New Monterey Police Blotter – September 2010

9/1/10 An individual was arrested for DUI of drugs and being under the influence of a controlled substance at David and Lighthouse.

9/1/10 An individual was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 400 block of Drake.

9/1/10 An individual was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the 400 block of Drake.

9/1/10 An individual was arrested for an outstanding warrant at David and Lighthouse.

9/2/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication on Cannery Row and Prescott.

9/3/10 A victim reports theft in the 800 block of Hawthorne.

9/3/10 A victim reports theft from the 700 block of Spencer.

9/3/10 An individual was arrested for prostitution and obstructing/resisting a peace officer in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

9/4/10 A non injury accident in the 600 block of Lighthouse Ave.

9/4/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication at 600 block of Cannery Row.

9/5/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication in the 400 block Cannery Row.

9/5/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication at Prescott / Belden.

9/5/10 MPD documents a verbal argument on Cannery Row at Prescott.

9/4/10 An individual was cited for improper ID at Prescott and Cannery Row.

9/6/10 A victim reports theft in the 500 block of Lighthouse.

9/6/10 MPD documents a verbal dispute at 700 block of Foam.

9/7/10 MPD documents a verbal argument in the 400 block of Spencer.

9/7/10 MPD documents found property on the Rec. Trail near David.

9/7/10 A victim reports vandalism at Hawthorne and Hoffman.

9/7/10 MPD documents graffiti at San Carlos Beach.

9/7/10 MPD documents found property in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

9/8/10 An individual was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at Irving and Lyndon.

9/8/10 A victim reports fraud in the 400 block of Spencer.

9/8/10 An individual was cited for driving on a suspended license, failure to have ignition interlock device, unsafe speed, and no proof of insurance at Lighthouse and Hoffman.

9/9/10 MPD documents found property from Irving and Foam.

9/9/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication and tampering with fire emergency equipment in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

9/9/10 A verbal argument in the 400 block of Drake.

9/9/10 An individual was arrested for threats and battery in the1100 block of McClellan Ave.

9/10/10 A non injury accident at David Ave / Lighthouse Ave.

9/10/10 A hit and run in the South bore of the Lighthouse tunnel.

9/10/10 MPD documents vandalism at Cannery Row and Drake.

9/11/10 MPD documents a dog bite in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

9/11/10 MPD documents found property at 700 Cannery Row.

9/11/10 MPD documented a verbal argument in the700 block of Newton.

9/12/10 A victim reports being battered in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

9/12/10 An individual was issued a citation for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the 700 block of Foam St.

9/12/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

9/12/10 An individual was arrested for battery in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

9/12/10 A victim reports theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Wave.

9/12/10 A victim reports theft and use of Visa debit credit card from the 200 block of Laine St.

9/13/10 A victim reports theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Spencer.

9/13/10 MPD towed a vehicle from McClellan and Archer.

9/13/10 MPD towed a boat trailer from McClellan and Archer.

9/13/10 MPD towed a vehicle from the 800 block of Pine.

9/14/10 A non injury accident on Lyndon S of Withers.

9/14/10 MPD documents suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of Hoffman.

9/14/10 A victim reports theft in the 900 block of Archer.

9/14/10 MPD documents a fall of person on the recreation trail near Cannery Row.

9/15/10 An individual was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at Lighthouse and Dickman.

9/15/10 MPD documents a civil dispute in the 400 block of Drake.

9/15/10 A hit and run at Lighthouse N of Hoffman.

9/16/10 MPD documents suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

9/17/10 A victim reports abuse in the 300 block of Drake.

9/18/10 MPD documented a domestic dispute in the 800 block of Hawthorne.

9/18/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication at Prescott and Newton.

9/19/10 A victim reports battery in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

9/20/10 MPD documents graffiti in the 600 block of Wave.

9/21/10 A victim reports hit and run in the 600 block of Taylor.

9/21/10 MPD documents lost property at Lighthouse and Prescott.

9/21/10 An individual was cited for an outstanding warrant in the 200 block of Lighthouse.

9/22/10 An individual was arrested in the 300 block of David for possession of a concealed weapon and public intoxication.

9/22/10 MPD documents a domestic dispute in the 400 block of Spencer.

9/22/10 MPD towed a trailer from Archer and Line.

9/22/10 A victim reports burglary from the 600 block of Belden.

9/22/10 An individual was arrested for domestic violence in the 700 block of Taylor.

9/23/10 An individual was cited for an outstanding warrant at McAbee Beach.

