New Monterey Police Blotter – September 2006

9/1/06 BROWN, ROSS was arrested for DUI at Drake and Hawthorne. POLD: Hog’s Breath.

9/2/06 HERBST, MACKENZIE was arrested for DUI at Foam/Cannery Row at 0157 hours. POLD: Brittania Arms.

9/4/06 LANDON, JEFFREY was arrested for DUI on Seeno at Scott. POLD: Sly Mcfly’s.

9/4/06 Victim in the 1100 block of McClellan St reports vandalism to her vehicle while parked in the carport.

9/7/06 Victim reports being battered by an unknown Hispanic male while exiting Planet Gemini (625 Cannery Row).

9/7/06 MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM reported vandalism to the Heritage Harbor parking garage.

9/7/06 Victim reported the theft of his brown 1990 Ford Ranger pick-up from Irving and Filmore.

9/7/06 Victim 700 block of Grace reports unknown to have stolen his prescription medication from his unlocked vehicle.

9/9/06 MPD towed a Blue 02 Chev Tahoe and a Silver Toyota Camry 4Dr from Prescott east of Wave and a Silver 00 VW Passat from Cannery Row north of Drake for being parked in a tow away zone.

9/9/06 Citizen had his red, Specialized FSRXC Cross Country Mountain bike stolen from the bike rack at Cannery Row and David between 1530 hours and 1645 hours today.

9/9/06 Citizen reports the theft of his bicycle from the bus depot of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

9/11/06 CITY OF MONTEREY had unknown spray paint graffiti on the utility box at Foam and Reeside.

9/11/06 CITY OF MONTEREY had unknown spray paint graffiti in the 200 block of the Recreation Trail.

9/12/06 Theft of a gold Oriental fortune telling machine from in front of the business at 835 Cannery Row between 9-11-06 at 1930 and 9-12-06 at 0900 hours.

9/13/06 The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row reports two white male adults, 20-30’s driving a black Dodge Durango to have stolen an ATM machine from the food court. POE: Unlocked gate and open door.

9/14/06 Citizen 1000 block of Hoffman reports theft of a fog light from his 1986 BMW

9/14/06 ELLIS, RIAN was placed under citizen’s arrest for petty theft at Nob Hill, 900 Lighthouse.

9/15/06 Fight in the 700 block of Terry.

9/16/06 WARD-WILLIAMS, WILLIE was arrested for driving while under the influence of Alcohol, having a BAC of .08% or higher, and for driving on a suspended license at pacific and Scott. POLD: Planet Gemini.

9/16/06 Victim reports his toolbox containing tools (value $295) was taken from the unsecured bed of his pickup truck in front of his home in the 500 block of Spencer.

9/16/06 Citizen reports being grabbed around wrist by an unknown Hispanic female staff member and being pushed by an unknown Hispanic male staff member at the Gemini Club, 625 Cannery Row on this date at 0030 hours.

9/17/06 MCGOWAN, MICHAEL was arrested for public intoxication at the 400 block of Hawthorne. MCGOWEN was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

9/18/06 GARRISON, MICHAEL was arrested for possession of a methamphetamine pipe at the 700 block of Lighthouse.

9/18/06 Victim 600 block of Laine reports the burglary of two pay washing machines in the carport.

9/18/06 Victim 800 block of Archer St reports the theft of his vehicle’s license plate.

9/19/06 Citizen reports being assaulted by an unknown attacker wielding a tire iron in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

9/19/06 MPD received report of graffiti on the Rec Trail between Bruce Ariss Way and David Ave.

9/19/06 ORTIZ-VELASQUEZ LUIS was arrested for driving on a suspended drivers license in the 700 Blk of Hawthorne.

9/21/06 SMITH, ALAN DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication at Irving and Belden.

9/24/06 REYNOLDS, LARRY GENE was cited for possession of glass bottle on Macafee Beach.

9/26/06 PIELSTICK, CHRISTOPHER was arrested for DUI on Lighthouse and Pvt. Bolio. POLD: Bulldog.

