Police log: Computer virus? Call the cops!
Published: May 27, 2011
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 5
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Suspect vehicle in a 417PC [brandishing a weapon] was stopped on Highway 1, and the 38-year-old male driver was found to be DUI. Front passenger, a 33-year-old male, was arrested for parole violation, and the rear passenger, a 23-year-old male, was arrested on a warrant. All three subjects were transported to county jail.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Monte Verde between Ocean and Seventh for an animal problem. Arrived on scene to find a large macaw (parrot) up in an extremely tall tree. The bird’s owner was attempting to get the bird down and needed help. Advised the bird owner the fire department did not have the resources to get the bird down. Fire personnel assisted in giving direction on how to get proper help. At approximately 1430, the bird was retrieved safely.
Pacific Grove: A 20-year-old male subject was contacted during a traffic stop on Central Avenue. Driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was arrested. Subject was booked at PGPD and released on a cite to appear.
Pacific Grove: Opium poppy plants were destroyed.
Pacific Grove: Man reported his wallet and cell phone were taken. He left them sitting outside when he went inside a business on Forest Avenue to pay, and when he returned, they were gone. Business has no exterior surveillance.
Carmel Valley: On Cañada Court, a 74-year-old has been off his medication(s) for the past 12 days. As a result, he has become violent and threatened to harm his wife twice in the past two days. He was transported to CHOMP for evaluation.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 44-year-old subject was arrested on Scenic Road for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A theft of property occurred while the items were being stored on Lincoln Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Units dispatched to a multifamily dwelling on Lincoln. Arrived on scene to find an elderly female on the floor. She was uninjured but said she had a bump on her head. There was no visible sign of trauma, and she did not want any treatment. The patient was agitated and semi-combative. Helped woman off of the floor and back into her bed after she used the bathroom.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine responded to a restaurant on Carmelo where a female patient was having a period of dizziness with general body weakness. The patient was assessed, oxygen was administered, and the patient’s medical history was obtained. The patient was moved to a gurney and placed into the ambulance for transport to CHOMP.
Pacific Grove: Caledonia Street resident called and said her daughter’s father was at her front door attempting to contact the daughter, which is not the way court-ordered visitation is to be. Arrived and contacted the resident and daughter. Father not on scene. Father had gone to PGPD and wanted to report the resident had been keeping him from seeing his daughter. Spoke with daughter, who stated she did not want to go with the father this week due to a large amount of school work and outside activities. Daughter said she would contact father on May 7 and arrange another visit.
Pacific Grove: Subject on 18th Street called 911 and reported his girlfriend had broken into his home and taken her stuff and left. Officers contacted girlfriend, who said she had lived at the residence with the subject for the last six months, had her own key but was asked to leave, and so she did. Resident had been drinking and was uncooperative and rude with officers. He called 911 several more times and was issued a warning cite for misuse of 911 services.
Carmel Valley: At Valley Greens Drive and Lake Place, a man was so intoxicated he could not care for himself.
Carmel area: Conducted traffic stop on Highway 1 at Ocean Avenue for vehicle code violation. A 28-year-old female from Salinas was found to be driving under the influence. She was arrested for DUI.
Carmel area: Man reported panhandling from bank customers at the ATM in the Crossroads.
Carmel area: Couple was reportedly in a verbal argument at the Crossroads. Subjects were contacted and the report was unfounded. The female subject was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
Carmel Valley: At Carmel Valley Road and El Caminito, suspect took a dog without permission.
Carmel area: Female was contacted during a vehicle check at Third Avenue and Highway 1 and was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A resident called to report a parked vehicle was blocking the driveway to his residence. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to be illegally parked and was in fact blocking the driveway to the residence on Junipero. The vehicle was in the process of being towed when the owner of the parked vehicle arrived at the scene. Since the vehicle was already in the possession of the tow company, the owner of the vehicle settled the tow bill with the tow company, at which time the vehicle was ultimately released back to the owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen on Crespi reported a dog in the backyard. Before the officer’s arrival, the dog escaped through the fence into a neighbor’s yard. The resident secured the fence where the dog was now contained. The officer was not familiar with the small dog living at that residence and contacted the neighbor. Later, it was determined that the dog and its owner were visiting from out of town. Education provided for securing the fence.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle crashed into parked car on Monte Verde. Driver was found to be DUI.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female reported her son was “beat up” at a party at an unknown location in the Carmel area. The son refused to provide the location or where it occurred. During the evening, officers contacted a number of subjects who knew about it and also did not provide an exact location, but said it was near the high school. The mother never called back.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine responded at the request of Carmel police to a non-injury accident where fluids were on the ground. Officers used a small amount of absorbent to pick up the fluid. There were no other hazards. Fire engine returned to service.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine responded along with ambulance to All Saints Church, where a female patient had become dizzy. The patient was assessed, medical history was obtained, and a 12-lead EKG was performed in the ambulance. Oxygen was also administered. Ambulance transported the patient to CHOMP.
