New Monterey Police Blotter – December 2009

What’s the reason for the huge increase in car burglaries?

12/2/09 A victim reports a burglary in the 500 block of Irving.

12/2/09 A victim reports the theft of items from his vehicle in the 500 block of Oak.

12/3/09 A victim reports being defrauded of money in the 500 block of Laine.

12/4/09 MPD investigated possible marine sanctuary violations at the Coast Guard Pier.

12/4/09 WOOD, MANDY was arrested for DUI at Foam and Drake.

12/5/09 TAYLOR, MIKE was arrested for public intoxication at Cannery Row and Hoffman.

12/6/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle at Reeside and Lighthouse.

12/6/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle Reeside and Lighthouse.

12/6/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle in the 200 block of Lighthouse.

12/7/09 A victim reports a theft of items from his vehicle in the 600 block of Devisadero.

12/7/09 A victim reports the theft of items at 700 Cannery Row.

12/7/09 A victim reports the theft of items from his vehicle in the 600 block of Devisadero.

12/7/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle in the 200 block of Lighthouse.

12/8/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle in the 500 block of Lighthouse.

12/8/09 MPD documented graffiti at Hilltop Park.

12/8/09 MEGGITT, YOUNG SUK was cited for operating a business without a valid massage establishment permit.

12/8/09 PHILLIPS, JEREMY was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. CLAPP, SIMONE was also arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and

possession of hypodermic needle and LESSEN-DEES, SCOTT was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance at Oak Newton Park.

12/9/09 A victim reports the theft of items from his vehicle in the 200 block of Belden.

12/10/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle at Cannery Row and Hoffman.

12/11/09 VUCINA, RYAN was arrested for public intoxication in front of 611 Lighthouse.

12/13/09 JEWETT, Daniel under placed citizen’s arrest for urinating in public in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

12/13/09 JEWETT, DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication at 711 Cannery Row.

12/14/09 A victim reports the theft of items from her vehicle in the 800 block of Taylor.

12/14/09 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 800 block of Taylor.

12/14/09 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 800 block of Taylor.

12/14/09 A victim reports her vehicle being tampered with in the 800 block of Taylor.

12/14/09 A victim reports a burglary to her vehicle in the 500 block of Newton.

12/14/09 A victim reports the theft of item from his vehicle in the 500 block of Newton.

12/15/09 MPD documented graffiti at 600 Cannery Row.

12/16/09 MPD documented graffiti on the Recreation Trail.

12/17/09 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 500 block of Belden.

12/18/09 A victim reports the theft of items from her vehicle in the 1000 block of David.

12/18/09 NORWOOD, SEAN was arrested for public intoxication behind 686 Lighthouse.

12/19/09 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle in the 900 block of Hawthorne St.

12/20/09 MORENO, JOSEPH was arrested for public intoxication at Prescott and Rec Trail.

12/20/09 A victim reports a vandalism to his vehicle in the 600 block of McClellan.

12/20/09 A victim reports a vandalism to their vehicle in the 500 block of Belden St.

12/20/09 LEE, ALEXANDRA was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at Reeside and Foam.

12/20/09 A victim reports a vandalism in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

12/22/09 HILL, BRENT COLLINS was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale, possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana at 410 Monterey Ave, PG.

12/23/09 COLANGELO, JAMES JOSEPH was arrested for DUI in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

12/24/09 ELLIS, Alan was arrested for public intoxication at Cannery Row and Prescott.

12/25/09 GORE, Arnold was placed under arrest for public intoxication at Belden and Prescott.

12/27/09 MOORE, JASON and SCHOPP, RYAN were arrested for Assault with a Deadly at 685 Cannery Row. ENDERS, ANTHONY, HEIB JOSEPH, SCHOPP, DEAN were also arrested for fighting in public at the same location.,

12/28/09 A victim reports the theft of items in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

12/28/09 RUBIO, ROGER was arrested for public intoxication at Prescott and Cannery Row.

12/28/09 RUBIO, ROGER was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Prescott and Cannery Row.

12/30/09 TORRES, ROY was arrested for public intoxication at 650 Lighthouse.

12/30/09 MPD documented graffiti at Bruce Ariss Way and the Recreation Trail

12/30/09 A victim reports a burglary to her vehicle in the 400 block of Belden.

12/31/09 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 400 block of Lighthouse.

12/31/09 CHACON, MATTHEW was arrested for public intoxication at Lighthouse and Mcclellan.

New Monterey Police Blotter – December 2009

Pebble Beach Art Theft Suspect Pens 30 Page Manifesto

Screw Ball

This story gets more weird every time it resurfaces. The cops are likely to close in soon with the help of the “victims”.

