New Monterey Police Blotter – January 2009

1/1/09 PERRY JEREMY was cited for driving on a suspended license at 32 Cannery Row

1/1/09 PREADER STEPHANIA was arrested for possession of concentrated cannabis and possession of marijuana at 32 Cannery Row.

1/1/09 Victim reports an unknown to have stolen her purse from the skating rink at the Custom House Plaza.

1/2/09 SILVEIRA, JOHN was arrested for public intoxication at 400 Cannery Row.

1/4/09 Victim reports burglary of her vehicle while it was parked in the lot at Wave and Irving.

1/5/09 R/P reports losing his Camera at 701 Wave St.

1/5/09 GRILLO, JACK was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of ammunition, and felon in possession of firearms in the 400 blk of Eardley, PG

1/5/09 GRILLO, VICKY was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance at above.

1/6/09 SCOTT, SHANNON was arrested for DUI near David and Archer.

1/6/09 Victim reports unknown to have stolen cash from his coat in the 300 blk of Drake.

1/8/09 MARSHALL, JUSTIN, was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Belden and Irving.

1/9/09 WITTER, PHILLIP was arrested for public intoxication in the 400 block of Spencer.

1/9/09 Graffiti was reported in the men’s restroom at San Carlos Beach.

1/9/09 HERNANDEZ-LOPEZ JULIO was cited for a warrant at Prescott and Taylor

1/9/09 A victim reports the theft of items from his vehicle in the 800 block of Hawthorne.

1/10/09 A victim reports the theft of items from his while it was parked at the Coast Guard Pier.

1/10/09 HAMMOND, STEPHEN was arrested in the 400 block of Cannery Row for battery.

1/11/09 A victim reports being struck by a vehicle in the 400 block of Dickman.

1/11/09 A victim reports a suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit bill in the 300 block of David Ave.

1/12/09 MPD towed a vehicle from Drake and the Rec Trail for obstructing traffic.

1/12/09 A victim reports vandalism to his vehicle in the 700 block of Hawthorne.

1/12/09 MANNING, JOHN was arrested for DUI at 23795 Holman Highway.

1/12/09 WARD, DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication at Lighthouse & Drake.

1/13/09 ADAMS, PHILLIP was arrested on outstanding warrants at Hoffman & Lighthouse.

1/13/09 GUERRERO MIGUEL GUTIERREZ was cited for driving on a suspended drivers license at David and Lottie.

1/13/09 Reporting party reports finding property at the Coast Guard Pier.

1/13/09 A citizen placed Lansing, Richard under citizen arrest for peace disturbance in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

1/13/09 LAMB, JOSEPH was cited on an outstanding warrant at David & Lighthouse.

1/14/09 A victim reports a vandalism in the 400 block of Lighthouse.

1/14/09 MPD documented a civil problem in the 500 block of Wave.

1/15/09 A victim was reported missing from the 300 block of Drake.

1/15/09 A hit and run reported at Reeside and Hawthorne.

1/15/09 MPD documented a dispute over an animal at Taylor & Irving.

1/15/09 A victim reports being threatened in the 200 block of Spencer.

1/16/09 A victim reported identity theft in the 600 block of David Ave.

16/09 A citizen placed RIOS, MIGUEL and BLASDERIOS, CRUZ under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting in the 6oo block of Cannery Row.

1/16/09 A victim reports unknown to have used his credit card in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

1/16/09 A victim reports the theft of items in the 600 block of David Ave.

1/16/09 SENDELL, CAROL LEE was arrested for driving under the influence at Prescott & Newton.

1/17/09 A victim reports receiving fraudulent currency in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

1/18/09 Reporting party reports found property in the 600 block of Wave Street.

1/18/09 MOLLOY, JOSHUA and VERNASSIE, STEPHEN were arrested for burglary and conspiracy in the 900 block of Lighthouse

1/18/09 Dowdy, Jennifer was cited for driving on a suspended license at Lighthouse and Foam.

1/18/09 A victim reports losing property in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

1/19/09 MPD documented a verbal dispute in the 700 block of Spencer.

1/19/09 A victim reports the theft of his vehicle in the 900 block of McClellan.

