The Pine Cone's police log this week

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Police log: Breakfast in Merced

Published: July 29, 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 Schley.

MONDAY, JULY 11

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Dispatched for a teenage male who had a laceration on his arm. Engine canceled ambulance once on scene and performed a medical release and all medical care.

Carmel Valley: Resident reported a friend failed to return a loaned vehicle.

Carmel area: Suspect bit her live-in boyfriend after he called her a name. She was arrested and transported to county jail.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Carmel Valley: A Carmel Valley woman was arrested after getting her truck stuck in a ditch at Tassajara Road and Carmel Valley Road. She was found to be DUI.

Carmel area: Man reported his vehicle was entered while parked. Taken were a gym bag and contents which included cash, credit cards and camera. Total loss estimated at $1,390.

Carmel area: Conducted welfare check of an elderly man. He was fine and returned home.

Carmel area: Resident reported a contractor acted suspicious when asked for a contractor’s license.

Pacific Grove: Former owner of cats attempted to steal cats back.

Pacific Grove: Three juveniles, ages 16, 17 and 14, were seen in and around vacant residences on Shell Avenue, possibly casing for burglaries.

Pacific Grove: Traffic collision, hit-and-run on public property on Coral Street that caused injury. Driver, a 19-year-old male, was contacted in Seaside after BOL of him and his vehicle were given. He was arrested.

Pacific Grove: Anonymous person came into the lobby to report suspicious activity.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported finding out an ex-spouse opened a line of credit in his own name but listed her as a joint account holder while residing in another state back in 2004. The citizen reported the incident occurred without her knowledge while they were separated and pending their divorce.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found an unattended dog in the street and notified the Carmel Police Department. Animal services responded, and an area check was made. The owner was located, and the dog was returned to the owner with a warning.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Santa Rita and Third for a beeping smoke detector. Crew replaced batteries in the smoke detector for out of town visitors.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Scenic and Eighth for a 10-year-old male at the beach complaining of neck pain. Patient placed in C-spine and transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a Lincoln Street nursing home for a male in his 80s with fainting. Crew assisted with vitals, oxygen and loading. Patient transported to CHOMP by ambulance.

Pacific Grove: Store employee advised a customer left her purse in his store on Country Club Gate approximately one week ago. There was no number listed in PGPD records for the customer. Left a business card at her last listed address asking her to contact PGPD. Contacted her bank. Officials advised they would call her and advise her that police have her purse.

Pacific Grove: Unknown party scratched vehicle with sharp object. No suspect.

Pacific Grove: Resident was going through her deceased roommate’s belongings and found a .22-caliber Beretta pistol. The resident asked that police take possession of the firearm as she had no use for it. The item was placed into CLETS by PGPD records. It was then photographed and placed into evidence for destruction.

Carmel Valley: Anonymous person reported possible child neglect.

Pacific Grove: Person found two set of keys and turned them in for safekeeping.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed from Eighth Avenue for registration more than six months expired.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Carmel High School for an alarm activation due to steam cleaning of the girls’ locker room. Engine staged at 1115 hours until released/returning at 1129 hours.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on Guadalupe Street for a lift assist of a female in her 80s who was uninjured and needed help to a chair.

Pacific Grove: Contacted missing person at Country Club Gate and checked welfare.

Carmel Valley: male reported ex-girlfriend stole his phone back in December and is now seeking charges be filed against her for the theft.

