Police log: Deer antics galore
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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Pacific Grove: Man called police to report that someone entered
his unlocked vehicle while it was parked along Ocean View
Boulevard and stole his wallet. He called back later to report
that he had found his wallet in his jacket.
Carmel area: Carmel resident reported finding an open window at
his elderly mother’s house. No forced entry; nothing missing and
nothing out of place.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of a vandalism on Forest
Avenue, in which perpetrator threw water at a truck. Owner of
truck stated he did not know the perpetrator. Nothing further.
Carmel area: Person reported that another person has been
embezzling from him by writing fraudulent checks.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Property manager on Monte Verde Street
requested increased patrol over the weekend until locks can be
changed. Tenants have vacated premises but still have property
on site. Person advised police no one has permission to be on
site. Civil matter at this time and no crime reported.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man on Junipero reported he received a
threatening text from a former employee. Recently the resident
had to close his barber shop in Santa Cruz. The employee is owed
money from the business, and the man is in the process of
bankruptcy. The man has advised the employee he will get paid in
time. The employee then sent the man a text saying, “I’m going
to your girlfriend’s work today. You better hit me up.” The man
viewed this text as an indirect threat. He said the employee
knows his girlfriend works in Carmel. He wanted this documented
in case he showed up at her workplace.
Pacific Grove: A 23-year-old female was driving a vehicle with
a defective left headlight. Upon being stopped and questioned,
she admitted that she did not have a driver’s license and had
never had one issued. She was arrested and transported to the
station, where she was booked and then released with a citation.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a report of vandalism to a vehicle
on Dewey by a passerby. Woman reported her vehicle was struck
with a baseball bat by a male on a skateboard. She lost visual
of the male and was not able to describe him. Nothing further.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Pacific Grove: Locust Street resident’s neighbor has become
increasingly agitated about the resident’s blacksmithing from
his backyard. Neighbor lives directly behind the resident and
immediately starts yelling at him when he works. He explained
that he can only blacksmith between the hours of 1400 and 1700
and believes this is a reasonable timeframe. Resident did not
want PGPD to make contact with neighbor at this time, and just
wanted information. Resident was advised that those hours of
operation are OK, and to contact the P.D. if problems persist.
Resident provided a typed letter explaining the situation
Carmel Valley: Deputies were dispatched to a male lying on the
ground. He was found to be heavily intoxicated and was
transported to Monterey County Jail.
Carmel area: Driver called 911 to report his vehicle was broken
into while it was parked on Highway 1 and he was hiking in Point
Lobos State Reserve.
Pacific Grove: An anonymous female caller reported to dispatch
that a deer had an 8-foot-long pole stuck to its antlers.
Officers located the deer and followed it throughout a
neighborhood while they waited for an SPCA technician to arrive.
The deer evaded officers and the SPCA technician. Dispatch and
state fish and game wardens were advised.
Carmel Valley: Driver was contacted during a traffic stop on
Carmel Valley Road and found to be DUI. He taken into custody by
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Carmel-by-the-Sea: While backing on a public roadway on Seventh
Avenue, a vehicle collided with another vehicle that was stopped
at a stop sign. No injuries.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported losing her handbag on San
Carlos Street. An interior search was conducted, and the handbag
was found. Everything was intact — no further action.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was stopped on Dolores Street for
a defective brake lamp, and the 30-year-old male driver was
found to be unlicensed. The registered owner, a 50-year-old
male, admitted to knowing the driver was unlicensed and was also
cited for loaning a vehicle to an unlicensed driver. Vehicle was
towed/impounded by Carmel Towing.
Pacific Grove: Subject resisted paramedics while being prepped
for transport on 5150 W&I. PGPD assisted state parks.
Officer received minor injury during struggle.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a report of an
attempted burglary at a commercial building on Forest Avenue.
Employee discovered front doors were pried, but the suspect was
unsuccessful in opening the doors.
