New Monterey Police Blotter – December 2008

12/1/08 Victim reports unknown to have burglarized her house in the 800 block of Cypress.

12/3/08 DIAZ-VASQUEZ, JUAN JOSE was arrested for public intoxication and possession of a fake ID in front of 400 Lighthouse.

12/4/08 Victim reports that Suspect broke into her vehicle and slept in her vehicle overnight in the 800 block of Belden.

12/5/08 Victim placed HOFFMAN, ROY under citizen arrest for challenging him to a fight located at 611 Lighthouse.

12/5/08 BARRETT, JUSTIN DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication in the 700 block of Hawthorne.

12/7/08 A vehicle was towed from the parking garage located at Prescott / Foam, the vehicle was found with the interior on fire.

12/7/08 HOFFMAN, ROY BENJAMIN was arrested for throwing a lit cigarette at a passing police vehicle on Lighthouse at Prescott.

12/9/08 Victim reports an unknown to have stolen property from inside his locked vehicle while parked in the 700 block of Hawthorne.

12/11/08 MIJANGOS-SANTOS FRANCISCO was cited for driving on a suspended license at David and Pine.

12/11/08 R/P reports losing her purse while in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

12/12/08 R/P reports losing his brown tri-fold wallet at 32 Cannery Row.

12/12/08 R/P reports losing his wallet in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

12/12/08 KIM, CHOL was arrested for driving under the influence after driving into a dumpster at 791 Foam.

12/13/08 Victim reports vehicle burglary while parked at 32 Cannery Row.

12/14/08 R/P reports finding a baggie of Marijuana in the 400 block of Lighthouse.

12/15/08 CITY OF MONTEREY finds graffiti in the mens bathroom located at 32 Cannery Row.

12/15/08 CITY OF MONTEREY finds graffiti in the mens bathroom located at San Carlos Beach.

12/15/08 R/P reports a lost Apple iPhone in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

12/16/08 Victim reports unknown to have side-swiped her vehicle and leave the scene of the accident, while parked in front of 2000 David Ave.

12/17/08 Victim reports three unknown males to have grabbed her purse while walking in the 700 block of Wave.

12/17/08 Victim reports Suspect to have sent several harassing text messages to his cell phone in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

12/19/08 CALHOUN, CHRISTINA was arrested for public intoxication at Lighthouse / Reeside.

12/20/08 Victim reports two bicycles to have been stolen from his garage by an unknown suspect in the 400 block of Hawthorne.

12/20/08 MPD towed a vehicle from the 400 block of Drake for expired registration over 6 months.

12/20/08 City of Monterey had unknown strike and damage a speed limit sign in the 100 block of Foam.

12/20/08 Victim reports strong arm robbery by unk just north of wharf 1 on the Rec trail.

12/21/08 D’ENTINO, DANIEL, MCNEILL, RYAN, and HOOVER, DONALD were involved in a fight outside of Longs Drugs, 686 Lighthouse.

12/21/08 MPD reported a hit and run to the speed limit sign located in front of 739 Foam Street.

12/22/08 Victim reports unknown to have taken his wallet from his vehicle which was parked in the 700 block of Newton.

12/22/08 Victim reports unknown to have stolen property from her vehicle which was parked in the 700 block of Filmore.

12/22/08 MPD assisted Santa Cruz PD in the collection of video footage from a business in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

12/22/08 R/P reports Suspect to have called in a prescription at a business in the 600 block of Lighthouse by impersonating Victim.

12/23/08 Victim reported vandalism to a window on the front door of his business, located in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

12/23/08 MPD towed a vehicle from 400 block of Dickman for expired registration.

12/24/08 R/P reports finding mail in front of his residence in the 2100 block of David.

12/24/08 CEJA HUGO was cited for driving on a suspended drivers license at David and Pine.

12/24/08 Victim reports unknown to have stolen his wallet from his unlocked vehicle at Prescott and Filmore.

12/24/08 MCSO was aided in the service of an outstanding warrant on RANDAZZO, TODD, WMA, 10 Laguna Grande Court, in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

12/24/08 WIEDER, CHARLES was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

12/24/08 Victim reports unknown to have struck and damaged his rental vehicle while parked in the 2200 block of David.

12/26/08 MCSO was aided in the issuance of a citation to DIGIROLAMO, JOHN on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in the 800 block of Drake.

12/26/08 Victim reports losing her wallet in the 600 block of Lighthouse and unknown using Victim’s debit card to make unauthorized charges.

12/26/08 SCHAUB, BETTY was arrested for DUI alcohol (refusal) at the parking garage, Prescott and Wave. CECKA, LEIGH ANN was arrested for public intoxication.

12/27/08 PIDDUCK, JON & MILLER, ADINO & ORMEROD, JAMES were arrested for public intoxication at 321 Alvarado. Also arrested was WHISENENT, IAN for obstructing and resisting an officer at the south bore tunnel.

12/27/08 Victim reports burglary of her vehicle in the 500 block of Wave.

12/27/08 Subject was placed on a 72 hour mental health evaluation in the 1700 block of Whithers.

12/28/08 PONCE, MIGUEL was arrested for DUI at Foam and Hoffman.

12/28/08 MANNING, DONALD was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and being under the influence of a Controlled substance at Hawthorne and Prescott.

