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On May 16, 2021: MPD units responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at a hair salon in Monterey. Officers immediately set up a perimeter around the building. The suspect was inside the business and indicated he was armed and threatened to kill everyone there, including the officers. The officers developed a plan, evacuated the employees from the business and began negotiating with the suspect. While an officer negotiated with the suspect, a team of officers noticed the suspect backing up towards the front door. Officers then approached the suspect from the rear, an officer deployed his Taser, and the officers were able to take the suspect into custody safely.
The suspect's relatives later called to express their gratitude to the officers. The relatives related that the suspect suffered from mental health issues and they were happy their relative was taken into custody safely. The subject's brother expressed, "I read the press release. I don't know everything by brother did, but he could have been shot that day. Thank you!"
This was a great example of exemplary restraint, tactics, communication, teamwork and professionalism to deescalate a volatile situation successfully. These officers' actions are recognized and commended!
See all recent commendations at https://monterey.org/police/Get-Informed/Commendations-and-Complaints/Past-Commendations
On July 7, 2021, Monterey Police Officers responded to a report of a past tense lewd and lascivious act involving an adult male and a minor. Through further investigation, Jin Jung, 48, of Monterey, was identified as the suspect in this case. On July 23, 2021, detectives served a search warrant on Jung’s residence and arrested him. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On July 18th, 2021 at 12:26 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision in the 600 block of Casanova Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and observed a single motorcycle, which was carrying two people, appeared to have lost control and crashed while traveling northbound on Casanova Avenue. Officers and medical personnel attempted to render aid to the driver and passenger. Tragically, the driver succumbed to his injuries sustained from the collision. The driver was identified as Giovanni Jimenez, 27 years old of Monterey. The passenger was transported to Natividad Medical Center in critical condition. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On July 16, 2021, Monterey Police Detectives identified Charles Trembley, 61 years old of Hollister, as the suspect in this case. Trembley is the registered owner of a truck with distinct features matching the suspect vehicle description provided by witnesses. Trembley was also identified by witnesses as the suspect. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
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On July 15, 2021 at 12:02 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to Dennis the Menace Park at 777 Pearl Street regarding a report of a male loitering in the area and attempting to entice young children into his vehicle with candy. An adult in the area saw this and intervened. The male suspect left the area before officers arrived. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 26th year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
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