New Monterey Police Blotter – September 2006

Flustered P.G. City Arborist Quits

Ronald Blecha, who had been on the job less than two months, abruptly resigned last week citing a lack of funds to do the job properly and “the abundance of experts” on trees in the city, according to an e-mail sent to the City Council from City Manager Jim Colangelo.

Colangelo said the resignation was unexpected and that there were no signs Blecha was unhappy during a follow-up meeting with the Public Works Department on Thursday.

Arborist quit

Who’s an expert?

City Council candidate David Dilworth said he was concerned about the cutting of trees.

“What was essentially presented to you was a forest-cutting plan, not a forest sustainability plan,” Dilworth said. “We are standing on the threshold of losing the forest.”

Ah – that expert.

Flustered P.G. City Arborist Quits

Business Slow? Blame The Streetlights

Two damaged Victorian-era streetlights in Pacific Grove have residents and business owners worried about safety and possible loss of business.

Former Mayor Jeanne Byrne said some on the City Council ran for office on the issue of fixing city facilities, including streetlights.

“We are losing businesses downtown, and having things like this doesn’t encourage new businesses to invest,” said Byrne, chairwoman of the downtown business improvement district.

Streetlight Original

The light in front of the gas station-turned produce stand is not of Victorian heritage, it’s a 1995 version that replaced the nice tall 60s streetlights (that REALLY lit the street). One point is the driver that broke it is liable. Other point is that the property where it’s in front of really does not need 4 wide driveways – it’s not a gas station anymore. PG can eliminate 3 of them. (that would give Victorian Corner and Favaloros owners/employees more all day parking spaces!!)

At least shorten the driveway and get the post away from traffic

Streetlight Less Driveway

Or move it up to the corner with the bench, bus shelter, trash can & sickly tree.

Streetlight Moved

Business Slow? Blame The Streetlights

P.G. Man Arrested For Drug Shipment

After federal investigators intercepted a package containing a supposed “date-rape” drug, Pacific Grove police said they arrested a man who accepted the illegal shipment Thursday.

Officers arrested Michael McClure Veitengruber, 25, of Pacific Grove, on charges of receiving the drug Ketamine by mail. Police said Ketamine is a prescription tranquilizer most commonly used on animals.

The agency reported that in high doses, Ketamine produces an effect known as a “K-Hole,” “out of body,” or “near-death” experience. “Due to its dissociative effect,” the DEA reported, “it is reportedly used as a date-rape drug.”

The case began on Aug. 28, when investigators at the Los Angeles International Airport mail facility randomly checked a parcel shipped from the United Kingdom and addressed to M. Veitengruber in Pacific Grove.

On Aug. 31, officers arranged a “controlled delivery” of the package containing Ketamine. Police said Veitengruber accepted the parcel and was arrested.

A Google search for Michael Veitengruber finds a web page for car enthusiasts. Appears that Mike Veitengruber likes to rice German Cars.Veitengruber Platinum Racing

I see those two cars every day on the road behind PG High School, in front of the Forest Grove condos.

Veitengruber Benz

Veitengruber Bmw

P.G. Man Arrested For Drug Shipment

ATM Machine Stolen At Aquarium

On September 13, 2006 at 12:22 A.M., Monterey Police officers were dispatched to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in reference to the theft of an automatic teller machine.

The suspects, described as two white males 20 to 30 years of age, wearing dark clothing pulled up in front of the Aquarium in a black sport utility vehicle similar to a Dodge Durango. They entered the building via an unlocked gate and removed a free standing ATM from the food court area. They loaded it into the back of their vehicle and fled.

Aquarium ATM Burgle 1

Aquarium ATM Burgle 2

Aquarium ATM Burgle 3

Aquarium ATM Burgle

Also reported in the Hear-Old

ATM Machine Stolen At Aquarium

Baggy Pants Not So Cool When Running From Police

Baggy Pants
Johnny Camel

While running from California Highway Patrol officers after a traffic stop, Salinas resident Johnny Camel’s baggy jeans – about four sizes too big – fell to his ankles, revealing that he was not wearing underwear and causing him to trip and fall, the CHP said.

The incident was pretty comical for officers.

“They know they are dealing with someone trying to escape, but were amused afterward,” he said.

Baggy Pants Not So Cool When Running From Police