9/23/10 A vehicle injury accident at Lighthouse and Prescott.

9/23/10 A victim reports receiving harassing phone calls in the 800 block of Spencer.

9/23/10 A victim reports receiving a fictitious check in the 700 block of Belden.

9/24/10 A victim reports vandalism in the 200 block of Littleness.

9/24/10 A victim reports burglary in the 600 block of Lily.

9/24/10 A vehicle injury accident at David and Cypress.

9/25/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication at Lighthouse and Drake.

9/25/10 Two individuals were arrested for public intoxication on Prescott at Wave.

9/25/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication at Dickman/Wave.

9/25/10 A victim reports theft from Spencer and Irving.

9/25/10 MPD investigated a report of subject brandishing a weapon in the 800 Block of Lighthouse.

9/25/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication at Prescott and wave.

9/25/10 MPD documents a domestic dispute in the 400 block of Drake.

9/26/10 MPD documents found property on the recreation trail near San Carlos Beach.

9/26/10 An individual was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Prescott and Cannery Row.

9/27/10 MPD documents a domestic dispute in the 400 block of Drake.

9/27/10 MPD documents found property from Foam St.

9/27/10 A victim reports theft from Oak Newton Park.

9/27/10 MPD documents suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of McClellan.

9/27/10 An individual was arrested for DUI in the 500 block of Irving.

9/27/10 A victim reports a vehicle theft in the 1700 block of David.

9/28/10 A victim reports theft in the 400 block of Laine.

9/28/10 MPD towed a vehicle from the 500 block of Laine.

9/28/10 A non injury accident in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

9/29/10 An individual was arrested for public intoxication in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

9/29/10 A victim reports theft of services in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

9/29/10 A victim reports theft in the 1800 block of David.

9/29/10 MPD documents a dog bite in the 700 block of Hawthorne.

9/30/10 MPD documented a verbal argument in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

9/30/10 MPD documents lost property in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

New Monterey Police Blotter – September 2010

Got An Itch?

Creepy.

An invasive snail recently discovered in San Francisco Bay has brought along its own unwelcome stowaway: a parasitic worm responsible for only the second known outbreak of “swimmer’s itch” along the Pacific Coast of the United States.

Swimmer’s itch, or cercarial dermatitis, normally crops up in freshwater. It is an immune system reaction caused when a certain type of parasite emerges from snail shells and attempts to burrow into a host’s skin. Usually, the parasite – a microscopic flatworm with a forked tail – bores into the legs and feet of birds, hitches a ride in the bloodstream and settles in the intestines to breed.

Got An Itch?

Monterey Aims To Make Recreation Trail Safer

By restricting car traffic. What about the assaults and robberies that always happen on the trail at night? Watch out for cars in the daytime yes, but don’t go there at night.

Bicyclists, runners, walkers and skaters traversing the Monterey Recreation Trail along the waterfront run a gantlet of cross traffic that threatens accidents.

Hopefully that will change as the city of Monterey refines its traffic, waterfront and downtown plans, said city traffic engineer Rich Deal.

“I would love to get comments on any of the trail aspects and the waterfront area,” Deal said, adding that the citywide transportation study is aimed at making the downtown area more accessible and friendly to bicycle traffic.

“I want it to be really safe and fun,” he said. “A good chunk of the visitors we have love to ride bikes and walk along the rec trail.” Drawing some traffic downtown, Deal said, would result in “an increase in activity without having to find places to park cars.”.

Monterey Aims To Make Recreation Trail Safer

Cops File Charges Against Council

Cops on break
PG cops on break

The Pacific Grove Police Officers Association filed a charge with the state Public Employment Relations Board in Sacramento that the Pacific Grove City Council violated state labor laws by enacting an ordinance that would limit the city’s contribution to retirement benefits.

The measure, initially proposed by residents for the Nov. 2 ballot, caps city contributions to employee pension benefits at 10 percent of workers’ salaries. Employees could pay additional amounts toward their retirement out of their own pocket.

Cops File Charges Against Council

Host Of Underage Drinking Party Gets Community Service

That sends the wrong perception . There is no real punishment for letting children get drunk, or who you know can get the charges reduced.

The owner of a sport utility vehicle involved in a crash in February that injured four teenagers in Monterey’s Skyline Forest pleaded no contest to one count of violating a Pacific Grove city ordinance against hosting parties where minors are served alcohol.

Christopher Ray Veloz, 19, entered the misdemeanor plea Tuesday before Judge Efren Iglesia.

