New Monterey Police Blotter – April 2011

4/1/11 Battery on Hawthorne.

4/2/11 JEWETT, DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication at Cannery Row and Prescott.

4/2/11 Theft of a camera in the parking lot of San Carlos Beach.

4/2/11 Found wallet in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

4/2/11 MARTINEZ, SUSAN was arrested for public intoxication on Cannery Row.

4/3/11 Shoplifting on Cannery Row.

4/3/11 Found keys on Wave St.

4/3/11 Theft of a bike in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

4/3/11 Found phone and charger on Dickman.

4/4/11 DANIEL JEWITT was arrested for being publicly intoxicated on Lighthouse.

4/4/11 Fall of person in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

4/5/11 Fall of a person in the 300 blk of Drake.

4/5/11 JILICH, MICHAEL was arrested for violating a court order on Archer.

4/6/11 RUSSO, CHRISTINE was arrested for DUI and hit and run after being involved in a traffic collision at Del Monte and Washington.

4/7/11 FRALEY, ANTONIO was arrested for public intoxication incident to a traffic stop after an investigation into threats made to security personal on Cannery Row.

4/7/11 Hit and run in the 800 block of Irving.

4/7/11 Traffic accident in the 600 block of Foam.

4/9/11 Found California Driver License on Cannery Row.

4/9/11 Towed vehicle on Spencer St.

4/11/11 Trespassing on Oak.

4/11/11 Lost wallet on Lighthouse Avenue.

4/12/11 Theft from a motor vehicle on McClellan.

4/12/11 Non injury accident on Private Bolio and Lighthouse.

4/12/11 Residential burglary 300 block Prescott.

4/13/11 Business owner in the 200 block of Lighthouse reports an unknown to have taken a multi colored Turkish rug from his business. Suspect is a male juvenile 5-6 to 5-7 wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

4/13/11 Grand theft from vehicle on Cannery Row.

4/13/11 Theft of utility services on David.

4/14/11 Lost wallet on Cannery Row.

4/15/11 Traffic accident on Lighthouse near Irving.

4/15/11 Residential burglary on Laine .

4/15/11 Lost property on Cannery Row.

4/16/11 Grand theft on Cannery Row.

4/16/11 Theft on Cannery Row.

4/16/11 Theft on Rec Trail near David.

4/16/11 Vehicle burglary on Foam and David.

4/18/11 JEWETT, DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication on Hawthorne.

4/17/11 Battery on Cannery Row.

4/18/11 Lost wallet on Recreation Trail and Cannery Row.

4/19/11 Theft from motor vehicle on Belden.

4/19/11 Prowling on Pine St.

4/19/11 JEWETT, DANIEL LESLIE was cited for drinking in public on Lighthouse.

4/19/11 Traffic accident on Private Bolio & Lighthouse.

4/20/11 JEWETT, DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication on David Ave.

4/21/11 Traffic accident in the 600 Block of Lighthouse.

4/22/11 BOJORQUEZ, DIEGO was arrested for fighting in public on Cannery Row. VELASCO-CRUZ, JOSE was arrested for making threats. VELASCO-CRUZ wwas additionally placed on an ICE hold. BOJORQUEZ was later determined to be CARLSO MEDINA ORTEGA. ORTEGA, will be additionally charged with providing false information to a peace officer.

4/22/11 JIMINEZ-MORALES, CARLOS ALBERTO was arrested for DUI after being involved in a collision at Cannery Row and Hoffman.

4/22/11 DECARLO, CASEY was arrested for DUI and no insurance in the 400 block of Lighthouse Avenue.

4/22/11 Lost phone on Cannery Row.

4/22/11 Traffic accident on Pvt. Bolio at Lighthouse.

4/24/11 Traffic accident on Cannery Row.

4/24/11 KOOP, DARREN was arrested for public intoxication on Cannery Row.

4/24/11 Traffic accident on Foam at Prescott.

4/24/11 RAMOS, ABEL was arrested for warrants at Dickman.

4/25/11 Lost glasses on Cannery Row.

4/25/11 JEWITT, DANIEL was transported to CHOMP via AMR for a medical condition related to alcohol, after being contacted on Cannery Row.

4/25/11 FIELDS, TYLER was arrested for public intoxication located at Hawthorne/Drake.

4/25/11 FIELDS, TYLER was arrested for a warrant following his arrest for public intoxication at Hawthorne / Drake.

4/26/11 REYNOLDS, LARRY was cited for a warrant for while camping on Cannery Row.

4/26/11 Traffic accident on Wave at Prescott.

4/26/11 Found property on Wave.

4/26/11 Hit and run in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

4/27/11 Theft on Spencer St.

4/27/11 Hit and run on Foam and Hoffman.

4/28/11 Traffic accident on Wave and Prescott.

4/29/11 MYERS, DAVID was arrested for public intoxication on the Rec Trail at David.

4/29/11 Defrauding an innkeeper on Wave.

4/30/11 PROSSER, KRISTEN was arrested for DUI on Foam at Irving.

4/30/11 DECAMPO, JOHN was arrested for public intoxication on McClellean at Laine.

4/30/11 Vandalism on Cannery Row.

4/30/11 PHILLIPS, MARY was placed under citizen’s arrest for DUI on Lighthouse.

New Monterey Police Blotter – April 2011

Ugly Tourist Information Sign Is Non Compliant?

