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
Gang hits, knife fights, it just aint as safe anymore.
The gunman who Monterey police believe murdered a 28-year-old man on Cannery Row last month was identified Tuesday as Jorge Luis Mendoza.
The murder victim, Raul Melendez of Monterey, was followed from the restaurant to the Cannery Row Parking Garage on Wave Street at 1:40 a.m. on Nov. 23. He was shot multiple times. He was transported from the bloody scene to Natividad’s trauma center, where he died.
Monterey police also released the names of the men who were behind a double stabbing during a fight at the Blue Fin Billiards and Cafe at 685 Cannery Row.
Joel Robledo, 40, of Salinas and Frank Guzman II, 27, of Castroville, stabbed each other while fighting on Dec. 3.
Police described the two men as “rival gang members from Castroville and Salinas.”
Gangs moving in on us. Don’t be an easy mark for the putos.
Pacific Grove police stopped a car in the 500 block of Lighthouse Avenue at 11:38 p.m. that matched the description of a vehicle wanted by the Monterey Police Department in connection with a series of auto burglaries that occurred earlier Tuesday evening.
Officers said they found GPS units, cell phone accessories, sunglasses, a portable television, a screw driver, pliers and large canister of illegal pepper spray inside the car. Officers also smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, police said.
Monterey police who went to the scene took Octavio Castillo, 18, Kevin Melcho, 18 and two juveniles into custody.
SLO caught them. Not to many escape routes from route 1 in south county.And Moe Ammar always told us how much the people from Fresno like our town.
Flora Encinia, 32; Delia Pena, 21; Manuel Del Real, 21; Ramiro Vasquez, 22; and Joe Hernandez, 28, were arrested late Sunday in San Luis Obispo County after a crime spree that began with a vehicle theft in Fresno County.
The group is accused of stealing a black Lincoln Navigator and robbing two gas station attendants during a wild ride that took them through Pacific Grove, Big Sur and Gorda, police said.
Because their alleged crimes span three counties, they could face charges in any of them, law enforcement officials said. Most likely, they’ll end up in a San Luis Obispo courtroom first.
While everyone watches coyotes or mountain lions, stupid gang members are stealing property from our cars…
Three suspected car burglars ditched their Chevy Blazer in the middle of a Pacific Grove street and ran from the officer who had been chasing them early Sunday morning, police found one of them hiding between two parked cars in Pacific Grove, the second walking on the recreation trail, and the third in his Seaside apartment, PGPD Cmdr. John Nyunt said Wednesday.
Nyunt said the suspects appear to be affiliated with the Norteno gang, due to a T-shirt one was wearing and a five-point star tattooed on another. The shirt, which Rodriguez was wearing inside out, bore the word, “Norteno,” and listed all the area codes in which the gang has a presence.
Are we really getting the best for our money paid to the P.G.P.D?
Remember that police commander John Nyunt dismissing fears of gangs living in P.G. saying they just wanted to get away from places like Salinas and Watsonville to have a safer place to live & work? Didn’t mention that ‘work’ to them means stealing people’s stuff.
Cmdr. John Nyunt said there have been 123 thefts and break-ins reported so far this year — about 30 since June.
Last year, from January to August, there were 76 reported thefts and burglaries, he said. Nyunt said officers are doing all they can to keep up, but the department’s staffing level is down.
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.
“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.”
A man arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Pacific Grove grocery shopper Friday is a former Nuestra Familia gang member who has been a target of slaying attempts by the gang since 1997.
At 7 p.m. Friday, a 37-year-old woman was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot of the Safeway store on Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove. The woman felt someone tugging at her purse from behind, officers said, and she turned to face a man in a black ski mask pointing a revolver at her.
The man took the woman’s purse and jumped into a car driven by a woman, police said. The car sped off on the Holman Highway before officers arrived. But a witness described the car and a partial license number to police, said Cmdr. Darius Engles.
Pablo Castaneda, 39, of Salinas, and Darlene Marie Garibal, 23, of Gonzales, were arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a 37-year-old Pacific Grove woman in the parking lot of a Safeway store on Friday night.
Police simultaneously arrested Frank Anthony Olvera Jr., 41, of Salinas, and Tom Ralph Mejia, 20, a transient, on suspicion of associating with people on parole and with other gang members.
The arrests came after police, going on a partial license plate number, traced the suspects to a home in the 600 block of Hawthorne Street in Monterey around 11 a.m. Sunday.