Police log: Neighbor
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, JANUARY 8
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units responded to a peace disturbance —
loud subjects talking inside their ground-floor apartment on
Mission Street. The residents were contacted and warned. A
neighbor said this has been an ongoing problem and requested the
incident be documented.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Patrol officer observed a loose dog in the
road and secured it on a leash. The area was checked and a
voicemail was left on phone number from the dog’s collar. The
dog was transported to the department kennel for safekeeping.
Later, the dog owner contacted the department to report the dog
missing and was advised of the dog’s location. The dog owner was
warned and kennel fees paid; dog was returned to the owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop for CVC violations on Third
Avenue. A 61-year-old male driver was arrested for DUI.
Pacific Grove: During a vehicle check on Lighthouse, a
44-year-old male was found inside the vehicle with engine
running and emergency flashers on. He admitted to driving and
was found to be under the influence. He was arrested, booked,
and transferred to county jail.
Pacific Grove: Sex-related crime on Lincoln. Case pending
Pacific Grove: Pine Avenue resident reported a violation of a
child custody order.
Pacific Grove: Report of a burglary to an unlocked garage on
Fifth Street. Miscellaneous tools taken. No suspect information.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop on Camino del Monte for vehicle
code violations. Driver, a 28-year-old female, was arrested for
DUI, and the vehicle was towed and stored.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units, along with Monterey Fire and
Carmel Ambulance, responded to a medical emergency on 11th
Avenue with CPR in progress. Upon arrival, CPR was continued,
and subject was transported to CHOMP.
Pacific Grove: Two neighbors on Pine Avenue alleged each was
causing a noise disturbance, and each alleged ongoing
Pacific Grove: Resident reported an unidentified subject
entered her unsecured garage on 18th Street and rifled through
her property. She did not believe anything was taken. She
advised a similar incident occurred approximately one month
before. She had info on another possible victim.
Pacific Grove: Resident came to the station to report
suspicious activity at his Ninth Street residence involving a
caretaker. Resident was very confused, disoriented and had
difficulty maintaining proper flow of conversation. He was
ultimately transported to CHOMP for medical evaluation.
Pacific Grove: Third party reported threat to county department
via social services hotline. Case closed.
Pacific Grove: Forest Avenue resident believes his CC number
was stolen while he was pumping gas at a local gas station in
early December. Resident was later contacted by his card company
and advised of unauthorized attempted charge. No financial loss
Pacific Grove: Officer received a call from the VA clinic in
Palo Alto advising a person was committed to their psych ward
for terrorist threats made on a doctor at their facility. The
victim is aware of the threats made. This report was taken by
the CA clinic’s P.D. and forwarded to PGPD for informational
purposes. Nothing further.
Carmel area: Flanders Drive resident reported accidentally
having his toe run over by the family vehicle. CHP responded for
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen requested information in regard to
public access to buildings operated by the city and open to the
public during normal business hours.
Pacific Grove: Officer conducted foot patrols at the schools on
Pine Avenue, Congress, Sunset and Forest. Staff members were
contacted. The areas were checked and appeared to be secure.
Pacific Grove: Man reported his painting equipment was taken
from a residence on 18th Street he was working at. He left the
property overnight in an unsecured garage. Upon returning in the
a.m., the property was gone. Estimated $600 loss.
Pacific Grove: Officer conducted a foot patrol of the high
school. Staff was contacted, and the area appeared to be secure.
During the patrol, officer was advised of graffiti located on
school grounds. A case report was generated to document the
incident. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Person reported graffiti on the back of a school
building on Sunset Drive. No suspect information.
Carmel Valley: Resident reported a possible civil issue
regarding a consignment sale.
Carmel area: Barnyard store owner reported they went to his
storage unit and found all the property missing. Over 440 items
and over $15,000 were missing from the room. No suspects.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported losing her Hawaii driver’s
license while walking on the Carmel Beach.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Abandoned vehicle towed from San Carlos
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Repossession on Junipero Street.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a welfare check for a
person making suicide threats to a suicide hotline. Officers
were able to locate the victim, and it was found her friend who
is possible mentally ill called on behalf of the friend without
the friend knowing. Victim was found to not be suicidal and was
in good health.
