New Monterey Police Blotter – March 2008

3/1/08 Citizen 1100 block of McClellan reports the theft of items from her unlocked vehicle while parked in her carport.

3/2/08 Citizen 1100 block of McCLELLAN reports an unknown suspect tried to gain entry to his apartment through the front door.

3/3/08 Citizen reports the theft of her silver 2007 Toyota Tacoma, from Hoffman and Lighthouse.

3/3/08 MCSO was aided in issuing a citation to WEILBACHER, SEAN for $7,500 traffic warrant at Hoffman and Lighthouse.

3/4/08 Carrows Restaurant 300 David reported the theft of a donation box containing approximately $20.00, from the front counter. Suspects unknown.

3/4/08 MPD found a set of car keys with fob and cigarette lighter at San Carlos Beach.

3/5/08 MPD investigated an unknown person’s attempt to deface the windows of the Cannery Row garage #1 with the use of hand lotion.

3/5/08 Citizen reported gang related graffiti at 500 block of Foam (Sea Harvest).

3/5/08 Citizen 800 block of Wave Street (Bistro Mulan) reported two of his potted plants stolen from the front of his restaurant.

3/5/08 Citizen reports being battered by an unknown in the 700 block Cannery Row.

3/5/08 Citizen 800 block of Alice Street reported his 8 speed, mountain bike stolen from his covered, ground floor parking stall.

3/6/08 Citizen 300 block of Belden reports unknown to have destroyed his plants in front of his residence.

3/9/08 Citizen 300 block of Dickman reports the theft of his vehicle.

3/9/08 Citizen 300 block of Prescott reports the theft of a small refrigerator from her porch.

3/9/08 Citizen reports a red Toyota Rav-4, partial CA plate of 5TKA, to have struck her vehicle in the parking lot adjacent 791 Foam. The Toyota fled the scene
immediately following the collision.

3/12/08 Citizen reports the rear window of her vehicle being smashed by an unknown object while parked in front of 625 Cannery Row.

3/14/08 Citizen reports unknown to have struck his parked vehicle while parked in the 300 block of Lighthouse.

3/15/08 Citizen reports losing his wallet somewhere between the Bulldog Pub and Hoffman and Foam.

3/16/08 Citizen 700 block of Dickman reports the left front window to her vehicle shattered.

3/20/08 Citizen 800 block of Alice reports burglary to his vehicle while parked in the carport.

3/20/08 Anonymous person reported a vehicle drove on the lawn at Oak Newton Park the morning of 3/20/08.

3/20/08 Citizen 800 block of Taylor reports burglary to his vehicle while parked in the carport.

3/20/08 Citizen 800 block Alice reports the theft of his stereo face-plate and several books from his unlocked vehicle.

3/21/08 Citizen 800 block of Lyndon reports unknown to have stolen his blue 1994 Honda Civic.

3/22/08 Male adult citizen reports being robbed at approximately 2220 hrs, while riding his bicycle on the recreation trail, heading home from work. He was struck from behind and knocked unconscious for close to a half-hour. When he awoke he was missing his wallet, cell phone and $5 cash.

3/22/08 A parked COACH AMERICA tour bus rolled away from David and Wave, striking various street signs, a vehicle, and an Aquarium building at 898 Wave, and the Aquarium itself at 886 Cannery Row. Major damage, no injuries.

3/22/08 Citizen reports theft of her wallet from 700 block of Cannery Row.

3/23/08 Citizen 800 block of Alice reports theft of his wallet from his unlocked vehicle.

3/24/08 Citizen 400 block of Cannery Row reports graffiti to the lower outside area of The Chart House.

3/24/08 LEVINSON, JEFFREY was arrested for driving without a license in the 500 Blk of Lighthouse.

3/25/08 Juvenile female was arrested for commercial burglary at Nob Hill, 900 Lighthouse. Stolen: Absolute Vodka $21.99. Juvenile was additionally cited for possession of tobacco products.

