Police log: Smoke grenade in wrong place
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported losing her camera while at
the farmer’s market on Oct. 3.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman on Fifth Avenue reported her juvenile
daughter snuck out of her residence during the late-night hours.
CPD conducted an area check the met with negative results. A
couple of hours later, the juvenile returned home. CPD made
contact with the resident and juvenile. Both parties were
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man on Santa Rita reported noise from his
neighbor was keeping him awake. He alleged his neighbor would
talk loudly or play music on her deck which was next to his
bedroom. Neighbor was contacted and agreed to be more quiet when
she was on her deck.
Pacific Grove: Found property on the railroad trail on Crocker
at 0113 hours. Property placed in evidence for safekeeping.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to possible overdose/drug reaction on
11th Street. Investigation ongoing.
Pebble Beach: Subject was located deceased in his home on
Sunset Lane by family. No foul play suspected and case continued
with Monterey County Coroner’s Division.
Carmel Valley: Resident reported a lost iPhone on Valley Greens
Drive. iPhone was located at a residence in Marina and returned
to the resident.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Unattended wallet found on the ground lying
next to a vehicle in Del Mar parking lot.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported the loss of cellular phone
in the commercial district in the area between northeast
Junipero and Sixth and Mission and Fifth. Phone is password
Pacific Grove: Woman reported she has been having a
relationship with a man who has been separated from his wife.
She met him at Sex Addicts Anonymous. She said the man’s wife
called her last night and told her to stop calling her husband.
Officer called the wife after listening to the voicemail, and
she said her husband received a late text message from the
woman, and that her husband told her the woman will not stop
bothering him. Woman told the officer she broke up with the man
two weeks ago, and was unaware he was back in a relationship
with his wife.
Carmel Valley: Deputies were dispatched report of a man passed
out inside of a vehicle on Robinson Canyon Road. He was
contacted and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He is
currently on two cases of misdemeanor probation. CHP also
responded and determined the man was DUI. He was also found to
be in possession of alcohol, concentrated cannabis and
paraphernalia, and was taken into custody.
Pebble Beach: Woman requested a civil standby at a Hop Road
residence in Pebble Beach so she could remove her mother from
her sister’s home. However, she did not have legal documents
that showed she was the conservator for her mother.
Carmel Valley: Tierra Grande resident reported theft of his
wallet and fraudulent use of his credit cards.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported losing currency in an
envelope while in the commercial district. The person had
patronized a bakery on Mission Street and Carmel Presbyterian
Church; envelope may have been dropped in either area.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Non-injury traffic collision at the
intersection of San Carlos Street and Sixth Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Woman was in the process of moving out of her
rental unit on Willow and returned to find that her property had
been thrown onto the front lawn. She advised that a trespass
report will be on file.
Pebble Beach: Chinese tourists reported losing their black
Canon camera bag containing their Chinese passports and Chinese
drivers’ licenses on 17 Mile Drive.
Carmel Valley: Subject contacted on Schulte Road in reference
to a probation search. Subject was in possession of a narcotic
medication without a physician’s prescription. She was also in
possession of paraphernalia and marijuana. Suspect was taken
into custody and transported to juvenile hall for booking and
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Panic alarm activation at a Scenic Road
residence. A responsible was on scene on behalf of the
homeowner. Unknown cause for the activation — false alarm.
Pacific Grove: City of Pacific Grove credit card was fraudulently used online. Total of charges was $14.08. Card cancelled.
Pacific Grove: Bicyclist was eastbound on Central Avenue on the roadway and did not notice a stopped vehicle in front of her. Bicyclist struck the vehicle and was thrown through the rear window, causing severe lacerations to her face. Injured party was transported to the hospital.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Dog found wandering in the residential area
of Monte Verde Street and brought to CPD for safekeeping. Dog
returned to owner at 1010 hours.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Irish citizen on Bay View reported loss of a
passport. Contact information provided for CPD in the event the
property is turned in. Subject was advised to contact MCSO and
British Consulate in San Francisco.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: An anonymous person turned over found
identification at Del Mar to Carmel Fire Station personnel. The
identification was forwarded to CPD for safekeeping pending
return to owner.
