Police log: Driver admits she has no license
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, NOVEMBER 20
Carmel-by-the-Sea: An unknown suspect entered a Fourth Avenue residence while the homeowners were out and stole several items of silverware.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle was blocking a driveway on San Carlos Street and subsequently towed.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CHOMP requested a welfare check on a subject who walked away from CHOMP while receiving treatment.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Food items purchased from two local businesses were left unattended on the sidewalk on Dolores Street. Attempts to identify the owner were unsuccessful. Items will be returned to stores in order to credit purchase to card holder.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Bar fight at a business on San Carlos Street involving three male subjects. On officers’ arrival, the subjects fled on foot, and it was determined that the incident was verbal only; no physical altercation occurred. An area check was conducted but met with negative results.
Pacific Grove: Contacted transient on Caledonia Street to
ascertain if he wanted medical assistance due to his apparently
cancerous medical condition. Subject declined any assistance
from the police department or county health department. The
subject explained that he would seek medical assistance
Carmel Valley: Person reported damages to the interior of
a family “summer home” on Los Laureles Grade. It was unknown how
the damage occurred, and no property was missing. Approximately
60 family members, including teenagers, have access to the
Pacific Grove: Flag found on city property. Officer was finally
able to get the city department head, and he advised it did not
belong to their department. The item will now be placed into
evidence as found property for 90 days. Case closed.
Big Sur: Palo Colorado resident reported that mail and a
package were taken from his mailbox. A discarded package was
found about 50 feet away.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop conducted on San Carlos Street
at 0019 hours for a vehicle code violation. The 22-year-old
driver was arrested for DUI.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male was contacted in a San Carlos Street
hotel room heavily intoxicated. He admitted trying to drink
himself to death because he wanted to die. He requested to be
taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.
Pacific Grove: Shafter Avenue resident reported someone smashed
a window of her locked vehicle overnight and stolen personal
property. No suspects.
Pacific Grove: Woman called from a Bentley Avenue residence to
inform animal control that two of her neighbor’s dogs had broken
into her yard. She stated she is afraid of the dogs and that
this is the second time they have broken into her yard. She
asked that the officer remove the dogs and contact the dog
owner. Put dogs back in neighbor’s yard and secured the fence,
but dogs were out within minutes. Animal control officer took
the dogs to city yard pending owner contact. The dog owner
contacted the animal control officer, who informed him of the
dog problem, as well as a barking-dog complaint, and asked him
to secure the fence so his dogs would not be able to leave their
yard. Dog owner will work on mending the fence and will keep the
dogs inside until the repairs are made. Warning only at this
Pacific Grove: Driver stopped on Pine Avenue for not wearing a
seatbelt and having front tinted windows. The 44-year-old female
driver told the officer her out-of-state license was suspended
and she had a warrant for her arrest. Driver arrested for the
warrant and fresh charges, and then released with citations to
Pacific Grove: Suspicious dispatch, with victim reporting a
crime from a pay phone in a different city and hanging up when
asked for a name.
Pacific Grove: Disagreement in a parking lot on Forest Avenue.
Three juveniles were impeding traffic while skateboarding, and
an adult advised them to move along. The juveniles became
disrespectful, and the adult did not take to kindly to the
disrespect. Adult was advised to call the police next time and
not approach the juveniles.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: 34-year-old male contacted during a vehicle
check on San Carlos Street at 0223 hours and found to have
multiple warrants. He was taken into custody and lodged at
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of suspicious circumstances on Santa
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carpenter Street resident reported losing a
sign that said, “Drive like your kids live here.” She had posted
the sign about 6 feet up on a utility pole in front of her
house. She last saw the sign before leaving for vacation which
was just before Thanksgiving day. Upon her return home, the sign
was gone. The resident was advised to check with the either the
phone company and/or PG&E to see if they removed the sign.
The resident was advised the sign could be displayed and affixed
on her private property.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a fire in the bathroom of an
unlocked apartment. Extinguished by apartment manager. New
tenants were not home. Apartment manager and police left voice
messages for tenant. Fire department opened windows for
ventilation, ensured fire was completely out and locked
apartment doors before leaving.
Pacific Grove: Trespass reported on 11th Street. Suspect
Pacific Grove: Juvenile reported as a runaway from a David
Avenue residence. While mother was at the police station, the
child called her from home. Mother went home and confirmed the
child was there unharmed.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported losing property in the
county area with the hope that someone might find it and turn it
over to the Carmel Police Department in an effort to return the
property to its rightful owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Lobos Street resident reported a subject
took a package from her front porch that was meant to be
returned to the company. The package contained a single boot and
was taken last week by a male adult with baggy clothes and curly
hair. Information only at this time.
