Always – ALWAYS take your keys.
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On Sept. 16, Zachary David McGlothen, 22, of Pacific Grove and Charles Gaskins, 44, of Seaside were arrested on suspicion of hotwiring and stealing Ryan and Tracy Travaille’s 2011 Toyota Sienna outside their Eardley Avenue home just as they finished unloading groceries and were about to put their kids in the vehicle. Two laptop computers, a gym bag and other items were also stolen from the couple’s other car.
The Toyota had been missing for eight days until about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 when a citizen contacted the Seaside Police Department.
“Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle” on Mingo Avenue, Seaside Police Deputy Chief Judy Veloz told The Pine Cone. “The officers contacted the guys inside the vehicle and took them into custody.”
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Stupid because he returned to a crime scent to continue his take, when cops investigating caught him.
Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies were doing a follow-up investigation early Tuesday near Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, where two burglaries, one theft from a vehicle as well as the theft of a vehicle, were reported between July 20 and July 27.
At about 8:50 a.m., deputies revisited one of the burglarized homes, on the 3000 block of Cormorant Road, and found Edward Vincent Caraccia allegedly burglarizing it. Deputies believe he entered the house through the rear windows.
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Not much involvement by police. It was widespread Internet attention that made the car too hot and led to it getting recovered.
Monahan got word late Friday from a San Jose resident who noticed the car parked near his house for about a week. The man contacted his nephew, shared a picture of the deserted car, and his nephew told him to call Monahan.
“The nephew said it looked like one that was stolen out of Pacific Grove,” Monahan said. The nephew had seen the stolen Corvette on the Internet, where the theft gained wide publicity. His uncle’s call came at 8 p.m. Friday, and Monahan hitched his trailer to his truck and was on the road two hours later.
He picked up the Corvette at 2 a.m. Saturday, got the OK from San Jose police and brought it home that morning.
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