1/19/09 A victim reports vandalism to his vehicle in the 500 block of Pine.

1/19/09 A victim reports vandalism to his vehicle in the 100 block of McClellan.

1/19/09 MPD was involved in a vehicle pursuit at Hawthorne and David.

1/20/09 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 400 block of Belden.

1/20/09 HUDSON, GLENN was arrested on outstanding warrants at Prescott and Lighthouse.

1/21/09 MPD towed a vehicle in the 700 blk of Parcel, for expired registration over 6 months.

1/21/09 FERRIS, JIM, was arrested for attempted robbery in the 800 block of Lighthouse.

1/22/09 A victim reports the theft of items in the 400 block of Belden.

1/22/09 MARTINEZ, CARLOS was arrested for public intoxication at the Rec Trail and Washington.

1/23/09 MPD documented graffiti at Reeside and the Rec Trail.

1/24/09 SIZEMORE, JENNIFER was arrested for public intoxication at the Rec Trail and Prescott.

1/24/09 COPPOLA, RICHARD was arrested for DUI at David and Lighthouse.

1/24/09 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 700 block of Archer.

1/24/09 MPD towed a vehicle for expired registration in the 700 block of Belden.

1/24/09 A victim reports the theft of her vehicle at Prescott and Laine.

1/25/09 A victim reports the theft of items from her vehicle at Hoffman and Wave.

1/25/09 A hit and run at Foam & Hoffman.

1/26/09 MPD documented found property at Cannery Row & Prescott.

1/28/09 A victim reports the a burglary to his residence in the 200 block of Laine.

1/28/09 MPD documented graffiti at Lighthouse and Private Bolio.

1/28/09 SCHAFFER, KENNETH was cited for an outstanding warrant at David and Hawthorne.

1/29/09 MPD documented graffiti in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

1/29/09 A victim reports the theft of items in the 300 block of David Ave.

1/30/09 MPD documented suspicious circumstance in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

1/30/09 A victim reports a vandalism to his vehicle in the 700 block of Wave.

1/30/09 Reporting party reports finding property in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

New Monterey Police Blotter – January 2009

Chamber Of Commerce Trying To Bring Concorso Italiano Again

How do we define ‘green’? Is it carbon credits and no styrofoam or is it money, money, money from gross polluters?

Remember the Melange posh is out!Another red Ferrari

There is a renewed drive to bring the Concorso Italiano to Pacific Grove, nearly one year after the city council said it didn’t think the posh car event was appropriate for the town.

In November, Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar approached Concorso owner Jack Wadsworth with the idea to bring a slightly scaled-down version of the car event to the city’s municipal golf course.

“I wrote him a letter and I convinced him to [again] consider Pacific Grove,” Ammar said.

Chamber Of Commerce Trying To Bring Concorso Italiano Again

Gangs On Arkwright Court – Tag It Obvious

Arkwright Court

Pacific Grove Police have been fielding calls from concerned residents after a gang member was arrested on Jan. 14 for drug and probation violations. He was living on Arkwright Court.

Commander John Nyunt admits the town does have some gang members that live and work in the community. He says, he’s seen more Surenos than Nortenos in the area. Many of them who have been drawn to escape the violence in other parts of the peninsula or who have family members who live in PG.

“I think the reality of the situation is people have to work and they will find work where there are places to live,” says Nyunt. “But I think all communities have some type of gang activity or gang influence in their community.”

Unfortunately to gang members “work” means robbing, stealing and killing.

Gangs On Arkwright Court – Tag It Obvious

Cannery Row Offers Shuttle Bus For ATT Golf

Park right next to the bus pickup in popular areas. P.G should have supported this shuttle instead of making people park all over the residential & beachfront areas, only to have to walk to the Mvsevm.AT&T Golf shuttle bus

The Monterey express shuttle will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 12-14) and from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15. The express shuttle will leave from Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf and Downtown Monterey and drop fans off at the tournament.

