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Police log: Deprived of discount on shoes

Published: December 28, 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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: While patrolling the business area, an officer saw a flower vendor ducking into a business on San Carlos Street. The vendor was located and found to have been going door to door selling flowers. The vendor only had a permit to deliver flowers. This was his second violation this year. The vendor, a 35-year-old male, was cited and released.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Notification of vehicle repossession received from a contractor.

Pacific Grove: Report of a violation of a restraining order on Forest Avenue. Investigation ongoing.

Pacific Grove: Theft by credit card investigation.

Carmel Valley: Brookdale resident reported that her iPhone was stolen by a subject going “door to door” selling cleaning products. A female suspect was identified.

Carmel Valley: Nason Road resident reported receiving unwanted text from the suspect.

Carmel Valley: A Lafayette resident was stopped at Carmel Valley Road and Robinson Canyon Road for vehicle code violations. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence alcohol.


Pacific Grove: Burglary on Moreland Avenue.

Pacific Grove: Pine Avenue resident reported receiving harassing phone calls. Suspect information provided. Ongoing investigation.

Pacific Grove: Willow Street resident reported receiving harassing phone calls and text messages. Suspect information provided. Ongoing investigation.

Pacific Grove: Suspect stole alcoholic beverages from a Forest Avenue store and was caught by employees outside of the store. Suspect, a 28-year-old male, was arrested and transported to MCSO jail.

Pacific Grove: Two juveniles fled on foot from Pacific Grove Middle School. Juveniles returned same evening to their homes.

Pacific Grove: Spruce Avenue resident reported she kicked her son out of the house approximately two weeks ago. He came over this evening and dumped property on her front lawn. He also asked to retrieve items left at the house. The resident said she did not have anything that belonged to him. She said he was no longer welcome at her home. Officer contacted her son via landline and asked him not to return to the residence.


Pacific Grove: Commercial burglary to a business on Lighthouse Avenue. Numerous retail items taken. Ongoing investigation.

Pacific Grove: Report of a burglary to a business on 17th Street. Several personal items taken. Ongoing investigation.

Pacific Grove: Unknown substance in a storm drain on Sinex. Substance flowed through storm drain system to the Greenwood Park creek area. Monterey Fire and P.G. Public Works set up an absorbent and catch system. Substance later found to be diesel fuel that had leaked from a moving truck. Representative from Andrews Stage Lines was contacted by city personnel. Company will be receiving a bill for the cost of cleanup and response.

Pacific Grove: Report of an incident where a man used profanity against a woman.

Pacific Grove: Man reported a female was on his street twice this week. The first time, he said, “Hello,” and she ignored him. The second time, she was driving her vehicle, and gave him a strange look. He believed this was aimed at his supposed race and felt this was a hate crime. He was advised this did not meet criteria for a hate crime or harassment. He was advised to monitor situation and obtain witnesses if possible. Provided case number in case of future issues. Per records entry, female lives in the 600 block and works downtown.

Carmel Valley: A request was made for an evaluation of an elderly, disabled subject at a

Carmel Valley Road residence.

Pebble Beach: A Forest Way home was burglarized by unknown person(s).

Carmel area: Mission Fields Road resident reported the theft of prescription medication from his vehicle.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject called to report theft of a personal check by a former roommate on Torres. Check cashed at a bank in the amount of $2,000. Subject also reported numerous fraudulent charges by the subject on a credit card. Suspect known; however, victim does not want prosecution and only requested documentation.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Anonymous report of a barking dog in the residential area. Upon arrival, the dog was no longer barking. All was quiet until a noise was made in the area, and the dog began barking again. The dog owner was not home; however, a message was left for the owner advising the owner of the barking dog problem. Information will be forwarded to Carmel animal control officer.

Pacific Grove: Person on David Avenue reported his business is receiving harassing phone calls. Former employee is suspected. Ongoing investigation.

Pacific Grove: Vandalism on Congress Avenue.

Pacific Grove: Person reported a parent made an inappropriate statement about wishing harm on an employee. Employee advised of statement and requested it be documented.

Pacific Grove: Resident on 13th Street reported several juveniles ran through his backyard. One or more of the juveniles caused damage to his fence. A neighbor admitted that he had friends over and made an arrangement with the victim to pay restitution. Parent was contacted.

Pebble Beach: Colton Road resident reported identity theft via her computer. No suspects.

Carmel area: Ribera Road resident reported her personal information was used to open a credit card account at a store in San Jose. Case continues with SJPD. Possible suspect information.

Pebble Beach: Woman reported her vehicle was broken into via window smash while it was parked on Cypress Drive. A credit card was taken.

Carmel Valley: Sundance Lane resident reported a Chase Bank credit card had been stolen from his mailbox and used for unauthorized purchases. Information will be forwarded to Salinas P.D.

