• Police Chase: Two Arrested on Multiple Charges

    Police car with light barLast night, Fri. July 18 at 11:40 PM, a Pacific Grove Police officer saw a vehicle run a stop sign at Presidio Blvd and Funston Ave. He recognized the car as belonging to suspects wanted for burglary. The driver refused to yield to the officer and took off on Hwy 68 and onto Hwy 1.

    A chase ensued through Monterey, Seaside, Marina and the former Ft Ord. Monterey PD, Seaside PD, Sand City PD, Marina PD, Presidio PD, CHP and Monterey County Sheriffs joined the chase. The suspect vehicle was stopped at Las Palmas Pkwy and River Rd in Salinas with the help of Mo. Co.Sheriffs. The driver, a 35 year-old man from Seaside was arrested for evading a peace officer, reckless driving, eluding a police officer by driving against traffic, unlawful possession of drugs, and being under the influence of drugs. The female passenger, a 36 year-old woman from Pacific Grove, was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and possession of burglar’s tools.

    A number of items, suspected to be stolen property, along with illegal narcotics and burglar’s tools, were found in the vehicle. In addition, the driver was charged with cruelty to animals in or upon a vehicle, because he had a small chocolate Labrador puppy unsecured in the vehicle during the chase. No one, including the puppy, was injured.

    The pair were transported and lodged at Monterey County Jail to await arraignment. Male suspect is Victor Ramirez, age 35 of Seaside, Female suspect is Nichole Baker, 36 of Pacific Grove.

    The puppy is being cared for at the Pacific Grove City Yard, along with another dog belonging to the same couple which was picked up earlier in the week on a barking/noise complaint.

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on July 19, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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