Pacific Grove: Person reported hearing a woman on Ocean View Boulevard screaming and then seeing her being hit by man in the face while he was holding onto her hair. Woman stated she fell and there was not a problem and declined medical attention. Man left in a vehicle prior to police arrival.
Pacific Grove: Items totaling more than $1,600 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Funston. Swabbed for DNA. Nothing further at this time.
Carmel area: Woman on Dougherty Place received an anonymous email she found harassing in nature. The incident was documented.
Carmel Valley: Carmel Valley Road resident reported someone stole jewelry, coins and pills from her residence, from which she was evicted on April 26.
Carmel area: A male and a female were occupants of a vehicle stopped on Highway 1 and Morse Drive for vehicle code violations. Both were found to be in possession of hypodermic syringes and violating the terms of their probation and/or parole.
Carmel Valley: Female victim called the suicide crisis center because she was upset and needed help.
Carmel area: On Carmel Rancho Boulevard, two juveniles stole a woman’s purse. The purse was recovered nearby and subsequently returned to the victim.
Carmel Valley: Via Mar Monte resident wished to report a violation of a restraining order. The restrained party had come to his residence and knocked on the door. Upon looking into the restraining order, it was determined that it had been granted but had not yet been served. No violation of the penal code had occurred. The incident was documented. Case closed.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported observing an unknown male parked in front of his home on San Carlos Street. Resident believed the unknown person may have been lying in wait to burglarize his home. A search of the premises failed to produce any signs of an attempt to burglarize the home.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 19-year-old male was arrested on Ocean Avenue and transported to county jail for possession of paraphernalia and probation violation.
Pacific Grove: An 18-year-old male was contacted during a vehicle stop on Central Avenue in an unreported 10851 [stolen vehicle]. Driver, a resident of Seaside, was drunk and admitted to stealing the vehicle the night prior with the “shaved” key. Subject transported to county jail on $10,000 bail.
Pacific Grove: A 19-year-old male Seaside resident was stopped on Central Avenue. Other occupants were arrested. Vehicle was towed. Subject was unable to take care of his welfare and was intoxicated. Subject was booked and released when sober with a court date. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: A 32-year-old male Marina resident was contacted after he passed out in his own vomit in a truck parked crooked in the street on Ransford. Once medics cleared, subject was administered FSTs. Subject was found to be under the influence of alcohol behind the wheel with keys in the ignition. He was booked and released to a sober family member.
Carmel area: At Highway 1 and Ocean Avenue, driver stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be violating the terms of his probation and arrested.
Carmel area: On May 7, a vehicle was burglarized while the owner went for a walk near Highway 1 and Garrapata Beach.
Carmel Valley: Woman on West Garzas Road wanted to document that she was having many disagreements with a male family member.
Carmel area: Man was contacted on Rio Road and found to be so intoxicated that he was unable to care for himself. Suspect is currently on misdemeanor probation.
MONDAY, MAY 9
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD assisted a visiting elderly female with locating her residence after she became disoriented while walking her dogs on Scenic.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD responded to a report of a non-injury accident involving a vehicle striking a parked vehicle on San Carlos Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Resident found a purse on the beach and brought it to the station for safekeeping. Person left a message for the owner of the purse at her work number to contact the P.D. Owner of the purse was contacted, and the item was return to her.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carmelo Street resident reported hearing someone enter her residence then leave while she was in another room. The resident thought that it may have been her husband or someone from the property management firm. Information only. No further action.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A pearl necklace was found on Ocean Avenue and brought to station for safekeeping.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: During a traffic stop on Camino del Monte, a 21-year-old female driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license. She was cited and released. The vehicle was impounded, and a 30-day hold was placed on the vehicle.
Pebble Beach: Man stated that someone burglarized his residence.
Carmel Valley: Person reported receiving a call from an online company wishing to provide virus removal services for their computer. The caller stated the computer would crash due to the reason that the majority of computers in the U.S. have viruses.
Big Sur: Subject reported he was challenged to fight at a grocery store. He did not wish for prosecution.
Carmel Valley: Two wooden signs with the words, “Captain Happyness” and a picture of the owner were stolen off the owner’s property at the entrance of the driveway on Los Laureles Grade.
Carmel Valley: At Rancho Cañada, a vehicle was broken into in the parking lot and personal items were taken.
