Police log: Deprived
of discount on shoes
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, DECEMBER 11
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
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Pacific Grove: Burglary on Moreland Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Pine Avenue resident reported receiving
harassing phone calls. Suspect information provided. Ongoing
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
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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
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
Carmel area: Mission Fields Road resident reported the theft of
prescription medication from his vehicle.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
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
Pacific Grove: Person on David Avenue reported his business is
receiving harassing phone calls. Former employee is suspected.
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
Pebble Beach: Woman reported her vehicle was broken into via
window smash while it was parked on Cypress Drive. A credit card
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
Carmel Valley: Welfare check requested on a subject on Carmel
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
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
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
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
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
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
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
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
Pacific Grove: Male arrested on Sunset Drive for driving with a
suspended license. Vehicle impounded.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
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
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
Pacific Grove: Vehicle 1 sideswiped Vehicle 2 while backing up
on Forest Avenue. Vehicle 2 was parked. Minor damage to both
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