Police log: Squirrel causes more trouble
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.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A car window was smashed out and a purse was taken on Rio Road. A witness observed the occurrence but was unable to provide any details.
Pacific Grove: Report of a municipal code violation at a party
on Ocean View Boulevard.
Pacific Grove: Woman on Eardley reported she quarelled with her
Pacific Grove: Woman requested ex-boyfriend be admonished
regarding annoying/harassing phone calls and text messages.
Ex-boyfriend was contacted via telephone and admonished.
Pacific Grove: Male reported theft of skateboard he left
unattended on the sidewalk on Junipero.
Carmel area: Male arrested for disorderly conduct and for
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic accident on private property on
Guadalupe Street. Vehicle was drivable.
Pacific Grove: Civil issues raised over deceased person’s
property on 17th Street.
Pacific Grove: Report of annoying/harassing phone calls on
Ninth Street. Unfounded due to lack of elements of crime.
Pacific Grove: Seventeenth Street resident reported receiving a
phone call from an unknown male approximately one week prior.
The male advised he was from a nursing group and was supposed to
visit her that day but would have to reschedule for the
following week. Resident said the male never showed, so the
nursing group was contacted. They advised the resident they had
no male nurses.
Pacific Grove: Credit card information used to make a
fraudulent online purchase. Reported at a Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove: Austin Avenue resident reported a possible
mountain lion. Woman stated while out for a walk she heard a
loud “growling” sound and then what she believed to be a large
animal jumping a fence. She stated the animal then crossed the
roadway and entered into the forest area. Woman stated she
shined her light toward the animal and saw a pair of green eyes
but could not see the body of the animal. She believed that due
to the height of the eyes, the animal may have been a mountain
lion. Information only.
Pacific Grove: Person reported females crying outside of a
residence. Contacted three juveniles on the front porch of a
Hillcrest Avenue residence. They reported that their family
members had been involved in a verbal altercation. All three
juveniles said that the dispute did not become physical. Both
parties were contacted. They advised that it was verbal only. No
signs of a physical altercation seen. Subjects agreed that the
arguing was done for the evening.
Pacific Grove: Woman in the Country Club Gate area advised
dispatch she saw a missing person who is the subject of an
alert. She advised the possible sighting had occurred at
approximately 1800 hours. Area check was conducted with negative
results. Information provided to Marina P.D. Info only.
Big Sur: Woman reported she has not been able to contact her
brother since Dec. 17. He was going to camp in the Big Sur or
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Embezzlement in excess of $400 reported on
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Lost ID was found on Ocean Avenue; owner contacted.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed from Mountain View per section
22651(o) CVC — expired registration.
Pacific Grove: Man advised dispatch he saw a reported missing
person on Lighthouse Avenue who is the subject of an alert. He
advised the possible sighting occurred at approximately 0930
hours on Jan. 2, the day prior. No further information could be
provided. Information was forwarded to Marina P.D.
Pacific Grove: Damage from attempted forced entry on Central
Avenue. Nothing discovered missing. No suspect information.
Big Sur: Woman reported accidentally leaving her iPhone 4 at a
business. When she returned, it could not be located.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report that a woman south of 10th Avenue on
Scenic Road was trimming her hedge. City forester is aware of
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic collision on San Carlos Street.
Property damage only.
Pebble Beach: Report on Club Drive that a juvenile stole a
$14,000 golf cart from a local golf course. The cart has been
recovered, and the juvenile has been identified. Case continues
pending further investigation.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person called to report two suspicious subjects in a business on Lincoln Street. The subjects were gone prior to CPD arrival, but a license plate of the suspects’ vehicle was obtained. Through further research, CPD was able to locate identification of one of the subjects, and he was positively identified by the business staff. There was no crime, and this information case is for information only.
Pacific Grove: Report that a homeless man entered a movie
theater on Lighthouse Avenue during a movie. Customer reporting
the homeless person said he was unable to locate any employees
at the end of a film for assistance. He felt employees should be
watching the front entrance of the theater for safety reasons. A
movie-theater representative said due to limited staffing,
employees are not always available after the end of a film.
Representative also said a “homeless” male frequents the theater
and is a paying customer.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle 1 struck the rear of vehicle 2 on Pine
Avenue. Neither party injured.