TUESDAY, MAY 10
Carmel-by-the-Sea: When a car was stopped on Ocean Avenue, the car’s 29-year-old male passenger was found to be a parolee at large and was taken into custody. He was booked into county jail.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man came to station to report losing his cell phone in the park area on Dolores Street across from a restaurant. A brief description of the cell phone was given.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A concerned citizen reported another citizen missing.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a hotel on Torres where a male in his teens was experiencing vomiting, diarrhea and cramping for two hours. Transported person to CHOMP.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Junipero between Fifth and Sixth for an animal rescue. Arrived on scene to find a small dog locked in a vehicle with the keys in the ignition. Firefighters used a vehicle entry tool to unlock the passenger door and retrieve the car keys for the owner. There was no harm to the dog and no damage to the vehicle.
Pacific Grove: A 21-year-old female was stopped on HIghway 68 for a traffic violation. She had been driving with a suspended license and was arrested. Her vehicle was towed.
Pacific Grove: Report that a backpack was stolen due to a dispute over unlawful skateboarding. Backpack was returned and male was admonished for taking it.
Pacific Grove: Man reported receiving a suspicious text: “How does it feel to know your wife is setting you up?” Text message was sent from Textfree. Man believes he knows who sent it but didn’t have proof. Restraining order on file.
Carmel area: A 12-year-old male was cited at Carmel Middle School for theft and possession of stolen property after being caught by school staff.
Carmel area: Possible check fraud reported on Carmel Rancho Boulevard.
Carmel area: Man allegedly picked a woman up and carried her outside against her will.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported he put his camera on top of his car and drove off. When he went back to the location, the camera was gone. A brief description of the camera was provided.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ninth Avenue resident reported he was looking at his next-door neighbor’s house because some work was being done on the wood floors. The contractor invited the resident in to see the work. The neighbor then returned home and ordered the man out of the house. The resident said the neighbor shoved him three times to get him out of the house. Officer spoke with the neighbor, who said he was surprised that the resident was in his house and understood that the contractor invited him. He admitted to gently pushing the resident out of the house because he wouldn’t leave when asked. The contractor confirmed that the resident wasn’t leaving when he was asked. Officer advised both subjects to stay away from each other and to avoid any confrontation.
Pacific Grove: 20 year old male contacted during a traffic stop on Forest Avenue was found to be unlicensed and was arrested.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle No. 1 struck vehicle No. 2 after failing to yield the right of way after a stop on Grand Avenue.
Carmel area: Suspect was cited on Rio Road at Highway 1 for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and for an out-of-county misdemeanor warrant.
Carmel area: Report of a deceased person in a car at the Crossroads.
Carmel Valley: A check was made on a vehicle on Los Laureles Grade that was found to be expired since 2009 and was subsequently towed. During the inventory search of the vehicle, items of value, including U.S. currency, were found and taken for safekeeping.
THURSDAY, MAY 12
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Accountant on San Carlos reported that a client was the apparent victim of a scam. The victim had been told via phone that she had won $1.5 million and a new car from Readers Digest. The victim thought it was legitimate and sold her existing car for $6,500 in order to send $2,500 via Western Union to claim her prize. The accountant and the officer worked with the car dealership where her car was and managed to get her car back. The victim was advised not to trust any scheme where she has to give money to get money.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Victim reported to bank that an unknown person obtained credit card information and made several purchases in Southern California. Bank suffered loss and requested the victim obtain a police report.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed for blocking a driveway on Dolores Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 32-year-old female was stopped on Third Avenue for two violations and found to be DUI. She was arrested and provided a blood sample. She was later booked and then released to a sober family member.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported a newly remodeled restaurant on Junipero was open and serving/selling alcohol without proper permits from ABC and the city. Contacted the owner, who was found to have a valid liquor license and appeared to have proper permits from the city as well. The business was not open to the public, and the owner was having about 20 of his friends in for training for his staff. It appeared there were no city permit violations, but information was forwarded to the city’s planning department for verification.
Pacific Grove: A 75-year-old male on Presidio Boulevard was arrested for striking another person in the head with a hammer. Landlord was upset that the tenant below was using the hammer. He entered the tenant’s room, told him to stop, grabbed tenant and took hammer from him. Tenant’s friend tried to intervene. Landlord then struck tenant’s friend in the face and on his back with hammer, causing multiple injuries. Medical refused by all parties. Landlord arrested for ADW. Held on bail and transported to county jail.
Pacific Grove: Suitcase left on sidewalk outside of residence on 15th Street was stolen and later found by pedestrians. The suitcase was returned. No witnesses and no suspects.