Police log: Stranger has knocked on door 'many
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 30
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen on Dolores Street reported
receiving several harassing/annoying phone calls.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a subject who was lost. He was
located near Rio and Ladera, which is outside the city limits.
Sheriff’s office provided a courtesy escort.
Pacific Grove: Observed a vehicle conduct an unsafe backing
maneuver on Forest Avenue. Driver found to be driving on a
suspended license. Released with citation.
Pacific Grove: 53-year-old female stopped on David Avenue for a
moving violation was found to be driving on a suspended license.
She was cited and her vehicle was impounded.
Carmel Valley: Woman reported her personal information was used
to open two fraudulent cellular phone accounts. No suspects.
Carmel area: Man reported his vehicle was broken into via
window smash on Friday, Oct. 26, between 1530 hours and 1630
hours. Taken was $6,480 worth of property, including clothing
and a laptop. No suspects.
Carmel Valley: A female was placed under arrest at an Upper
Circle residence for being under the influence of an alcoholic
beverage, in violation of her probation, as well as having an
outstanding arrest warrant.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male reported that about a year-and-a-half ago he was asked to go to a home on San Carlos Street for a possible listing on the real estate market. Upon arrival, he met with a female who invited him into the house. She said that she didn’t own the house and rented from the owner, who was away. She offered him alcohol and asked if he would like some marijuana. He felt that the female’s actions were inappropriate, so he left. The female called his office today and told his manager that he was the one that made advances and that he should be fired. It was unclear why the female called after a year-and-a-half making the allegation. Advised the manager and man to call the police if the female showed up at their office.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subsequent to a traffic stop on Ocean
Avenue, the 24-year-old female driver was found to be on DUI
probation. She was found to be in violation of her DUI probation
terms by having alcohol in her system. She was cited, and the
vehicle was towed/stored.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a report of four
juveniles who challenged and chased a female juvenile walking
home by herself in the area of Country Club Gate. The girl ran
to a local business and called the police. PGPD identified the
main aggressor, which was a 12-year-old female. She was arrested
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Juvenile contacted on Monte Verde Street at 0058 hours for curfew violation and found to be in possession of tobacco products (cigarette lighter). The subject’s probation officer was notified of the incident, and the subject was cited/released to a parent at CPD.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle check was conducted in the Vista
Lobos parking lot, and an 18-year-old female was found in
possession of a false ID and alcohol as a minor. It was also
found she provided alcohol to another minor. She was cited and
Pacific Grove: Report that a 10-year-old female was molested at
a party in Pacific Grove. No suspect. Child is a resident in
Carmel. Will be forwarded to appropriate agencies.
Pacific Grove: A semi truck collided with a traffic signal
light and road sign, and fled the scene. Unable to locate
Pacific Grove: Female, age 12, was reported trying to instigate
fight at school on Forest Avenue. She was suspended and cited.
[This is the same juvenile involved in an incident the day
before at Country Club Gate.]
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to report of an adult male stumbling
around outside on Lighthouse Avenue, possibly intoxicated, at
1219 hours. The 46-year-old male was located, determined to be
drunk and unable to care for himself. After he was arrested,
several prior unrelated medical conditions were discovered, and
the male was released for medical treatment. No prosecution.
Pacific Grove: Grove Acre resident reported getting a strange
phone call from a blocked number. A man with East Indian accent
calling himself “Henry” left her a voice message. He told her
she is a valued customer at a “pharmacy” and he would like to
offer her a discount on her “prescription for valium.” She does
not have a pharmacy or prescription. He left a phone number that
does not work for the female to call him back. She believes it
was an attempted scam.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to David Avenue for a
runaway. Female juvenile is a habitual runaway and associates
with known gang members, according to her mother. Possible known
addresses, the surrounding area and Facebook were checked for
the juvenile’s whereabouts but yielded negative results.
Pacific Grove: Fountain Avenue business owner said her neighbor has weekly BBQ in his yard which is affecting her patrons due to the levels of smoke coming from the fire pit. She reported loss of business due to the smoke and requested the subject be contacted. Information only.
Carmel area: Student detained by school officials at Carmel High School for possessing marijuana. Cited and released to parent.
Carmel area: Juvenile was detained by school officials after
being found in possession of marijuana at Carmel High School.
Juvenile was cited and released to parent.
Carmel Valley: Man in Carmel Valley Village reported being
punched in the face and knocked unconscious. Injuries he
received required medical attention.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Dog reported running in the roadway on
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female reported returning to her vehicle on
Monte Verde Street and finding another vehicle parked against
the front bumper of her vehicle, causing minor damage. It was
undetermined who was at fault, and the woman was advised to file
a counter report.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a female teen on Wood Street
refusing to walk to school. Father was injured and unable to
drive student. Police transported girl to school where she had
been truant from the two previous days.
