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    Suspect who stole political signs caught on tape; suspect who removed other political signs is also identified

    More than 100 yard signs imprinted with a “Yes on Measure X” message have been stolen or removed throughout Pacific Grove at residential and commercial sites.
    Project Bella, the partnership which seeks to build a LEED Platinum hotel on the American Tin Cannery site should the citizen-originated measure be approved, is underwriting the cost of the election, which will be held on April 19. Ron Meer, Project Bella partner, says that the signs which have been stolen amount to some $1,200 in value.
    Moe Ammar, Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President, today provided video evidence of Yes on Measure X signs being removed or stolen from in front of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce office located at 584 Central Avenue in Pacific Grove.
    Five videos taken from cameras located inside the Chamber office were submitted to the Pacific Grove Police Department as evidence. The videos plainly show two separate incidents of the illegal act of impinging on the Chamber of Commerce’s right to freedom of expression. One of them also depict the theft of at least two of the signs.
    The Pacific Grove Police Department are conducting an investigation and attempting to identify the suspects in the videos.
    To view the videos go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yb9sn739fsm8u4c/AACFda8XeJlzRKVRiphRBwoda?dl=0
    If you have any information about the incidents, or if you can positively identify the peop

    Pacific Grove PD Gains a New Officer

    ofc hankesOfficer Justin Hankes graduated from the police academyThursday March 31, 2016.  He also received the Dr. Susan Oliviera Leadership Award.
    In the photo, Chief Steve Belcher, Officer Hankes’s brother Santa Cruz County Sheriff Deputy  Chris Hankes and Officer Justin Hankes.

    Driver in double fatality in Moss Landing released from hospital to jail

    Lynnea Hernandez, driver of the Lexus SUV which struck and killed a Prunedale man in Moss Landing, was released from the hospital yesterday and booked into Santa Clara County Jail. If Hernandez is able to post bail she is not to leave the state.lynnea hernandez

    Since the CHP did not know when Hernandez was going to be released from the hospital they issued a warrant for her arrest. The arrest warrant was issued for $3 million for the charges related to the collision —  two charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and possession of methamphetamine. CHP had an officer standing by when she was released to notify her of the arrest. She was then transferred to Santa Clara County Jail via ambulance. If she does not post bail, she will then be transferred to the Monterey County Jail. For warrants CHP books at the nearest county jail and the county jails are responsible for the transfers. In this case the deputies at Monterey County Jail will be responsible for transporting her back to Monterey County.

    Suit Against Pacific Grove in Mishandled Evidence Case Dismissed

    In September, 2015, the mother of a dead surfer whose headless, skinless body washed ashore May 26, 1995 at Asilomar filed suit against the Monterey County Coroner’s Office, the City of Pacific Grove and others claiming mishandling of forensic evidence in the case. Fatima Nuray, mother of the missing surfer, had waited 20 years to learn of her son’s fate. Read more…»

    No Charges Will Be Filed Against Officer in Shooting of Suspect

    The Monterey County Distict Attorney, Dean D Flippo, has announced that no charges will be filed against the Monterey police officer who shot and killed Donald Miller II on October 6, 2015.
    The investigation revealed that the officer reacted with a reasonable belief that Miller, who pulled out a gun and raised it toward the officer, posed an imminent deadly threat and that the officer shot Miller in self-defense and in the defense of others, namely innocent civilians. Read more…»

    Monterey Police Investigate Property Thefts from Vehicles

    The Monterey Police Department investigated a series of property thefts from both locked and unlocked vehicles over the last several days. Read more…»

    Killer of Homeless Man gets 56 Years to Life

    Jesse Devlin Quiming, age 32, of Monterey was sentenced by Judge Julie R. Culver to 56 years-to-life in prison for the murder of Scott Long, age 40, and the attempted manslaughter of Tyler Misamore, age 23. Quiming’s sentence was increased because of a prior robbery conviction in 2005. Read more…»

    Anonymous Threat has Officers at Carmel High School

    Karen Hendricks, The Carmel School District Interim Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer, sent this message late Sunday to the Carmel Unified School District Community: Read more…»

    Don’t Fall for These Scams!