3/25/08 MPD documented possible alcohol violations at 800 block Wave.

3/26/08 Citizen 1200 block of Irving reports unknown to have attempted entry into her residence.

3/27/08 Citizen 200 block of Hawthorne reports hearing noises outside her residence on 3-26-08 at 2130 hours.

3/28/08 PLESE, ANTHONY was arrested for DUI at Foam and Drake. He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana for sale and possession of prescription medication without a prescription.

3/28/08 Citizen 500 block of McClellan reports the theft of his mountain bike from his covered carport.

3/28/08 Citizen 2000 block of David reports theft of his bicycle via cable lock cut outside his residence.

3/28/08 Citizen 200 block of Hawthorne reports his bicycle tires valued at $100 were stolen from his bicycle.

3/28/08 Citizen 800 block of Laine reports his vehicle to have been burglarized in the carport area at above.

3/29/08 WILEY, MALENA was arrested for being in possession of a bolt cutter while at Archer and Hoffman.

3/29/08 MCSO was aided in the arrest of WILEY, MALENA on an outstanding misdemeanor $7500 warrant.

3/29/08 Citizen 1000 block of David Ave reports unknown to have thrown a champagne bottle and broken the windshield of her vehicle.

3/30/08 Citizen reports his vehicle was struck and damaged while parked on Hawthorne at Reeside.

3/31/08 Citizen reports the burglary to his storage shed, located in the 800 block of Alice.

New Monterey Police Blotter – March 2008

The Most Sustainable P.G. Thing Is Going Out Of Business Signs

What a great example of recycling. These businesses would be awarded something for their ‘green’ efforts, if they were not shut down.

First saw the signs at Hallmark.
Hallmark Out Of Business

Then First Noel
First Noel Out Of Business

Now they area in use at Wooden Nickel in a closing gala.
Wooden Nickle Out Of Business

I don’t know anyone that ever spent money at Wooden Nickel. It looked like another store full of phony country charm. Speaking of phony charm, the charm’s the same, but the name is new over at Country Attic, now to be known as Nancy’s Attic.
Nancys New Attic

The Most Sustainable P.G. Thing Is Going Out Of Business Signs

The IMAX Movie House Opening Soon

Edgewater Packing Co

A filmstrip for each eye, a screen 65 feet high in a room stacked with 40 high-definition speakers and soundproofing a foot thick.

It’s IMAX, and it’s opening soon on Cannery Row.

While no official opening date has been set, Weinert expects the theater will open its doors within a month, and possibly as early as two weeks from now.

Cannery Row is becoming the downtown Monterey has needed for over 25 years. IMAX now is “the most modern movie site on the Peninsula with the latest technology in the safest town.” (Quote of Moe Ammar on reopening of the Lighthouse Cinema)

The IMAX Movie House Opening Soon

Don't Ever Mess With The Marines

No matter how old or frail they look.

SANTA ROSA – A boy in his mid-teens learned Wednesday afternoon that it is not a good idea to try to rob a former U.S. Marine at knifepoint, even if the former Marine is 84 years old, police said today.

The boy said, “Old man, give me your wallet or I’ll cut you,” Bair said. The man told the boy he was a former Marine who fought in three wars and had been threatened with knives and bayonets, Bair said.

The man then put his bags on the ground and told the boy that if he stepped closer he would be sorry. When the boy stepped closer, the man kicked him in the groin, knocking him to the sidewalk, Bair said. The ex-Marine picked up his grocery bags and walked home, leaving the boy doubled over, Bair said.

Don’t Ever Mess With The Marines

Fool Others That You Are Going Green: Get Help From PG Restaurant

Passionfish owner Cindy Walter and the California Restaurant Association, Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Division Stormwater & Education Alliance will present a free “Green Business and Storm Water Education Workshop,”

Walter’s Pacific Grove restaurant is Monterey County’s first certified green restaurant, with a strict purchase policy that includes sustainable, organic, reusable, and recyclable products. The business has also instituted a number of economical and environmentally-friendly business practices that include creative reuse of business supplies and the use of natural, chemical-free cleaning supplies.

