New Monterey Police Blotter – November 2008

Thank you Monterey Police for nabbing so many DUIs this month . .

11/1/08 Citizen reports finding a checkbook, credit card and $100 inside Carrows Restaurant.

11/2/08 PARKER, SUNSHINE MONIQUE and PARKER, BRANDON TODD were arrested for public intoxication at Dickman and Hawthorne.

11/2/08 Victim reported the theft of her purse and laptop computer from her unlocked vehicle in the 800 blk of Laine

11/2/08 Victim reports the theft of property from his unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of Lily.

11/2/08 Victim reports the theft of property from her unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of Lily.

11/2/08 LAMBERT, CHASE was arrested for public intoxication in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

11/2/08 Victim reports an unknown to have stolen the rear Ca license plate from her motorcycle, while parked in the 200 blk of Lighthouse.

11/4/08 MPD towed a Utility trailer from in front of 999 David for expired registration.

11/4/08 Victim reported the wheels with Patens tires were stolen from his vehicle while parked in the 1100 blk of McClellan.

11/4/08 A vehicle was towed from 900 Belden for expired registration.

11/7/08 BLANCHARD, DIMITRI was arrested for DUI at Prescott and Archer. His vehicle was also involved in a collision with the yellow crosswalk sign at Laine at Prescott.

11/7/08 Assiri, Abdulrahman, was arrested by DUI at Lighthouse and Foam.

11/7/08 VAZQUEZ, ALEJANDRO was arrested for DUI following a vehicle vs. parked vehicle collision at Hawthorne and Prescott.

11/7/08 Victim reports residential burglary in the 800 blk of David.

11/7/08 Victim reports an unknown WMA to have battered him at 611 Lighthouse.

11/8/08 FRANK, ADAM was cited for driving on a suspended license for DUI at Drake and Foam.

11/8/08 Victim reports Suspect to have disturbed her peace on Laine.

11/8/08 MPD towed a vehicle from the area of Terry and Whithers for expired registration over six months.

11/8/08 Subject was placed on a 72 hour evaluation in the 700 blk of Taylor.

11/8/08 Department of Social Services was aided with a welfare check on a Subject in the 700 blk of Hawthorne.

11/9/08 MPD towed 6 cars from Cannery Row and Alvarado for the Big Sur Half Marathon.

11/9/08 Victim reports a strong arm robbery by an unknown Suspect in the 500 block of Hawthorne.

11/10/08 Victim reports a vehicle driven by an unknown driver to have struck and damaged his vehicle at 406 Lighthouse.

11/11/08 R/P reports finding a bindle of cocaine in the 300 blk of David.

11/11/08 Santa Clara County SO was aided in the arrest of GAMEZ, YVONNE for having a no bail traffic warrant. Occurred in the 600 block of Archer.

11/11/08 Victim reports theft of an Apple I-touch from the 400 blk of Foam..

11/12/08 SPROULE, THOMAS was arrested for public intoxication in the 700 blk of Lighthouse.

11/13/08 GONSALVES, ROBERT was arrested for public intoxication at the Coast Guard Pier and Recreation Trail.

11/13/08 R/P reports unknown to have tried to fill a prescription by phone at a business in the 600 blk of Lighthouse.

11/14/08 Victim reports vehicle burglary while parked in the 800 blk of Irving.

11/14/08 COLUM, SHONTA was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of L.A. county in the 600 blk of Wave.

11/14/08 COLUM, SHONTA BMA was arrested for misappropriation of found property, in the 600 blk of Wave.

11/14/08 WINGROVE, THOMAS was involved in a solo traffic collision, struck a parked vehicle in the 600 block of David then collided into the complex at 601 David. WINGROVE was treated for injuries at CHOMP, later arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of hypodermic needles.

11/15/08 Victim reports commercial burglary in the 300 blk of Foam.

11/15/08 Victim was aided in receiving medical aid after a diving incident at Breakwater Cove.

11/15/08 Subject was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold for being a danger to others in the 1700 blk of Whithers.

11/16/08 Harcarik, Lauren was arrested for DUI at Foam and Hoffman.

11/16/08 MPD aided Monterey Fire Department in forcing entry into a home in the 300 blk of Spencer.

11/16/08 GONSALVEZ, ROBERT was arrested for public intoxication at 95 Prescott.

11/16/08 Victim unknown to have taken two satellite dishes from the 400 blk of Oak.

11/17/08 CALDERON, CHUCK was cited for driving on s suspended driver license, suspended for a DUI, after a traffic stop in the 300 blk of Cannery Row.

