen door broken.

Carmel Valley: Woman on Wawona Road reported getting into an argument with her boyfriend.

Big Sur: Big Sur resident reported an unknown person entered her home and stole cash from her purse.

Carmel area: Dispatched to Carmel High School on report of two students found in possession of controlled substances. Students cited.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Grand theft from a store in Carmel Plaza. Three pairs of sunglasses valued at more than $2,200 were taken from a display case outside the business.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 27-year-old male was arrested on Ocean Avenue for exhibition of speed, DUI, possession of a controlled substance and marijuana. Vehicle towed by Carmel Towing. Subject housed at county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A female subject requested a civil standby at CPD while her estranged husband arrived in the area to pick up their daughter for a short visit. The husband arrived and took the daughter without incident. A very short time later, the husband, who was distraught over the pending breakup of their marriage, brought the daughter back to CPD and dropped her off without the mother present. The mother was contacted and arrived to assume responsibility of the daughter.

Carmel area: Resident stated he was assaulted by a man, who was arrested. Victim also stated the suspect also broke his windshield wiper off.

Carmel Valley: Man stopped at Carmel Valley Road and Via Petra for a vehicle code violation. Suspect was found to be unlicensed, uninsured and on juvenile probation. A search of the vehicle he was driving resulted in his being found in possession of alcohol.

Carmel area: A male suspect was stopped at Highway 1 and Carpenter Street for vehicle code violations. He displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. California Highway Patrol officers responded, evaluated and arrested him for DUI.

Pebble Beach: An unknown person(s) entered a woman’s unlocked vehicle while it was parked on Lopez Road and stole a purse. The purse was later located on the roadway nearby. Nothing had been taken from the purse. The purse was returned to the owner.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Assistance provided to a citizen on Junipero with regards to a family-related matter.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: The owner of a business property on Lincoln Street and the lessee of the space entered into dispute concerning contractual matters. Units were requested to do a civil standby. The matter was determined to be purely civil. A court date had already been set to resolve the matter, and the involved parties were both advised to get proper documentation from the Monterey County court system prior to any action at the location.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: During a routine business check on San Carlos Street at 2209 hours, an establishment was found to have allowed patrons to consume their alcoholic beverages outside of the business. The business was also found to have allowed the maximum occupancy of the establishment to be exceeded.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence at Mission and 10th for an alarm system activation. Investigated and determined alarm was due to cooking smoke.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched on to a Valley View residence for a male with nausea and vomiting. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on Carmelo Street south of 10th for a service call. Arrived on scene to find an audible alarm with no apparent fire problem. Secured property and conducted primary and secondary searches. Strong smell, possibly marijuana, detected in cottage in the back of property. Notified property manager and police. Police questioned teens who returned to the scene.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a hotel on Lincoln at Seventh for a hazardous condition. Fire units were canceled en route but continued in for followup and investigation. Activation due to heat from fireplace. Alarm reset; no further problems.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on Carmelo at Ninth for a water evacuation. Arrived on scene to find the basement with about 1.5 feet of standing water due to a broken pipe. Removed water with sump pump and referred the problem to a licensed plumber.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a Mission Street residence for a male in his 40s who was reported to be disoriented after drinking tea made from a plant in the front yard. Patient assessed and refused further treatment, and signed a medical release with attending paramedic.

Big Sur: Vehicle injury accident. Car went over the cliff at Radio Point near Gorda.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A city employee cleaning the restrooms at Del Mar beach discovered vandalism inside the men’s restroom.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units responded to a report of a fallen tree limb at a residence on Junipero that had landed on the reporting party’s vehicle. The damage to the vehicle was minor, and no one was in the vehicle when the limb fell on it.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic collision on public property on Sixth Avenue. Property damage only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Property damage on Lobos.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Victim came to the station to report losing her Mexican I.D. card somewhere near the area of her place of business on San Carlos Street. She needed to make a report in order to have the identification card replaced by the Mexican Consulate. Report for information purposes only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject was stopped on San Antonio Avenue for a moving violation and was found to be DUI. Subject, a 37-year-old male, submitted to a breath test and was later lodged at county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a multifamily dwelling on Torres Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues for an alarm. Arrived on scene to find a construction site with a worker on scene. Conducted primary and secondary searches.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a business on Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth for an alarm activation. Arrived on scene to find an alarm sounding with no apparent fire problem.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Junipero and 11th for a hazardous condition. Arrived on scene to find a large tree limb on power lines, with power to the immediate area out. Notified PG&E.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a Via Mar Monte residence for arcing, shorted electrical equipment. Canceled on scene by Cal Fire.

Carmel area: A suspect was stopped at Highway 1 and Rio Road for vehicle code violations. He was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. He was also violating the terms of his probation, and was arrested.

Carmel Valley: Traffic stop at Esquiline Road and De Los Helechos resulted in the seizure of over 2 oz. of marijuana. The male subject was arrested.

Carmel area: Victim reported receiving harassing phone calls.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 911 call was received from female who reported she was being assaulted and then hung up without relaying any location information to the dispatcher, other than a partial address outside the city limits. Additional contact was made with caller, and she provided an address inside the city. All efforts were made to find the female, but with limited information, efforts were met with negative results.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Investigated a fall on city property on Mission Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Carmel resident reported that a tree had fallen against the house of one of her neighbors on Casanova Street. The tree had fallen from the backyard of a neighbor against a house on the next street. The tree was resting on its branches against the roof and had not done any structural damage. Neither the owner of the house, nor the owner of the tree were home. The owner of the house was contacted via telephone and informed of the situation. The homeowner advised that she would call a tree service immediately to remove the tree. CPD business cards with instructions to contact CPD were left at both homes.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on Santa Fe north of Fourth Avenue for a water problem. Discovered water runoff from the adjacent property. Building and planning department notified for followup.

Carmel Valley: A company vehicle was vandalized. One of the windows was smashed with an unknown object.