I call B.S. You should see the mountains of landfill-destined garbage and rubbish that this restaurant generates. Look at the grease encroaching the sidewalk leaking from their overflowing dumpster. See the other trash cans blocking the sidewalk. This “green” business practices is a farce.

Passion Fish Garbage

Fool Others That You Are Going Green: Get Help From PG Restaurant

Sunny Kavil In Court On Sex Charges

(Gilroy Dispatch)

Pervs at the American Tin Cannery
Noted about a year ago, one month before David Stamm was arrested.Sunny Kavil

According to court documents, on May 19, 2007, a then-16-year-old girl was working at Sunnyline Clothing, a store owned by Kavil in the city of Pacific Grove, near Monterey. Though the girl had only been working in the store two days, she had on multiple occasions felt uncomfortable with Kavil, Pacific Grove police officer Angelo DeMarco testified in a preliminary hearing held Nov. 5, 2007.

About an hour after unloading the van, Kavil told the girl he needed to show her how to turn off the lights using the electrical breaker box, police said. She went into a back room, went up to the breaker box and Kavil stood behind her.

He then grabbed her across the chest and waist, pressing his hips up against her and reaching up under her sweatshirt and shirt, police said. Despite her pleading for him to stop, he made several remarks about his arousal and, during the course of the incident, he turned off the lights, police said. The girl said she heard him unzipping his pants, police added.

The girl managed to get out of Kavil’s grasp, grab her purse and run out of the store and the building, police said. She then called her mom, who called police and picked up the sobbing girl from a nearby parking lot.

Sunny Kavil

Sunny Kavil In Court On Sex Charges

The Ugly Less-Ugly News Racks Get Ugly

“We will pay for a maintenance program if they become damaged or have graffiti,” she said. “The maintenance fee for each site is about $500 per year.”

Ugly News Rack

Last year these ugly steel news racks were in the planning phase. The first one arrived and now blocks the morning sun from the coffee place. Now it starts sliding back into ghetto news rack chic – thanks to Coast Weakly sticking it’s bumper stickers all over it. That should cost the bad tabloid a $500 maintenance fee, and lose 4 of it’s plastic boxes elsewhere in town.

Lisa Bennett pointed it out in the council meeting, attorney Laredo confirmed it was the same as graffiti.

The Ugly Less-Ugly News Racks Get Ugly

Eco-Freaks Giving Away Stash Of Trees

Sustainable Pacific Grove, a volunteer group undertaking projects to help the city become more self-reliant and sustainable, and Trees for PG plan to erase the carbon footprint of the city’s annual Good Old Days celebration with trees — seedlings and adults — planted around the city after next month’s festival.

This does not sound like a good idea.

They will block the sun from the solar panels!

Ronald Reagan said they cause pollution!

Police will run innocent suspects into them.

They are killing the tourists.

Sustainable PG Firewood?

Eco-Freaks Giving Away Stash Of Trees

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Declares Tsunami Awareness Week

Tsunami Awareness Week is a time to remember and a time to prepare. In March 1964, an earth-quake off the coast of Alaska generated a tsunami along the northern California coast that killed more than a dozen Del Norte County residents.

Tsunami Sign

Could Central Avenue become ocean front property?

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Declares Tsunami Awareness Week

Tour Bus Crashes Into Aquarium Entrance

Monterey police Sgt. Bill Clark said the Coach USA bus was empty and parked on David Avenue west of Wave Street about a block above the aquarium when it began rolling downhill about 1:45 p.m. It hit several city signs and clipped the front of a vehicle driving on Wave Street before continuing down David Avenue.

The bus next sideswiped a building at 898 Wave St. that houses the aquarium’s offices and continued rolling down the sidewalk before hitting the Aquarium building on Cannery Row outside the gift shop.

Coach USA Bus

A young person used a cell phone to capture the crash – check the video

Tour Bus Crashes Aquarium Entrance