The Pine Cone's police log this week

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Published: June 24, 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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject lost cell phone while on the beach.

Pacific Grove: Suspect apparently attempted to force entry to a business on Lighthouse Avenue by chiseling wood from around a window. No leads.

Pacific Grove: Male allegedly strangled and battered girlfriend. No evidence to support allegation. Case forwarded to DA’s office for review.

Carmel area: Sometime between May 7 and June 2, unknown person(s) stole two Shisa statues from the front porch of a residence.

Carmel area: Mission Fields area resident reported a former employee showed up to her residence to collect a check.

Pebble Beach: At approximately 0130 hours, resident reported being assaulted by her husband.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Torres Street resident called to report two of her dogs had gotten out. At approximately 0922, hours a citizen captured a dog running at large on Highway 1 near Atherton. The dog was brought to the station for safekeeping, and the rightful owner was notified. Owner arrived and kennel fee were paid. The other dog continued to be listed as outstanding, and the owner’s were given MCAS and SPCA numbers for followup. Information on the second dog will be placed in the animal log for future reference until located.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Sometime between Friday night and the present, someone stole a POW/MIA flag and left the American flag upside down at the American Legion Post.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Monte Verde Street resident came into the station to report finding a dog at large. Dog owner was contacted and responded to the P.D. to claim her dog. Dog released to rightful owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Victim reported being stalked by her father, who was attempting to have sex with her.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on San Carlos. Citizen called with a concern over a pond water pump they thought was short circuiting. Upon arrival, it was determined the pond was out of water. Pump turned off by home owner.

Carmel Valley: On Carmel Valley Road, suspect was contacted during a traffic stop and found to be DUI.

Carmel area: At Highway 1 and Rio Road, suspect was observed to be traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of travel. Upon contact with the suspect, she displayed objective signs of being under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently evaluated and arrested by CHP for DUI.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: During a traffic stop on Ocean Avenue, a 29-year-old female driver provided a false ID and was found to be suspended. She was issued a citation, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: City of Carmel employee located and captured a loose dog on Scenic and brought it to the police station for safekeeping pending owner notification. Care provider for the dog responded to the station, where the kennel fee was paid and the dog was release to responsible.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: An accident occurred on Ocean Avenue as a vehicle was leaving a parking stall and entering traffic. The vehicle entering traffic hit a vehicle passing by.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Ocean at Monte Verde for an oil or other combustible liquid spill. Hazardous materials spill controlled and confined.

Pacific Grove: Man reported an unknown suspect smashed the window to his parked vehicle on 16th Street overnight. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Pacific Grove: Vehicle stopped on Sunset Drive for excessive speed. Four occupants in vehicle. Driver was a restrained party in a served protective order. Two females were seated in back seat. Male right front passenger. None of the passengers had identification. Male passenger admitted to being a Norteño gang member and ID’d rear passenger as an associate. Driver consented to search of his vehicle. Nothing illegal located. All parties were FI’d and released.

Pacific Grove: Victim on Lighthouse Avenue reported an unknown suspect to have smashed her rear left window and stolen her purse and contents.

Pacific Grove: Crocker Avenue resident reported an unknown suspect entered her home and stole her jewelry box with contents. No sign of forced entry.

Big Sur: Woman reported missing by her children.

Carmel area: Two juveniles were found to be in possession of alcohol while at school at Carmel High. They were contacted, cited for the violation, and released to their parents. This case was forwarded to the Juvenile Probation department for an alternative disposition.

Pacific Grove: At Congress Ave at Forest Lodge Road, two juveniles were involved in a verbal confrontation.

Carmel Valley: A vehicle entered the Carmel Valley Ranch late at night, using a woman’s name to gain access. She did not know the driver, who never contacted her, and wished to report the incident.

Carmel Valley: On East Garzas Road, tenant was in a verbal disagreement with his landlord.

Carmel Valley: At a Tassajara Road residence, social services personnel wanted the sheriff’s office to conduct an investigation and welfare check on male juvenile for possibly being physically abused.

Carmel Valley: At Sleepy Hollow, resident called to report a suspicious vehicle in her neighborhood with four males in it. The males in the vehicle frightened her 16-year-old daughter by their actions as she drove next to them.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Child bitten by a loose dog while playing on Carmel beach.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A transient female, age 46, was contacted on Junipero Street and found to have multiple warrants for her arrest. She was arrested, booked, and transported to county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man provided custody documents that his ex-wife could not remove their minor child from the state of California without written consent. He was under the belief his ex-wife was planning to leave the state. Conducted a welfare check at the ex-wife’s residence in Pacific Grove. She was not located at the residence, but it was established she was still living at the apartment and was not moving out.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported jewelry taken from his residence on San Antonio Avenue. He wished it returned by a housekeeper who took it. The ring was returned with no prosecution desired.