Pacific Grove: Burglary of a home on Sloat Avenue. Suspect fled
on foot while being chased by the victim.
Pebble Beach: Person on 17 Mile Drive stated a teenager exposed
himself to the person’s 5-year-old son approximately six months
ago. Case continues.
Pebble Beach: A tenant at a Spanish Bay Circle residence
reportedly vandalized and stole expensive appliances from a
rental unit before the tenant was evicted.
Carmel area: Camino del Monte resident found her 74-year-old
neighbor deceased in her neighbor’s home. The cause of death
appears to be natural.
Big Sur: Welfare check on an employee at Plaskett Creek
Big Sur: Subject arrested for possession of stolen property at
the a business on Highway 1.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
Pacific Grove: Woman came to the station with her friend and
her sister. All three had been crying and appeared distraught.
Alice Street resident reported she had been assaulted and raped
by her live-in boyfriend. She advised this occurred in Monterey
at the time. MPD was dispatched for the primary. SART was later
activated by MPD. The 25-year-old male suspect was arrested.
Pacific Grove: Anonymous report of a garage sale on Marino
Pines Road with no permit on file. Contacted subject at the
residence and advised a permit was needed. Sale shut down.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle 1 struck Vehicle 2 (parked) on Forest
Avenue and left scene.
Pacific Grove: Subject contacted while lying on the ground on
Arkwright Court. Unknown length of time the subject was down.
Subject had dried blood on the face. Subject transported to
Pacific Grove: Monarch Lane resident reported his girlfriend
missing when she did not call him to check in.
Pebble Beach: A nurse at CHOMP reported an elderly patient
might have been sexually assaulted in the area of the Holman
Highway and Highway 1. Upon further investigation, the deputy
investigating the case determined the sexual assault never
occurred. Case closed.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of a ring set
while on Carmel Beach on Jan. 2.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 70-year-old male was stopped on Torres
Street and cited for driving without a license.
Pacific Grove: A 21-year-old male sprayed pepper spray on
another party while they were arguing in their Ransford Avenue
residence. Suspect arrested, booked at PGPD and released on
Pacific Grove: Water runoff was creating a hazardous condition
on Buena Vista Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Report of child neglect and malnutrition at a
Lincoln Avenue residence. Investigation revealed complaint was
Pacific Grove: Report of a male driving under the influence.
The 73-year-old was contacted on Pine Avenue and found to be
driving under the influence and on a suspended driver’s license.
Suspect arrested, booked and released on citation.
Pacific Grove: Noise disturbance on Second Street. Daughter
refused to go home with father.
Carmel Valley: A male was arrested on Carmel Valley Road by CHP
MONDAY, JANUARY 7
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Cellular phone found on the roadway on
Dolores Street in the commercial district. Owner is unknown.
Held at CPD for safekeeping.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: While backing out of a parking stall on
Eighth Avenue, driver backed into another vehicle, causing minor
damage to the grill of the parked vehicle. No injuries.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Purchases from various retailers found
abandoned at a store on Ocean Avenue during December were turned
over to CPD for safekeeping or return to owner.
Pacific Grove: Conducted security checks at school campuses.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of a male who fell while
riding his bike on Ocean View. Male claimed that falling off
bike was due to poorly maintained roadway and that he planned on
suing the city for damages. Subject declined medical attention.
The roadway, bike and abrasion on knee were photographed.
Pacific Grove: Responded with Monterey Fire and ambulance to a child who was bitten by a squirrel on Ocean View Boulevard. Father stated that they were playing in the park, and his son was standing still when a squirrel walked up to him and bit him on the left pointer finger. Family stated that no one was feeding the squirrels, just looking at them when one must have mistaken his son’s finger for a peanut. Fire and ambulance treated the child on scene. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Hit-and-run at Country Club Gate. No leads.
Pacific Grove: Husband, age 27, pushed wife during an argument
on Lincoln Avenue and threatened her. Husband then restrained
his wife when she tried to exit their vehicle. Husband arrested
and booked at PGPD before transport to county jail.
Carmel area: Victim reported the theft of jewelry from his
home on Seventh Avenue.