Crafty Gunsmith Standoff

See what I did there?

Monterey police officers tried to arrest Alan Smith at his home on the 700 block of Oak Street at about 3:24 p.m. Monday as part of an investigation into a report that he had manufactured a “zip gun,” a makeshift weapon designed to fire live ammunition, and possessed ammunition.

Aware that Smith had previously made similar weapons and often carried knives, police tried to talk him into surrendering using negotiations and de-escalation tactics and deployed officers with crisis intervention training

Didn’t work. A Taser Gun settled the standoff.

Crafty Gunsmith Standoff

P.G. Police Taser Suspect – Suspect Lives

And suspect was suicidal. Nice work, P.G.P.D. for ending this incident with no shots fired and no one assuming room temperature.

Pacific Grove police tased a reportedly suicidal suspect on Aug. 22. According to a PGPD press release, police responded to a report that Glenn Preston had a gun to his head. Preston left his residence before the cops arrived, and police chased him through the city, eventually forcing him to stop. Police tased him when he allegedly resisted arrest, later charging him with evading an officer, resisting arrest and possessing a firearm.

P.G. Police Taser Suspect – Suspect Lives

Drunk Man Shocked With Taser – Does Not Die

Dont Taze Me

Pacific Grove Police arrived at a house on the 200 block on Congress Ave. to reports of loud music and trespassing of a vacant house. The officers arrived to find Steve Merrick, 48, intoxicated and threatening the officers. When Merrick refused to cooperate with the officers, a judgment call was made to use pepper spray and a taser to help subdue him, both of which were said to be ineffective.

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Drunk Man Shocked With Taser – Does Not Die

Intruder Gets Bit By Police Dog Then Tasered

Salinas police used a dog and a Taser this morning to subdue a suspect accused of threatening his former girlfriend.

The suspect refused repeated police commands to surrender and the police K-9 was deployed, resulting in a bite wound to the suspect. The suspect continued to refuse additional commands, so a Taser was used.

He was lodged at Monterey County Jail on various charges, including domestic violence and false imprisonment. Police said he also had various outstanding felony warrants.

And the suspect lived. Amazing?

Intruder Gets Tasered And Does Not Die

Taser Stops P.G. Escape Attempt

Officers said they arrested Matthew Mickel, 23, of Monterey on suspicion of a probation violation about 5:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove.

Mickel was booked into the Pacific Grove Jail, pending transport to the Monterey County Jail. When arresting officers escorted him to his holding cell at the Pacific Grove facility, Mickel broke away and attempted to force his way out of the jail by slamming his body against an exterior door, police said.

Officers gave several warnings, but said Mickel continued to aggressively attempt escape. One officer used his Taser to fire a shot at Mickel, who immediately submitted to arrest, police said.

And Mickel lived.

Taser Stops P.G. Escape Attempt