Fired Cop Fights To Get Job Back

Lawsuits we bound to happen. Hoping for a reinstatement or big payout.

He also contends that the Pacific Grove police officers union’s policy manual allows employees to “oppose, support or contradict any social issue, cause or religion,” which is what he said he did in the Parler posts. “I didn’t represent myself as a police officer,” Gonzalez said. “I was totally off duty when I made those posts, and I was speaking to a matter of public concern, which is within my First Amendment rights. I didn’t violate any law and I didn’t violate any policy.”

It’s just crazy to be labeled something like a racist for not supporting an organization, which to me is anti-police.”

Fired Cop Fights To Get Job Back

Cancel Culture Clubs Cop

Say what’s on your mind? Don’t do it in P.G. Especially if it shows the goal of a Marxist movement that says to kill police officers.

A Pacific Grove police officer has been placed on leave after he allegedly made a social media posting using offensive language about the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s the same officer who in May reportedly placed stickers on his private vehicle with anti-LGBTQ language as well as supporting a right-wing militia group.

Randy Fairgarden and other members of a group he identified as “concerned citizens” have launched a petition calling for the termination of the officer involved. Fairgarden said it has received 1,200 signatures to date.

“You don’t think (police department) knew who he was?” Fairgarden said. “Do you think he’s the only one in the police department who holds those views?”

Cancel Culture Clubs Cop

Covid Cops – Mask Police On Patrol

Covid Cop
Picture from Reddit

“Our code enforcement officer has the authority to cite without warning anyone not wearing a face covering in our business areas,” Uslar said. “People and businesses know by now that masks are required and we have to compel compliance to reduce the spread of the virus. Our educational approach has shown success, yet we need to do much better.”

The citations will begin at $100 and become more expensive for subsequent violations. If a person is found in a business not wearing a mask, both the individual and the business will be cited. Uslar said the Monterey County Health Department order provided for a criminal citation and a $1,000 fine. But by making it an administrative citation, fines can be handled within the city of Monterey without having to go through the county District Attorney’s office.

Covid Cops – Mask Police On Patrol

Ashley Nicole Keller Krunched The Korvette

So, what was so secret about naming the person in such a serious wreck? Is she THAT Keller?

Ashley Nicole Keller

Authorities say Ashley Nicole Keller,23, was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic Feb. 6 on Ocean View Boulevard in a white Chevrolet Corvette when she lost control and struck four cars. Keller and her male passenger, who had to be extricated, were injured. Keller now faces one misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in the accident which totaled her 2014 Corvette. Four other motorists reported minor pain, police said.

“Ashley Nicole Keller did unlawfully drive a vehicle upon a street and highway in willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property,” the complaint, filed March 28 by deputy district attorney Todd Hornik, alleges.Keller, who court records show had two minor traffic offenses in 2015 and 2016, faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in
fines, if convicted. No attorney information for Keller was listed on the court’s website. The Pacific Grove Police Department refused to identify Keller, whose name was only made public when the criminal complaint was filed.

Ashley Nicole Keller Krunched The Korvette

P.G. Cops May Go Back To School

Police Academy

In an initial response to the revelations, which were published in The Pine Cone Feb. 14, Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalone — who was hired after most of the accidents occurred — posted a message on Facebook Feb. 20 that said there’s nothing wrong with the department’s practices. According to a Monterey resident who saw the story but did not want her name used in this story, a PGPD supervisor told her some of the department’s officers are not trained to investigate vehicle accidents.
In response to that claim, police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis told The Pine Cone that, while sworn officers who graduated from California police academies were formerly required to undergo additional training to investigate traffic collisions, the requirement no longer exists.

