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Published: March 29, 2013

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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A representative from a hotel on Lincoln Street called to report a female subject was trespassing on the property, and they wished prosecution. Units arrived and located the subject in a bathroom within the hotel. The female subject was warned the night before about being on the property. The 29-year-old female was arrested and housed at county jail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported possible financial elder abuse on Dolores Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported suspicious circumstances at an upstairs residential unit on San Carlos Street. The party was counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported unusual actions from a raccoon approaching the back door of residence on Monte Verde Street. An area check was made with the occupant and other residents on the block. Educational information given to all. One resident was found to be giving pet food to a raccoon and admonished.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A resident read in the police log about property that may have been her lost ear rings. Property found not to belong to her, items still lost.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop on Mountain View for a CVC violation. The 29-year-old female driver was arrested for DUI.

Pacific Grove: Clothing taken from a store on Forest Avenue.

Pacific Grove: Unauthorized use of a credit card on Forest Avenue.

Pacific Grove: Credit card fraud on Forest Avenue.

Pacific Grove: Gas card information used fraudulently. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched on a report of a suspicious person on 19th Street. Resident stated an unknown male knocked on her door approximately 40 minutes prior and identified himself as a representative of AT&T. Resident did not open the door and indicated to him she did not need any services, at which time he left. She thought it was odd as she had not called AT&T for any services issues. Resident was unable to provide a description of the subject and requested the area be close patrolled. Nothing further.

Pebble Beach: Resident reported her unlocked vehicle was entered between 1900 hours on March 9 and 1500 hours on March 10. Taken were cash and computer equipment. Access was also gained to the garage where a bicycle was taken. Loss estimated at $1,750.

Pebble Beach: Woman reported someone stole her phone during her workout.

Pacific Grove: Person reported being followed by vehicle through Monterey tunnel.

Carmel area: Victim battered by unknown subjects under the Carmel River Bridge.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Observed a citizen walking a dog off leash in the business area on Sixth Avenue. Officer made contact with the visitor and advised him of the leash ordinance. The dog owner did not have a leash and was provided one. A warning was given.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported the theft of property from a residence on Mission Street.

Pacific Grove: Man advised he came out to go to work and found his vehicle was gone. He left the vehicle unsecured and possibly the keys inside. Area check was conducted for vehicle; did not locate the vehicle.

Pacific Grove: Investigations received a notice from the Department of Corrections regarding an inmate to be released from Avenal State Prison on May 28. Per the notification, the named inmate will be residing at a residence in Pacific Grove and is currently being paroled for arson.

Pacific Grove: Vehicle 1 struck Vehicle 2 (parked) on Sunset Drive and then left the scene without leaving proper information.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of fraud. Victim advised she used her credit card at a local gas station, and her credit card number was used. The number was used out of the area. There was a small amount of money taken, but the bank reimbursed her the amount. The bank also canceled her card when another transaction was attempted.

Pacific Grove: Report of unlawful entry at a 17th Street residence. Nothing discovered missing. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: Reports of several unlawful entries into Jewell Avenue residences. None of the victims have come forward to report any losses.

Pacific Grove: Person is believed to have stolen alcohol from a business at Country Club Gate. Person entered store with kids and placed bottles of alcohol in a back pack. Person left the scene prior to officer’s arrival. Review of surveillance showed the subject in the liquor isle; however, the subject left the store without taking merchandise.

Carmel area: Reported theft of prescription medication.

Carmel Valley: A Seaside resident was stopped at Carmel Valley Road and Los Laureles Grade for vehicle code violations. He was found to be unlicensed. He was cited and his vehicle was stored for 30 days.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: A restaurant on San Carlos Street reported a former manager had embezzled liquor, beer and wine from the business. The incident was handled civilly.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Monterey Fire Station 5, Carmel Fire Ambulance and Carmel Police responded to a report of a fall on city property on Seventh Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person requested a report to document the loss of a purse in the event the property is turn in for safekeeping.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person requested a report in the event a pair of haircutting scissors with black carrying case is turn in to the police department.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported his dog was attacked by another dog on the beach.

Pacific Grove: Victim reported fraudulent charges to his Union 76 gas card account totalling over $600. Investigation ongoing.

Pacific Grove: Dead body found at a Lighthouse Avenue location. Nothing suspicious discovered.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of vandalism to a vehicle and a bicycle on Funston. Woman stated her van was spray-painted by her neighbor’s son, and her bicycle was also spray painted. The spray paint was red, and she saw the child playing with red spray paint a couple of days before the incident.

