Police log: Officer gets an 'A' in following
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Pacific Grove: Person at an inn on Ocean View reported a guest
came into the lobby and reported that her boyfriend had been
“violent.” Tenant appeared intoxicated and had been crying.
Person offered to call a cab, but the tenant replied she needed
to return to the room to gather her belongings. No answer at the
room’s door when officers attempted contact. No traumatic injury
seen by person or described by the woman. Information only.
Pacific Grove: Man stated he saw a male masturbating in the
bushes behind a Forest Avenue business on the previous day.
Pacific Grove: Theft from a vehicle on Spruce Avenue. No
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CPD units were dispatched to a domestic
dispute at a hotel room on Torres Street. Both parties were
contacted and advised the dispute was verbal only. Each party
was advised of the applicable
California domestic violence laws and stated they understood.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person requested a report in the event a
camera is found and turned into the police station for
safekeeping. The camera was lost somewhere on Carmel Beach,
while the person was visiting Carmel.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female reported the loss of a bracelet while
in the commercial district during the past week.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Male reported loss of an ID case with
contents during a hotel stay in Carmel on Jan. 15-17.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported the loss of a cellular phone in
the commercial area of Carmel.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported the loss of a digital camera
while visiting Carmel Beach on Jan. 20 between 1700 hours and
Pacific Grove: PGPD units were dispatched to an open door at a
business on Forest Avenue. Police units cleared the building and
a responsible party was notified.
Pacific Grove: Victim on Lighthouse Avenue reported being
shoved by her husband, causing a bruise to her arm. Husband was
unable to be located and possibly staying at another hotel
outside of the area.
Carmel Valley: Man reported someone entered his residence and
stole his bike.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Theft reported from a vehicle on Guadalupe
Street. No suspect information.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: CHOMP Lifeline requested police and medical response to a medical alarm activation on Casanova Street. Upon arrival, there was no answer at the residence and no way to see inside most of the home. There was no hidden key information available or information about neighbors, responsibles or family who had access to the home. Per CHOMP, subject had a forced-entry waiver on file, and based on information regarding the medical alarm activation, MFD personnel forced open the front door via removing the deadbolt and door knob. The resident was found to not be home. Door was secured prior to leaving. Resident returned home later in the day and was assisted with getting in contact with a locksmith in order for her to repair the door. She was also provided information regarding secure exterior key storage.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: During the evening unknown suspect(s) stole
the catalytic converter from a vehicle while it was parked on
Santa Rita Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Owner of a vehicle called in regards to a
minor traffic collision. All parties were contacted. There was
no significant damage to warrant any further investigation,
according to the vehicle owner.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unknown suspect(s) stole mail that included
checks from a Monterey Street resident’s mailbox.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person at a Dolores Street business reported
a patron refusing to pay his bill. Contact was made with both
parties. Person requested no prosecution and stated they had
reached a verbal agreement.
Pacific Grove: Female resident requested information on how to
obtain a restraining order against her estranged son. She has
not seen him since Jan. 16. She also requested several emails
from him be placed in the report as documentation only.
Pacific Grove: A letter was received asking for monitoring and
notice of any activity on a house on Alder Street, as it has
been acquired by HUD.
Pacific Grove: Resident on Forest Avenue reported fraudulent
Pacific Grove: Property damage collision. Vehicle ran into a
fence on Congress Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Hit-and-run reported on Lighthouse Avenue. No
Pacific Grove: Citizen on Lighthouse Avenue reported
unauthorized ATM withdrawal. No suspect information.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a subject soliciting for monies in
the business area on San Carlos Street. Subject was interviewed,
warned and released.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported a subject poaching in the
protected marine sanctuary near Carmel Point. Fish & Game
was notified for followup.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop conducted on a driver on San
Antonio Avenue for multiple vehicle code violations, and the
22-year-old male driver was arrested for DUI.
Pacific Grove: Subject arrested and transported to county jail.
His property was brought to the station and was not transported
to county jail. The items were placed into the suspect’s
backpack and held for safekeeping. Prior to being transported to
county jail, the suspect was advised of the location of his
property and how to retrieve it in the future.
Pacific Grove: Victim on Lighthouse Avenue reported the side of
his business truck was spray painted. No suspect information.
Pacific Grove: Resident’s bicycle recovered in Monterey. Owner
did not want to pursue criminal charges. Bicycle returned to
Pacific Grove: Gunshot suicide at a David Avenue residence.
Pacific Grove: Two people reported that they purchased ads from
a local rep selling newspaper ads for a Chico-based company.
Checks were cashed but ads never ran as promised. Local rep
advised the victims that he had not been paid and alerted them
to the fraud.
Pacific Grove: Envelope received at PGPD. Placed into
safekeeping for district attorney investigation.
Pacific Grove: Person reported a dog in a vehicle for two days
at Jewell Park. Black and white pit bull or similar with collar
observed to be in good health. Interior of vehicle gave
appearance that someone was living in RV. Unsuccessful in
contacting owner. Followup by animal control officer pending.
Pacific Grove: Package stolen from front doorstep on Lincoln.
Unwanted contents were discarded in neighbor’s recycling bin.
