New Monterey Police Blotter – August 2013

Don’t go and try charging your cell phone with an outlet at Portola Plaza.

8/1/13 Missing person reported from the 600 block of Parcel St.

8/1/13 Victim in the 700 block of Alice St. reports an unknown to have opened up a fraudulent bank account using her personal identifying information.

8/1/13 Portola Plaza Hotel reports the theft of electricity via cell phone charging by a subject who fled the scene prior to police arrival.

8/3/13 MPD documented a civil disturbance in the 300 block of Spencer St.

8/3/13 Victim reports hit and run collision on Cannery Row near Prescott.

8/3/13 Injury traffic collision on Hawthorne at David.

8/3/13 Victim reports theft of his black duffel bag filled with clothing from his unlocked vehicle parked near Hawthorne and David.

8/3/13 Victim reports losing her wallet in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

8/3/13 Victim reported her navy blue wallet stolen while shopping in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

8/4/13 ELVES, KIRSTEN, AMY, female/40, 5-10, 160 lbs., bln, hzl, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 2000 block of David Ave. ELVES was transported to the MCSO Jail where she will remain pending bail/arraignment.

8/4/13 Hit and run collision of a vehicle versus side wall of 801 Lighthouse.

8/4/13 Hit and run collision in the 500 block of Foam.

8/4/13 [JUVENILE] was cited and released to his father for stealing candy in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

8/4/13 Suspect was cited for violating the municipal code by possessing a glass container of vodka on Del Monte Beach near Windows by the Bay. Suspect was released on a notice to appear.

8/5/13 MPD documented a fight that occurred in the 600 block of Cannery Row. The involved parties fled prior to police arrival.

8/5/13 BALCH, KELLY, female/22, 5’4, 120lbs, Bln, Blu, was arrested for domestic violence in the 400 block of Hawthorne St. Subsequent to arrest, BALCH was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. BALCH was booked at MPD and later transported to CJ pending $20,000 bail.

8/5/13 COSTILOW, TIMOTHY, KENNETH, male/48, 5-10, 210 lbs., bro, grn, was arrested for burglary and false impersonation of another after burglarizing a business in the 600 block of Wave St.

8/5/13 COSTILOW, TIMOTHY KENNETH, male/48,5-10, 210 lbs., bro, grn,, was arrested in the 400 Block of Hawthorne for an outstanding felony warrant for drug charges out of San Diego County. COSTILOW was also arrested for Burglary in case 13-3858. COSTILOW was booked at MPD and later transported to CJ for arraignment or bail.

8/5/13 MPD investigates a found wallet from the 700 block of Cannery Row. Owner was contacted via telephone and advised.

8/5/13 Non-injury traffic collision versus two parked vehicles on Lighthouse near Irving.

8/5/13 Victim reports loss of a black/pink Giant brand bicycle from the area of San Carlos Beach Park on 8/4/2013.

8/5/13 Injury traffic collision on Irving at Foam.

8/5/13 MPD investigated hit and run involving a parked vehicle in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

8/5/13 Subject attempted to pay for items with a counterfeit $10 bill in the 500 block of Lighthouse Ave. It was determined the subject was unaware the bill was counterfeit at the time of purchase.

8/7/13 Suspect was contacted at Prescott and Lighthouse for being in violation of his probation terms by being in possession of alcohol. This case will be forwarded to the DA.

8/7/13 Victim reports theft of his black “Patagonia” backpack stolen from the area of Prescott/Wave. Inside the backpack was a Samsung laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad laptop, a Kindle, and an external battery pack.

8/7/13 LOPEZ, DAVID, male/54, 5’05” 175LBS, GRY/BRO, was arrested for public intoxication at the intersection of Prescott and Wave. LOPEZ was booked into the Monterey County Jail and will be released when sober.

8/8/13 Victim reports attempted burglary to a vending machine in the 500 block of Wave St.

8/8/13 Suspect was cited for drinking alcohol in public at Cannery Row and Hoffman.

8/8/13 MPD investigated a fall of person in front of 550 Lighthouse.

8/9/13 Victim reports her lost passport from the 700 block of Cannery Row.

8/9/13 MPD aided The Monterey County Coroner in the investigation of found bones at The Lower Presidio parking lot near Artillery and Cpl. Ewing.

8/9/13 Victim reports being involved in a physical fight at Hawthorne and Prescott.