Veloz was the owner of a Toyota 4Runner taken from his home, according to police, by Aaron Corn, 18, about 3:30 a.m. Feb. 21 without Veloz’ permission.

Host Of Underage Drinking Party Gets Community Service

Lisa Bennett Named Director Of Hospice

The entire article has no mention of things she may be better known for than a consulting service.

What is there to be ashamed of? I mean, being on the Pacific Grove city council is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Lisa Bennett is set to join the nonprofit Hospice Foundation of Monterey as its director of fund development.

The Princeton graduate has 22 years experience in fundraising and is a credentialed Certified Fundraising Executive. Bennett moved to Pacific Grove in 1990, then became the director of development and public relations at York School.

She also has her own consulting practice and served as an adjunct faculty member with the Fundraising School at Indiana University for 20 years.

Lisa Bennett Named Director Of Hospice

Real Estate Partners Arrested In P.G.

Where do fraud-accused Modesto realtors hide when they are on the lam? Pacific Grove, The Most Romantic City of course. Looking for more seniors to help, I suppose.

Neighbors of well-known realtor James Lankford and his partner say the two abruptly moved to Monterey Peninsula, but no one suspected the pair was accused of a multi-million-dollar scheme.

James Lankford, 71, owned and worked at Century 21 Apollo Realty in Modesto, but now he and his partner, Jon McDade, 46, will face about 100 felony fraud count

Apollo Century 21

Pacific Grove Real Estate Partners Arrested

P.G. Woman Arrested, Accomplice In Elder Abuse, Theft

She and her partner bought cell phones, video games and a used VW with money allegedly stolen from grandmother.

Theodore Lopez and Pacific Grove resident Amanda Spears, both 22, were arrested Sunday on charges of elder abuse, identity theft, burglary, grand theft and conspiracy, and taken to Monterey County Jail.

After Rodriguez identified the suspects, deputies arrested Lopez in Marina and Spears in Pacific Grove, and booked them in to Monterey County Jail. While Monterey County Superior Court records indicate this is the first local case against Lopez, Spears appears in multiple files, including numerous traffic violations, two misdemeanor cases filed in June and September of 2009, and a lawsuit she filed Sept. 7 of this year.

P.G. Woman Arrested, Accomplice In Elder Abuse, Theft

Farmers Markets In L.A. Full Of Homegrown Lies

“Farmers” selling produce bought from the same wholesale companies the supermarkets use, then rubbing dirt on them.

NBCLA bought one container of strawberries, from five different vendors, at five farmers markets, including a vendor called “The Berry Best,” at the Torrance farmers market.

NBCLA’s undercover shopper questioned the Berry Best’s owner about the strawberries:

“These are pesticide-free?”

Owner Mary Ellen Martinez responded, “Yes, they are.”

To see if that’s true, we took our five samples to a state-certified lab, and had them tested for pesticides.

Results showed three out of five samples we tested sold berries that did contain pesticides, including the sample from the Berry Best.

NBCLA went back to Martinez.

“We found four different pesticides in your berries. You don’t how that happened?” we asked.

Responded Martinez, “Nope.”

She later said pesticides might have drifted into her field from neighboring farms. But according to our lab, that’s unlikely because the pesticide level on her berries appears too high to have drifted from another farm.

Martinez ended the interview with NBCLA, telling us to leave her stand, “You’re getting on my nerves right about now.”

Farmers Markets In L.A. Full Of Homegrown Lies

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Raise A Glass To Slow News Week

Here’s a couple of off topic beverage stories.

Over in France they can refill wine jugs just at the grocery from 1,000 liter wine tanks.
wine tank

Keg wine and wine vending machines just got supersized: 500 and one-thousand liter tanks have landed in French supermarkets.

Bring your own resealable bottles, Poland Spring containers, jerrycans, whatever. Or you can get one at the store. Select your grade (red, white, or rosé). Pump. Print receipt.

Other side of the planet, Woody Smith of Kentucky claims caffeine defense in murder trial

In the weeks preceding May 4, 2009, Woody Smith told Noelker, he hadn’t been sleeping, in part out of fear his wife would take their two children and leave him.

Fleckinger said Smith found out his wife was having an affair with a co-worker. Sexton said knowledge of the affair led Smith to rely on caffeine and not sleep out of fear his wife would take the children and leave.

“The next several hours of Mr. Smith’s life, were described to me as if he were in a daze,” Noelker wrote in his report.