Carmel Valley: Mother reported her 18-year-old son missing from
their Berwick Drive residence since Sept. 6
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Citizen assist in regards to an elderly
citizen who may be in need of intervention from family members
to oversee their mother’s living situation. The family member
was contacted and was updated accordingly. Resources were
provided to the family member for further advocacy and guidance.
Pacific Grove: Female on Egan had an argument with her husband.
She was upset her husband does not spend enough time with her
and works too much. She also stated that her husband needs anger
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman on Casanova called indicating she attempted to reconcile with her former boyfriend, but events and issues prohibited her from fulfilling this. She has ended the relationship, but the estranged boyfriend continues to call her and disturb/harass her. No prosecution sought; however, she wished for the matter to be documented. Party was counseled and will be seeking legal action by procuring a restraining order.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Barking dog complaint on Ocean Avenue from
several residents. Upon arrival, officer heard dog barking
almost incessantly. Unable to locate dog owner, but will follow
up with animal control officer.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle stop was conducted on Scenic Road
per a citizen’s complaint, and the 27-year-old male driver was
found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol and
medications without a prescription. The subject posted bond and
was released from the station to his mother.
Pacific Grove: Subject was driving on 17 Mile Drive when a deer
ran across the street. Subject tried to avoid hitting the dear
and hit a parked vehicle.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a phone detail in
regards to fraudulent credit card charges on Forest Avenue. Man
stated he last used his credit card at a gas station. He
discovered his credit card number had been used to purchase $750
worth of gas in the Los Angeles area the same day he used his
credit card to purchase gas. He believes his credit card was
possibly skimmed at the gas station.
Pacific Grove: Victim placed three checks in her mailbox ready
for pick up the following day. Victim discovered checks were
taken out of her mailbox.
Carmel Valley: Idaho resident reported losing her jewelry while
she was at her vacation home in Carmel Valley.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Medical emergency on Guadalupe Street.
Assistance was provided to resident. Fire department and
ambulance responded. The patient was transported to CHOMP for
further medical review. Adult protective services referral was
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Report of a fall on Mission Street.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a possible violation
of a restraining order on Arkwright Court. Resident stated the
subject in the restraining order had violated court order and
wanted the subject arrested. Upon investigation, it was
determined the subject had not violated any court orders.
Because both parties resides in the same complex, both the
resident and subject were advised that whoever arrives at the
bus stop first is allowed to stay and the other party is to stay
Pacific Grove: Person on Austin Avenue has seen and heard a mountain lion for the past three nights. Resident stated she saw blood in her backyard which she believes the mountain lion has attacked and possibly eaten raccoons. Fish and game was notified. Request report be forwarded to animal control.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to a resident who
believed to have found controlled drugs in his son’s backpack.
The pills were found in a ziplock bag located inside the
backpack. Resident’s son stated the pills were over-the-counter
pills and old antibiotics that were prescribed to him several
months ago. The bag of pills were taken into the station for
investigation. It was discovered the pills were prescribed to
the resident’s son. The pills consisted of antibiotics and
over-the-counter pain pills. The backpack and pills were
returned at the residence.
Pacific Grove: Ninth Avenue resident received a phone call from
collection agency. Resident stated she did not open a Visa
account in which she now owes $1,400. No suspect.
Pebble Beach: Pebble Beach resident reported seeing an unknown
male looking through his trash can on his property.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported misplacing his Hertz rental
car keys somewhere in the City of Carmel.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed per section 22651 CVC, blocked
driveway, on San Carlos Street.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Over the period of approximately one year, a
woman has been sexually assaulted by her coworker at their
workplace on Carpenter Street. On one incident, the suspect
orally copulated the victim. On the second incident, the suspect
masturbated in front of the victim. Multiple other attempts of
rape without success against victim. Victim reported the
incident after confronting the suspect and notifying her boss.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man came into the station to report he was
being harassed by a neighbor on Santa Fe. At about 1230 hours,
the resident was walking by the neighbor’s house. The neighbor
called him an “idiot” and yelled he “had a dust pan.” He also
told the resident, “Look out for my car.” The reference to the
car was from a previous case where the neighbor told the
resident he may accidentally hit him when he is driving. The
dust pan reference was from the initial report of illegal
dumping the resident witnessed in 2012. Officer spoke with the
neighbor at the station. He admitted to making the comments and
said he was wrong to do so. Officer advised the neighbor his
comments were not warranted or welcome to the resident. The
neighbor agreed and said he would not speak to the resident in
Pacific Grove: Arkwright Court resident complained about the
restrained party violating restraining order. Case forwarded to
DA’s office for review.
