Police log: The mailbox was there yesterday
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.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found currency on San Carlos Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found wallet on Dolores Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: While attempting to pull into a driveway of
a residence on Santa Rita in Carmel, the driver struck a tree
limb, which broke off and fell onto the roof and windshield of
the vehicle, causing significant damage.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female reported the loss of her driver’s
license somewhere in the Carmel area. Courtesy report completed.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported Waste Management containers
missing from home on Second Avenue that is for sale. Subject
also advised that service is paid through the end of the
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Female reported the loss of a bracelet while
patronizing shops in the commercial district.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Loss of California Drivers License reported
at Carmel Plaza.
Pacific Grove: Dispatch advised of another report from a
resident on Union Street that his neighbor is feeding peanuts to
wildlife. Resident did not observe the violation but wanted the
incident documented. Pictures were taken of four peanut shells
located on the road and in the driveway.
Pacific Grove: Dispatch advised a man on Eardley was reporting
his vehicle stolen. Contacted the man, and he provided the
description and make of his vehicle. He described the location
where he had last parked his vehicle. Conducted an area check
and located the vehicle one block down from where man believed
he had parked his vehicle. Officer contacted the man and advised
the vehicle was not stolen and gave him the location of his
Big Sur: Attempted suicide near Bixby Bridge. Subject
transported to CHOMP for 72-hour evaluation.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A San Carlos Street business owner located a
small plastic baggie containing narcotics on the ground in front
of her business in Carmel. The baggie was collected and booked
into CPD evidence for destruction.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a domestic disturbance on Scenic
Road. Parties were counseled and incident documented.
Pacific Grove: Mutual combat on Lighthouse Avenue at 0053
hours. Both parties decline pressing criminal charges.
Pacific Grove: Victim discovered a shattered window on his
vehicle on Laurel Avenue. Victim said nothing inside vehicle
appeared disturbed or taken. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Victim on Wood Street discovered her vehicles
window damaged since it was parked the night before. No
Carmel area: An intoxicated male vandalized property at a
business and was found to be intoxicated to the point of being
unable to care for his safety or the safety of others. He was
Carmel area: Victim stated that his girlfriend hit him in the
back of the head with a broom handle. The girlfriend also threw
a dresser drawer at him, hitting him in the back and neck.
MONDAY, JULY 22
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A visitor reported a lost iPod in the
business area of Carmel on July 14. At the time of the report,
no item had been turned into the department.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman on Hatton Road stated she was
approached by two male subjects after walking her dog. She was
in her vehicle when the older of the two subjects took pictures
of her and later made inappropriate comments. The woman yelled
at the subject, and they soon left. Information only.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle on
Ocean Avenue for having its left head lamp inoperative. Driver
(sole occupant), was found to be in possession of less than 1
ounce of marijuana. Driver cited and released at scene.
Pacific Grove: Purse stolen from an unlocked vehicle on
TUESDAY, JULY 23
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Following a traffic stop on Highway 1, a
passenger in a vehicle was determined to be the subject of a
restraining order. He was served with the order and released.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported loss of her employer’s cell
phone while he was in the commercial district.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Found camera on San Carlos Street was
forwarded to the department for safekeeping.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A visiting tourist caused a collision by
backing a rental vehicle into a parked vehicle on Eighth Avenue.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A business reported a dog left in a vehicle
on Dolores Street. A welfare check was made, and the dog was not
in distress; however, the dog owner was contacted regarding
proper access to water and ventilation in the vehicle. The dog
was taken out of the vehicle by the owner and a warning given.
Pacific Grove: Female stated that a male touched her breast
while they were lying on a bed in a Lighthouse Avenue location.
Pacific Grove: Victim on Laurel Avenue received an Internet
popup message claiming to be from the FBI. Popup indicated that
the computer was frozen until $300 was paid within 12 hours.
Payment was requested to be sent to an electronic address,
claiming to be in Pebble Beach. Victim did not pay or contact
the requesting company. Computer unlocked at approximately 10
a.m. Offered solutions to unlocking computer. Victim stated a
computer tech was coming by to check the computer later in the
day. Offered identity theft prevention tips.
Pacific Grove: Report of check fraud at Country Club Gate
Pacific Grove: A 9-year old female, was brought to the Pacific
Grove Fire Station by her father because she had been bitten on
the toe by a squirrel. Her father explained that they were
standing at one of the turnouts along Oceanview Boulevard when
the victim dropped a cracker that she had been eating. A
squirrel approached to take the cracker but bit her on the toe,
breaking the skin. Fire department personnel rendered first aid
and then requested police to take the report. The victim’s
injuries were minor, so her father said he would take her to the
doctor for additional examination at a later date.
Pacific Grove: Resident on Forest Avenue had items stolen from
his unlocked vehicle during the night. No suspects.
Pacific Grove: Photo found in the median at Lighthouse Avenue
and 12th Street on July 14 at 0930 hours. Photo reported to
NCRIC on July 23.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle on 17th Street had its front passenger
window smashed and items taken from inside. No suspects.
Carmel area: A Carmel resident reported receiving a check for
$1,950 for an item he sold on Craigslist. The item was worth
about $350 to $400. The resident was told to send the excess
cash to the “shipper” in New York via Western Union. The check
was found to be fraudulent. Case continues.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported the theft of property
from a residence on San Antonio Avenue.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported a dog loose in the
residential area of Fourth Avenue. Officer located the dog,
which was unapproachable, and followed it home. Officer
contacted the owner and located an opening in the fence where
the dog could escape. Information was obtained and a warning was
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A dog was attacked by a raccoon in a
backyard on Monte Verde Street. Injuries sustained and dog
placed in quarantine.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: San Carlos Street property owner advised of
a broken lens to an outdoor light fixture. No witnesses to
indicate this was intentional. There was no other damage noted
in the area.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed from Camino Real per section
22651(o) CVC [expired or false registration].
Pacific Grove: Intoxicated male subject, age 43, threatened his
two brothers with a knife. Subject was placed under arrest on
Lighthouse Avenue at 0328 hours and transported to PGPD for
booking. Later taken to SPD for transport.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to Pacific Grove Lane on
report of a verbal dispute. All parties were contacted and
advised there was no dispute. Subject stated the loud talking
was directed at the children, as they were trying to get them
ready to leave the house for the day, and the children were
being uncooperative. One subject was found to have an
outstanding warrant for which a citation was issued. Information
Pacific Grove: Person reported fraudulent use of business
credit cards at a local store on Lighthouse Avenue. Ongoing
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to Congress Avenue.
Subject advised a person’s mail and other personal property
items, including a sharps container, were found in the dumpster
on school grounds. The container was collected and turned in to
MFD for proper disposal. The following day, another subject from
a different school reported the same. A male was contacted and
advised the school dumpsters were not for private dumping. He
apologized and stated his son’s friends had helped him vacate
his apartment and that the items were supposed to have been
disposed of appropriately. This report is for information only.
Pacific Grove: PGPD officers were dispatched to a report of
alcohol theft from a Country Club Gate business. Witness was
able to obtain a license plate. Police were able to locate the
suspect and take him into custody. Suspect, a 21-year-old male,
could not make bail, and he was transported to county jail for
Pacific Grove: Someone vandalized a Congress Avenue resident’s
Carmel area: Suicidal subject located on a vehicle check at
Monastery Beach. The male subject was in possession of a loaded
firearm and stated he was going to shoot himself within the next
30 minutes. Subject was transported to Monterey County Jail and
placed on suicide watch.
THURSDAY, JULY 25
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unattended wallet found lying in roadway on
Santa Rita. Wallet was placed into temporary evidence locker
pending return to owner or per department protocol.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unattended cell phone found lying on a rock
outside the restrooms at the Del Mar parking lot.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic stop on Ocean Avenue for vehicle
code violations, and the driver had a suspended CDL. Driver was
cited and the vehicle was towed.
Pacific Grove: Subject was driving on Del Monte when the
vehicle began to swerve to the right. Subject hit a parked
vehicle while trying to gain control of vehicle. Vehicle hit a
mailbox. Subject attempted to control the vehicle, but the front
right tire came off. Vehicle traveled about 140 feet before
coming to a complete stop.
Pacific Grove: Person reported a tree service was cutting a
pine tree on Del Monte, and a branch fell and damaged his shed.
Subject was concerned because one of the tree service workers
had jumped the fence onto his property without prior permission
to remove the branches. Resident wanted to know whether or not
the tree service had permits and if the workers were legal.
Manager of tree service contacted, and he informed the resident
that his company would pay to the repair the minor damage caused
to the shed by the falling branch.
Pacific Grove: Subject contacted on Lighthouse Avenue for
cleaning a paint roller and paint brushes in the street.
Pacific Grove: Stolen vehicle on Forest Avenue recovered.
Pebble Beach: A man struck another man with a golf club during
an argument on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course.
