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24 February 2021
02/24/2021: Firearms Arrest

02/24/2021: Firearms Arrest

On February 11, 2021 at approximately 10:35 a.m., a Monterey Police Officer attempted to perform a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a violation of the California Vehicle Code in the area of Del Monte Avenue and Virgin Avenue. The vehicle did not yield to the officer and continued driving. After driving approximately five blocks, the vehicle yielded in the 400 block of English Avenue. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

24 February 2021
02/24/2021: Telephone Scam Alert

02/24/2021: Telephone Scam Alert

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has received several reports from the community regarding a telephone scam, wherein the caller purports to be a Monterey Police employee. In the calls the caller identifies themselves as a Monterey Police Officer and threatens arrest if the person does not provide funds to the caller. The impersonating caller has used different approaches to include coaxing the victim into purchasing bitcoin or gift cards and having the victim read the serial numbers from the back of the cards to the caller. The caller is then able to utilize the serial numbers to obtain the monetary value. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

14 February 2021
02/13/2021: Firearms Arrest

02/13/2021: Firearms Arrest

On February 11, 2021 at approximately 10:35 a.m., a Monterey Police Officer attempted to perform a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a violation of the California Vehicle Code in the area of Del Monte Avenue and Virgin Avenue. The vehicle did not yield to the officer and continued driving. After driving approximately five blocks, the vehicle yielded in the 400 block of English Avenue. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF

11 February 2021
02/11/2021: OVER $800,000 OF PANDEMIC-RELATED  RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS DEPLETED City is applying to receive federal funds through stimulus allocation made to the County of Monterey

02/11/2021: OVER $800,000 OF PANDEMIC-RELATED  RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS DEPLETED City is applying to receive federal funds through stimulus allocation made to the County of Monterey

The City of Monterey has announced that its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has expended all of the City’s available rental assistance funding. In total, the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has issued 405 checks totalling $962,287.32 to help 162 households since it’s start in August 2020. The program is designed to reduce homelessness and displacement of existing Monterey residents and workers who are or were employed by a Monterey business and are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay their rent. Monterey County has received $26.7 million in federal funding for rental assistance through the latest stimulus act. The County tasked United Way Monterey County to develop a mechanism for distribution of these funds. The City hopes that the County will allocate some of the funding to the City’s successful rental assistance program. FULL NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

01 February 2021
02/01/2021: Armed Commercial Robbery

02/01/2021: Armed Commercial Robbery

On January 31, 2021 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to 484 Lighthouse (Smoke Shop) regarding an armed robbery. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF