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Police log: The mailbox was there yesterday

Published: August 9, 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: 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 quarter.

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 vehicle.

Big Sur: Attempted suicide near Bixby Bridge. Subject transported to CHOMP for 72-hour evaluation.


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 suspects.

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 arrested.

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.


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 Monarch.


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. No prosecution.

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 shopping center.

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.


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 given.

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 only.

Pacific Grove: Person reported fraudulent use of business credit cards at a local store on Lighthouse Avenue. Ongoing investigation.

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 burglary.

Pacific Grove: Someone vandalized a Congress Avenue resident’s mailbox.

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.


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.


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 the phone.

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 June 2005.

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.


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 city-owned vehicle.

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.


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 hours.

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 terms.

Pacific Grove: Mutual combat on Monarch Lane. No desire for prosecution.

Carmel Valley: Husband and wife had a verbal argument in Carmel Valley Village. Parties left their residence separately.


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.