Pacific Grove: Married couple involved in verbal dispute at
Arkwright Court. Info only.
Pacific Grove: Person observed a male exposing himself while
walking eastbound along the rec trail on Ocean View. Attempts to
locate the male were met with negative results.
Pacific Grove: Woman on 18th Street reported she opened a
checking account and was waiting for checks to come. Checks
taken from mailbox, and two of the checks were cashed.
Pacific Grove: A 16-year-old female walked to the station to
get away from her mother, with whom she said she had been
arguing. No one had been assaulted. Officers transported her
back home and spoke with the mother, who confirmed the
teenager’s description of the incident.
Carmel area: Man reported unknown suspects covered his cars
with trash and dirt, causing no permanent damage.
Carmel Valley: Citizen reported an attempted phone scam.
Carmel Valley: Person on Los Laureles Grade reported info and
wanted firearms stored for safekeeping.
Carmel Valley: Resident on Berta Canyon Road reported being
Carmel Valley: Resident at Princess Camp reported unknown
subjects entered his tool shed and stole property.
Carmel Valley: A female Carmel Valley resident was stopped at
Berwick Drive and Carmel Valley Road due to a vehicle code
violation. The driver was arrested for driving under the
influence of alcohol.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Carmel Valley: A Carmel man was stopped at Carmel Valley Road
and Valley Greens Drive for vehicle code violations. He was
found to be DUI.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: San Carlos Street resident wished to report
a theft of services at his residence. He said he noticed a golf
cart was parked on his property on Monday. He forgot to report
this to the police until Thursday. On Sept. 11, workers at his
house reported that the golf cart was plugged in to the home’s
electricity and it was blocking their work area. The golf cart
was towed. The owner came into the station to claim the golf
cart and claimed that he was given permission to park and plug
in by a worker on the site. The resident confirmed that the
worker did work for him but maintained that the permission to
use electricity did not come from him.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Community services officer responded to a
barking dog complaint on Santa Rita and placed a courtesy notice
on the front door. Animal control officer completed a followup
and made contact with the dog owner. The dog owner recently
purchased a bark collar, and the officer observed it working on
the dog. Information obtained and a warning given.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic collision on Carmelo Street.
Property damage only.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person located a subject staying in a
Junipero Street hotel room he had not paid for. Person did not
desire prosecution but wanted documentation. Subject has had
previous history with the police department and mental health
issues. Support services were arranged through the “I-HELP
program.” Subject will be provided lodging and dinner tonight,
and referred to veteran affairs tomorrow.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Traffic accident on Fourth Avenue. Property
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man called the station to report losing his
messenger bag containing his Go-Pro camera. He wished to make a
report in case the item was found and turned over to the police
department. A brief description of the items were provided.
Pacific Grove: Person reported harassing emails from an
ex-boyfriend. Subject contacted and advised to have no further
contact with the victim.
Pacific Grove: Woman reported fraudulent money orders were sent
to her in response to an Internet advertisement for mystery
Pacific Grove: Vehicle involved in an accident on Cedar Street,
and the driver 72-year-old female was contacted and found to be
Pebble Beach: Person reported a possible past-tense sexual
assault. Upon contact, “victim” provided no statements or
details about the incident.
Carmel area: Carmel Woods resident reported the theft of her
Carmel area: A woman was battered by a former boyfriend.