Pacific Grove: Driver of a vehicle attempted a U-turn on
Lighthouse Avenue and broadsided another vehicle that had the
right of way.
Pacific Grove: A Belgian Malonois was at large on Cedar Street
and attacked a female walking on the street. No injuries.
Carmel area: Woman reported she lost her wallet at the Barnyard
or MPC parking lot.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Pacific Grove: Subject on Monarch Lane made a counter report on
her daughter’s biological father for violation of a restraining
order. Suspect lives out of state.
Pacific Grove: Followup with a suspect on Locust Street on
behalf of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for a charge of
288.4(a) PC. [Every person who, motivated by an unnatural or
abnormal sexual interest in children, arranges a meeting with a
minor or a person he or she believes to be a minor for the
purpose of exposing his or her genitals or pubic or rectal area,
having the child expose his or her genitals or pubic or rectal
area, or engaging in lewd or lascivious behavior, shall be
punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000),
by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by
both the fine and imprisonment.
Pacific Grove: Subject on Central Avenue discovered stolen
credit card had been used to purchase Microsoft items. Received
a letter from Social Security that online service had been
activated. Subject did not activate online Social Security
services. Credit card company refunded charges.
Pacific Grove: Shotgun shell found on school grounds on David
Avenue. Placed into locker for future destruction.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a counter report on a followup on
Cedar Street. Resident reported on Oct. 8, a gardener urinated
in her yard. Resident told him to leave and never to step on her
property. Resident gave the gardener’s name and number to the
officers that responded on scene. Resident believes ex-gardener
is watching her house in a black vehicle, although the driver
was not the ex-gardener. Resident stated weird things are
starting to happen since she called the police on her
ex-gardener and even had to change her dogs’ veterinary doctor.
Pacific Grove: Victim went home for lunch. When a man walked out of his Junipero Street residence, he discovered his motorcycle cover had been stolen.
Pacific Grove: Unknown person entered a trailer on Forest Hill
several months ago. Owner said the trailer was locked and there
was no signs of forced entry; however, several items were
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to suspicious circumstances regarding
the sales of narcotics on Pine Avenue.
Pacific Grove: Commercial burglary on Forest Avenue. A suspect
entered the Safeway store with an empty grocery bag, filled it
with meat and left without paying for it.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person on Lincoln Street reported suspicious
activity by two male adults that appeared to be casing his
business. Information forwarded to all shifts as beat
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman on San Carlos Street reported a
process server came into her business, and with no one at the
reception counter, began to go to each massage room door. The
process server opened each door to the rooms which some had
clients getting massages in. The person needing to be served was
not on the premises, and the process server left. The business
wished the incident documented.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Vehicle towed from San Carlos Street per
section 22651(o) CVC.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Contacted parties involved in a verbal
argument over one party possibly failing to stop at a stop sign
on Ocean Avenue. Parties contacted and counseled.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman reported she was speaking with her
boyfriend and broke up with him over the phone. The subject made
threats to come to her place of work on Seventh Avenue and smash
the windows to her vehicle. She requested close patrol.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman on Santa Fe reported a suspicious
person parked near her residence. She thought it might be
someone she met in Virginia approximately eight months ago. An
area check was conducted, but the vehicle was legally parked,
and the registered owner was not around. No merit.
Pacific Grove: Officers arrested the 25-year-old female driver
in a one-car DUI crash on Ocean View at 0339 hours, and a
consent search of her purse
revealed a number of different prescription medications not in bottles, which she admitted were not prescribed to her. She was transported to the
Pacific Grove police station to get fingerprinted and
photographed. Driver was cited and released with a court date.
Pacific Grove: Female left a vehicle parked on Forest Avenue.
When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered the front
passenger window smashed and her purse was taken.
