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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, MARCH 12
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
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
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
Pacific Grove: Credit card fraud on Forest Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Gas card information used fraudulently. No
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
Pebble Beach: Woman reported someone stole her phone during her
Pacific Grove: Person reported being followed by vehicle through Monterey tunnel.
Carmel area: Victim battered by unknown subjects under the
Carmel River Bridge.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
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
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
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
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
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
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
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
Carmel Valley: An intoxicated female assaulted a paramedic and
a law enforcement officer.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
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
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found currency turned over to CPD for
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
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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
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
Carmel area: A male was arrested at Carmel Bar & Grill for
being drunk in public and providing false identification to a
Pebble Beach: An anonymous person found property and
turned it in to deputies.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
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.