11/17/08 MALONE, MICHAEL was arrested for vandalism after destroying 4 park benches with his skateboard at 32 Cannery Row.

11/17/08 GONSALVEZ, ROBERT was arrested for public intoxication in the 800 blk of Lighthouse.

11/17/08 SCHAFER KENNETH was arrested for public intoxication in the 800 block of Lighthouse.

11/18/08 Victim reports hit and run to his vehicle at Irving and Lighthouse.

11/18/08 GONZALVES, ROBERT was arrested for public intoxication at the intersection of Cannery Row and Reeside.

11/19/08 MPD towed a vehicle from the 400 block of Pine for expired registration.

11/19/08 DIAZ, EVELIA was arrested for DUI and driving on a suspended drivers license in the 100 block of Foam.

11/19/08 MCSO was aided in the arrest of CURTIS, LISA for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant at the intersection of Foam and Hoffman.

11/20/08 PARIGI, MEGAN was arrested for public intoxication in the 400 blk of Oak St.

11/20/08 MCSO was aided in issuing a citation for a misdemeanor warrant to COOPER, RICKIE at 398 Lighthouse.

11/20/08 Victim reports unknown to have struck and damaged his vehicle at David and Lighthouse.

11/20/08 HICKS, JASON was arrested for public intoxication in the 600 blk of Cannery Row.

11/21/08 Victim reports theft of property in the 600 blk of Lighthouse.

11/22/08 Victim reports residential burglary in the 2000 blk of David.

11/22/08 Hendricks, John was arrested for public intoxication in the 500 block of Hawthorne.

11/23/08 Victim reports unk to have cut holes in her car cover in the 700 blk of Devisadero.

11/28/08 MCSO was aided in the issuance of a citation to HUDSON, GLENN for an outstanding warrant at 280 Dickman.

11/29/08 Subject fell off his bike on the recreation trail near Foam and Cannery Row.

11/29/08 Subject was placed on a 72 hour hold in the 600 blk of Dickman.

11/30/08 R/P reports finding property somewhere on Cannery Row.

New Monterey Police Blotter – November 2008

What Recession? We Have A Luxury Spa For Dogs

Dogs have more accessibility than the disabled around here. Watch your step.

Doggie high chair

The promenade, Cannery Row’s first Holiday Pet Parade, was a benefit for the SPCA of Monterey County and the Animal Friends Rescue Project.

For the canine competitors, adorned in their holiday best, it paid big dividends to finish first. The grand prize was a luxury spa appointment at Chateau Le Paws at the American Tin Cannery. Their owners got the human equivalent from the Energia Spa at the new Intercontinental Clement Monterey Hotel.

What Recession? We Have A Luxury Spa For Dogs

Moammar Talks Stupid . . again

I’ve little issues with the rehab place (except maybe the resulting fewer residential units as a result . .) But “Neighbors”? Moe Ammar needs to be muzzled. Moe lives nowhere near Central & 2nd. My guess is that the residents are performing work for the COC which the COC collects money for.Baghdad Moe

At the corner of Pacific Grove’s Central Avenue and Second Street sits a lemon-yellow house.

The people in the house all have troubled pasts. Their histories include run-ins with the law, and problems with cocaine, alcohol, painkillers and more.

Moe Ammar, president of Pacific Grove’s Chamber of Commerce, has strong feelings about these people.

“I cannot think of a better neighbor,” he said. “I wish we had more neighbors like them.”

The yellow Victorian is the new site for the Bridge Restoration Ministry, a Christian-oriented residential drug rehabilitation center for men. The center relocated to Pacific Grove from Seaside in May.

The Bridge offers a rigorous, yearlong treatment program that teaches residents the skills to mend lives that have been shattered by drug addiction.

Moammar Talks Stupid . . again

People Come From Far And Wide To See The World’s Ugliest Xmas Tree

Cannot disappoint the tourists from Fresno, light it up.
PG Ugly Tree

The Pacific Grove Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Monday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, at Forest and Central avenues.

Following the tree lighting, which the chamber says regularly draws people from as far away as Fresno, there will be a reception at Chautauqua Hall

UPDATE – wanted to show the tree in the day time. Do people from Fresno really think this is nice enough to travel to see?
Really ugly tree

People Come From Far And Wide To See The World’s Ugliest Xmas Tree

Victory For The Chickens

I’m Pro-chicken. And I Vote!David Polden
David Polden digging for justice.

The P.G. City Council voted Nov. 19 to permit two homeowners to continue to keep chickens on their property as pets despite neighbor complaints they attract flies, are noisy and could harbor disease.

