• Cop Log, 8/10/13 – 8/16/13

    by Laura Emerson

    Thou shalt keep thy hands away from other people’s automobiles

    A vehicle was reported stolen during the night from in front of the reporting party’s residence on 9th St., no suspects.

    A vehicle was reported stolen from Moreland Ave., no suspect information.

    The front license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Congress Ave., no suspects.

    The gas cap of a vehicle parked on Presidio Blvd. was damaged and approximately half a tank of gas was siphoned.

    Resident noticed his neighbor’s car, parked in its driveway, had an open door and there was vehicle debris nearby. The door would not shut and it is surmised that the vehicle was involved in a collision.

    Lost – 4, found – 5!

    Child’s wetsuit – inside a white dry bag and properly labeled – reported lost while at Asilomar Beach.

    Cell phone reported lost “while downtown.” However, a call to the home of the reporting party revealed that the phone never left the house.

    A cell phone found on the Rec. Trail was reunited with its owner using a Craigslist check.

    Wallet reported lost, no other details.

    A bicycle was found on Central Ave. and turned in, but no bicycles matching the description have been reported lost or stolen.

    A wallet was found on Pine Ave. that contained student identification; an attempt was made to contact the owner.

    The owner of a pick-up truck on Eardley Ave. discovered an iPod in the rear passenger area of his vehicle. The only explanation is that someone is that someone tossed it there through the open window. The device is password protected so no one is able to access the information to contact the owner.

    A cell phone was found at the MPC Farmer’s Market that was not password protected; the owner has been contacted.

    A party reported losing their cell phone somewhere between Pacific Grove and Carmel. No other information is available.

    Aunt might need babysitter training

    A two-year old child was found wandering the street on Congress Ave. It was later ascertained that the child awoke from its nap and, unbeknownst to the aunt who was babysitting the toddler at her home, had slipped outside through the French doors that were not equipped with a childproof locking device. The child was in good spirits and reunited with its very relieved aunt.

    What happens when you don’t lock it

    Worker left his bike in the driveway of a residence on Short St. where he was working and returned an hour later to discover the bike was gone.

    An unsecured bike was stolen from in front of a residence on Asilomar Ave.

    Déjà vu all over again

    Three mailboxes – this time located on Forest Hill Blvd. – were reported vandalized.  [According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, “Mailboxes are considered federal property, and federal law (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1705), makes it a crime to vandalize them. Violators can be fined up to $250,000, or imprisoned for up to three years, for each act …”]

    Fraud

    Party reported fraudulent use of his credit card.

    Good dog owner, not so good dog owner

    After the owner of a barking dog on Shafter Ave. was contacted regarding an ongoing barking dog complaint, the owner said they would work on resolving the problem.

    Resident on Park St. reported that his neighbor’s dog has started chasing his children and growling at them. The dog is off-leash when the incidents occur, but it is not know if the dog goes into the neighbor’s yard or if the children come into his yard.

    Stolen property recovered

    PGPD served two search warrants on two separate residences – on Brookdale Dr. and Monte Vista Dr. – and were able to recover stolen property that was later returned to the owners. Both cases have been forwarded to the District Attorney for prosecution.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 15, 2013

    Topics: Police Log

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