Possible suspect was seen leaving the area an on unknown type
Carmel Valley: A vehicle was discovered with suspended
registration. The vehicle was located in a public place. The
vehicle was towed.
Carmel area: A 15-year-old student at Carmel High School was
cited for being in possession of marijuana.
Carmel area: A juvenile at Carmel High School was cited for
being in possession of a knife.
Carmel area: A juvenile at Carmel High School was cited for
being in possession of shotgun ammunition.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A traffic collision occurred on public
property on Mission Street. Property damage only.
Pacific Grove: Conducted a walkthrough at PGHS and was
dispatched to make contact with a student who was wanted by
another agency for burglary and possession of stolen property.
The student was questioned, arrested, cited and released back to
the custody of the school. Nothing further to report.
Pacific Grove: During a walkthrough of a school on Pine Avenue
both gates on the side of the main building were unsecured, as
were all exterior doors. Staff contacted.
Pacific Grove: Person reported a portion of chain link fence was stolen on Forest Avenue. No suspect information. It was later discovered the fence piece had been taken in for repair.
Pacific Grove: Contacted an officer from an outside agency who wished to provide information about a possible resident in P.G. The officer stated the subject has a history of making “threats” toward government and others, and is known to have weapons. Officer advised the FBI had been notified of the subject’s threats. Advised information is for officer safety only. Nothing further.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A subject was contacted on Junipero Street
and found to be despondent. He was transported to CHOMP and
placed on a 72 hour 5150 W&I hold. [California Welfare and
Institutions Code, section 5150: “When any person, as a result
of mental disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself or
herself, or gravely disabled, a peace officer, member of the
attending staff, as defined by regulation, of an evaluation
facility designated by the county, designated members of a
mobile crisis team provided by Section 5651.7, or other
professional person designated by the county may, upon probable
cause, take, or cause to be taken, the person into custody and
place him or her in a facility designated by the county and
approved by the State Department of Social Services as a
facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation.”]
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unattended death at a Santa Rita Street
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A civil protective order was served on a
person in the residential area on Camino Real.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to investigate vandalism at a school on David Avenue. Person advised there were several picnic benches overturned, two soccer goals were destroyed, a small playhouse was pushed onto its side and a potted tree was knocked over. Unknown who vandalized the school.
Pacific Grove: Officer received a letter of notice from South
Gate P.D. regarding a fraudulent purchase made in P.G. at a
Country Club Gate business. South Gate was requesting suspect
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to reported credit card
fraud on Pine Avenue. Man advised his credit card was used in
another city he has not been to for years. He called the police
department where the fraud occurred, and they advised him to
contact PGPD to file a report.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a call of trespassing to use a hot
tub on Lighthouse Avenue. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with
the caller, who advised she had to leave but left directions on
a piece of paper of what she wanted done. The note advised she
did not wish to pursue criminal prosecution but indicated she
wanted the trespassers admonished and a report taken. Officer
gathered the trespassers’ information and admonished them for
the trespassing. No further information.
Pacific Grove: Suspect contacted after failing to properly stop
at stop sign while traveling northbound on Eardley Avenue. The
20-year-old male was driving the vehicle on a suspended license.
Suspect said he knew his license had been suspended for DUI.
Suspect was cited at the scene and released on a promise to
Carmel area: Resident reported vandalism to his mailbox.
Carmel area: Person reported a lost iPhone.
Big Sur: Person reported the theft of $100 from the business.
Pebble Beach: Founders Lane resident reported her 17-year-old
son to be a runaway.
Carmel area: Person reported cash was stolen from a business.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject, a 63-year-old male, was determined
to be under the influence of a stimulant drug and arrested. Once
at the hospital, subject resisted and delayed an officer.
Subject was subsequently admitted into the hospital for a mental
health evaluation and issued a citation.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen on Monte Verde Street reported the
theft of property.
Pacific Grove: Person on David Avenue reported finding an
envelope in the wooded section across from her home that had a
large amount of a green leafy substance.
Pacific Grove: Officer was flagged down by a store employee on
Forest Avenue advising a customer was causing a 415 in the
store. The store manager said the customer should not be in the
store, as she had been told not to come back on a prior
occasion. Manager indicated he did not wish to pursue charges.
Officer contacted the customer, who advised that while checking
out, she tried to explain to the clerk that she only had a set
amount of money to spend and wanted to make sure she did not go
over that amount. She was also asking the clerk to page another
shopper in the store who had offered her assistance in getting a
ride home, since she did not have enough money for bus fare.
Officer contacted the customer’s friend, and arrangements were
made to have her picked up.
Pacific Grove: Report of a loud party and music from a
residence on 19th Street. Contacted resident who was standing
outside. Party had been leaked on Twitter and Facebook. Attempts
were being made to restrict partygoers. Signs posted requiring
ID and friends turning away people under 21. Approximately 60 to
80 people were inside the home playing beer pong and
socializing. Full DJ set up in front room. Advised of hosting
muni code. Resident advised he would keep the noise level down.
Return call at 0010 hours. Now 80 to 100 people attending.
Advised resident to shut down party. Stood by while guests