Even if you do get a permit, you don’t have to abide by the conditions? Can’t wait before the corner looks like a San Jose used car lot with banners, flags, whirygigs and stuff.

Tourist info sign

“While the sign is ugly,” Ammar concedes, “it does attract people.”The sign isn’t too far off the shape of the old China Garden sign, except it’s not arched like the old one. And it isn’t the marker the city originally OK’d.

“It is not the sign that was approved through the zoning process,” Frutchey said.

Ugly Tourist Information Sign Is Non Compliant?

King Defense – Taking Prescribed Medications Is Not "Intoxicating"

Grisly picture of Deborah King’s BMW in the Pine Cone.

Despite her public defender’s efforts to get her declared incompetent and institutionalized instead of being sent to prison, Deborah King — found guilty by a jury in February of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the 2008 death of Pacific Grove resident Joel Woods — received a prison sentence of 15 years to life from Monterey County Superior Court Judge Russell Scott last week.

King Defense – Taking Prescribed Medications Is Not “Intoxicating”

So Called "Drunken Rampage" Made Up

Accused man tells his side.

Jay Ballard

The incident started, Ballard said, after he went to his girlfriend’s house after work. He said she became irate after finding an empty liquor bottle in her garage and accused of him of drinking. Ballard, who said he has had previous problems with alcohol, said he hadn’t had a drop to drink that day.

“She flipped out on me,” he said. “It escalated after that.” Ballard said the 40-year-old woman — whose identity is protected because she’s considered a victim of domestic violence — has a history of mental illness, which he said was the driving force behind her story to police.

(original story)

So Called “Drunken Brawl” Made Up

Notice The Cell Tower In The Schoolyard?

Cell towers in schoolyard

That thing snuck in quick with no smart-meter like protests. But of course, ATT was allowed to use the downtown streets to advertise their wireless service that does not work to well in P.G.

Will the butterflies flock to the fake-tree tower AT$T plans to put up or will they avoid it and the nearby monarch sanctuary too?

The tower went in a few months ago at the old Lighthouse School, 1026 Lighthouse Ave., under a one-year lease approved by the school board, according to district assistant superintendent for business Robin Blakley.

AT&T pays the district $1,000 per month for use of the site, Blakley said, noting that the tower is on wheels and can be moved at any time.

AT&T, he said, is looking for places to put a permanent tower and needed a temporary location while the search was under way.

Notice The Cell Tower In The Schoolyard?

Teen Diver Deaths Ruled Accidental

The deaths of Stephen Anderson, 16, and Keegan Aiazzi, 17, both of Carson City, Nev. were caused by asphyxia due to ocean drowning, the coroner’s report stated. The teens drowned on April 9.

They said forensic inspection of their scuba diving gear showed there hadn’t been any failure to the systems. The gear, recovered from the ocean floor, was tested by Master Dive Repair Technician Ernest Bourne. It was tested in a laboratory and also in ocean conditions similar to what the teens would’ve experienced, the Coroner’s Unit said.

Teen Diver Deaths Ruled Accidental

Broken Brokaw Hall Gets Temporary Stay Of Demolition

The one-story wood-frame building, bracketed by two stone chimneys at 263 Grove Acre Ave., is in an advanced state of dilapidation and unsafe, said John Kuehl, city building official.

Kuehl ordered it fenced off immediately and taken down by Friday.

After his emergency order was reviewed April 13 by the city’s Historic Resources Committee, Kuehl said he was willing to delay the order past May 4 until measures could be taken to salvage parts of the building and draw plans for future reconstruction should money become available.

Broken Brokaw Hall Gets Temporary Stay Of Demolition

Tax Loving Bill Monning Loses On Sugar Tax

Does the tax on alcohol prevent DUIs and other drunken crimes? This is just another money grab.
Soda tax

Amid outcry from business organizations, restaurant and beverage groups, grocers and more, an Assembly taxation committee effectively killed the bill. Sponsored by Assembly member Bill Monning, D-Carmel, whose district includes parts of Santa Cruz County, it would have taxed sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas and other sugary beverages, directing the money toward youth education and obesity-prevention programs.

Tax Loving Bill Monning Loses On Sugar Tax

Is The Front Of The Middle School Safe From Traffic?

copter parent

If the parents think it’s not safe, drop them off somewhere else – they are not forced to use the front of the school, though it might be horrifying for them to not have their little snowflakes out of their sight.

Judy Smith’s children attend Pacific Grove Middle School, and she says Forest Avenue is simply too narrow, and busy for drop-off zones. Standing outside of the school, looking at a parade of cars drive by, Smith says, “This just makes no sense having it here on a busy street like this.”

The Center for Investigative Action wanted to know just how dangerous Forrest Avenue is, so we looked at the accident rates for the past ten years. Out of the 440 accidents on the roadway, only five were in front of the school. Pacific Grove Police Chief Darius Engles says, “The road is really no less safe than any of the roads in Pacific Grove.”

Is The Front Of The Middle School Safe From Traffic?

Deborah King Gets 15 Years To Life

hey, hey, goodbye!

Deborah King, 54, was convicted in February of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Joel Woods on Sept. 2, 2008. King’s mandated sentence was enhanced because of five prior convictions for driving under the influence. She will not be eligible for parole until 2023.

Woods’ father, Ken, also asked the court to impose the toughest possible sentence, and recounted what he said he believed were King’s repeated attempts to dodge taking responsibility for his son’s death, including attempts to fake mental incompetence.

Deborah King Gets 15 Years To Life