8/9/13 Victim reported his vehicle vandalized multiple times while parked in the 300 block of Dickman St.

8/9/13 Non-injury traffic collision to the rear of 32 Cannery Row (Coast Guard Pier)

8/10/13 MPD investigated a challenge to fight in public in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

8/10/13 GARCIA, JORGE FLETES, male/63, 5’8″, 190 lbs, Bro, Bro, and FLETES, DAVID JULIO, male/24, 5’10”, 170 lbs, Blk, Bro, were arrested for public intoxication in front of 400 Belden Street. GARCIA and FLETES were transported to Monterey County Jail for booking.

8/10/13 Injury traffic collision occurred at Drake and Wave.

8/10/13 ELLIS, ALAN male/48, 5’11” 195, GRY, HZL, was arrested for public intoxication at Lighthouse / McClellan. ELLIS transported to County Jail and will be released on a notice to appear when sobered up.

8/10/13 Victim reports loss or theft of her wallet near the Custom House Plaza or Fisherman’s Wharf #1, Monterey.

8/10/13 MPD documented a battery in the 300 block of Drake Ave.

8/11/13 Business in the 200 block of Cannery Row reports a prowler in their parking area.

8/11/13 MPD documented a found driver’s license in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

8/11/13 SANDAS, PETER, STEVE III, male/21, 6-00,260 lbs., bro, hzl, was arrested for public intoxication in the 700 block of Foam. SANDAS was booked at the MPD Jail where he will remain until sober. When sober SANDAS will be released without charge per section 849 (b)(2)PC.

8/11/13 Victim reports being struck by a vehicle after an argument at the parking lot at 32 Cannery Row.

8/11/13 MPD towed a blue 1994 Honda for having expired registration from the 800 block of Lyndon St.

8/11/13 YOUNG, RANDALL SCOTT, male/49, 6’01”, 210 lbs, Bro, Bro, was arrested for DUI at 23625 Holman Highway. YOUNG will be released on a citation once he is sober.

8/12/13 Non-injury traffic collision of a vehicle versus a parked blue Toyota Corolla on Lighthouse near Irving.

8/12/13 Victim reports theft of the license plate off of his motorcycle. The theft occurred on 8-9-13 at Hoffman & Spencer.

8/12/13 PERDEW, JUSTIN PATRIC, male/25, Bln, Blu, 602, 180, was cited and released for driving on a suspended license at Lighthouse and Reeside.

8/12/13 PERDEW, JUSTIN PATRIC, male/25, Bln, Blu, 602, 180, was cited and released on a warrant with a bail of $5,000 while at Lighthouse and Reeside.

8/12/13 MPD towed a sliver Audi A6 from Drake and Laine for having expired registration from 09/12.

8/12/13 REESER, CHRISTOPHER LEE, male/25, 5’6″, 125lbs, Red, Blu, was arrested for public intoxication near Portola Plaza after he was found passed out on the sidewalk. REESER was booked at the Monterey City Jail and released on a citation upon reaching a point of sobriety.

8/13/13 HALE, MAKAZIWE, female/39, 5’7, 140lbs, Blk, Brn, was arrested for domestic violence at Portola Plaza. HALE was transported to CJ for booking pending $20,000 bail.

8/14/13 FELDTMAN, RUSSELL, ROBERT, male/23,6-00, 125 lbs., bro, grn, and ROBERTS, STEVEN, SCOTT, male/24,5-09, 150 LBS., bln, blu, were arrested for vandalism and conspiracy in the 600 block of Lighthouse Ave. FELDTMAN additionally charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

8/14/13 City of Monterey Streets employee reports hit and run collision to the signal pole at the southeast corner of Lighthouse / Hoffman.

8/14/13 MPD documented graffiti to a parking meter and garbage can in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

8/14/13 Injury traffic collision at Lighthouse / Reeside.

8/12/13 Non-injury traffic collision in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

8/15/13 Non-injury traffic collision on Hawthorne at Mcclellan.

8/15/13 MPD towed a gray 2014 Ford Mustang Convertible from the 700 block of Spencer St. for blocking a driveway.

8/15/13 Victim in the 400 block of Drake Ave. reports his black men’s Novara bicycle stolen from his carport.

8/15/13 MPD documents embezzlement from a business in the 700 block of Wave St.