Pacific Grove: School patrols on Pine Avenue and Congress
Avenue. The areas appeared to be secure. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Person reported a male suspect had been into a
store on Forest Avenue four times today. He stole beer on two
separate visits throughout the day. Suspect is a regular
customer. Investigation is ongoing.
Carmel area: Sheriff’s office assisted Monterey County
Probation in the arrest of a juvenile male, 13 years of age, on
Dolores Street for possession of stolen property and grand
theft. Juvenile booked into Monterey county juvenile hall.
Carmel Valley: After-school teacher’s aide witnessed a
father yell at his son about going to basketball practice.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported the loss or theft of
personal property somewhere in the Carmel area.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Painting found in the roadway on Junipero.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported a family member missing.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle check conducted at Country Club Gate.
Subject was found to have outstanding warrant and a suspended
driver’s license. Warrant citation issued. Driver’s license
Pacific Grove: Welfare check on Central Avenue of a subject
whose dog had just been struck by a vehicle. Subject was found
to very distraught and blamed herself for the incident. Subject
did not meet the criterion for a mental health hold. PGPD stood
by until family members arrived to look after her. Nothing
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a bone findings on a
beach turnout on Ocean View. It was found to be part of an
Indian burial grounds. There was a photograph taken of the bone.
The bone was not taken for evidence due to preservation laws.
The proper authorities were advised.
Pacific Grove: Person reported a large juvenile party out in
the forest near Rip Van Winkle Park. Subjects were drinking
alcohol, and something was thrown or shot near her son. An area
check was made, and the location was actually near Pebble Beach.
Located the area of the party and found evidence of Airsoft
pellets and beer bottles. Sheriff’s office was advised the
subjects left the area.
Pacific Grove: Resident reported that a man trespassed into her
apartment on Pacific Avenue during an argument regarding
parking. He later went to her apartment on Arkwright and tried
to dissuade her from pressing charges from previous incident. He
made threats to harm her. Suspect gone before police arrival.
Carmel area: A parent called to report her son had walked away
from the Dolores Street residence and not returned.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject slipped on ice in the roadway on
Scenic, causing injury, and was transported to CHOMP.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject stopped on Ocean Avenue for a
vehicle code violation and found to be in possession of a small
amount of marijuana.
Pacific Grove: During a traffic stop on Fountain Avenue, a
30-year-old male suspect was found to be driving with a
suspended driver’s license. Suspect cited and released. Vehicle
Pacific Grove: Report of forgery and embezzlement on Pine
Avenue. Investigation ongoing.
Pebble Beach: Woman stated she was harassed and threatened
by a male at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. She did not
wish to pursue criminal charges but only wanted the incident
MONDAY, JANUARY 14
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unknown suspects changed the address on the
account of the resident’s credit card, and a new card was
issued. The suspects then made $2,027.78 in unauthorized
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject warned for using a gas leaf blower
on Guadalupe Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of an open door to a home on Santa
Fe. The interior was checked, and it appeared to be fine. The
home was secured and a message was left with the tenant and
property management firm.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A male subject was reported overdue from his
residence on Dolores Street and was reported to have dementia.
Per the caller, the subject left his residence around 3 p.m. for
a walk with his dog. The subject was located hours later in the
City of Carmel and picked up by a family friend. The friend
returned him to his residence in Pacific Meadows. Upon speaking
with the subject, he relayed he was going to take the bus back
home. The subject was uninjured and was found to be lucid.
Information only at this time.
Pacific Grove: School checks on Sunset, Congress, Pine and
Pacific Grove: Vehicle burglary in the 1800 block of Sunset. No
Big Sur: Man reported his personal information was used to open
several credit card accounts fraudulently.
Pebble Beach: Woman reported her credit card account
information was used to make a fraudulent purchase.
Carmel area: Person filed an informational report.
Carmel area: Person reported a check forgery.
Carmel area: Yankee Point Drive resident reported that one of
his driveway guide lights was damaged due to vandalism. He also
noticed vandalism on his street that has not been reported yet.
No further information.
Carmel Valley: Traffic stop on Carmel Valley Road at Robinson
Canyon Road on a vehicle for a moving violation. Passenger in
the vehicle was on probation for drug sales. Waiver of search
and seizure a term of passengers probation. An ounce-and-a-half
of marijuana was located in vehicle’s trunk. Driver possessed
over $1,400 in cash. Police were unable to determine possession
of drugs. Drugs seized and submitted for destruction.