    A reader sent this 2/18/16:
    The scam artists are back and the IRS has a new number (or two). I received a call from 213-141-5163 (“Name Not Found” of course) with a recorded message saying This is Officer from the Internal Revenue Services! We have been trying to reach you. This call is an official final notice call from the Internal Revenue Services. The reason of the call is to inform you that we have filed a law suit against you. For more information, call immediately our department # 914-499-8220…I repeat, 9144998220.”
    I thought this crap was long gone, but they are back.

    Cupcake Bandit Ordered to Trial

    Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident Wed. evening

    On January 27, 2016 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Pacific Grove Police Department officers were dispatched on a report of an injury collision at the intersection of Pine and Forest Avenues. Upon arrival, a female in her 60’s was found lying in the roadway. Read more…»

    Pacific Grove Man Arrested on Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase

    An unemployed Pacific Grove man, Jeffrey Rutt, 23, was arrested overnight by sheriff’s deputies after a high-speed chase resulted in a crash. Weapons, drugs, and stolen property were found in his vehicle. Read more…»

    Monterey Police to Start Utilizing Social Media Platform – “Nextdoor”

    Armed Robbery at Lovers Point

    Sobriety Checkpoint to Aid Sober Driving Campaign

    City Names Steven Belcher as Interim Chief

    Former Santa Cruz Police Chief and Interim Chief of Marina, Soledad,  East Palo Alto, Bell, and Asheville, NC

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    Armed Robbery at Del Monte Shopping Center

    A man used the outdoor Bank of America ATM at Del Monte Shopping Center on Thurs., Dec. 10. Read more…»

    Four Suspects Arrested in Cannery Row Burglary

    Mountain Lion Treed, ‘Tranked,’ Transferred

    PG Mtn Lion_face on Pacific Grove Police, including the Animal Control Officer, were dispatched about 10 a.m. on Mon. Dec. 7 on report of a bobcat in the area of Eardley and Line St. They cordoned off the area.
    It turned out to be a female mountain lion on a tree limb in the yard f an empty home in a residential area.
    Fish & Wildlife wardens came out and tranquilized the animal with two darts.
    Monterey Fire Department personnel were called for ladder assistance in reaching the animal, but she came down of her own accord and bolted for the back yard of the empty residence. Read more…»

    Armed Robbery on Del Monte Avenue in Monterey

    Robbery of victim in parked vehicle Read more…»

    Update on Nov. 9 Armed Robbery in Monterey

    On November 9th, 2015, at 8:25 PM, a robbery occurred at Via Paraiso Park in Monterey. None of the victims were injured. Five suspects were involved in the robbery. The Monterey Police Department, along with members of PRVNT, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team, have been actively working the investigation. As a result, three arrests have been made. Read more…»

    Armed Robbery in Parking Lot in Monterey

    On November 9, 2015 at approximately 8:39 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to an armed robbery in the parking lot at Via Paraiso Park (near Via Paraiso and Via Gayuba). Three victims reported they were in their vehicle when five suspects approached them and demanded their personal property. Read more…»

    ‘Ms. Doubtfire’ Robber Arrested in Pacific Grove

    On November 05, 2015 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Detectives with the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) received information that Brandon Calantoc, a wanted person, was staying at a residence in the 1100 block of Seaview Avenue in Pacific Grove. Read more…»

    Car thief sentenced: victims included Pacific Grove residents

    Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

    6 Sentenced in Panga Boat Smuggling Incident

    2800 pounds of marijuana seized, offloaded from panga boat near Big Surpanga boat copy

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    Robbers Sentenced in Robbery of Carmel Jewelry Store

    Court Upholds Conviction of Jacob Ruelas in Kris Olinger Murder of 1977

     Murder in Pacific Grove involved kidnapping for carjacking and kidnapping for robbery

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    Monterey Home Break-In Awakens Resident, Suspect Escapes

    Break In to Home in 400 Block Dela Vina  Read more…»

    Solicitors Scamming Locals: Know the Rules

    On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Pacific Grove Police Officers were dispatched to a complaint of solicitors. The reporting party had spoken with a male who claimed to be working on behalf of “Carepackagecampaign.org” and requested donations for service members who are deployed. The reporting party researched the company name and found reports and warnings that the campaign is fraudulent. Read more…»

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