Carmel Valley: Person reported an adult female was lying in the women’s restroom of a restaurant. Deputies located the female and found that she was breathing but unresponsive. She was transported to CHOMP for treatment.
Carmel Valley: At approximately 0106 hours, deputies responded
to a residential structure fire on Piedras Blancas. As a
precaution, nearby residences were evacuated while Monterey
County Regional Fire combated the fire. Upon putting the fire
out, all residents returned to their residences. No physical
injuries were sustained as a result of this incident.
Carmel area: A Carmel woman reported her ex-husband took their
son on a day he was not supposed to have custody.
Carmel Valley: Subject turned in lost property found while
cleaning up the median on Carmel Valley Road.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fall on city property on Second Avenue.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman advised her mother’s phone had a busy
signal for over 24 hours and requested we make contact with her
to see if she was OK. Contact was made on Scenic Road, and
everything was fine. Mother promised to call daughter and let
her know she was OK.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: San Antonio Avenue resident reported
possible fraud activity on his credit card. Bank reversed the
charges, but the resident needed a police report to obtain
further documents and reporting.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man called the station to report losing his
sister’s iPhone while visiting Carmel Beach. He wished to make a
report in case someone found the phone and turned it over to the
police department. A description of the phone was provided. He
was also advised to contact the department in the event he found
Pacific Grove: Trailer and boat on Eardley towed by Advanced
Towing/ trailer marked on July 18. On July 24, the officer went
to tow the trailer, and three people came out of the house and
claimed they would have it moved by July 25. Officer allowed
them the extra time to move the trailer. On July 26, the trailer
was still there and was towed. The trailer had no plates and the
VIN was not on file. The boat’s registration was expired from
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to an attempted burglary on Jewell
Avenue. A vehicle’s passenger-side window was scratched. The
handle and lock to the passenger side door were broken. Suspect
was unable to force open the door.
Carmel area: Woman called 911 to report she was shoved while at
a bank at Highway 1 and Rio Road.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A young boy attempted to capture a squirrel
at Del Mar and was bitten on his finger.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: An employee noticed an article of clothing
was taken from a San Carlos Street store earlier in the day.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a Grove Acre residence
on a report of a missing mailbox. Victim walked out of the
residence early in the morning to walk the dog and discovered
the mailbox was gone.
Pacific Grove: Non-injury accident on Park involving a
Pacific Grove: Man on David Avenue reported that four masked
men kicked him and took his cell phone. No weapon used.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle 1 rear-ended Vehicle 2 on Lighthouse
Avenue. Complaint of pain only; no hospital.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of a wallet while
in the commercial district.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported a barking dog on San
Carlos Street. Officer responded and contacted the dog owner.
Some barking was heard while contacting the owner; however, no
violation observed. The dog owner was not home during a portion
of the time the person stated the dog was barking. Another
neighbor contacted the officer and stated that he has heard the
dog barking today and in the past. Information and possible
solutions were discussed, and a warning was given.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of a hoop earring
while in the commercial district between 1030 hours and 1215
Pacific Grove: Subject called the station to report his
8-year-old daughter lost her shoes at the beach while at the
Feast of Lanterns celebration. They are described as green and
pink, but he was unsure as to the brand.
Pacific Grove: A 68-year-old female stated that she was walking
her dog near the corner of Short and Granite at approximately
2200 hours when a raccoon came out of the storm drain at the
southeast corner of the intersection. She said she believed that
the raccoon was rabid because it came after and her and her dog
for no reason. Officer asked if she had been injured, and she
stated that the raccoon had scratched her leg but did not rip
her pants or break the skin. Regardless, she had already been in
contact with her physician. She said that the raccoon was scared
off by her and her dog and retreated to the storm drain. Pacific
Grove animal control has been advised.
Pacific Grove: Dogs chased a neighbor onto a porch on Lawton.
Pacific Grove: Family involved in a verbal dispute on Arkwright. Mother and daughter left for other accommodations for the night. Nothing further.
Pacific Grove: Intoxicated subject was contacted on Cedar
Street after a report of a disturbance. Subject, a 35-year-old
male, was found to be in violation of no alcohol probation
Pacific Grove: Mutual combat on Monarch Lane. No desire for
Carmel Valley: Husband and wife had a verbal argument in Carmel
Valley Village. Parties left their residence separately.
MONDAY, JULY 29
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man called to report losing his cell phone
while at the Highlands Inn sometime on Saturday,
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Attempted suicide on San Carlos Street.