Carmel Valley: Ambulance dispatched to the bus stop at the Crossroads for a male with chest pain. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel Valley: Ambulance dispatched to a Crossroads store for a female who had fallen with left shoulder pain. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel Valley: Ambulance dispatched for a vehicle vs. pedestrian in the parking area of the Crossroads. Patient with left shoulder pain transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a church at Dolores and Ninth for a reported white substance along the edge of the roadway. On scene, crew discovered a white substance along the parking/curbing area of Dolores and Ninth, south to 10 Avenue. Crews applied absorbent and notified county health. Contact made with church maintenance, who reported they had spilled a small amount of paint when it had fallen out of a vehicle, and rinsed the water-based latex off the sidewalk. As the runoff had not reached any storm drains, absorbent application and evaporation was approved by county health.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to San Carlos and Eighth for a female in her 80s with general weakness and lower back pain. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Taylor Road for a female CVA [cardiovascular accident]. Patient transported Code 3 to CHOMP.

Pacific Grove: A 40-year-old male was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance on Jewell Avenue. Observed at 0954 hours riding bicycle facing backward running a stop sign.

Pacific Grove: Information received via email regarding subjects selling narcotics. Investigation ongoing.

Pacific Grove: Man’s daughter has been staying with his ex-girlfriend without permission. She was told to come home. Daughter refused to return home. BOL placed, Trak flier created and entered into the system as a runaway.

Pacific Grove: Subject came to the lobby of PGPD to drop off $10 that was found on the corner of Fountain and Pine avenues.

Carmel Valley: Princes Camp resident reported maintenance worker tried to run her over with his vehicle. Complaint to follow.


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

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop on Dolores Street for a mechanical violation. Driver, a 21-year-old male, was arrested for DUI. Driver was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to a Rio Road residence for a male with low back pain; patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance dispatched to Highway 1 at Mount Devon for an unknown injury accident. Upon arrival, Cal Fire canceled ambulance due to patient refusal.

Pacific Grove: A 60-year-old male suspect was contacted in the driver’s seat of his vehicle when a call for medical aid was made. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

Pacific Grove: Noticed the odor of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop on Jewell Avenue. Search revealed 1.8 grams. Driver cited and released on scene.

Carmel area: Man struck another male with his vehicle after the male tried to block the entrance to a space at the Crossroads.

Pacific Grove: Someone slashed the tires of a truck on two separate nights while it was located on Grove Acre.

Carmel area: Garrapatos Road resident reported suspicious signs put up by his neighbor. Case referred to neighbor project for mediation.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Juvenile girl reported an unknown male drove by her three times on Santa Fe and asked her if she wanted a ride home. Juvenile hid from subject on third pass by. Juvenile told mother who called police. Very little information provided on subject or vehicle. Vehicle believed to be an older small work truck, possibly a Toyota with a loud exhaust. No description provided on subject driving other than ethnicity. Juvenile refused contact.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Driver, a 32-year-old male, was stopped on Scenic Road for running two stop signs and found to be DUI. He was arrested and then lodged at Monterey P.D. until sober.

Pacific Grove: Wood Street resident to report that his friend of 20 years had threatened him. While the officer was there, the friend called and the resident gave the officer the phone to listen. Officer did not hear anything threatening from the subject. The subject was concerned for the resident’s well being. The resident asked the subject not to call him, and the subject advised that the resident called him and he was returning the phone call. Resident told friend he was mad because they were in a physical altercation on Memorial Day. Friend told resident he needed to get over it. Resident only wanted this report documented for informational purposes only.

Pacific Grove: Officers dispatched to Sunset Drive for a physical domestic. Upon arrival, the male advised the female pushed him down the stairs and fled on foot. She returned awhile later and became combative with officers, and she was tased. The 52-year-old female was transported to CHOMP because she was tased. Later, she was booked into county jail.

Pacific Grove: Officers dispatched to a violation for feeding wildlife on Laurel Avenue. No feeding seen. Subject contacted and advised he had not been feeding wildlife since the last conversation on May 24. He felt the neighbors were harassing him. Reporting party contacted and stated his wife “thought” the suspect was feeding due to the line of birds on the wire. Officer advised them that birds will take awhile to break the habit of feeding at that location and that an actual offense has to be seen.

