New Monterey Police Blotter – November 2009

This month’s log begins with one of the arrests of a man that later died in the city jail.

11/1/09 MARTINEZ, CARLOS was arrested for public intoxication on the Recreation Trail at Custom House Plaza.

11/3/09 RAMIREZ-DIAZ, NELVIN was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 865 Lighthouse.

11/6/09 GLASSEL, MICHAEL was arrested for resisting arrest and public intoxication on the Recreation Trail and Custom House Plaza.

11/7/09 Homonnay, Zoltan was arrested for DUI at David and Hawthorne.

11/9/09 MPD towed a vehicle from the 400 block of Reeside, for parking in a no parking zone area.

11/9/09 REYES MIGUEL, CESAR was arrested for violation of a restraining order, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation in the 500 block of Lighthouse.

11/9/09 FRAZIER, MARK was cited for driving on a suspended license in the 700 block of Wave St.

11/10/09 DANES, GREGORY was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, transportation of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and possession of counterfeit bills in the 600 block of Hawthorne.

1/11/09 MPD assisted Monterey Fire with an investigation of a fire in the 200 block of Foam.

11/11/09 SCHAFER, KENNETH was cited for an outstanding warrant at 775 Wave St.

11/13/09 WHEATLEY, JENNIFER was cited for driving on a suspended license at Cannery Row and Prescott

11/14/09 MPD towed a vehicle in the 700 Block of Cannery Row for parking in a tow-away zone.

11/14/09 GOWAN, MICHAEL ANTHONY was arrested, in the 700 block of Cannery Row for being a known parolee at large.

11/17/09 OSBORN, KYLE was arrested for public intoxication at Lighthouse and Washington.

11/18/09 MCCRAY, KEVIN was arrested for an outstanding warrant at McAbee Beach.

11/18/09 MPD aided MFD in controlling and documenting a flood that resulted from a broken water line under a fire hydrant at David and Pine.

11/19/09 HEATH, RON EARL was arrested for public intoxication in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

11/19/09 HOPKINS-DAVI, BONNIE was arrested for driving under the influence at Hawthorne and Reeside.

11/20/09 RIINA, Harlyn was arrested for public intoxication in the 500 Block of Lighthouse.

11/20/09 Elmachtoub, Samir Nassir was arrested for public intoxication at 650 Lighthouse.

11/21/09 FERNANDEZ, LUIS ANTHONY was cited for drinking in public at Bruce Ariss Way & Cannery Row.

11/22/09 MIKE TIMOTHY TAYLOR was arrested for Public Intoxication at Prescott and Cannery Row.

11/22/09 A victim reports a burglary to her vehicle while parked at the Cannery Row and Foam.

11/23/09 A victim reports a vandalism to his vehicle in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

11/24/09 A victim reports a burglary in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

11/24/09 A victim reports being robbed on the Recreation Trail near the Coast Guard pier.

11/25/09 JEWITT, DANIEL arrested for public intoxication at the Rec Trail and Prescott.

11/27/09 TROTTER, LAWRENCE was arrested for violation of a restraining order at Troia’s Market.

11/28/09 MPD is investigating a burglary that occurred in the 800 block of Newton.

11/28/09 A victim reports the theft of items in the 500 block of Belden.

11/28/09 A victim reports a burglary to his residence in the 700 block of Archer.

11/29/09 A victim reports the theft of items from his vehicle in the 800 block of Taylor.

11/29/09 ROTHER, TERRY was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 711 Cannery Row.

11/29/09 MPD and Monterey Fire investigated a fire at 330 Laine St.

New Monterey Police Blotter – November 2009

P.G. Joins Cities Forming Police Army

This new joint SWAT team is not just for everyday crime fighting, but major emergencies and tactical situations, but if you’re thinking Salinas is involved you’d be wrong. It’s actually on the Monterey Peninsula.

Sand City, Seaside, and Cal State Monterey Bay have all approved the team. Pacific Grove, Carmel, Marina, and Monterey all have the item on their upcoming city council agendas.

NWO

P.G. Joins Cities Forming Police Army

77 Year Old P.G. Woman Arrested For Beating Spouse

With a rolling pin. Holiday stress?

Maria Dematos was arrested at 11:29 p.m. after police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 500 block of Chestnut Street, where neighbors had reported a man screaming. The man was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Dematos was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. She was mentally evaluated at the hospital then booked at Pacific Grove Police Department. She posted bond and was released pending arraignment, police said.

77 Year Old P.G. Woman Arrested For Beating Spouse

Giving It Up For Tourists – Legalizing Short Stays In Residential Areas

What’s a better neighbor – Canterbury Woods owned houses or houses rented out in party packs?

The program would levy transient occupancy taxes on residential rentals such as those imposed on hotels and other lodging establishments in Pacific Grove.

City Manager Tom Frutchey said, “Regulating and taxing vacation rentals should prove to be a win-win opportunity for owners of vacant properties and the city as we strive to protect neighborhoods, develop our local economy and fund basic services.”

Giving It Up For Tourists – Legalizing Short Stays In Residential Areas

Deck The Halls With Advertising, What's The Use Of Compromising

Title lifted from Stan Freberg

All are invited to ring in the holiday-shopping season during Friday Night Lights. Families of all ages are encouraged to bring their little ones to visit Santa Claus and enjoy music and dancing from local entertainers, artists and school groups.

Holiday Shopping Season? Is someone missing the point? Maybe gift-giving season would be more thoughtful, but this piece of non-news must have been written by clueless Moe.

Deck the halls with advertising, What’s the use of compromising,

Feast Of Lanterns 2010 DOA

Dixie Layne began gutting the Feast Of Lanterns of it’s camp charm in 2009, declaring it was some sort of “multicultural celebration” and now has pretty much canceled the event for 2010. No week long summer celebration, no fireworks, no fun.

Like any number of Pacific Grove’s beautiful landmarks, the Feast of Lanterns needs renovating from to time. Its foundation is strong, but this beautiful old lady needs a new dress and accessories to sing a new song on a new stage to perform in her most awe inspiring tradition.
— Dixie Layne

That sounds a lot like a P.G. Remodel, where a 100 year old comfortable, small house is 99% torn down and a replica mini mansion is built in it’s place. Attracts the wine & cheese crowds ok, but offers nothing to the locals.

Ditzy Layne

To Dixie Layne, our Feast Of Lanterns is just another “gig”. Got any tar & feathers?

Feast Of Lanterns 2010 DOA

Solar Electricity Makes For Sustainable Burglars

Any savings gained by using solar electricity is offset by paying for security patrols & surveillance cameras.

“The cost of metal has declined significantly,” said Brandy Swain, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department Crime Prevention Specialist. “It looks like solar panels are becoming the new hot item to steal.”

More than $400,000 worth of solar panels have been stolen from vineyards in Napa County, alone.

Solar Electricity Makes For Sustainable Burglars

P.G. Will Get More Money From Developers

About time the users of the high paid city workers pay the price. Of course, developers like Nadir Agha are against anything that deprives them of an extra nickel.

On Wednesday, the City Council adopted recommendations made by city planning staff to require that the city recover 50 percent of costs for all architectural review permits, design changes and administrative approvals effective March 1, rising to 75 percent on Jan. 1, 2011.

The city currently recovers about 35 percent of the cost of processing the applications, said chief city planner Lynn Burgess.

P.G. Will Get More Money From Developers