Pacific Grove: Driver stopped on Sunset Drive for having a
small child in the front seat and a partial right stop lamp
burned out. Driver, a 41-year-old male, stated he did not
possess a driver’s license. Check revealed he had no valid
license. Driver released with citation. Vehicle was legally
Pacific Grove: Maple Street resident reported someone used her
bank MasterCard to fraudulently purchase item in Stanford.
Resident will forward the bank record of the transaction. Will
attempt to contact the business where her account information
Pacific Grove: Report of threats on Lighthouse Avenue.
Unfounded due to lack of elements of crime.
Carmel Valley: Battery occurred at a tavern in the Village.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A person was bitten while attempting to
separate two family members’ dogs on San Antonio Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Theft of a bicycle from the front porch of a Mermaid Avenue residence while the victim was away.
Carmel Valley: Carmel Valley Road resident reported a
suspicious vehicle. Turned out to be a neighbor’s vehicle.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman was parking her vehicle on Monte Verde
Street and suddenly heard the sound of the rear window
shattering. Unknown what may have caused the window to shatter,
but it may have occurred as the result of a pine cone impacting
with it or due to a change in temperature. Initially, the
resident thought that a utility line snapped, thus impacting
with her vehicle. This was not the case. Information only.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Sometime during the night, someone kicked
the door of a vehicle parked on Lincoln Street which caused the
window glass to shatter. There was damage to the door and
Carmel-by-the-Sea: While attempting to go around a parked
vehicle on Fourth Avenue, the driver struck the parked vehicle
and lodged her vehicle into the bumper of the parked vehicle.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person found a child on Lincoln Street
separated from his mother. Upon arrival, the person stated that
the juvenile left and walked toward a bakery. The child was
located and reunited with his mother. No further action.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man called to report losing his cell phone
while visiting the downtown area. He could not say exactly where
he lost it since he visited numerous stores. He wished to make a
report for insurance purposes and in case the phone was turned
in to the police department.
Pacific Grove: Person reported finding a Bible on Highway 68 by SFB Morse Gate. Owner identified and contacted. Case pending release of property to owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A business on San Carlos Street requested a police presence after a subject was asked to leave the business and refused. Carmel police units responded and made contact with both parties. The subject who was asked to leave was cooperative and left peacefully after being provided with alternative methods of seeking a resolution to the situation.
Pacific Grove: Pine Avenue resident reported hearing her
neighbor yelling inside her apartment, “Give me back my cell
phone.” Resident said she heard her neighbor pounding on the
wall between their apartment. Officers did not observe anything
suspicious. There were no noises, and the subject appeared to be
going to bed, as the lights in the apartment were being turned
off. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Laurel Avenue resident reported a female
juvenile had left home in the middle of the night.
Pacific Grove: Sunset Drive church burglarized. Possible
suspect evidence located at scene. Stolen property recovered in
Seaside with leads. Case under investigation.
Pacific Grove: Person reported bedding taken from within a
hotel room on Ocean View Boulevard. Room was unsecured and door
was left open when items were taken. No suspect info.
Pacific Grove: Victim reported an unlocked bicycle was taken
from his back porch. No suspect info.
Carmel Valley: Parents reported their daughter missing. Daughter was found a short time later using a cellphone locater app. Runaway juvenile was picked up by her parents.
Pacific Grove: Fifteenth Street resident reported her neighbor was intoxicated and asked if he could help with her business. She did not feel comfortable with the neighbor’s approach and wanted the incident documented. Contacted the neighbor; he was HBD and returned to his apartment without further incident. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Unknown persons damaged the driver’s side
windshield wiper blades on two separate vehicles parked next to
each other on 10th Street. No suspects.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on Lighthouse
Avenue and found a motorcycle lying on its side against the curb
line. The bike was stood back up on its kickstand. The bike did
not appear to have suffered any damage from the fall. Unable to
locate the registered owner. Nothing further.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Driver stopped on Dolores Street and found
to be unlicensed.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: An 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old
juvenile were found in a parked vehicle on Martin Way smoking
what was believed to be marijuana. They were found to be in
possession of a green leafy substance determined to be marijuana
of less than an ounce and possession of a smoking pipe. Both
suspects were cited and released from the scene.
Pacific Grove: Male was arrested for warrants and transported
to county jail. He had a backpack and bicycle. The items were
examined and found to be clear. Subject was advised to pick up
his personal items when released from jail.
Pacific Grove: Domestic dispute on Montecito Avenue. A
23-year-old male was arrested, booked and transported to county
Pacific Grove: Report of graffiti to multiple stop signs on
Carmel Valley: An anonymous person reported a suspicious
vehicle at Berwick and Dorris Drive in Carmel Valley with
several teens seen around the vehicle. It was also reported the
same vehicle was seen the previous night with alcohol bottles
strewn about after the vehicle departed. Deputies checked and
found an intoxicated subject standing near the vehicle. The
subject was arrested for public intoxication and violation of
probation. Case continues with the Monterey County District