Are we sure the Fresno crowd will stay off the sand?
With continuing heat in the Central Valley, people’s options for recreation severely hampered by coronavirus-induced restrictions, and daily crowds at the beaches despite
rules limiting their use, public officials decided the safest way to handle the next big holiday is to shut them down. For Independence Day, the City of Carmel completely
closed its beach, while some other Peninsula cities restricted their use to water-based activities, not allowing anyone to be on the sand.
Beaches Closed. Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya
Was the crust of the situation.
At about 4:40 a.m., Jennifer Razo, 39, shot the unidentified woman in the rear parking lot of Patisserie Bechler at 1225 Forest Avenue. Scores of police officers from Pacific Grove Police Department and numerous other law enforcement agencies rushed to the scene. Officers assisted the victim, and medical crews took her to a hospital. But Razo wouldn’t give up, and “she put a gun toward her head and threatened to shoot herself,”
She broke a window to the office of the bakery and tried to get inside, where the victim and Razo’s estranged husband — who also works at the bakery — were trying to shield themselves.
Jealousy Not Jalousie In Patisserie Bechler Shooting
See what I did there?
Monterey police officers tried to arrest Alan Smith at his home on the 700 block of Oak Street at about 3:24 p.m. Monday as part of an investigation into a report that he had manufactured a “zip gun,” a makeshift weapon designed to fire live ammunition, and possessed ammunition.
Aware that Smith had previously made similar weapons and often carried knives, police tried to talk him into surrendering using negotiations and de-escalation tactics and deployed officers with crisis intervention training
Didn’t work. A Taser Gun settled the standoff.
Crafty Gunsmith Standoff
Lease goes to longtime Pacific Grove business while newcomers named after a location 50 miles away object.
The Pacific Grove City Council last week OK’d a lease with the owners of a popular beachfront business that rents bicycles, kayaks, wetsuits and other recreational equipment out of what’s dubbed “The Cave” at Lovers Point Beach. Council members voted 5-2 Aug. 5 to approve a new lease with Frank and Michelle Knight, who have sold sundries and rented recreation equipment from the city-owned building on Ocean View
Joaquin Sullivan, owner of Big Sur Adventures, which owns a company in the American Tin Cannery that rents out e-bikes, claimed his less than 3-year-old company could “significantly increase revenue” for the city.
Mayor Bill Peake and councilwoman Jenny McAdams voted against the 5-year lease, which ends July 31, 2025.
Knights Keep The Cave
Pacific Grove police responded in force Wednesday afternoon to pull over and arrest at gunpoint an Avila Beach man they say made threats, yelled racial slurs and hurled things at other motorists, including an aluminum baseball bat and a beer can.
Officers responded to a noon call about a driver on the 300 block of Lighthouse Avenue who was waving a bat and yelling slurs. Police then received a second call that the man was yelling and had thrown a bat at a driver on the 300 block of Junipero Avenue.
Officers spotted the vehicle on Lighthouse Avenue near 19th and conducted a “high risk traffic stop” of the driver, later identified as John Charles Ensor, 48, from Avila Beach.
Witnesses, police said, positively identified Ensor, who was taken to Monterey County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence with a prior DUI, open container of alcohol, exhibiting a deadly weapon, felony hate crime, and committing a felony while on bail, which the jail said carries $30,000 bail. A dog in his van was taken by the Pacific Grove animal control officer. Police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis said Ensor was on bail for evading arrest.
Rude Race Ranter Arrested