Winemaker Jail Birdies

Assault with a golf marker. Whew.
Stephan Kidder

Deputies said Stephan Kidder, 36, of Chateau Sinnet Winery, was found trespassing and interfering with a business about 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of East Carmel Valley Road. When asked to leave, deputies said, Kidder threatened employees with the marker.

Deputies said that when they arrived, he ran into the Carmel River. Deputies were able to talk Kidder out of the river, and he was booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of exhibiting a deadly weapon, public intoxication and trespassing. Jail officials said Kidder also had a warrant for driving with a suspended license, without vehicle insurance and registration.

Winemaker Jail Birdies

While In New York, P.G. Man Turns Into Stupid

(Journal News, LoHud.com, New York)

Police didn’t do anything when Michael Benjamin Harbert informed a cop that “my cell phone is broken,” after he apparently smashed it to the sidewalk on Post Road about 3 a.m. Saturday.

But they arrested him a moment later, they said, when he threw a bottle at a storefront window, charging the 22-year-old Pacific Grove, Calif., man with a disorderly conduct violation.

Harbert wasn’t finished though, and neither were police.

At 4 a.m., a report notes, Harbert was handcuffed to a railing in the booking area at police headquarters when he reached down with his free hand and pulled the faceplate off of an electric socket, exposing the bare wires.

He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and placed in a holding cell.

Harbert was charged with a second mischief count less than an hour later, when police said he smashed a fluorescent light tube in the holding cell.

While In New York, P.G. Man Turns Into Stupid

Drunk Man Shocked With Taser – Does Not Die

Dont Taze Me

Pacific Grove Police arrived at a house on the 200 block on Congress Ave. to reports of loud music and trespassing of a vacant house. The officers arrived to find Steve Merrick, 48, intoxicated and threatening the officers. When Merrick refused to cooperate with the officers, a judgment call was made to use pepper spray and a taser to help subdue him, both of which were said to be ineffective.

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Drunk Man Shocked With Taser – Does Not Die

Armed Man Arrested After Standoff In P.G.

An armed man who reportedly threatened suicide was taken into custody by Pacific Grove police following a standoff at his apartment Wednesday.

Police said Randel Lee Charles, 47, walked out of his residence at 6:41 p.m. after negotiating with police by telephone for 1½ hours.

Charles, police said, was apparently under the influence of alcohol, carrying a loaded gun and in possession of a number of illegal weapons.

Officers searching his apartment found a billy club, illegal ammunition, a handgun, shotguns and assault rifles.

Armed Man Arrested After Standoff In P.G.

Man Thought Police Cruiser Was A Taxi In Santa Cruz

Dane Ludwig

19-year-old Dane Ludwig was arrested Saturday night after he jumped into a stopped patrol car, mistaking it for a cab he had summoned.

Deputy Esther Beckman had stopped a bicyclist near Brommer Street. While she was talking to the cyclist, a man who had been drinking and ingesting cocaine got into the front passenger seat of her patrol car thinking it was a cab.

The bicyclist rode off repeating, “Dude, that was a trip” The would-be fare was jailed on suspicion of being under the influence.

Man Thought Police Cruiser Was A Taxi In Santa Cruz