Carmel Valley: Welfare check requested on a subject on Carmel Valley Road.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Owners of a San Antonio Avenue residence are concerned that subjects who tried to rent the residence from Dec. 20 to Jan. 3 will break into the residence. The lease agreement fell through; however, the subjects trying to rent the place know the owners are in Hawaii, so there is concern. Apparently, the information provided on the lease agreement was incorrect and untruthful, so the property owners are concerned about their home. They requested officers keep an eye out for any suspicious activity at their residence. Maintenance man would be only person on property.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two unknown suspects entered a retail business at Ocean and Lincoln and stole a Rolex watch. While exiting the store, one suspect was temporarily detained but fought free and escaped. Both suspects fled in a silver Nissan vehicle.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A debit card was turned in as being found on Ocean Avenue. The issuer was contacted and requested the card be immediately destroyed.

Pacific Grove: PGPD dispatched on report of non-injury accident on Presidio Boulevard. Parties exchanged information prior to officer’s arrival. Officer observed minor property damage to both vehicles. Driver admitted colliding with the rear of the other vehicle. During contact, the driver of the second vehicle stated after the collision, the first driver backed up and “lost control of her vehicle, nearly colliding with street signs.” DMV request for re-evaluation completed. Information only.

Pacific Grove: Person reported someone stole a screwdriver from a store. Suspect contacted by phone and subsequently returned it.

Pacific Grove: Man said he had observed an unoccupied parked vehicle “pop out of gear” and begin rolling down the street on Moreland. The vehicle collided with shopping cart and came to rest in the red zone in front of a fire hydrant. Registered owner of vehicle could not be located. Vehicle was subsequently towed.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carmel Police units responded to a report of domestic violence on Camino Real. A 30-year-old female was arrested on charges of spousal battery.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: While parking on Fifth Avenue, the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal and collided with a parked vehicle in front of him. Both parties were contacted. No one was injured in the event.

Carmel area: Stemming from an earlier traffic accident investigated by CHP (Dec. 15 at 1930 hours), occupants took flight, leaving their vehicle containing stolen guns. One of three subjects located at a restaurant on Carmel Valley Road, while two stayed on the run. Two male juveniles who were involved were later located in front of a cupermarket on Carmel Rancho Boulevard on Dec. 16 at 0414 hours. All subjects reside in Castroville.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Civil dispute on San Carlos Street concerning a purchase of a pair of shoes earlier in the day. The man, who was speaking on behalf of his wife, thought that the sales clerk was deceptive and did not apply a discount toward his wife’s purchase. The clerk stated that the discount did not apply to the items bought. The male was counseled, and he will be following up with the owner of the store.

Pacific Grove: Female on Gate Street reported being punched in the nose by her live-in boyfriend. She thought her nose was broken and requested to go to the hospital. Suspect not at scene.

Pacific Grove: Male arrested on Sunset Drive for driving with a suspended license. Vehicle impounded.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units assisted a subject at Del Mar who was possibly in need of help. The subject did not request any further assistance and did not need any medical attention.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: An Arizona resident called to report her ex-boyfriend just informed her that he left a firearm in their San Carlos Street hotel room while they were visiting Carmel in November. The subject was contacted regarding the weapon, and it has yet to be located. Investigation continues.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man stated that he was having difficulties with a party named as a fiduciary to his trust. The man claims that the fiduciary is allegedly harassing him and not fulfilling his obligations. The resident is seeking counsel to represent him in this matter, with the intention to have the trustee removed. The involved party was contacted also. All parties counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A business owner was observed with two dogs off leash on San Carlos Street. The dog owner was contacted and advised of the regulations. Warning given.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 28-year-old female was arrested at Del Mar on a warrant.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units were dispatched to a peace disturbance on San Carlos Street involving a juvenile brother and sister in a heated verbal dispute. The parent of the siblings was contacted, and all parties were counseled.

Pacific Grove: Elderly citizen came into the lobby asking for assistance. Citizen was confused and uncertain where she was. Citizen was known to officer as a resident of a local retirement home. Citizen was given a courtesy ride back to her home and the retirement home was advised of the citizen wandering off.

Pacific Grove: Female reported her son’s scooter stolen from in front of a school on Pine Avenue. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: Theft of bicycle on 18th Street. No suspect info.

Pacific Grove: Vehicle 1 sideswiped Vehicle 2 while backing up on Forest Avenue. Vehicle 2 was parked. Minor damage to both vehicles.

Pacific Grove: Male victim was hit by female suspect (wife) with metal water bottle. Male sustained injuries to his head and face. The 74-year-old female was arrested.

Carmel Valley: Woman reported she was contacted by email by Chase Bank fraud division regarding suspicious purchases on her Chase credit card. She also noticed two attempts to open accounts with Experian and Equifax and also to open a Discover card. All unauthorized purchased were made in the City of Salinas.