8/16/13 DREYFUS, ABRAN male/46, BRN/BRN, 5-11/185 was cited and released for driving on a suspended license at Foam and McClellan while driving the wrong way on a one way street.

8/16/13 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY was aided in the issuance of a citation to VALERA, IBRAIN ORJUELA, male/24, 508, 145, black, brown, on a misdemeanor warrant at David and Lighthouse.

8/17/13 JURGENS, AMANDA male/22 bln, blu, 5’4″, 125, was arrested for DUI on Foam at Cannery Row. JURGENS will be released from Monterey County Jail with charges.

8/17/13 Victim reports theft of a Red 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 4 speed from the Waterfront Lot #1.

8/17/13 Victim in the 500 block of Hawthorne St. reports her vehicle vandalized while parked in her parking stall.

8/17/13 MPD documented a fire caused by a discarded cigarette in the planter area separating the sidewalk and roadway outside the front entrance of the Russo/Steele auction at Del Monte/Washington. A sprinkler hose was burned and damaged.

8/17/13 Subject in the 300 block of Reeside Ave. was served a restraining order.

8/17/13 Victim in the 800 block of Parcel St. reports theft via CraigsList. Estimated value of loss is $2105.00.

8/18/13 [JUVENILE] was arrested for fighting in public at Fisherman’s Wharf. The suspect [JUVENILE] was fighting with fled and was not identified. [JUVENILE] was cited and released to his custodial parent.

8/18/13 Subject reports she and her 3 dogs being mildly electrocuted by a City of Monterey owned anti-sea lion device.

8/18/13 An empty blue cooler bag was located in the 800 block of Parcel St.

8/18/13 WHEELER, RICKY male/32, black, brn, 5’9, 270, and SAAHIR, BASEEMA, female/26 brn, brn, 5’5, 150, were arrested for fraud, using fraudulent credit cards, possession of stolen property, theft, and conspiracy at David and the Recreation Trail.

8/18/13 San Mateo Sheriff’s Office was aided in the arrest of WHEELER, RICKY, male/32 5’9, 220, black, brown, on a no bail felony warrant at The Recreation Trail and David after being contacted for a fraud in the 700 block of Cannery Row. WHEELER was transported to County Jail.

8/19/13 Seaside PD was aided in the arrest of a domestic violence suspect in the 700 block of Archer St.

8/19/13 WEIS, ROBERT, male/42, 5’8” 160 lbs, bro/hazel, was cited and released for driving on a suspended license at Dickman and Lighthouse.

8/19/13 Victim reports being battered in the 300 block of Dickman Ave. No prosecution desired.

8/20/13 MPD documented graffiti to the cement wall located in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

8/20/13 Subject in the 300 block of Spencer reports suspicious circumstances.

8/20/13 Non-injury traffic collision on Lighthouse at the intersection with Private Bolio.

8/20/13 Subject in the 200 block of Laine St. reports to have found a bicycle on his front lawn.

8/21/13 PEREZ, JESUS LUIS, male/27, Blk, Brn,4’10, 120lbs, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance on the Rec Trail near McCormick. PEREZ was booked at MPD and later released on citation.

8/21/13 Non-injury traffic collision in in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

8/21/13 City of Monterey Parking reported finding a keyboard and handheld vacuum cleaner in the Waterfront #2 parking lot.

8/21/13 Non-injury traffic collision at Lighthouse and Drake.

New Monterey Police Blotter – August 2013

Pine Cone Gets Unfavorable Attention With Headline . . Again

Goes to show that nature does not care if you drive a hybrid or think that Global Warming Climate Change is important.

How else to explain the hysterical reaction to our front-page joke two weeks ago, “Tree smashes Prius on Highway 68 — but at least it wasn’t a Bentley”? The woman whose car was hit, her husband, people who listen to her radio show and even people who are just miscellaneous Prius owners reacted with the kind of obscenity-laden vitriol you’d expect them to reserve for something that actually mattered.

According to them, by printing that headline, and making light of the whole episode, we were acting insensitively, offensively, repugnantly, obnoxiously, reprehensibly, etc.,etc., etc.