12/28/08 Victim reports being battered by Suspect at a business in the 700 block of Lighthouse. Additionally, MITCHELL damaged property while in the store.

12/28/08 CURRY, RYAN JAMES PATRICK was arrested for driving under the influence in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

12/29/08 Victim reports unknown to have struck and damaged his vehicle while parked on Hoffman/Hawthorne.

12/29/08 Subject fell in the street outside of 771 Lottie.

12/31/08 Suspicious Circumstance in the 200 block of Hawthorne.

12/31/08 CANO, JESUS was placed under citizen’s arrest for stealing from a business in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

12/31/08 R/P reports finding property outside of 763 Wave.

New Monterey Police Blotter – December 2008

Free Fish Jail Admission All Year Long For Locals

Sushi

The aquarium announced the deal for county residents as part of the observance of its 25th anniversary next year.

Free admission will be offered the 20th of each month from January through October. Residents must present valid identification and proof of residence at the main entrance. The offer is good during regular aquarium hours.

Free Fish Jail Admission All Year Long For Locals

We Don't Serve Your Kind Shoppe Sets Off Flurry Of Spin Doctors

IC shoppee

Soldier Darrick Williams, who was unavailable for comment Monday, told the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce that he and his wife walked into the Ice Cream Shoppe — formerly known as Rocky Coast Ice Cream — on Lighthouse Avenue but decided to leave when they noticed the ice cream was over their budget.

As they were leaving, Williams was allegedly told by the store’s owner that he wouldn’t serve soldiers at his business, and the two exchanged words, Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar told KSBW Action News 8.

“He was referring to the fact that this guy is a soldier and this specific owner has anti-war, anti-Bush sentiments and these have been expressed in the location,” Ammar said.

The incident has spurred an uproar, with some residents writing letters to the editors of local newspapers and others boycotting all Pacific Grove restaurants until the location of the dispute was revealed.

The Chamber of Commerce said that pro DLI groups are planning to boycott the ice cream shop next week.

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We Don’t Serve Your Kind Shoppe Sets Off Flurry Of Spin Doctors

Armament For Lighthouse Sought

Never know when the killer whales may come ashore.

The society, he said, has received a $53,000 grant from a bequest of landscaping, and plans to restore some of the look and feel of the lighthouse’s grounds during World War II, when soldiers of the 54th Coast Artillery Regiment (Colored) were posted there with four 155mm guns shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Armament For Lighthouse Sought

Guitar Mike, The Recreation Trail Strummer

I’ve wondered what the story was. Stop and listen while on your walk.

At 54, Urso has dreams and aspirations of making a CD one day, and maybe hitting it big, but doesn’t know how to get that done.

So he plays for tourists and locals who pass him on the recreation trail, a few hundred yards south of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They reward him with coins and dollar bills.

“I had a pretty good day yesterday. The Row was packed with people walking around for the holidays and I wound up making about $30,” says Urso, who wears dirty jeans with softball-sized holes in the knees, a dark blue parka and an olive green cap. His silver hair is long and his beard could use a trim.

Guitar Mike, The Recreation Trail Strummer

Still Ugly, Those Urban Newsboxes Just As Easy To Rob

News rack crime

A pair of unknown subjects were spotted in the act of vandalizing newspaper boxes. The suspects are believed to be in their forties. They wore dark clothing and were shaggy in appearance. The men were not apprehended. Later, an informant called in to say that several racks had been broken into in the area of 13th Street and Congress Avenue. Considerable damage was done to the boxes in both locations. An estimated $50 to $200 was missing from each box.

Still Ugly, Those Urban Newsboxes Just As Easy To Rob

Art Galleries Attracting More Crime

Try to be more like Carmel, P.G. gets the same crime as Carmel.

12/15/08

Thief working the Works: To the sticky fingered individual who lifted a gorgeous painting from the walls of the Works art gallery in Pacific Grove, I offer my most sincere feelings of pity, as you are obviously a pathetic person. As much as this world needs compassion right now, I really can’t feel anything for you but objective anger. Shame on you, you thief and loser.

Misty Dawn

12/22/08

Give it back: I join Misty Dawn, who wrote to report the theft of a painting from The Works gallery, in saying, “Shame on you” to the thief.

The Pacific Grove Art Center was also struck by a sneak thief who stole an exquisite needlepoint tote bag from a display by one of the studio artists. The incident was a personal violation against the artist.

In addition to the expense of materials, hundreds of hours of work were involved in creating this beautiful piece, which was displayed for the enjoyment of others. How could anyone possibly enjoy something that was stolen from the artist, on display at a nonprofit center, right before Christmas? This petty criminal deserves a lump of coal in his or her stocking.

Joan Jeffers McCleary

P.G. Business Tells Army Sargent "We Don't Serve Your Kind"

A soldier at the Presidio of Monterey got a taste of that attitude on Veterans Day in Pacific Grove this year. As he and his wife were leaving a business establishment, they were told, “We don’t serve your kind around here.”

Army Sgt. Derek Williams, who is studying Spanish at the Defense Language Institute, is just back from a combat tour in Iraq with the 504th Military Intelligence Battalion.

IC shoppee

It’s the Ice Cream Shoppe on Lighthouse. The place is a shrine to the anti-Bush types.

P.G. BusinessTells Army Sargent “We Don’t Serve Your Kind”