P.G. Cops May Go Back To School

P.G. Cops Don’t Cite Drivers In Car Crashes

Just like parking all day downtown.
Parking Victorian Corner Cars

 – In January 2019, a 68-year-old woman ran through a stop sign on Laurel Avenue, struck a father and his two children who were in a pickup truck headed down Forest Avenue, and then crashed her  Lexus into the front of Pacific Grove Hardware. Although the woman caused more than $10,000 dollars in property damage, and numerous firefighters and police officers had to respond to the crash, Pacific Grove Police told The Pine Cone at the time that they did not cite her.
–  In March 2018 at about 1:45 a.m., a man on Short Street was driving a Toyota pickup truck when he slammed into a driver in a Volkswagen sedan traveling on Cedar. Though the police said the Toyota driver was at fault in the accident, which wrecked the VW but didn’t injure anyone, police did not issue him a citation.
–  In January 2018, a Pacific Grove man driving a GMC Sierra truck crashed  into four parked vehicles on the 700 block of Lighthouse Avenue, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Though the driver told police he was reaching for a beverage when he swerved into the cars, police did not give him a ticket.
– In November 2019, a 15-year-old girl was walking in the crosswalk at Sunset and 19th and was struck by a car whose female driver didn’t see her. She was injured and treated at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. The driver was not given a ticket.
– In January, a male motorist struck a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle in the crosswalk of Sunset and 19th. Pacific Grove police did not cite the driver for hitting the teen, who suffered minor injuries.
– In October 2019, a woman driving an older sedan plowed through a fence and three retaining walls at Lovers Point. She was not ticketed, either, police said, after attributing the incident to “mechanical failure.”

P.G. Cops Don’t Cite Drivers In Car Crashes

New Jersey Police Chief Hired As P.G. Chief

Also, rainbow pride flags fly at police station,
PG PD Pride Flag

Madalone took a moment to say she was “feeling good” and that the moment was “bittersweet,” before she continued with the hugs.

Among the crowd was Madalone’s wife of two years, Pam Dino.

“It is my first walkout and very emotional,” Dino said. “For her, it is 25 years serving here, really half her life, with these wonderful people, so it is emotional and bittersweet.”

New Jersey Police Chief Hired As P.G. Chief
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Unhappy Ending For Foam Street “Massage Parlors”

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The most recent massage business to have its permit revoked or denied was Golden Therapy at 299 Foam St. Suite A on Jan. 18. Last year, Win Spa at 243 Foam St. Suite B and Luna Foot Massage at 380 Foam St. Suite E had their permits revoked or denied Dec. 20. Six other businesses had permits revoked or denied since the ordinance passed in 2015.

According to the Monterey Police Department, violations have included solicitation of prostitution, advertising that suggests prohibited services are available, providing massages in lingerie, employing an unlicensed masseuse, operating a massage establishment where unprofessional conduct occurs, locking doors during business hours, using the establishment for residential purposes and failing to post necessary information visible from the front door.

Unhappy Ending For Foam Street “Massage Parlors”

New PG Police Chief Chosen

Morro Bay chief Amy Christey takes the hot seat at PGPD.

PGPD Help Wanted

“Chief Christey’s hands-on approach to community policing, her emphasis on customer service, her understanding of the needs of a small-town coastal community and her track record as a team player makes her a terrific fit for our Police Department, the municipal organization and the community,” Harvey said.

Vicki Myers served as Pacific Grove’s police chief before Belcher took over on an interim basis in December 2015. She served in a dual role as chief of Pacific Grove and Seaside from 2012 until Pacific Grove terminated its contract with Seaside pertaining to Myers running its police department in September 2015 and gave her a 90-day notice.

Tom Frutchey, who has since left his role as Pacific Grove city manager, told The Herald last year that the split was fairly amicable. He cited two “no-confidence” votes by the Pacific Grove police union and a citywide survey that found residents would like to keep its own separate police department as reasons for the city moving on from Myers.

New PG Police Chief Chosen

Shared Police Chief Quits P.G.

Was it too quiet for Vicki in Pacific Grove?

PGPD Help Wanted

After three years as police chief for both Pacific Grove and Seaside, Chief Vicki Myers is stepping down as top cop in Pacific Grove so that she can devote her full attention to Seaside.

Myers made this decision about a month after both city’s police officer associations voted that they have no confidence in her.

When we asked Myers about the votes of no confidence, she said it was one of the many reasons she is switching to solely focus on Seaside.

Shared Police Chief Quits P.G.