Police log: Children playing too loudly
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, OCTOBER 23
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found an iPod on the beach and
brought it to the department for safekeeping. An attempt to
contact was made to an associate listed on the iPod and
addressing an email to the owner of the device. The owner later
called and made arrangements to pick up the property. At
approximately 1230 hours, the owner signed the evidence record
sheet, and the property was released to its rightful owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Camino Real resident reported receiving
annoying and harassing phone calls from an unknown caller.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 30-year-old male was arrested on Junipero
for public intoxication. Two dogs placed in kennel at CPD and
suspect was transported to county jail. Dogs were returned to
Pacific Grove: Window-smash theft from a vehicle parked on
Benito Avenue. Access cards stolen and used to make fraudulent
purchases. No suspect information.
Pacific Grove: Person reported juvenile females sexually
assaulted on Forest Avenue. A 36-year-old male suspect was
Pacific Grove: Parking enforcement officer was handed found
money on Forest Avenue. Finder would like to have it if not
claimed. Placed into evidence for safekeeping.
Pacific Grove: Woman on Forest Avenue reported her boyfriend’s
ex-girlfriend repeatedly sent threatening messages to her
through Facebook and via text message through a third party. She
will forward the evidence electronically.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle struck a parked vehicle on Lighthouse
Avenue due to a an object sliding off of dashboard and striking
Pacific Grove: Subject came to the station to report finding
money on Lighthouse Avenue. He would like to have the money if
it is not claimed by its owner. Subject was given a field
receipt, which he signed.
Pacific Grove: A 44-year-old suspect violated a restraining
order on Mermaid Avenue and then fled. Staked out the residence,
then captured suspect as he returned. Transported to county
Carmel area: Carmel resident reported unknown person
attempted to steal a large sum of money out of her investment
Carmel area: Carmel business reported someone hacked into its
computer system and possibly compromised sensitive information.
Pebble Beach: Man reported his credit card number was possibly
cloned, as his number was used to make several purchases and
cash withdrawals in the East Bay.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported his wallet lost along Highway 1
south of Big Sur. He wanted to provide us with the information
in case it was turned in.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 25-year-old female driver was stopped on
Ocean Avenue for a variety of CVC violations and found to be
DUI. She was later arrested for DUI and driving without a
license. Vehicle impounded for 30 days.
Pacific Grove: Unknown subject forced entry into a local
business on Forest Avenue and stole a computer. No suspect
information at this time.
Pacific Grove: Overnight burglary to a business on 17th Street.
No sign of forced entry or suspect information.
Pacific Grove: Report of a non-injury collision on Mermaid
Avenue with info exchange. Owner of vehicle later contacted the
other person and caused a 415 [verbal peace disturbance.] No
desire for prosecution.
Pacific Grove: Officer was contacted by a subject to do a
welfare check on a cat on Spruce that appeared to be starving.
Met the person and checked the cat for a microchip, and found
none. The cat was very thin, dehydrated and old. His condition
could possibly be due to a medical condition. Officer would hold
the cat pending owner contact and take it to the veterinarian if
needed. On Oct. 24, the cat owner called to see if anyone had
picked up her cat. Officer advised her that PGPD did and that
she would need to take her cat to a veterinarian to be checked
for any medical conditions that may be causing the cat to lose
Pacific Grove: Landlord reported a tenant on 16th Street became
upset after being served a 60-day notice.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to Grove Acre for
annoying and harassing phone calls that have been occurring for
approximately five weeks. Victim does not know who the suspect
is, because the phone number comes up as no information on the
Carmel area: Found property turned in to a business. Property
logged in to evidence.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed from Mountain View for parking
in a tow-away zone.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of possible domestic abuse on Lobos
Street after a medical emergency.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 25-year-old male was cited for driving
without a license, and his vehicle towed from Highway 1.