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to Bayview. Woman stated
she was showing the location when two males walked to the
property. The two males told her they were there because they
were going to start a job at the property and were sent by their
boss. She verified with the owner and told the subjects the
owner denied any work to be done at the location. The subjects
gave woman their boss’ number. She called the number and
believes the subjects had the wrong address. She stated all
subjects spoke very limited English but wanted the incident
Pacific Grove: Officer was dispatched to Pine Avenue. Person
reported a few days ago, a subject walked into the place of
business upset. Subject began to yell at her, stating he wanted
his address to be removed from their mailing list and was tired
of junk mail. She said the subject told her he wanted to know
who is their mailing company and wanted his address was removed.
Subject told him he would return for the information and to
assure his address had been removed from their mailing list.
Woman told police she felt frightened and thought it was crazy
for someone to react in that manner over junk mail. She was
advised to call the police if the subject returned to the place
Pacific Grove: Subject was driving on Forest Lodge Road and
waved to a friend. Subject collided with a parked vehicle.
Pacific Grove: Dispatched to a past-tense vandalism which
occurred on a moving bus on Lighthouse. Bus driver believed a
driver’s-side bus window was shot with a BB gun or smashed with
a rock because the glass splintered and spidered. No suspect
information or leads. Nothing further.
Carmel area: Unknown person(s) stole the personal property of
several students from a locker room at Carmel High School.
Carmel area: A male student punched another male student on a
school bus at Carmel High School. The parents of both juveniles
were contacted. No further action in this matter requested.
Carmel area: Woman reported the theft of three checks from her
mailbox by an unknown suspect.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Woman came to station to turn over a cell
phone she found lying unattended in the middle of the road in
front of the Carmel Foundation. It appeared the cell phone had
water damage, and the officer was not able to get any
information from the screen. A short time later, the cell phone
rang, and the officer was able to talk to the daughter of the
cell phone owner. The daughter advised she would have her father
call the department when he returned home from work from the
Naval Postgraduate School. Found cell phone was returned to
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Man reported driving by his son’s residence
on San Carlos Street and noticing a window open and then seeing
a piece of mail outside the open window. A check of the
residence located no evidence of forced entry or other signs of
unlawful entry. Additionally, nothing else was disturbed or
missing. Information only at this time.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject fell on Camino Real and was
subsequently transported to CHOMP for treatment.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A male suspect, age 42, was cited for
driving without a license.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Guns turned in for safekeeping.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject, a 23-year-old male, was cited for
an outstanding warrant after entering the lobby.
Pacific Grove: At an unknown time, a burglary occurred on
Fountain Avenue. Suspect used a crowbar to enter the building
using the crawl space. Building is going through major
renovation and currently has no flooring. Suspect used the crawl
space to enter residence and took several tools.
Pacific Grove: Officer was flagged down by a subject on 17 Mile
Drive. Subject said he was cleaning his father-in-law’s garage
and came across a rusted can. Subject showed the officer the
object, which appeared to be an old smog hand grenade. Area was
secured and supervisor was called on scene. Supervisor advised
Monterey County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad, which responded to assist
with the old military smoke grenade.
Pacific Grove: Vehicle was parked on Forest Avenue, and the
subject swung open the driver’s door into oncoming traffic.
Passerby vehicle was hit by the door.
Pacific Grove: Hit-and-run on Marino Pines Road.
Pacific Grove: Officers were dispatched to investigate the
report of an armed robbery that occurred outside of a residence
on Lincoln Avenue.
Carmel area: Resident reported her estranged husband showed up
at her house unannounced.
Carmel area: Carmel resident reported losing the license plate
to his vehicle.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Property found booked for destruction.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Subject reported loss of a card holder
containing identification and credit cards in the area of Scenic
and 10th. Person was uncertain if the property was lost while in
the area of the pedestrian walkway or in the roadway (may have
fallen from bumper of vehicle when leaving parking area). Person
later notified CPD that the property has been located.