Police log: Don't you hate it
when squirrels ask to be fed?
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 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen found a loose dog on Junipero and
transported it to the police department for safekeeping. The
owner was located and the dog was returned. The dog had escaped
through a damaged fence.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person requested informational report be
taken regarding custom bedding he sold over eBay on Oct. 23. A
customer in Jupiter, Fla., was unsatisfied and returned bedding.
Person found a 1-inch tear in the bedding, and now the matter is
civil over refund of money paid for bedding by subject residing
in Florida. Resident is aware incident is civil in nature and
nothing criminal but needed an informational report.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen found a loose dog on Camino Real.
Dog held at Carmel PD for pickup by sheriff’s office. Owner
information was obtained via microchip; the owner was advised of
the location of their dog, and the dog returned to owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person came into the station to report that
he had been involved in a minor traffic collision. He was
stopped behind a vehicle at a stop sign on San Carlos Street.
The vehicle in front of him placed his car in reverse and ran
into the front of the driver’s car, causing damage to the front
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units were dispatched to a residential
911 hangup. A citizen had fallen on private property and lost
consciousness. The subject was transported to CHOMP for further
Pacific Grove: Subject made suicidal threats to his mother over
the phone. Contacted the subject, who stated he did not want to
be here. Had superficial marks on his stomach he said were from
a knife. Subject went to CHOMP voluntarily.
Pacific Grove: Recovered stolen vehicle on Lincoln.
Pacific Grove: David Avenue resident reported he told a
neighbor to turn down his music. The neighbor told the resident
in response that, “someone should kick his ass.” Resident is the
manager of the apartment complex and wanted the incident
documented. Resident advised he would start eviction process for
Pacific Grove: Report of attempted burglary to a commercial
building on Lighthouse Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Junipero resident turned in a rifle, magazine
and rifle cartridges for destruction. Items booked into evidence
Pacific Grove: Vehicle vs. pedestrian on Pine Avenue. Female
victim transported to hospital for seemingly minor to moderate
injuries but was later flown to a trauma unit where she
succumbed to her injuries.
Pacific Grove: Forest Avenue resident reported receiving a phone call from a male subject who claimed to have seen her lost parrot. The man said he asked questions about her pet that made her believe that he may have it. The resident was concerned that the subject may try to sell the bird because of the minimal reward she offered. She was directed to check Craigslist and local pet stores. The caller was not contacted by the P.D. at the request of the resident.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Electronic reader found in residential area
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Monte Verde Street resident reported
unauthorized use of her credit card for a purchase for under
$200. It is unknown to the card holder how her information was
obtained or who used it. Card holder has contacted her credit
card company and they are currently investigating the matter.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a disturbance on
Moreland Avenue. Resident advised her friends were in a verbal
argument that turn physical. Both parties were dating. One party
was found to be the primary aggressor and arrested. The
23-year-old female suspect was fingerprinted and photographed.
They were released with a citation and given a court date.
Pacific Grove: Sergeant advised school officials at several
campuses of police presence in morning and afternoon.
Pacific Grove: Glen Lake Drive resident reported she has been
receiving phone messages for a man she does not know in regards
to bad checks and money owed. She said several years ago the
man’s name was associated with her current phone number.
Resident has asked to be placed on do not call lists and was not
willing to change her phone number. She was advised the calls
were not illegal, and unless she changes her phone number, it is
likely she will continue to get the frustrating phone calls. She
expressed concern that her name may be associated with the
subject asked for by the call makers. At this time there was no
information to lead police to believe there were any crimes
Pacific Grove: Woman reported her ex-boyfriend had been sending
her text messages and calling on the phone after they broke up
despite her demanding he leave her alone. The male went to her
house today, which made her uncomfortable, so she requested he
be admonished about trespass in the future. Upon contact, male
told police he would leave ex-girlfriend alone now.