After the chicken owners received over-the-counter permits to keep the poultry, Polden filed an Oct. 29 appeal, citing several concerns.

“I’m worried about the loss of value of my property,” Polden wrote to the city council, “as well as that of everyone living in the town.”

Ultimately, council members agreed, finding that the chickens would not create a property-value issue, or be a threat to health and safety. Councilman Scott Miller dissented and councilwoman Lisa Bennett was absent.

Victory For The Chickens

Prison Doctors Fraud – One Was From P.G.

Part of what causes insurance rates to go up – and services go down.

Dr. Charles Lee, 69, of Salinas, is charged with approving the false claims.

Also named are doctors Randy Sid, 42, of Pacific Grove; Pedro Eva, 43, of Soledad; David Hoban, 65, of Santa Cruz; Wade Exum, 60, of Las Vegas; and Mark Herbst, 48, of Honolulu.

The indictment accuses Hoban of overbilling the state more than $60,000 between April 2007 and June 2007. Exum is charged with similarly taking $13,570; Sid, $16,750; Eva, almost $30,000; and Herbst, nearly $45,000.

Prison Doctors Fraud – One Was From P.G.

Stillwell’s Snow In The Park For The Last Time?

Businesses that contribute have been shuttered, all we have left are bistros and art galleries. Shows how much they give back to the town. Moe needs to go.

Snow in the park

The annual Stillwell’s Snow in the Park event — scheduled from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Dec. 6 — has been a holiday tradition in the city for the past 15 years.

But the cost of putting it on keeps rising, said Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar, and has gone from $4,500 in 1994 to $12,000 this year.

Ammar said the chamber has $7,000 at present. Businesses in the city that normally contribute to Snow in the Park haven’t been as forthcoming this year, he said, because of the economic downturn. If the donations fall short, the event will be canceled next year.

Stillwell’s Snow In The Park – Last Time?

Deputy City Manager To Take The Helm

Charlene Wiseman
coast weekly photo

Pacific Grove’s deputy city manager, Charlene Wiseman, will take over for top administrator Jim Colangelo on an interim basis when he leaves in mid-December.

“If Charlene wouldn’t have agreed to stay we would have been stuck with no city manager or assistant city manager,” he(Dan Cort) said.

Is that really a bad thing? Let her go.

Deputy City Manager To Take The Helm

Another DUI Arrest – Tourist Hit By Driver

KSBW is calling it a hit & run.

A Pacific Grove man is in jail after hitting a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Lance Millington, 58, was driving his pickup truck on the 800 block of Ocean View Boulevard when he struck an 82-year-old man.

The Hear-old says he’s 48 and mentions no hit an run. But 6:30 AM? Sheeshe.

Pacific Grove police arrested Lance Millington, 48, and charged him with DUI and causing bodily injury to Texas resident Carlos Broughton in the 800 block of Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove. The accident occurred about 6:30a.m. Friday.

Clownafornian reports:

About 6:30 a.m., police said, Carlos Broughton, 82, of Texas, was struck and left lying in the road at the Sea Palm turnout of Ocean Boulevard. Citizens attended him until emergency crews arrived and he could be taken by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Is this the same Lance Millington that is the driver for residents of the Park Lane???

From the Park Lane Classic Residence by Hyatt website:

A day in the life of Lance Millington.

9:00 a.m. I begin to take the residents to their doctor and dental appointments in the Lincoln Town Car. We also take them on group shopping trips to various locations on the Peninsula four days a week and on a tour or activity every Friday afternoon. Friday mornings are reserved for cleaning and maintenance of the vehicles.

Lance Millington

 

And is it the same Lance Millington that was a victim of a DUI two years ago?

Another DUI Arrest – Tourist Hit By Driver

Real Estate Signs Vandalized

During the Halloween weekend, close to five dozen posts in Carmel Valley, Los Laureles Grade and Pebble Beach were yanked from the ground, according to Dwyer, who fielded calls from many agents requesting the signs be re-erected. She said the vandalism has been occurring once a month for the past half year.

The Dwyers charge $18 to reinstall the signs, unless one client has several down in the same area, in which case the fee drops to $8 per sign.

Hmm. Signs get torn down, someone gets paid to replace the signs, signs get torn down, rise, repeat. A somewhat related issue I have is with real estate barons blocking sidewalks every weekend. Keep it off to the side, or I will stop and move the sign so that the path is clear.Keller Williams sign in way

Real Estate Signs Vandalized