Pacific Grove: Syida Drive resident, a hearing-disabled female, contacted PGPD to ask why she has read about incidents she reported to police in the newspaper, and it seemed as if she were being made fun of. In the past, she reported she thought someone was entering her house when gone, but there was no evidence of intruders. Officer explained to her that certain information is available for the public, but the police department takes crime seriously. The local newspapers’ humorous spin on crime is a constitutional right, and she should contact the newspapers regarding the tone.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a male suspect trespassing at an
apartment on Ransford. Male contacted in the alley behind.
During detention, he admitted to having been inside the
apartment bathroom and that he left drug paraphernalia behind.
During consent search of the 22-year-old male, additional
paraphernalia was found on his person. He was arrested and cited
Carmel area: A motorist on Highway 1 was found to be DUI.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a lost backpack.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of about attempted credit
card fraud at grocery store at Country Club Gate. Camera footage
available and likely suspect identified.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to an intoxicated female on the
sidewalk on Monterey Avenue who was bothering the public. When
officers arrived, the female was in the neighbor’s driveway
refusing to leave. The 38-year-old woman was arrested for being
drunk in public. She was booked and then released to a
responsible party. Neighbors did not wish to press charges.
Pacific Grove: Report of lewd act with a child on David Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Balloons found in center of eastbound traffic in
the 500 block of Pine.
Pacific Grove: Water rescue of man who refused medical
treatment. His wife prevented fire/ambulance attempts to provide
treatment and was told to step away. Information only.
Pacific Grove: Officer turned over a knife found on Jewell.
Knife was located at the bus stop. Property was placed into
evidence for safekeeping.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a report of a prowler
on Ocean View looking into windows. The resident noticed her
window was open and there was a unknown man walking away from
her window. PGPD made contact with the 39-year-old suspect, and
he was arrested for prowling.
Carmel Valley: Suspect was contacted during a traffic stop
at Carmel Valley Road and Laureles Grade for several vehicle
code violations. Suspect was on juvenile probation with search
and seizure. Suspect was in possession of several bottles of
alcohol and marijuana. Suspect was taken into custody.
Pebble Beach: Broncho Road resident reported his unlocked
vehicle was entered. Taken was $5 in quarters. No suspects. This
occurred between 1700 hours on Oct. 25 and 0730 hours on Oct.
Pebble Beach: Sunrise Ridge resident reported suspicious
circumstances at an unoccupied residence next door.
Carmel area: Woman reported her vehicle was broken into via
window smash on Oct. 25 between 1630 hours and 1830 hours while
parked on Highway 1 at Point Lobos. No suspects.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was stopped on Ocean Avenue for a
traffic violation. The 40-year-old driver was found to be DUI,
was arrested and was later released after posting bail.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A driver suffering a medical condition hit a
parked vehicle on Junipero Street. The force of the impact sent
the parked vehicle into to another parked vehicle. In total five
vehicles were damaged. No injuries.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female subject, age 50, was arrested for
kicking her husband, causing injury.
Pacific Grove: Report a possible domestic dispute on Grove
Acre. Family quarrel only, not between spouses. Caller did not
want to be involved or press charges.
Pacific Grove: Observed two subjects carrying wine glasses on
public sidewalks on Lighthouse Avenue. Told of no alcohol in
public. Both parties admitted where they had received the wine.
Contacted both establishments. Reminded that alcohol was not
allowed outside of business.
Big Sur: On Oct. 20, a man discovered his vehicle had been
burglarized while he went for a walk on the beach. A laptop and
$2,500 were taken from the vehicle, which was parked on Highway
1 at Garrapata Beach.
Carmel area: Carmel High School officials contacted the
sheriff’s office after they suspected a parent who was picking
up a child was under the influence of alcohol. Upon further
investigation, the parent and student were allowed to go home
Carmel Valley: Political activists created a display stand on a
sidewalk at Via Contenta and Carmel Valley Road and attempted to
engage residents in political dialogue. Several residents
complained but were advised the political activists were merely
exercising their rights to free speech.
