• Unwelcome vandal

    On Feb. 2 a approximately 5:35 a.m., Pacific Grove Police arrested 26-year-old Andrew Enriquez of Monterey after he was seen running with an axe in his hands. Enriquez attempted to evade officers by hiding underneath a parked vehicle in the 100 block of Central Avenue.

    After being taken into custody, Enriques was determined to be intoxicated and admitted to just having damaged, with the axe, the “Welcome to Pacific Grove” sign located on the recreation Trail near Eardley Avenue. The sign was broken in half and the bottom of the sign was found in the area of Central Avenue and Eardley Avenue.

    Enriquez was charged with felony vandalism, public intoxication, and delaying/resisting officers. He was released on his own recognizance from the Pacific Grove Police Department.

    Cdr. John Miller of the Pacific Grove Police said that Enriquez had been watching a movie where Abraham Lincoln is depicted as a vampire hunter who does some fancy work with an axe. Enriquez, drunk, was trying to imitate the movie.

    The broken off half of the sign was retrieved by Public Works. The estimate for repairs could be in the area of $1,800, officials said.

    A “Welcome to Pacific Grove” sign was stolen from its plinth on Holman Highway recently as well.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 4, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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