08 September 2018
On 9/7/18 at approximately 2:33 PM, several people reported hearing shots being fired in the area of Helvic Ave. and Palo Verde Ave., Monterey. Monterey Police Officers responded and identified an apartment complex where they believed the shots were fired from in the 100 block of Helvic Ave. Officers immediately contained the area where they believed the subject to be located in an apartment.
02 September 2018
On 9/1/18 at approximately 8:54 PM Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a carjacking and shots fired in the area of Encina Avenue and Virgin Avenue in Monterey. The victim reported he was standing outside his vehicle when he was approached by two suspects who demanded his keys. One of the suspects struck the victim in the face and the other suspect pointed a handgun at the victim. The victim gave the suspects the keys to his vehicle and the victim fled.
02 August 2018
On August 1, 2018 Monterey Police Officers conducted a probation search at a residence in the 1200 block of Eighth Street in Monterey. Upon searching the probationer’s bedroom and part of the residence, officers located ammunition, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and what appeared to be a destructive device similar to a hand grenade. Upon finding the destructive device, officers evacuated the residence and contacted the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad.
02 July 2018
On June 23rd, a burglary occurred at a construction site on Carmel Way in the City of Carmel. Two suspects were reported to have stolen thousands of dollars in tools and equipment. Also stolen was a white 2005 Ford F-350 panel truck with California license plate 7T03015.
11 June 2018
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.
11 June 2018
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.
07 June 2018
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.
29 May 2018
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.