Carmel area: A 17-year-old boy ran away from home.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Carmel-by-the-Sea: While on patrol, officers came across a
number of juveniles leaving a party on San Antonio Avenue. Most
of the juveniles were HBD [had been drinking] and were detained
and later turned over to their parents. One juvenile was found
too intoxicated and needed to be taken to CHOMP via ambulance.
One juvenile was cited for possession of marijuana, and two were
cited for curfew.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Camino Real resident reported a verbal
dispute over trimming of shrubbery along the property line of a
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of water leaching into a neighbor’s
lot on Torres. The source of the leak was found, and the tenant
was contacted and advised to call her landlord/property owner in
order to repair the source of the leak. The fire department
turned off the water flow at the meter pending repairs.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of construction in progress on a
Sunday on Camino Real. The subcontractor was contacted and
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen was despondent and in need of
Pacific Grove: Officers were dispatched to a structure fire on
Gibson. Found house with flames visible through open front door.
All occupants exited residence prior to arrival. Fire department
arrived and extinguished the fire. Residence sustained damage
throughout interior. Undetermined cause.
Pacific Grove: Citizen reported receiving a political flyer
near the door at his residence on Gibson and believed that the
distributor possibly trespassed in order to reach his residence.
Citizen further reported that similar flyers have been put into
his landlord’s mailbox. Citizen wanted the distributor contacted
and admonished. Distributor was located in the area shortly
thereafter, denied all allegations but was admonished regarding
Pacific Grove: Vehicle was vandalized while parked on the
street in front of owner’s residence on Second Street. Vandalism
consisted of two cuts on the convertible top. No entry was
attempted into the vehicle. No suspect information.
Pacific Grove: Report of unreasonable noise coming from other
neighbors’ children and playhouse on 19th Street. Neighbors
argued and wanted the incident documented.
Pacific Grove: Woman reported that a GPS, iPod and CDs were
taken from her unlocked vehicle that was parked in her driveway
on 19th Street. No witnesses.
Pacific Grove: Victim reported a phone stolen from the
workplace on Grand Avenue. No suspect information.
Pacific Grove: Responded to a call of a welfare check regarding
an adult male panhandling with a small juvenile. Contacted the
male and juvenile (father and son). The adult said he was
waiting for his wife to come out of the grocery store. Shortly
thereafter, an adult woman and second child exited the store
with groceries. None of the individuals spoke fluent English;
however, the juveniles appeared in good health and spirit. The
parents explained that they had come up from Southern California
to look for work and were staying in a nearby hotel.
Carmel area: A Carmel woman was drunk and tried to force her
way into her mother’s room. No charges were requested and the
woman left the residence.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A concerned citizen requested a welfare
check on an elderly citizen after hearing the citizen cry out
for help in the residential area of Guadalupe Street. Contact
made with the elderly subject, and it was determined there was
no medical emergency and no other emergency situation present. A
family member was summoned to the residence and assumed
responsibility for the care of the elderly subject.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a discarded syringe in
Salinas. The item was later forwarded to the fire department for
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire department, ambulance and police
responded to an injury accident involving a vehicle and a
pedestrian on Eighth Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Junipero Avenue resident stated that the house
next door had been recently sanded and power washed, which
created a film of powder and paint chips on her child’s toys
located in the backyard. She believes that the paint is lead
based and is concerned for the welfare of her child. Resident
further reported that a black plastic trash bag was left behind
her residence (in the alleyway) that contained paint chips and
other items containing the same lead-based paint. There was no
one at the residence in question. Photos were taken. Referred to
public works environmental program manager.
Pacific Grove: District attorney’s office requested subpoenas
be served as their investigator is on vacation. Subpoenas
forwarded to patrol for service, but wife said the man named on
the subpoenas is a trucker and is on the road. Wouldn’t accept
as she didn’t know when he would return.
Pacific Grove: Responded to a domestic disturbance on Lincoln
Avenue involving brother and sister arguing. The argument turned
into a battery by a 14-year-old. No prosecution desired.
Big Sur: Patron had been filming at a pub in Big Sur and left a
camera at a table. He later discovered it had been stolen. No
suspects, no further information.