But Weed Smokers Are Peaceful, Right?

Going where the money and paraphernalia is

On January 31, 2021 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to 484 Lighthouse (Smoke Shop) regarding an armed robbery.

On investigation, MPD officers learned that the suspects posed as potential customers when they entered the business. Suspect #1 pointed a black semi automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspects stole cash and merchandise

But Weed Smokers Are Peaceful, Right?

On Schedule. Central Avenue Pharmacy Gets Robbed Again

They need to beef up the security for the sake of the workers there.

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Men wearing masks and hoods stormed Central Avenue Pharmacy in Pacific Grove at 5  p.m. last Tuesday, making off with a small amount of cash but no drugs, PGPD spokesman Rory Lakind said this week, and police are asking the public for help catching them. Investigators hope anyone who might have seen or heard anything will contact them. They are also hoping nearby homes and businesses might have captured images of the robbers with security cameras.

On Schedule. Central Avenue Pharmacy Gets Robbed Again

Grove Market Robbers Arrested

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Don’t tell me the robbers ran up the street to the police station? One of the suspects was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Riley Elvin, 24, and Jorge Cisneros, 22, were housed in
Monterey County Jail on felony charges of robbery, drug
possession, probation violation and other crimes.

A couple of guys went into the store acting suspiciously and attempted to steal some alcohol and products from the store,” Lakind said. “They were confronted by an employee, and they took off running and were arrested a few blocks away.”

What would have been shoplifting became a robbery charge when the men tangled with the employee who tried stop them.

Grove Market Robbers Arrested

Couple Robbed While Parked In P.G.

Getting beaten and robbed late at night in P.G. and not cooperating with Police? Why that?

Anyway, the recreation trails and shoreline turnouts are dangerous places at night.

Four mwn — one armed with a handgun — robbed a man and a woman in a parked car on Ocean View Boulevard around 11 p.m.

The victims, who were not named, are Monterey Peninsula residents, but are not from P.G., Lakind said. The man was treated by an ambulance crew and released.

Lakind is hoping for some useful leads, but the victims “are not super cooperative,” he said. “That makes it more difficult, obviously.” He’s unsure whether the robbery was random, or if the victims and suspects are somehow
linked.

Couple Robbed While Parked In P.G.

Purse Snatch In New Monterey

Violent sort of robbery.

800 block Grace

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A female was a victim of a strong-arm robbery Monday in the 800 block of Grace Street, according to Monterey Police.
Officers said the victim was hit in the back of the head around 7:12 p.m. and knocked to the ground. The suspect stole the victim’s purse and got away before police arrived.

Officers said the victim had minor injuries. Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white man, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 foot 10, thin build and a white or gray goatee. He was reportedly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with gray markings on the sleeves, a red ski mask, light colored blue jeans and black gloves.

Purse Snatch In New Monterey

Stolen Guns Found In PG, Man’s Home

Life of crime in a rut?

Jeffery Rutt

Jeffrey Rutt, 23, arrested after a vehicle pursuit last week, could be facing more charges as local police agencies found more stolen items in his possession, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Three stolen shotguns, two stun guns, knives and a machete were found in Rutt’s car when he was arrested. Following his arrest, deputies conducted a probation search and found stolen laptop computers, iPads, cameras, medications and a survey transit, which were returned to their owners. Rutt allegedly stole the items, worth approximately $5,250, from locked and unlocked cars between October and December 2015.

Stolen Guns Found In PG, Man’s Home

Dumb Criminal Sends Selfie to Victim

And gets a thumbs up from the cops.

Pacific Grove armed robbery arrest

Victor-Almanza-Martinez

Just after 1am, Pacific Grove Police Officers responded to Lovers Point Park. Three Hispanic males had approached four victims sitting inside a vehicle, and ordered the victims out of their vehicle at gun point. The men robbed the victims of their property and stole their vehicle.

One of the men took a selfie with one of the victims, and sent it to his victim as a text message. The picture was examined by authorities, and that led them to their man, Victor Almanza-Martinez, 18, who was arrested later that morning a in the 10000 block of Axtell Street in Castroville.

Almanza-Martyinez was arrested without incident and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, violation of probation, and gang enhancements. Almanza-Martinez was transported to the Monterey County Jail with bail set at $170,000.

Dumb Criminal Sends Selfie to Victim

Walking The Streets Of New Monterey Are Unsafe At Night

Guns and knives. Eeek.

About 10:30 p.m., the suspects approached a man and a woman walking on Spencer Street, between Irving and Prescott avenues, and demanded money.

One of the victims was robbed of his wallet, police say. Neither one of the victims was injured.

After being robbed, the victims said they last saw the suspects run toward David Avenue.

Both assailants were described as being in their early 20s, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. The suspect armed with the revolver had his face covered with a bandana.

Streets Of New Monterey Unsafe At Night

P.G. Man Robs Nob Hill

Internet searching indicates a Ryan Curry is a Pacific Grove painting contractor.

Ryan Curry, 34, was taken into custody about 9 p.m. outside Nob Hill Foods, 900 Lighthouse Ave., said police Sgt. Aaron Delgado.

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun, but the suspect didn’t have a weapon, Delgado said. While in the store, the man evidently said he had a weapon or indicated he had one under his clothing, Delgado said.

People scurried from the store during the incident, Delgado said.

All police found on the man was a bottle of alcohol and food, he said. Curry was arrested on a shoplifting charge


P.G. Man Robs Nob Hill