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Police log: The loud thud was an egg

Published: June 17, 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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units interrupted an in-progress burglary on Ocean Avenue. A subject was seen running from the business and eluded CPD units.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: An anonymous citizen forwarded to the department unwanted shotgun shells for proper disposal.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a burglary to a residence on Lobos.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person requested a report in the event someone should turn in a camera with carrying case. The camera was lost on Carmel Beach on May 30. The report is for information only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Guadalupe Street resident reported an unknown male caller with a Nigerian or African national accent attempted to request personal information from the resident posing as a Windows trademark program representative. When the resident questioned the subject, he immediately hung up. On callback, the number was listed as “not in service” originating from Nova Scotia. Resident requested the incident be documented.

Pacific Grove: Resident reported having a physical altercation with her boyfriend, who pushed her to the ground, took her vehicle keys and cell phone, and tore the house phone from the wall when she attempted to contact police. Male was not able to be located. Resident was taken to a hotel.

Pacific Grove: Deceased female on Lincoln. Victim had liver and lung cancer.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a dog bite which occurred while an owner attempted to separate her dog from another dog during a fight. Owner sustained minor injuries while attempting to stop the dog fight. Owner of suspect dog agreed to pay any medical bills.

Pebble Beach: Resident reported the illegal use of her debit card to buy music from


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported his parked vehicle was struck and damaged by a large truck being used by a construction company on Dolores Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Concerned citizens reported finding a crying infant in an unattended parked vehicle on Dolores Street and called for the police. Upon arrival of the police, the caretaker was found to be feeding the infant inside the vehicle and stated she had been located across the street and kept the vehicle in view while the infant was sleeping. Upon seeing several people surrounding the parked vehicle over concern for the infant, the caretaker returned to the vehicle. The infant was checked and appeared to be in good health and did not appear to be under any physical distress. A parent of the infant was contacted and responded to the location. Although the caretaker was in close proximity to the vehicle and infant, the caretaker was admonished and counseled for leaving the infant unattended in the vehicle.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Resident called in regards to receiving a series of annoying telephone calls via his cell phone. He was counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found money on Junipero.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on Dolores for a person in distress and in need of assistance off the floor due to general weakness. The occupant was uninjured and left in the care of a friend.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a school bus on Rio Vista for a male juvenile with a nose bleed. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Sixth Avenue for a male in his 40s who was disoriented and complained of a severe headache. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a Buena Vista Avenue residence vandalized with eggs. Resident heard a loud thud against the house. Resident went and checked outside and found his residence was egged. Unknown who did the egging.

Pacific Grove: A 43-year-old female suspect was contacted on Park Place after she was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run. She was subsequently arrested for DUI. Cited and released.

Pacific Grove: Laurel Avenue resident awoke to find a nail stuck into the sidewall of his front rear tire on his vehicle. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: Spruce Avenue resident awoke to find her passenger-side rearview mirror was forcibly removed from her vehicle and smashed on the ground. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: Officer responded to a burglary in progress on Alder Street. One juvenile, age 16, was arrested.

Big Sur: Person reported two overdue campers/hikers believed to be somewhere within the Ventana Wilderness area. The sheriff’s search and rescue team was notified.

Carmel Valley: At Carmel Valley Road and Dorris Drive, a Monterey resident was stopped for vehicle code violation. Deputies found a juvenile passenger there had consumed alcohol. Parent of the juvenile was notified. Driver had not consumed alcohol and was released at the scene.