Pine Cone Gets Unfavorable Attention With Headline . . Again

Store Sues Over Bus Shelter

Carpet store needs to follow the other shop’s lead and put up some signs, like under them lights where Rabo Bank used to have a sign. Or are they just planning to have some more long running out of business sales?

another oob sale

In June 2012, Torabbagi and Torabbeigi signed a multi-year lease to open up their rug store in the former Rabobank building at the corner of Lighthouse and Hoffman avenues. Shortly thereafter, they hired architects and contractors to make structural changes for the store, including installing a large plate glass window facing Lighthouse intended to display their imported rugs.

But in October 2012, a month after the renovation at the rug store commenced, “without any prior notice” from MST or the City of Monterey, crews began tearing up the sidewalk to install a bus shelter in front of their store — part of a larger $5 million MST bus stop and rebranding effort, which included wrapping numerous busses with jazz-themed displays. Money for the improvements came from U.S. taxpayers.

Store Sues Over Bus Shelter

Watsonville Woman Charged With P.G. Bank Robbery

Cristina Fernandez Padilla

A 50-year-old mother, dubbed the Central Coast Bandit, has been charged with 13 counts of felony robbery and burglary in association with a string of bank robberies in San Luis Obispo County.

Cristina Fernandez Padilla of Watsonville is scheduled to appear in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Wednesday morning for her initial arraignment. Police say Padilla matched the description of a woman who robbed banks in Atascadero, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Modesto and Pacific Grove.

Watsonville Woman Charged With P.G. Bank Robbery

P.G. Dog Is A Registered Voter

Davis said he has no intention of actually filling out and casting a ballot on behalf of Cooper in November. But he does intend to show how easy it to for a fake person or non-American citizen to vote.

“I’m concerned that non-citizens are registered to vote, and to prove a point, I registered him,” Davis said. “I’d like to have the system fixed.”

“I’d like to have them verify that you’re a citizen, or at least the right species. That would be nice,” he said.

Dog would vote for Ernest if he could..
Enet and Shugart

P.G. Dog Is A Registered Voter

City Street Projects 2013-14

One of the options is replacing the original lamp posts in Candy Cane Lane with solar. LOL. When the NOAA put up solar lights all hell broke loose.

Lights of pain

Among the projects are an illuminated crosswalk on Forest Avenue at Pacific Grove Middle School, sidewalk repairs on “safe routes to school” and planning for 60 new street lights in the Candy Cane Lane neighborhood.

City Street Projects 2013-14

Lady Bank Robber Caught

OK, it never was the ex mayor.

Monterey Credit Union Robbed by Woman with a GunMonterey Credit Union Robbed by Woman with a Gun2

Police said late Friday the woman believed to be the “Central Coast Bandit” has been apprehended and is in FBI custody after crashing her car in Paso Robles on Friday.

San Luis Obispo police Lt. Bill Proll said the woman, possibly a resident of the Watsonville area, fled from a local bank and was chased by California Highway Patrol officers as she raced north on Highway 101.

Proll said that the incident that led to her arrest began shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, as a woman appeared ready to rob a Golden One Credit Union in San Luis Obispo.
“An alert bank employee called police before she tried to do the robbery,” Proll said.

He said San Luis Obispo police responded but decided chasing the woman’s vehicle across city streets would be too dangerous, especially “since nothing happened in the bank.”

But they alerted CHP officers, who pursued the woman on the 30-mile chase to Paso Robles, where her vehicle crashed and she was arrested, he said.

As of late Friday, she was in FBI custody, Proll said, who added he was confident police have the right woman.

Lady Bank Robber Caught

Homeless Living In Cars Not Welcome In P.G.

The city can’t collect transient occupancy tax on a van dweller. Send them to Monterey instead. In the words of MoeAmmar “It’s the greatest thing to ever happen”.

“It came up with little fanfare, but I think people who advocate for the homeless got wind of it,” Mayor Bill Kampe said Thursday. The mayor and Councilmen Robert Huitt and Ken Cuneo cast dissenting votes.

About 10 people testified against the vehicle-sleeping ban, which Police Chief Vicki Myers said would give officers more latitude in contacting people in need of services.

“They didn’t want us hassling people in cars who are down and out … but this is exactly what the chief argued — to let people know about all the programs and to put them in the right direction,” Councilman Daniel Miller said.

The move came as the city of Monterey has been wrestling with homeless issues, and is exploring creating overnight parking spots for people living in vehicles.

Homeless Living In Cars Not Welcome In P.G.