Why, of course it was just another day on Arkwright Ct, the gateway to Del Monte Park.
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.
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No stranger to police.
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.
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Calling 911 while on drugs, Check. Shooting indoors, Check. Lasers, Check. Yep, weird.
Officers said emergency dispatchers received multiple calls around 12:50 a.m. from an apartment on Arkwright Court, with the callers reporting laser lights flashing, a robbery and being chased by “people and cars.”
Police arrived and arrested Ian Peel, 41, Jeffrey Rutt, 19, and Sean Lessen-Dees, 18, all described as residents of the apartment.
Charges included being under the influence of a controlled substance, drug and paraphernalia possession, and negligent discharge of a firearm.
Police said they found a loaded .357 Magnum revolver that had been fired inside the apartment.
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Pacific Grove Police have been fielding calls from concerned residents after a gang member was arrested on Jan. 14 for drug and probation violations. He was living on Arkwright Court.
Commander John Nyunt admits the town does have some gang members that live and work in the community. He says, he’s seen more Surenos than Nortenos in the area. Many of them who have been drawn to escape the violence in other parts of the peninsula or who have family members who live in PG.
“I think the reality of the situation is people have to work and they will find work where there are places to live,” says Nyunt. “But I think all communities have some type of gang activity or gang influence in their community.”
Unfortunately to gang members “work” means robbing, stealing and killing.
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“They’re moving into town,” (detective Adam Sepagan) said, citing the area of Arkwright Court, where apartments are abundant and cheap. “Unless they do something wrong and we catch them, we can’t ask them not to live here. We’d like to. It’s mostly Hispanic gangs, according to Sepagan, and while Nortenos were predominant for a while, more Surenos are arriving as of late.
“For the longest time, those people didn’t come to P.G., because they didn’t want to get caught for something like a taillight, and then be found driving a stolen car or having an outstanding warrant” Sepagan said. “But as things are getting worse throughout the county, sometimes they come here because they want to get away from the violence and everything.”
Not news. Same paper reported gangs in P.G. back in April 2005.
Don’t forget the violent robbery at Safeway
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I see that Arkwright Court is still the same as it always has been. Also known as “Felony Flats”.
Pacific Grove police said they arrested a 21-year-old resident on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and for possessing drug paraphernalia.
Officers said they located the vehicle, which was reported stolen from Seaside, traveling down the Arkwright Court. They arrested Carlos Granados and, during a search of the car, found drug paraphernalia.
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