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The Monterey Police Department is now processing taxicab driver and vehicle permits electronically. Taxicab driver and vehicle permit applications
On July 06, 2022: An MPD traffic officer observed a vehicle whose driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The officer performed a traffic stop for the infraction. As the officer stopped the vehicle, he noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When the officer contacted the driver, he noticed there was brunt marijuana inside the vehicle and performed a vehicle sear. During his search, the officer located an AR-15 style rifle loaded with a 40 round magazine containing 30 rounds of ammunition. The driver admitted to possessing and manufacturing the gun. The officer arrested the driver.
The MPD commends the officer for his proactivity and thorough investigation. This is a great example of how responding to lower level violations helps to ensure community safety.