Michael Balesteri, Monterey’s Master Criminal

Michael Balesteri

Stolen cars, drugs, counterfeit money, hit and run, running from police. Still got caught.

On March 27, detectives spotted Balesteri in Monterey driving another Acura sedan that was stolen out of Seaside.

Baleseteri was contacted after parking the car and was arrested without incident.

Police found tools used to commit vehicle thefts, methamphetamine, and counterfeit U.S. currency on Balesteri.

Police searched his home on the 800 block of Belden in Monterey found evidence he was creating counterfeit currency including a computer, printer, specialized paper, and additional counterfeit currency.

They also found property stolen from the Acura involved in the vehicle pursuit and crash on March 17, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine.

Michael Balesteri, Master Criminal