Big Sur: Person became ill after consuming food she obtained from another person. She was concerned the food had been tainted. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Carmel area: San Lucas Road resident reported her neighbor trespassed on her property.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Carmel-by-the-Sea: San Antonio Avenue resident reported the property owner to the north had workers cut an ivy hedge that was on his property. He had a survey to show where exactly his property line was and wanted the incident documented. Information only.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unknown vehicle hit another car and fled the scene. Later victim found other party, and they exchanged information.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Accident on Dolores Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported the loss of his wallet.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Injured pigeon on San Carlos Street picked up by wildlife center.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a loose dog on Carpenter Street and brought it to the police department. The dog owner was advised.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person found a dog at large running on Ocean Avenue toward the beach. Dog was brought to the station for safekeeping. Shortly after, the owner of the dog contacted the P.D., and the dog was return to its rightful owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units were called to a verbal argument at a hotel at San Carlos and Fourth where one of the female subjects had destroyed a bedroom door frame. The hotel management wished prosecution. The 28-year-old female subject resisted arrest and was combative but was taken into custody and later transported to county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Carmel Plaza for a possible refrigeration leak, according to Carmel Plaza operations manager (possibly a Freon leak). Crews detected a slight, sweet odor, and were advised the store manager was experiencing a headache at this time. Store personnel stated this exact same thing happened exactly one week ago, as soon as the HVAC system was activated.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to San Carlos between Ocean and Seventh for a cooking fire, confined to a frying pan which was left on the cook top and extinguished by the hood system in the tavern, which was unoccupied at the time. Tavern owner and Monterey County Health advised, alarm system silenced, and met with tavern owner regarding servicing of the system.

Pacific Grove: Driver stopped on Ocean View Boulevard for no plate lights. Driver found to be unlicensed and cited. Vehicle left legally parked at scene until licensed friend arrived and drove car away.

Pacific Grove: Driver fell asleep and collided with an object on Grove Acre.

Pacific Grove: Subject contacted PGPD concerned her ex-boyfriend would seek a restraining order and have it presented at her mother’s work to humiliate the female and her mother. Advised that it would be documented here in P.G., and subject was recommended to contact the ex’s nearest municipality to advise that she does not work with her mother if a restraining order is indeed sought.

Pacific Grove: Resident passed away overnight. No suspicious circumstances.

Pacific Grove: Subject reported he was riding his bicycle eastbound on the bike trail. Announced “Bike to the rear,” as he approached a group standing in his lane of travel. As he attempted to ride around the group, an 11-year-old girl ran into his path. He struck victim’s arm with his bike, and he fell off of the left side of the bike. He received scrapes along the left side of his body and forehead. The pedestrian was not injured, and she gave the same account of the incident as the cyclist. She said she became confused. Her mother was also present. The subject was treated by fire personnel on scene and elected not to go to the hospital via ambulance.

Pacific Grove: Person came into the station to report an injury accident on Lighthouse Avenue.

Carmel Valley: Resident reported the solar panel was taken from a gate on his property. Loss estimated at $700. No suspect information.

Carmel area: At Highway 1 and Ocean Avenue, vehicle was stopped for several code violations. Burglary tools were located in the vehicle and the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance. Suspect was arrested and transported to the Monterey County Jail.

Pebble Beach: Indian Village resident stated he was being harassed by a person serving him with civil papers.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic accident on Ocean Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male was southbound on Junipero Avenue and grabbed the front brake on his bike, causing him to go over the handlebars. Subject sustained minor injuries and was transported to CHOMP.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject fell in the crosswalk and refused transport to CHOMP by ambulance.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Responded to a report of a dog on a roof of a business. The dog was unable to get off of the roof on its own. Officer assisted the owner, who was standing by, and was able to lead the dog off the roof and return it to the owner with a warning.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 70-year-old male was arrested for violating a restraining order.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported a patron left behind a wallet. The wallet was turned over to the P.D. for safekeeping. Owner walked into the P.D. to claim the said property, and the property was return to its rightful owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to a residence on Lobos at First for smoke detector assistance for a detector with low battery (chirping noise). Arrived on scene to find a female needing assistance with changing a battery to her bedroom smoke detector. She also described feeling the bedroom wall where the smoke detector was and thinking it was too hot.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched San Carlos and Seventh. Fire engine arrived on scene to find a female in her 50s experiencing pain to her right hand and arm after tripping in a pothole in the crosswalk. Advised patient to see a doctor immediately for an X-ray to her injured arm. Provided first aid and checked for injuries; splinted arm and hand. Patient refused any other treatment and transport. The patient and her husband both complained continuously about the pothole in the crosswalk.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine dispatched to Santa Fe for a female in her 50s experiencing diarrhea for the past two weeks. The patient activated 911 after a taxi company refused to transport her to CHOMP after she stated she was having a medical emergency. Although she was willing to walk out to the street to enter a taxi, the patient complained later she was upset the AMR ambulance crew made her walk to the gurney which was placed outside of her front door.

Pacific Grove: Deer was struck by a vehicle and left at an intersection on Lighthouse Avenue. Pedestrians then moved the injured deer to the side of the road. Upon arrival, the deer had both front legs broken and major injury to its head. Attempted to contact SPCA but advised their arrival would be extended. Officer then humanely dispatched the deer with a service pistol.

Pacific Grove: Intoxicated male knocked on the woman’s door on Forest Avenue. She answered door and intoxicated male forced his way into her residence. She wrestled with male and pushed him back out of the apartment. Intoxicated male left the scene and was not located.

Pacific Grove: Vehicle struck another vehicle after failing to stop for a red light.

Pacific Grove: Unknown person called stating he was her grandson, in Canada and in jail. Resident stated that her “grandson” needed $990 in order for bail. Resident, not believing her grandson was in Canada, called his cell phone, only to discover her grandson was eating breakfast in Merced. Information only.

Pacific Grove: Resident came to the station to advise his son has been increasingly 5150 lately due to lack of sleep and the medication not working. Son is larger and may be perceived as physically intimidating. Son has had a few recent contacts with PGPD but wanted to advise he is not violent but is in need of further psychiatric assistance. Advised that son was likely not placed on 5150 hold in priors because officers felt parameters were not met for placement.

Pacific Grove: Resident came to the station to drop off his father’s unused shotgun shells for destruction. Items were placed in evidence for destruction.

Pacific Grove: Vehicle struck the rear end of a parked vehicle on Sunset Drive.

Pacific Grove: Subject stole purse from a shopping cart inside Safeway. Purse later returned to owner. Cash and iPhone missing.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Husband discovered wife not breathing and unresponsive. Female passed away during evening. Coroner case.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD responded to the area of Ocean and Scenic on a report of a non-injury collision between two motor vehicles.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject backed into stone wall in front of a hotel on Mission Street. Subject left scene not realizing he had damaged wall. Upon inspection, the wall mortar holding the rocks in place was cracked and now crumbling. Person responsible contacted and stated he would take care of monetary costs to fix wall, if needed. Information forwarded to public works to determine if the wall is city property or property of the hotel and if the city can fix the wall.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A local business reported a female subject refusing to leave the business after the agreed upon terms of an overnight stay. CPD arrived at the scene as a civil standby, and the female subject agreed to voluntarily collect her belongings and remove herself from the property. Upon leaving the property, the female subject became irate at the local business representative and was subsequently advised by the business representative that she was not welcome to return to the property under any circumstances, and if she were to return, she could face charges of trespassing.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject made an illegal U-turn and struck a parked car. The driver was found to be DUI and arrested. Her vehicle was towed, and she was lodged at Monterey P.D. until sober.

Pacific Grove: A 22-year-old male subject stole a purse on July 16 from Safeway. Theft caught on video surveillance. Observed subject matching description walking on David Avenue. Subject admitted to theft. Possessed heroin paraphernalia and pills. Transferred to county jail on $10,000 bail.

Pacific Grove: Subject stopped on a vehicle violation. The 54-year-old male was found to be driving while intoxicated.

Pacific Grove: A vehicle struck a parked vehicle on Forest Avenue and fled the scene. No suspect information.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female reported loss of a cellular phone in the commercial district.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A local business reported an attempt by a male adult to use a possible fraudulent and/or counterfeit credit cards to make a large purchase at the business. Several different credit cards were used in an attempt to make the purchase; however, each card was declined with the last card used causing the credit card company to issue a warning of potential fraudulent use. The male subject left the business with the credit cards and was unable to be located by the time the business requested CPD to respond.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance was dispatched to a residence on Oliver Road Code 2 for a suicidal subject.