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Police log: Yucky hood spots

Published: April 20, 2012

HERE’S A look at some of the significant calls logged by the Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office last week. This week’s log was compiled by Mary Schley.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of multiple overcharges on a customer’s credit card. It was established the overcharges were based on employee error, and there was no intent for fraud or any type of theft for personal gain. The business owner will be reversing the multiple charges from the customer’s credit card account.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Residential burglary on Camino Real. No suspect leads at this time.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Lost bag. Owner contacted.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Lost wallet was subsequently returned to the owner.

Pacific Grove: Person reported finding U.S. currency in the Safeway parking lot at 0100 hours. Unable to identify owner.

Pacific Grove: Central Avenue resident came to PGPD to report a dispute with a contractor. He stated he gave the contractor a deposit to repair his shower door, but the job was never completed. He stated the contractor is refusing to refund his deposit. He was advised the matter was civil in nature and would need to be handled in small claims court. He requested the matter be documented for information. Nothing further.

Carmel Valley: Burglary reported on Punta Del Monte.

Carmel Valley: A Carmel Valley resident was arrested for domestic violence against his cohabiting girlfriend.

Pebble Beach: Bonifacio Road resident reported the theft of a saw and removal of trees from his residence.

Big Sur: Man reported that his hiking companion was overdue. Monterey County Search and Rescue responded.

Carmel area: Victim reported he received a threatening telephone call from an unknown person.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 54-year-old female subject was found sleeping in her vehicle on Camino Real Street. It was found her vehicle was displaying false tabs. She was cited and released.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A welfare check was conducted on an elderly subject on Mission Street. The subject stated she did not want to hurt herself, but she was lonely. Senior services and elder care resources were provided to her.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units responded to suspicious circumstances on Casanova Street involving an older male subject leaving a residence in a older model U-Haul truck. An area check of the adjacent houses was conducted, and nothing unusual was noted. CPD units located the vehicle/driver and established the subject was hired to move property from a neighboring residence.

Pacific Grove: Two small dogs aggressively approached a pedestrian on Junipero and impeded her thoroughfare. Dog owner was not receptive to pedestrian’s admonishment.

Pebble Beach: Deputies collected several items that washed up on the coastline in Pebble Beach.

Big Sur: Man reported his son was an overdue hiker in the Santa Lucia mountains.

Carmel Valley: A Carmel Valley resident called in a suspicious person portraying himself as a PG&E worker and possibly casing a Carmel Valley property for burglary. After investigating the incident, it was determined the person was in fact a PG&E worker and was conducting PG&E business. Case closed.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A dog was found running loose in the roadway on Carmelo Street. The dog was picked up and brought to the station for housing. The owner of the dog was contacted and responded to the station to pick up the dog. All information was provided and listed in this report.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A dog was found walking in the area and wandered into a Santa Fe yard. The dog was picked up by officers and brought to the station for safekeeping. A scan of the dog for a chip revealed the owner’s name and the owner was contacted to pick up the dog. The dog was returned to its owner.

Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a past-tense theft in a residence on Ocean View. Land owner stated she found out approximately a month ago that there were several items missing from her rental property. Unknown who took the items.

Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to possible child abuse. CPS sent a fax and advised the juvenile victim was being physically abused and generally neglected by his mother. Victim advised a teacher his mother kicked him after he was told to get dressed after she slapped him across the face. The teacher advised the victim had no marks.

Carmel area: Edgefield Place resident requested assistance with her 43-year-old son.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Past-tense residential burglary on Carmelo Street. No suspect info.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic collision on Scenic Road.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported an unknown subject knocking at the front door of the Carmelo Street residence and walking around in the backyard. She stated nobody should have been in the residence. An area check was conducted and met negative results. She did not see the subject and did not have a description.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found cell phone on the beach was brought to the station and booked for safekeeping pending the location of the owner.

