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Police log: Clint doesn't live here any more

Published: Dec. 2, 2011

HERE’S A look at some of the 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 and Hannah Miller.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: A female fell on the sidewalk on San Carlos Street and was transported to CHOMP via CRFA.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a market on San Carlos for a medical emergency. Units arrived on scene to find a female in her 70s with an approximately 1-inch laceration above the left eye after a fall. The patient had been drinking and was possibly intoxicated. She denied spinal precautions and was mildly combative but allowed treatment to control bleeding.

Pacific Grove: Suspect rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a stop sign on Sunset. The 75-year-old male driver was subsequently arrested for DUI. He was booked at PGPD, cited and held till sober.

Big Sur: An unoccupied vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of Highway 1 was vandalized. The vehicle was towed and stored.



Pacific Grove: Traffic stop conducted on Lighthouse Avenue for a CVC violation. Driver, a 24-year-old male, was on parole. Firearm observed under front seat. Large fixed-blade knife concealed within reach of driver. Driver arrested and transported to county on parole hold and fresh charges. Nothing further.

Pacific Grove: Subject hit by backing vehicle while crossing Grand Avenue. Minor abrasions.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units responded to a disturbance on Dolores Street involving two parties who were involved in an altercation over a parking space in front of one of the party’s business. It appeared they have been unable to reconcile their differences. Parties were counseled and provided mediation advice.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported that someone stole a generator from behind a locked gate on San Carlos Street overnight.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported that she was being harassed by a male while at a laundromat on Junipero. She stated that the male had bothered her before at a coffee shop inCarmel Valley. The male was advised to not bother or harass the woman again.

Pacific Grove: Officer dispatched to a reported burglary at a construction site on 17 Mile Drive. Victim stated he was building two new housing units. He locked the entrances to the units and left his construction tools behind. When he came to work, his tools were gone. Unknown who took the tools.

Pacific Grove: Officer dispatched to two elderly people who had fallen in the front of their residence on Third Street. Upon arrival, ambulance and fire were already on scene. The couple had fallen when the wife attempted to stop her husband from falling down but was unable to prevent him from falling. She received a laceration to the back of her head when she hit the pavement. Unknown what the injuries were to the husband. They were taken to CHOMP to seek medical attention.

Carmel Valley: A Carmel Valley man told his family he was going to shoot himself over some family issues. He was located on Nason Road, and a firearm was recovered. The man was taken to CHOMP for a mental health evaluation.

Big Sur: Big Sur business owner requested a standby while contacting some guests.

Pebble Beach: Deputies responded to a residential burglary in the Pebble Beach area on Sunridge Road. Deputies discovered the front door was kicked open, and a room was possibly ransacked and jewelry may be missing.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported vandalism to a city garbage can on Junipero.

Pacific Grove: Person located money on the sidewalk on Caledonia. Money was placed into evidence locker for safekeeping.

Carmel area: Woman reported she had been raped.

Carmel area: Man stated his son received an unwanted call from his grandmother.

Carmel area: Man’s estranged wife trespassed inside his residence on Ward Place and broke various items. She was angry over a bitter divorce that is currently in progress.

Big Sur: Woman reported leaving her purse and contents in the restroom of a business. When she realized her purse was missing, she went back to the business and was unable to find the purse. It contained $50 in cash and credit cards. No usage on the credit cards.

Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a suspicious circumstance on Crocker Avenue. Resident stated she adopted a dog from the SPCA. The dog has been a difficult dog, but she has tried very hard to maintain it. The dog barks a lot, and she knows it does bother her neighbors. One day, one of her neighbors confronted her about the dog. She leaves the doors unlocked to her house, so her kids can get in after school. When she arrived home, the dog was in the house and had caused damage to most of the items in the house and created a huge mess in every room. It is unknown who put the dog in the house, but it was not her children.

Carmel area: Woman reported she discovered property was stolen from her residence in Maryland during move to California. Possible suspects are the movers. Case continues with Maryland law enforcement.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: MCSO stopped a 23-year-old male subject on Highway 1 at Rio Road for speeding and other violations, and he was subsequently arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana. Subject lodged at county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: MCSO reported a past-tense fight between two juveniles that occurred in the city.

Carmel area: A vehicle drove off the roadway on Junipero due to inattention by the driver. There was no property damage, and the vehicle owner/driver did not request an accident report. CPD assisted with a tow and provided traffic control.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported that her vehicle sustained damage to the front right bumper while it was parked on Mission Street. There were no witnesses to how the damage was sustained, but she believed a vehicle that was parked in front of hers may have caused the damage. Efforts to locate the possible suspect vehicle and owner met with negative results.

Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a past-tense fraud by the use of an access card at a business on Forest Avenue.

Pacific Grove: Woman was climbing on the rocks when a large wave hit her. She then lost her footing, fell forward and hit her head. She had a laceration to her head which was bleeding. Man said he was behind her when they were hit by a large wave of water. He said she slipped, fell forward, then hit her head on a rock. Information only.

