Firearms/Weapons Laws - Effective Jan. 1, 2017, firearms that currently have a "bullet button" will be considered assault weapons. If you are in possession of an affected firearm, it must be registered by June 30, 2018.
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On April 9, 2018 officers responded to a call regarding a mentally disturbed subject who had stabbed himself in the foot. While en route they learned the subject was a retired soldier with PTSD and he was now trying to stab himself with a kitchen knife. The reporting party was the subject’s mother who was in the house with him.
Upon arrival the officers immediately asked the mother to exit the residence and escorted her to a safe zone, while the other officers on scene started communicating with the subject calmly using de-escalation techniques in order to safely apprehend the subject. He was then treated for his wounds and placed on a mental health evaluation hold. This was great police work, communication and outstanding teamwork from the Monterey Police Department.
On Friday March 16, 2018 the department received information on a subject who was responsible for numerous burglaries and vehicle thefts throughout Monterey County. Officers and detectives began investigating and conducting surveillance. With the assistance of PRVNT, a search warrant was authored and three subjects were subsequently arrested. A stolen vehicle and five stolen firearms were recovered.
On Monday June 11, 2018 at 12:33 AM, the Monterey Police Department received a call of an attempted residential burglary in the 400 block of English Avenue in Monterey. The suspect attempted to enter an occupied residence but was unsuccessful. The homeowner of the residence yelled at the suspect and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was reported to be holding a handgun.
On June 8th, 2018 at 10:36 AM, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team and Monterey County Probation Department conducted a probation compliance check in the 1400 Block of Mescal St. in Seaside. As a result, 56 year old Eric Campbell was arrested for an outstanding $80,000 arrest warrant. During a subsequent investigation, a homemade destructive device was located. The device was rendered safe with the assistance of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad. At the conclusion of the investigation, both Eric and his 56 year old twin brother, Cedric Campbell, were arrested for felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a destructive device and violation of probation.
The Monterey Police Department is now using the Nixle alert system to notify community members of critical information. The Nixle alert system is in use by many government agencies across the U.S. and allows the MPD to make notifications via text message, social media, and email. The system will allow people to receive information and updates on events, public safety emergencies, dangerous weather, and traffic advisories.
The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has seen an increase in property crimes in recent months, specifically automobile and residential burglaries. The MPD would like to remind people to ensure that they lock their vehicles and not leave items of value in the vehicle and specifically not leave them in plain sight. Additionally, homes and garages should be closed and locked.