On Cannery Row, golf fans can catch the shuttle at Wave Street at Prescott Street, across from Willy’s Smokehouse and park in the Cannery Row garage using the entrance off Foam Street. The shuttle from Fisherman’s Wharf leaves from the mouth of the Wharf at Oliver Street off Scott Street and parking is available in the Waterfront lot off Del Monte Avenue. In Downtown Monterey, the shuttle leaves from the Monterey Conference Center at Portola Plaza and parking is available in the downtown Monterey garages using the entrances off Tyler or Franklin Streets.

Cannery Row Offers Shuttle Bus For ATT Golf

Gangs Moving In, See P.G. As Easy Target

Grafitti

“They’re moving into town,” (detective Adam Sepagan) said, citing the area of Arkwright Court, where apartments are abundant and cheap. “Unless they do something wrong and we catch them, we can’t ask them not to live here. We’d like to. It’s mostly Hispanic gangs, according to Sepagan, and while Nortenos were predominant for a while, more Surenos are arriving as of late.
“For the longest time, those people didn’t come to P.G., because they didn’t want to get caught for something like a taillight, and then be found driving a stolen car or having an outstanding warrant” Sepagan said. “But as things are getting worse throughout the county, sometimes they come here because they want to get away from the violence and everything.”

Not news. Same paper reported gangs in P.G. back in April 2005.

Don’t forget the violent robbery at Safeway

Gangs Moving In, See P.G. As Easy Target

I'd Walk A Mile With A Service Camel

None of these, what say my service camel?

Trotters Not Allowed

Last week the New York Times reported a national trend of disabled people replacing service dogs with more exotic animals — such as monkeys, parrots and small horses.

And you don’t have to go far to find an example. One resident of Pacific Grove uses a miniature horse for stability as she moves around her home. The horse is often seen being walked around a neighborhood not far from the beach.

According to the Guide Horse Foundation, miniature horses make good service animals because “they demonstrate excellent judgment and are not easily distracted by crowds and people.”

But there is a growing debate over whether unconventional service animals such as monkeys and pigs should be allowed to cozy up to people in restaurants, stores, churches and other public places.

“Where will it end?” asked Pacific Grove Mayor Dan Cort. “Because camels could be good service animals, too.”

I’d Walk A Mile With A Service Camel

Letters From The Editor – Bicyclists' Style

Bicycle crash

Riders should be schooled on style

Since “slapping a female pedestrian on the head” clearly demonstrates a lack of style, perhaps the “Style Man” from Bicycling Magazine could host a seminar for local riders to explain the true essence of “Style.”

For example, there is a lack of style when the Recreation Trail is used as a criterium course for racing.

“Riders yelling at pedestrians” not only lacks style, it is a psychological call for help by riders who are consistently left behind on their local club rides.

Pedestrians could show some empathy to riders, since it is pretty difficult to keep your legs shaved, match the color of your clothes to the color of your bike, monitor your heart rate and rpms and learn words like: criterium, peloton, and bello.

The City Council could issue each rider a copy of the law to give to pedestrians, along with a stern warning when pedestrians stray into the “Bike Only” lane; of course this completely lacks style. “Style Man” might simply suggest riding next to the interloping female and say, “Hello, isn’t Monterey Bay beautiful (bello).” Now that’s style.

Dennis Tibbetts
Marina

Letters From The Editor – Bicyclists’ Style

Long Lead Times At Crime Lab

According to PGPD detective Adam Sepagan, Patrick James Ayers stole liquor from the Pacific Grove Safeway on June 19, 2008.

The suspect escaped, but the officer recovered the bottle of hard alcohol the man dropped, and police managed to lift some fingerprints from its surface, according to Sepagan.

“We submitted the prints to the Monterey County crime lab, they were able to find a match, and we were able to get him ID’ed,” he explained. Because more serious crimes take priority in the lab, months had passed before a technician had time to run the prints through the system.

Long Lead Times At Crime Lab

Pebble Beach Hiring Fewer Temp Workers At Crosby

Guess they are using more P.B. full time employees. I’d do the same, I’d rather give my workers the overtime $$ than to temps.

The jobs range from food and beverage, to cashiers, and shuttle drivers, however when some people who are normally hired to work the event showed up to fill out their applications they were turned away and told they would not be hired. According to Pebble Beach management the economy is to blame.

Pebble Beach Hiring Fewer Temp Workers At Crosby