Carmel Valley: A Carmel Valley resident reported he witnessed prior tenant take the key to his golf cart without permission. Victim requested prosecution of the suspect.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A parking sign post was found damaged. The cause was unknown, and there was no evidence of criminal activity involved. An email was sent to public works for a replacement.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Homeowner on Rio Road stated her ex-husband barged into her home without permission and began verbally harassing and threatening her.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A letter was received from a concerned citizen claiming she was the victim of a theft/fraud. After reviewing the facts and contacting both parties by phone, it was determined that the matter is civil and woman was advised to contact an attorney.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject lost wallet either at Devendorf Park or Carmel Plaza.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed parked blocking a private driveway.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Wallet found on Ocean Avenue returned to owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two under-21 females were cited for possessing alcohol on Carmel Beach.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Rio Vista for a female who had fallen. Upon arrival, patient feeling weak and dizzy, resulting in the fall. Transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to fire station at Fern Canyon for a female with epigastric pain. Patient refused transport. Advised of risks by paramedic. She signed a medical release.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Mission and Sixth for a vehicle stuck on a steel post at the driveway entrance to the Park Branch library. Crews assisted with removal of vehicle from post.

Pacific Grove: Female requested a welfare check on her son after the custodial parent took the cell phone away for bad behavior. Upon arrival, officer spoke with the father, and he advised his estranged wife had been violating a restraining order for the past couple of days.

Pebble Beach: On May 7 between 1215 hours and 1625 hours, unknown person(s) entered a vehicle in Pebble Beach and stole U.S. paper currency out of the victim’s wallet.

Carmel Valley: Request to contact an individual hiking along Chews Ridge due to a very sick relative in the hospital in Woodland, Tex. Prior to driving up to Chews Ridge, another relative received a telephone call from this individual, who had returned to his vehicle and seen the message left on his cell phone.

Carmel Valley: Los Laureles Grade resident advised an unknown subject fraudulently used his information to file a tax return in an attempt to obtain his refund.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Responded to report of two dogs running loose at Forest Hill Park, Camino del Monte and Junipero.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed due to unlicensed driver.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Defendant in a civil suit reported plaintiff committed perjury, according to form submitted. Crime occurred in another jurisdiction. Courtesy report being written and forwarded to agency of origin.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle repossession on Casanova Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Lost wallet was returned to owner at 2053 hours.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a Junipero residence for a male in his 60s with a rectal bleed. Crew assisted with vitals, IV, report information and loading. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Pacific Grove: Lighthouse Avenue resident came to the station to drop off what she believed to be contraband found in her backyard. Property was collected by an officer, documented and destroyed.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to past-tense annoying and harassing phone calls. Resident stated a man she dated had harassed her in person and several times via text message and by phone calls. Spoke with the male. He was advised to stop contacting her.

Pacific Grove: Someone threw two table/benches over a wall and onto a beach at Lovers Point.

Pacific Grove: Prescott resident received several phone calls asking for someone with a similar name. Unknown caller said they would have the resident deported.

Carmel area: Woman reported observing two suspicious individuals in her Crossroads jewelry store whom she believes are suspects in a previous theft in her other store in Monterey.

Carmel area: Contraband was located in a Ribera Road home where the owner had passed away. The items were submitted for destruction.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: During a rainy and windy day, a tree limb from a city owned tree fell onto the roof of two homes on Lincoln Street. A skylight was damaged in the process. PG&E came out to disconnect the power and Iverson Tree Service was contacted and responded to cut up the limb. Forestry was contacted and responded as well. After the tree crew completed necessary tree removal/trimming, fire department and FireComm notified PG&E to dispatch personnel to restore power to the two houses. It was important to restore power ASAP to the southwest corner house as residents had potential health issues (pneumonia) if power was not restored soon.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Driver was stopped on Carpenter Street for a moving violation and found to be in possession of marijuana. The driver did not have a medical marijuana card. The marijuana was confiscated and booked into evidence. The driver was cited and released at the scene.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed for expired registration over six months.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to San Antonio and Fourth for a water evacuation. Ambulance arrived on scene. Fire engine responded from previous call. Removed hazard and pumped water out of street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Dolores and Sixth for a water leak. Fire engine arrived on scene to find water flowing from the meter site. Shut off water main and advised property manager to have licensed plumbing contractor come in to make repairs.