Pacific Grove: $8,000 to $9,000 worth of jewelry stolen from a residence on Wood Street. Contract workers — possible suspect. Case pending further investigation.

Carmel area: Victim reported his vehicle was broken into approximately two weeks ago. Two car stereos and one men’s dress jacket were taken from the vehicle.

Pebble Beach: Several broken wooden planks were located near the rear of a business that belonged above the doorway of the rear storage area. Pebble Beach Security responded and would check with the business regarding the damage.

Carmel area: Mission Fields resident reported her car was burglarized.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was stopped on San Carlos Street, and the license plate was found to have false tabs affixed to it. The vehicle was expired since 2007. The vehicle was towed and stored at Carmel Towing. The 42-year-old female driver was cited.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to an unknown injury accident on Laurel Avenue. Upon arrival, officer spoke with the driver of the vehicle, a 48-year-old male. Noticed the driver was very lethargic, and his speech was slow and slurred. FSTs were conducted, and he was unable to perform the tests correctly. He was arrested for DUI and fingerprinted and photographed. He was cited and released.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle was stopped on Lincoln Street for tinted windows, and the 30-year-old male driver was found to have a suspended license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver cited.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A San Carlos Street resident came into the station to get information on some unwanted phone calls she was receiving. She stated the calls were coming in on her cell phone and they were from restricted numbers. She did not want to change her number and was informed to call her cell phone provider and try to block all restricted calls. If the calls continued, she was instructed to come back and file a full report.

Pacific Grove: While on patrol a male was contacted sleeping in his vehicle on Sunset Drive. He had a bottle of alcohol next to him which he attempted to conceal at the time of contact. The bottle was photographed and its contents dumped.

Pacific Grove: Victim reported he left his parked car in the shopping center parking lot for approximately 15 minutes while shopping. When he returned, his vehicle had been struck by an unknown vehicle. There was no surveillance footage of that area. No suspects.

Carmel area: On Franciscan Way, unknown suspects destroyed and took a tree from the front yard.

Carmel area: At a Pacific Meadows residence, client and caretaker had a civil issue after the caretaker quit.

Carmel area: On June 10, a reporting party contacted deputies and provided information of a possible drug transaction. The information led to the arrest of a juvenile, who was cited and released.

Carmel area: Female was driver contacted at Carmel Hills Drive and Flanders Drive after vehicle code violations were observed. The 28-year-old suspect displayed objective signs of being under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently evaluated and arrested by Carmel P.D. for DUI.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a dog lying in the roadway on Scenic. It was found lying under a vehicle. An area check was made for the owner, and a note was left on the parked vehicle. The dog was taken for safe keeping, but shortly afterward, the owner was located. The dog was returned to the owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A resident called to report unwanted text messages from an ex-boyfriend. Both parties were contacted and informed to cease all contact which both parties agreed to. One final contact will take place to retrieve items from a safe deposit box. The person was informed to request a civil stand by in order to maintain the peace during this contact. The person did not wish to pursue any criminal filing at this time.

Pacific Grove: Male subject, age 34, was involved in a domestic dispute with his three-months’-pregnant girlfriend. She reported he prevented her from leaving their residence, pulled her by the hair and twisted her wrist to take her phone away from her. She also stated he prevented her from dialing 911. Subject was arrested and transported to the station pending release to a bail bondsman. Bail was set at $23,500.

Pacific Grove: Person reported a beagle was being mistreated. The person said the animal did not have food or water. The person also felt that the dog was emaciated. Officers checked on the animal. The dog had an automatic water container and shelter, and appeared to be in good health. The person does not know the dog owners but said she has offered to walk the dog for them. The owner reportedly declined her offer.

Carmel area: Subject on Outlook Drive reported suspicious circumstances when he was trying to sell an item on Craigslist.

Carmel Valley: An unknown person(s) entered a residence on Cañada Drive and stole numerous items.

Carmel area: The driver of a vehicle was stopped at Highway 1 and Carpenter Street pursuant to a possible DUI driver BOL placed by County Communications. He was contacted and displayed objective signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently evaluated and arrested by CHP for DUI.

Carmel area: Suspect was contacted on Cabrillo Street and found to be in possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe. He was cited and released.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a fall on city property on San Carlos Street. Victim treated at the scene.

Carmel area: Deputies responded to a Guadalupe Street residence in regards to a possible suicide attempt. Subject contacted and transported by medical personnel to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Carmel Valley: Deputies contacted a man on Schulte Road in reference to a loud music disturbance. Suspect admitted to providing alcohol to a minor who was at the residence. Suspect was cited and released. The minor was released to her parent.