Pacific Grove: Subjects on Lighthouse Avenue were involved in ongoing disputes over the raising of a child. Subjects are divorced, and the father believes the mother is not raising the child properly. The mother stated the father is verbally abusive and is contacting her at work, causing problems. A coworker was on scene who had witnessed the incident over the phone. Father was advised to be calm and be professional.

Pacific Grove: Injury accident at Grand and Laurel. Complaint of pain only.

Pacific Grove: Domestic dispute on Junipero where the suspect placed a victim in a headlock and threw items.

Pacific Grove: Parties on Forest Avenue were contacted in reference to a civil issue. Man wished to report he felt his neighbor was attempting to provoke him to fight during a verbal disagreement about sweeping a sidewalk. The incident occurred around 1330 hours. The neighbor told a similar account; however, he felt the other man was attempting to provoke him to fight. No independent witnesses were located. Both parties were counseled to avoid unnecessary contact with each other and to contact police should any further issues arise. Incident documented at the caller’s request.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a burglary at a business on Mission Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported losing her identification somewhere in the Monterey/Carmel area sometime between April 6 and April 7.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported the loss of personal property in the Carmel area.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a loose dog on Carpenter Street and brought it to the Carmel Police Department for safekeeping. The owner was contacted by phone via a phone number on the collar. The owner came to the station, and the dog was returned to her. Warning issued.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of a wallet while patronizing a bakery in the commercial district.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man called to report a dog wandering in the roadway on Lincoln Street. The dog was brought to station for safekeeping. The dog owner later called to report the dog missing and came to the station to pick up the dog.

Pacific Grove: PGPD officer was dispatched to a Country Club Gate business where possible marijuana was located inside an article of clothing. Person had no idea who may have left the contraband but wanted to turn it over to police for destruction. Officer collected the suspected marijuana, and after weighing and labeling it, booked it into evidence for destruction. (There were no test kits available.)

Pacific Grove: Presidio Boulevard resident wanted to report her neighbor sprayed liquid on her vehicle. When it dries, it creates white spots. She also wants to report the same neighbor banging on her fence earlier in the afternoon. Officer deemed this incident unfounded. This report is for informational purposes only.

Carmel area: Male made several cuts on his arm and had blood on his clothing. He used a razor to cut his arm. The subject was transported to CHOMP for a 72-hour evaluation.

EASTER

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of subjects fighting outside a bar on San Carlos Street. Upon arrival, one subject was located and was not forthcoming with information, nor did he wish to prosecute. The remaining subject had already fled the scene. After speaking with several patrons, officers were unable to determine who physically started the fight. There were no eye witnesses to the event.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle stop was conducted on Ocean Avenue, and the driver was found to be suspended. The driver was cited and the vehicle was towed and stored.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Non-injury collision reported on Monte Verde Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: IPod found on Carmel Beach turned in to Carmel P.D. for safekeeping pending return to owner.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of a digital camera in a case. Subject last at Carmel Beach in the area of the Del Mar restrooms at approximately 1430 hours to 1600 hours.

Pacific Grove: Report of a burglary from a bed-and- breakfast inn on Central Avenue. Earrings and necklace taken.

Pacific Grove: Concerned friends asked that a subject’s welfare be checked due to text messages threatening suicide. Subject was found unresponsive with two empty prescription pill bottles in the room. Subject taken to CHOMP for 5150 hold and medical evaluation.

Pacific Grove: Golf ball broke the window to a truck on Asilomar. Owner requested documentation.

Pacific Grove: Subject was battered at his residence on Buena Vista and then assaulted with a stun gun. Suspect, a 46-year-old female, was arrested and booked at PGPD.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a theft from a hotel room on Junipero Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A lost front license plate was reported.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found property on Mission Street.

Pacific Grove: Eleventh Street resident reported a property line dispute with his neighbor. Resident reported neighbor cut down the fence and came onto the property without permission. Resident has a non-exclusive easement onto the neighbor’s property. Neighbor was advised of trespassing. Both parties were advised to seek remedy in civil court. Information only. End of report.

Carmel area: A victim called 911 to report a burglary to a residence on Mesa Drive with no suspect information.