Pacific Grove: Report of gas credit card fraud. Victim stated it occurred after using card at gas station in Pacific Grove on Forest Avenue.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Units responded to report of female subject causing a disturbance inside local bar on Lincoln Street. Female subject had been previously warned on numerous occasions not to return but did anyway.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Dog running loose in residential area on Santa Fe. Dog did not have tags but owner was located and dog returned.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported loss of a coin purse containing currency and a library card. Last seen while patronizing Harrison Memorial Library.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to possible treats at a Grand Avenue location due to a civil issue of a parking problem. Both parties were separated. Report was taken.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a cat in Caledonia Park that scratched a child on the face. Located the child, who was alone in the park and had several severe scratches on his face. Walked the child home to inform his mother of incident. Picked up the cat to find owner and to check on vaccination history. Owner of cat was located; the cat is currently vaccinated. Cat was returned to owner, nothing further.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a theft in progress on Forest Avenue. At a store, employee advised that a subject left the store without paying for items, but gave most of them back when confronted. The store did not want to prosecute the suspect. Store manager told the suspect not to return to the store.

Carmel Valley: Woman reported three instances of vandalism to the tires on her vehicle in the past several months. No suspect information.

Carmel Valley: An intoxicated female assaulted a paramedic and a law enforcement officer.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: While conducting a business check at local bar on San Carlos Street, officer contacted a patron who refused to leave the bar. The 30-year-old male was arrested at 0233 hours for public intoxication, resisting arrest and threats to a police officer.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found currency turned over to CPD for safekeeping.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported striking a parked vehicle while maneuvering past the parked vehicle, causing minor damage to the rear bumper of the parked vehicle. A civil compromise was reached between both parties at the scene.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Cell phone found on Carmel Beach. Calls made to contacts in phone’s contact list that phone was at CPD. Phone returned to owner at 1824.

Carmel area: Juvenile suspect vandalized a vacant home on Atherton, then trespassed inside. The juvenile suspect was found passed out drunk inside by responding deputies.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of a suspicious male to the rear of a business. Owner of the business advised she was going to her storage unit and saw a male near the garbage dumpster. She asked him why he was there and told him to leave. He left in an unknown direction. She went to see what he was doing and discovered excrement on the ground. Conducted an area check of the male and could not locate him. She requested close patrol to the rear of her business due to the fact that there have been several incidents in the past with people to the rear of the businesses. No further information.

Pacific Grove: Report of residential burglary on Sunset Drive. Property taken were numerous pieces of jewelry. No suspect information.

Pacific Grove: PGPD units dispatched to a physical altercation on Sunset. Man said his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his son, shoved him into the wall during a child exchange.

Pacific Grove: Subject contacted during a traffic stop determined to be unlicensed. The 19-year-old female subject was arrested, booked and released on a citation.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two dogs off leash ran over a person from behind, knocking her to the ground. She felt an injury to her right side hip and knee. The dog owners placed the dogs on their leashes and attempted to assist the woman. The dog owners apologized and only limited contact information was obtained. The next day, animal control was given the information and started followup contacts.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman was notified by her credit card company of suspicious activity in regards to her registered account. The transactions were declined and there was no monetary loss to her or creditor. This account has been closed and new cards will be issued. She wanted incident documented due to recent patronage to business in Pacific Grove where a “credit card skimmer” had been reported.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported her vehicle burglarized while parked near the beach.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Welfare check conducted on a subject; he was placed on a 72-hour hold.

Pacific Grove: Suspect contacted in possession of marijuana. Evidence obtained and suspect cited.

Pacific Grove: Victim reported trespasser on his land where a home is under construction residence.

Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of an intoxicated passenger who urinated inside a taxi. Driver unable to work through the rest of the evening due to the rear seat of his vehicle saturated in urine. Passenger contacted and was willing to pay for the cleaning of the vehicle. Nothing further.

Carmel area: An unknown suspect punched the victim one time in the face.

Carmel area: A male was arrested at Carmel Bar & Grill for being drunk in public and providing false identification to a peace officer.

Pebble Beach: An anonymous person found property and turned it in to deputies.


Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reporting possible hazard regarding smoke from neighbor’s chimney and was counseled.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen observed two loose dog and was able to capture one. Officer responded and transported the dog to the department to hold for MCAS. The dog had no identification or microchip. Area check of where the dog was found; located a person responsible for the dogs. The loose dog that was not captured made its way home. The dog in CPD care was returned with a warning and fees paid.