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31 March 2021
03/31/2021: Catalytic Convertor Thefts

03/31/2021: Catalytic Convertor Thefts

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has observed an increase in catalytic converter thefts from vehicles. MPD has investigated twenty-nine reports of catalytic converter thefts from July 1, 2020 to present. These thefts typically occur in residential neighborhoods at night time. Toyota and Honda vehicles are frequently targeted. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

30 March 2021
03/30/2021: Burglaries

03/30/2021: Burglaries

On March 28, 2021 at approximately 7:34 P.M., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Figueroa and Fisherman’s Wharf 2 on a report of a male driving a backhoe style tractor in the area while yelling and acting strange.  Responding officers located the tractor being driven on Del Monte at Figueroa and initiated a vehicle stop.   Officers noted the driver of the tractor, 56 years--old Joseph Bollom of Monterey, did not appear to be a construction worker.  Bollom did not initially comply with the orders of the officers to get down from the tractor.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

05 March 2021
03/05/2021: Vehicle Burglaries Arrest

03/05/2021: Vehicle Burglaries Arrest

NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

On March 4, 2021 the Monterey Police Department responded to reports of numerous daytime vehicle burglaries occurring throughout the city. Victims reported finding their vehicle windows shattered and personal items missing. Vehicle burglaries were reported at the following locations:

  • 2 in the 2600 block of Sand Dunes.
  • 1 in the 500 block of Tyler.
  • 1 in the 400 block of Cannery Row.
  • 1 in the 700 block of Cannery Row.
  • 1 in the Breakwater Cove parking lot
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

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

07 January 2021
01/07/2021: Possession of Firearms Arrest

01/07/2021: Possession of Firearms Arrest

On January 5, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Munras Avenue, Monterey regarding a report of subjects trespassing inside a hotel room. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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