Carmel Valley: An unknown juvenile smashed a mirror belonging to a man on Schulte Road.

Carmel Valley: Suspect planted a marijuana garden in a residence he was renting in the area of Carmel Valley Road and Arroyo Seco Road. There was extensive damage to the residence.

Carmel Valley: Carmel Valley Road resident reported he suspected his landlord of stealing utility service from his PG&E meter. This report was unfounded.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Palou resident awoke to the sound of footsteps on her front porch. When she investigated, she found a younger male standing outside. The male subject then ran off after he saw the resident pick up her phone to call police. The male subject caused a small amount of damage to the resident’s fence as he fled. Resident described the male subject as very young, approximately 6 foot or taller, wearing white tennis shoes and a white hooded sweatshirt.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units stood by on San Carlos Street as CRFA physically escorted an elderly patient into their ambulance for transport to CHOMP per doctor’s orders. The patient was verbally abusive and refused to cooperate while being escorted.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was stopped on Ocean Avenue for a mechanical violation, and the 64-year-old driver was found to have a suspended license. Driver was cited and vehicle was impounded.

Pacific Grove: Subject contacted during a traffic stop on Hillcrest. Subject found to be on probation, and the vehicle was searched. Narcotics paraphernalia and suspected marijuana found. Subject cited on scene and released.

Carmel Valley: CPS forwarded a report of possible emotional abuse to the sheriff’s office for investigation. The involved family was contacted on El Caminito, and the allegation was determined to be unfounded. Case closed.

Carmel Valley: An unknown person found a power tool at de Dampierre Park on Paso Hondo in Carmel Valley and turned it in to the sheriff’s office.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman on Ocean Avenue reported that her ex-boyfriend called her cell phone. When she did not answer, he showed up at her work place. She said she had told the ex-boyfriend not to contact her. This was previously reiterated by CPD, too. She requested followup assistance about this matter. The ex-boyfriend was contacted, and he advised that they had been in a dating relationship after the original police contact, and he was unaware there was any issues between them. He ultimately agreed to stop all contact immediately. She was re-contacted and advised that she might want to consider a restraining order.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: San Antonio Avenue resident reported that someone left multiple books and a screenplay on his front doorstep in hopes that the former owner of the residence would read his screenplay and contact him. Resident requested the subject be advised not to trespass on his property. The items were taken to CPD for safekeeping and later returned to the subject. The subject was admonished.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A manager from an Ocean Avenue business reported an unknown subject called the business and uttered obscenities. The manager wanted the incident documented, and she was counseled.

Pacific Grove: Man on Hillcrest reported golf clubs were taken from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked inside of his garage. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: Resident on 17 Mile Drive stated he attempted to purchase a vehicle over the Internet. He sent funds via Western Union but did not receive the vehicle as promised.

Pacific Grove: A 41-year-old female took a car without the owner’s permission. Suspect struck victim with the vehicle as she drove from the scene. Suspect and vehicle outstanding. Ongoing investigation.

Carmel Valley: A Hacienda Carmel resident passed away in her home.

Carmel Valley: An unknown person(s) entered a residence on Via Los Tulares and ate some food.

Carmel area: Deputies and Cal Fire responded to a report of a structure fire on Viejo Road. Upon arrival, deputies found a single-family residence fully involved. Deputies assisted with scene safety, crowd control and evacuations of neighbors.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop on Perry Newberry for a mechanical violation. The 31-year-old male driver was arrested for two warrants.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: While walking on the beach, a couple was run over by two loose dogs. The male half was transported to CHOMP for his injuries, while the female half was uninjured.

Pacific Grove: Woman stated she followed a subject from Lovers Point to Caledonia, where she contacted a subject who was walking a dog but jerking it as he walked it. She was concerned he was choking the dog, so she said something to him. An exchange of foul language occurred between the two parties, and the woman was following the suspect dog owners until the P.D. arrived. Officer contacted the poodle dog's owner, and she stated the dog is on a retractable leash and the dog was chasing a bird and as the dog hit the end of the leash, it jerked back. Dog appeared to be OK and without problems from the leash-jerking incident. Nothing further at this time. Information only.

Pacific Grove: Victim reported being raped in February 2011 by an acquaintance and never reported it. Victim now has insomnia and depression. Victim refused to identify the location or suspect in this case. CPS referral sent to investigations for review.



Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 39-year-old male was arrested for spousal battery.

Pacific Grove: Adult female reported being battered but did not wish to press charges against the other woman.

Pacific Grove: On view of a badly injured raccoon in the middle of the road on Forest Avenue, apparently struck by a vehicle. Raccoon was still alive and was dragging itself into a nearby grassy field. Supervisor approved to dispatch the raccoon to prevent further, and unnecessary, suffering. Information only. Nothing further.