Unresponsive Diver Pulled From Water At San Carlos Beach

San Carlos Beach

 

Sgt. Michael Lyke went missing while he was diving with a group off San Carlos Beach Park and did not resurface, according to KSBW-TV.

The Monterey Fire Department division chief told Gold Country Media he was unconscious when a lifeguard and another diver found him.

Lyke died at the hospital.

Unresponsive Diver Pulled From Water At San Carlos Beach

Vintique Boutique Owner Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

Another dealer of antiques stealing from people. Then writes hot checks to hide the crime!

Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo announced today that on August 10, Michael Frank Schellhous, age 50, has pled no contest to felony grand theft by embezzlement, felony grand theft from an elderly person, and misdemeanor petty theft from an elderly person.

In 2014, Schellhous operated a consignment shop in downtown Pacific Grove by the name of Vintique Boutique. He developed a relationship of trust with many individuals in the community and encouraged them to consign jewelry, furniture, and other personal property with him. Schellhous agreed to sell these items on their behalf for a percentage of the proceeds. However, rather than abiding by this agreement, he pawned or sold the items and refused to pay the consignors or return the unsold items upon request.

After several victims persisted in seeking payment, Schellhous opened a checking account using his partner’s personal identifying information but never deposited any money into the account. He then wrote multiple checks to victims from this account as “payment,” despite his knowledge that the account had no funds. When the victims attempted to cash the checks, they were returned for non-sufficient funds and the victims incurred additional expenses. He also remained in possession of other valuables belonging to these victims, most of which he never returned.

The District Attorney’s Office identified at least five victims, three of whom were over the age of 65 at the time of the theft, and estimates that Schellhous embezzled approximately $37,000.00 worth of personal property through this scheme. On August 9, 2018, Judge Mark Hood sentenced Schellhous to four years of felony probation, 180 days in county jail, and full restitution to his victims. Judge Hood immediately remanded Schellhous into custody upon sentencing. As terms of his probation, Schellhous must not engage in any consignment business, hold any position of trust for elder adults, or possess any checks in the name of another person without the approval of his probation officer.

Vintique Boutique Owner Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges
Monterey County DA

 

Doctored Pictures Not Allowed In Bruiser’s Case

Hanes said her frustration also comes from the fact that during Monday’s appeal hearing, she and her husband were not allowed to present prior evidence that Magsalay doctored photos depicting Bruiser’s excrement was worse than it was. Murdock had thrown that evidence out prior to the initial July hearing and because of that it could not be presented during Monday’s appeal, according to Hanes.

“We couldn’t say anything that wasn’t presented in that initial hearing,” said Hanes. “We had to present a case that was a joke from the beginning.”

Doctored Pictures Not Allowed In Bruiser’s Case

The Fire Station Horn by Phil Bowhay

Whenever an empty cannery was on fire, that horn seemed to be endless to me.

PG Fire One

The horn was part of the fine volunteer tradition in Pacific Grove. We all had posted in our homes the code telling the approximate location of the fire. “One, One, Three” Forest and Lighthouse, and there was a chalkboard in front of the station with the address of the blaze

The Fire Station Horn by Phil Bowhay

Looking At $100,000 Teacher Pensions

Even the bad teachers get the payout. Their union protects them all.

On average, the retired teachers and administrators worked for 37 years in the education system and only one worked for less than 30. The districts from which they retired include Salinas Union High, Monterey Peninsula Unified, Greenfield Union, Monterey County Office of Education, Pacific Grove Unified, Santa Rita Elementary, Carmel Unified, North Monterey County, Gonzales Unified and Soledad Unified.

Pacific Grove Unified, with an average yearly pension of $81,887 per retired educator, and MPUSD with $58,588 are among the 10 districts on the Central Coast with highest pensions for their teachers, according to the California Policy Center.

Mark Bucher, president of the California Policy Center, a conservative-leaning, self-described free-market think tank which published the data, said the release of the figures was done to “challenge the popular conception of the poor retired teacher struggling to get by on a fixed pension.”

Looking At $100,000 Teacher Pensions

Classical Is Out, Crooners Are In At KNRY

Bring back the rock and roll of the sixties/seventies. That’s when 1240 AM was great.

KNRY 1240 Sign

 

Saul Levine, owner and president of Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Inc., said the new format, which debuts Monday, will blend standards recorded by legends such as Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dean Martin with modern interpretations of the classics by contemporary performers like Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé and Steve Tyrell.

Classical Is Out, Crooners Are In At KNRY

Camo Man Arrested For BB Gunning Children

Why, of course it was just another day on Arkwright Ct, the gateway to Del Monte Park.
Leif Rowan

Pacific Grove police officers were called to Arkwright Circle around 6 p.m. There they found Leif Rowan arguing with residents of the apartment complex.

Witnesses told police Rowan had been shooting at kids with the BB gun, hitting one child but not causing injury. They said he then threatened to hit a resident while brandishing a metal horseshoe, battered a 16-year-old and was ultimately restrained by the teen’s father.

Camo Man Arrested For BB Gunning Children

Forest Avenue Safeway Still A Dangerous Place

Safeway Forest Hill 3 Forths

Crazies there.

The 38-year-old victim was at the Safeway parking lot on Forest Avenue about 9:30 a.m. when a woman asking for a job approached her. The victim offered the suspect a ride, not knowing she was armed with a handgun, Pacific Grove said.

Once in the car, the suspect took out the weapon and threatened to harm the mother and her children if she was not taken to a location in Salinas, police Sgt. Jeff Fenton said.

Forest Avenue Safeway Still A Dangerous Place

Teen On Drugs Caught Breaking Into Apartment

No stranger to police.
Jeffery Rutt

When police arrived on scene, they saw 19-year-old Jeffrey Rutt of Pacific Grove, inside the apartment and called for him to come out. However, Rutt refused to comply. So police called the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department for assistance.

Guns were drawn and officers used a bull horn to get Rutt to come out. After an hour, Rutt surrendered. Police arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance. They don’t know if Rutt lives there, but do know he’s been to that apartment from time to time.

Teen On Drugs Caught Breaking Into Apartment

P.G. Man Arrested Again And Again

Dope. Where every experience Is a new one again.

Officers said they responded to the 500 block of Grove Acre Avenue after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area, and they found Manuel Amorin in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

According to police records, Amorin was recently released from jail after posting bail for another drug-related incident.

Manuel Amorin

P.G. Man Arrested Again And Again