Pacific Grove: Woman reported her vehicle was stolen from her
carport. Later, her neighbor called and said she had driven it
and left it in a bank parking lot. She called and confirmed she
had left if there but forgot. She was issued a DMV driver
Carmel area: Flanders Road resident reported her former husband
sent her a large quantity of text messages. The text messages
were non-threatening. Case closed.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Under-21-year-old driver cited and released
to a sober adult for driving with a BAC over .05 percent.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported a dark blue station wagon
pulled up and the driver asked her 11-year-old son if he wanted
a ride home. The son told the occupants he did not, and the
vehicle drove off and the son walked home. No threats or force
used. The occupants were described as WFAs in their 60s. No
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported her brother had moved out of
her house without her knowledge. Upon further investigation, it
was found he was in a convalescent home, and there was a power
of attorney for him. She was advised of the location for her
brother and advised any further problems were civil.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unwanted subject was staying at hotel on
Camino Real but needed to leave since there were no rooms
available. The subject was warned and later went to another
hotel but had to leave her vehicle near the hotel since she did
not have a valid license.
Pacific Grove: PGPD received a copy of a sheriff’s report
documenting a child custody dispute on Sea Palm. While
investigating the dispute, allegations of possible abuse were
made. The matter was forwarded to child protective services for
Pacific Grove: Woman came into the lobby and advised she
witnessed a hit-and-run on 12th Street by an elderly female,
possibly in her 60s or 70s, with short black hair. The suspect
driver got out of the vehicle to inspect the damage to the
victim’s left front of her vehicle and left without leaving a
Pacific Grove: Contacted by private security company about a
dog incident. Woman was in an office with her dog when it lunged
at a security officer for no apparent reason. The director of
security informed the dog owner that she was not to bring her
dog onto the premises again, he asked that the officer contact
the dog owner and inform her of the request and to document the
incident. Officer contacted the dog owner and she stated that
she and her dog were startled by the officer and that her
leashed dog did lunge at him. She understood to not ever bring
her dog into the office again.
Pacific Grove: Sea Palm Avenue resident asked that the animal
control officer contact his neighbor about feeding wildlife. He
stated that the neighbor will feed the squirrels and blue jays
peanuts from his hands. A squirrel came to neighbor’s house
expecting to be fed. Officer contacted the neighbor and provided
information about the muni code regarding feeding wildlife and
explained why it is not allowed for the good of the animals. He
stated he did not know about the muni code and would not feed
the squirrel any longer.
Carmel area: A Highway 1 resident was battered by his tenant.
The tenant/suspect resisted while being taken into custody.
Pebble Beach: Spruance Road resident reported receiving a
$3,000 water bill from her service provider for a house she owns
that is vacant.
Carmel area: Carmelo Street resident reported being battered by
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Theft from a Dolores Street store reported.
Pacific Grove: Subject reported an elderly woman was in the
bank attempting to withdraw a large sum of money to send cash
via wire transfer. Police contacted the woman, who said a man
claiming to be from the FBI and working with Pacific Grove
police told her to send money via Western Union to “Brisbane,
Australia.” Woman had already sent $5,000.
Pacific Grove: Vandalism on Central Avenue, with a symbol drawn
in the dirt.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Three juveniles, ages 15 and 16, cited for
possession of alcohol during a vehicle check at Del Mar. All
turned over to their parents.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Driver stopped on Camino del Monte for
failing to stop at a stop sign and found to have a
suspended license. He was cited and released, and the vehicle
was impounded for 30 days.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle check was being conducted on Eardley, and a subject made contact talking about police conspiracy. Advised that all police departments would be tried for war crimes. He was aggressive during the contact and starting yelling profanities. Contact ended with a field interview.
Carmel Valley: Male suspect was contacted and found in possession of black tar heroin. Suspect was arrested and transported to county jail.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject came into the station to report the
loss of a wallet and personal contents. The report is being
taken in the event the wallet and contents are turned over to
the P.D. for safekeeping
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Dog found in the residential area of Camino
Real and brought to CPD. Owner was contacted and retrieved dog.
Pacific Grove: Two female juveniles contacted walking on 19th
Street at 0142 hours. Both juveniles escorted to their residence
and released to their mother. Officer explained curfew and
warned both juveniles prior to release.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle on Miles Avenue was ransacked and items taken. Items were recovered when suspect dropped them running from officers.
Pebble Beach: Verbal domestic between mother and son on Paradise Park Road.