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 December 17, 2017, at approximately 9:06 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a 911 call from a family member that Andrew Lee Jones (DOB 4/26/77) was agitated and armed with a knife and firearm in the 100 block of Surf Way. During the preliminary investigation, it appears that as officers responded to the call, Jones shot at the officers. Two officers, a 15-year veteran and a 12-year veteran, returned fire. The officers were not injured. Jones, who has a prior felony criminal history in another state, was struck and transported to a trauma center where he is expected to survive.
On December 11th, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Monterey Police Patrol Officers conducted a pro-active foot patrol along the waterfront area of downtown Monterey. While on Wharf 2, officers contacted several subjects near a vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of 21-years-old Jonathan Garate of Castroville for possession of a stolen handgun. The handgun had been reported stolen from a residence in the City of Pacific Grove in November, 2017.
The City of Monterey is proud to announce that it has implemented a pharmaceutical drug take back program that is now available to the public. The public may safely and anonymously dispose of unused/expired prescription or over-the-counter medication through the City's Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. No needles, syringes or liquids are accepted.
The Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) is currently investigating a string of armed robberies.