Pacific Grove: Woman came into the station to report election
handbills that she feels are derogatory. They are not from a
candidate but support specific candidates and disparage others.
They are not signed, but she found a name by cross-referencing
the telephone number. She wanted this on record. She felt it was
Big Sur: Woman reported her purse/wallet and contents were
stolen from her vehicle via window smash while it was parked on
Highway 1 at Garrapata State Beach. This occurred on Saturday,
Oct. 27, between 1500 hours and 1717 hours. No suspects.
Carmel Valley: Vista Verde resident reported his personal
information was used fraudulently to open a credit card account.
Carmel Valley: Man reported his personal information was
compromised. The source is unknown. No suspects.
Pebble Beach: Man requested a welfare check on adult son.
Subject was found at a Majella Road residence in
possession of meth. Subject fled on foot during transport and
Big Sur: Woman states that her vehicle was broken into while it
was parked at Palo Colorado Road and Highway 1. No suspects.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Carmel-by-the-Sea: An unknown citizen on San Carlos Street
handed a parking officer a small clear Ziploc baggie containing
a green leafy substance. The citizen stated they found it on the
ground and wanted to turn it in to the police. The substance is
believed to be marijuana and was booked for destruction.
Pacific Grove: Property taken from unlocked vehicle on Sunset
Drive. No suspect information.
Pacific Grove: Man reported his unsecured $600 bike was stolen
from outside a grocery store on Eardley. Store did not have
camera footage in that area.
Pacific Grove: Subject came to the station to report finding
some money on the sidewalk in the 500 block of 19th Street.
Subject would like to claim the cash if it is not claimed within
the 90 days. The finder was issued a field receipt, which he
Pacific Grove: Argument between boyfriend and girlfriend on
Forest Avenue. Verbal only.
Pacific Grove: Female on Congress Avenue reported one man held
her arms back while the other grabbed her breast.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to report of an unidentified male
banging on a Central Avenue resident’s door demanding to be let
in. When the resident told him to leave, the man left on a small
BMX-type bike. Described as in his 20s, thin build, white hat,
black jacket, blue pants and unkempt. Did area check and did not
locate the subject. Officer showed some booking photos of
possible suspects, but the resident did not recognize him. The
resident stated this subject has done this many times in the
past but he never called police before. The resident later
called and stated he had seen the subject in Monterey. He was
contacted and given a trespassing warning.
Pacific Grove: A 21-year-old male was arrested on Lighthouse
Avenue for being under the influence of drugs, possession of
paraphernalia and possession of suspected heroin.
Carmel Valley: Woman requested a standby while she moved out of
her residence on Buena Vista del Rio.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a wallet and brought it to
the police station for safekeeping. The owner of the wallet was
located, and the property was returned to its rightful owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of her purse with
contents while patronizing shops in the Carmel, Pacific Grove
and Monterey area today. Exact location of loss is unknown.
Pacific Grove: Piedmont Avenue resident came in to ask about
shots fired around 0320 hours and 0420 hours. Advised the
resident of the call for service at that time but no one called
911 at 0420. Officer advised him in the future to call 911 as it
happens and not wait until many hours later in the day to find
out what happened, as no other neighbors called 911, either. He
said he wasn’t aware he should call 911 if he heard what sounded
like possible gun shots. If resident didn’t turn his clock back
one hour this could be related to the other call.
Pacific Grove: Resident reported graffiti inside a public
restroom on Ocean View. Graffiti was found out to be gang
Pacific Grove: Person reported seeing two people arguing in a
parking lot on Ocean View. Subjects were contacted. Both advised
they were arguing over financial issues. No crime occurred. For
Pacific Grove: Unattended death on Congress Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Non-injury hit-and-run collision occurred. No
Pacific Grove: Woman reported her adopted son missing. He is
transient and did not meet with her as planned.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen requested a welfare check on a
family member on Camino Real.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A business owner on Mission Street reported
a civil dispute with another citizen.
Pacific Grove: Person requested welfare check on a friend.
Female found deceased inside an Eighth Street residence. Coroner
Pacific Grove: Resident paid fees to have ammo destroyed. Case
Pacific Grove: Man brandished a knife at coworkers at a
Lighthouse Avenue business. One coworker was threatened by the
brandishing and made a private arrest of the man, who was cited
Pacific Grove: Person reported finding mortuary documents on
Forest Avenue. Officer called mortuary to ask who does their
body transportation and was given the name of the company and
phone number. Made contact with the owner of the company. He
advised he or his employee would come by and pick up the
documents. Owner of property picked up the clipboard.
Big Sur: While a man was taking pictures near Rocky Point, he
left his camera equipment near a guardrail on Highway 1. When he
returned 30 minutes later, it was not there anymore.
Carmel area: A neighbor dispute resulted in one neighbor
claiming the second neighbor assaulted him. The second neighbor
claimed the first neighbor tried to assault him with a deadly
Carmel area: Woman found and turned in a purse she located near