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Published: October 18, 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: 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 counseled.

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.


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 protected.

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.


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 lodging.


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. 


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.


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 stolen.

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.


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 information.

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 documented.

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 of business.

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.


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 owner.

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.


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.