In the latest from the alleged Pebble Beach art Heist Saga, due to “an unauthorized, unsupervised memo about Prosecutorial Misconduct”, Vicki St. John has dropped both Angelo Amadio and Dr. Ralph Kennaugh as clients.

As a result of his actions, St. John says that Amadio is no longer her certified law student due to his violation of the California Bar rules governing the practical training of law students. St. John also says that she notified the California State Bar about the unauthorized memo.

Entire text of the memo available on KION website

Pebble Beach Art Theft Suspect Pens 30 Page Manifesto

Let's Spend $$ On A New Slogan To Attract More Tourists?

While library hours dwindle.

I wonder what the approval % would be like if there was a vote to spend revenues on attracting tourists.

Pacific Grove has an identity crisis, city leaders say. Butterfly Town USA, America’s Last Hometown and other catch phrases have left P.G. with an amorphous identity that fails even to hint at the city’s greatest attraction: its stunning coastline.

The city also has a calendar of quirky civic celebrations such as the Feast of Lanterns and the Good Old Days that make it a hard place to pin down. And that’s made it difficult to market Pacific Grove to tourists, the city contends. A recent study even suggested visitors are not aware of Pacific Grove and the attractions it offers.

Anyway – the best slogan is the truth – “Pacific Grove, For The Newly Wed & The Nearly Dead”

Let’s Spend $$ On A New Slogan To Attract More Tourists?

Holiday Shopping Bust In P.G.

There have been a lot of people looking not necessarily shopping, there have been some days that’s very quite and I’m assuming that they are at the malls.

Bigger stores, bigger sales, and bigger holes in downtown Pacific Grove shops and for Dianne Lovejoy who owns two consignment shops, she’s had to do more to bring people in.

“It has made it necessary to have big sales even though this is a resale store and you are starting out at a quarter or a third less of original retail was were still having to have 50% off sales to get the people in the door,” said Lovejoy.

Who wants used clothes for Xmas? Ick.

Holiday Shopping Bust In P.G.

Developer Agha Inches Ahead Toward Monstrous Hotel

Holman hotel

Bennett, Garcia, Huitt – yay. The rest of the elected officials, tar & feathers.

Kampe thinks the new agreement on the marketing feasibility study will spell out the specifics of Agha’s proposal and allow both parties to move forward. “We need some way to fundamentally break an impasse in terms of action on the site,” he says.

But the vote was a tight 4-3. Councilwoman Lisa Bennett, who joined Mayor Carmelita Garcia and Councilman Robert Huitt in opposition, says the agreement is premature.

While the city’s tentative support encouraged Agha to take the building off the market, he’s disappointed the agreement didn’t get unanimous backing. “Anyone who has the best interests of Pacific Grove in mind will go out of his way to support any healthy project,” he says. “Economically, this project is going to be the best thing ever to happen to Pacific Grove.”

He really means the best thing ever to happen to Nader Agha.

Developer Agha Inches Ahead Toward Monstrous Hotel

Ride The Bus For Life – Stupid Teen DUI

DUI, Underage drinking, property damage, hit and run, injury to others, yes – This stupid kid should NEVER be allowed behind the wheel for the rest of his life. Barely legal age and starting out with a bang.

The CHP said the crash occurred about 2:50 a.m. when Yant, for unknown reasons, drove a 2009 Hyundai Sonata off a small cliff, coming to rest on the rocks at the water line. . .

The driver, 18-year-old Richard Yant IV, was found at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula about an hour later. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, officials said.

“Officers had enough indicators, when they contacted them, to see signs of him being impaired,” CHP Officer Robert Lehman said.

Lehman said Yant’s father had taken him for treatment for a small cut to his hand.

Ride The Bus For Life – Stupid Teen DUI

Structure Fire In Pebble Beach Condos

These are the condos you see from the S curves on highway 68. Close to the 1987 Pebble Beach Fire.

No injuries were reported to residents or firefighters during the blaze, which was mostly limited to the attic of the four-story complex, said Mike Marlow, batallion chief of the State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The fire was first reported about 7p.m. It appeared to have started in a penthouse unit at the east wing of one of several horseshoe-shaped buildings. The fire was limited to the east wing, but about six units sustained significant fire and water damage.

Structure Fire In Pebble Beach Condos

P.G. Man Arrested After Break In, Assault & Chase

Police have arrested 20 year-old Gregory Telles for attempted sexual assault, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say that on Monday morning around 1:40 am Telles broke into a home on the 200 block of 17th Street and assaulted the occupants of the home with a knife. The police were called and Telles fled the scene.

Telles is also wanted for an alleged attempted sexual assault in Monterey.

P.G. Man Arrested After Break In, Assault, & Chase