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CoinOn June 27, 2018 at 0304 hours, MPD officers were dispatched to 1700 block of Withers, reference a burglary in progress to the carport area. While units were en route, dispatch provided the description of the suspects and vehicle.

One officer immediately responded to the victim’s residence while the other officers conducted an area check for the suspects. Within minutes they located a vehicle matching the description exiting the Lighthouse tunnel. The officers performed a traffic stop and made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. They conducted an infield show-up and positively identified them as the burglars. Incident to the arrest, the officers located the victim’s stolen property, along with other property. This is an example of great investigative police work!


On June 24, 2018 at 0024 hours, dispatch advised that a person at Sly McFly’s had collapsed on the dance floor and citizens were attempting CPR on the patient.

An MPD officer immediately responded and was one of the first officers on scene and saw that numerous people were standing around trying, in vain, to give CPR to the man.  The Officer recognized the severity of the situation and cleared the civilians and took over CPR himself.  The patient was lifeless and not breathing, nor did he have a pulse.  It was clear he had suffered a major heart attack.

The fire department arrived on scene and urged the officer to continue CPR as they set up their medical equipment.  Soon after the paramedics took over and transported him to CHOMP.  We later received an update from CHOMP that the patient survived. The Officer’s quick thinking and decisive actions to render aid contributed to the patient’s survival. Great work!


On June 12, 2018 at 0415 hours an officer was on routine patrol when he observed a suspect that matched the description in the officer’s theft case. During the course of his investigation the officer was able to determine the suspect was not only the suspect in the initial theft case, but also the suspect in three cases of theft and fraud that our officers had been investigating. The suspect was arrested on various charges to include the original theft charge, fraud, drug charges, and a warrant from Santa Cruz. The officer’s keen observation and investigative skills led to the arrest and clearance of at least four separate cases. Great job!


On June 10, 2018 an officer took a theft report from the Hotel Pacific. A male suspect stole a cellular phone and a set of keys from behind the desk at the hotel. The officer took still images and created a be-on-the-lookout flyer.

See past commendations at https://monterey.org/police/Get-Informed/Commendations-and-Complaints/Past-Commendations

Latest Police News

02 July 2018
06/28/2018: Burglary Arrest

06/28/2018: Burglary Arrest

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
06/11/2018: Attempted Burglary

06/11/2018: Attempted Burglary

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
06/11/2018: Warrant, Destructive Device Arrests

06/11/2018: Warrant, Destructive Device Arrests

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
06/07/2018: Nixle Alerts

06/07/2018: Nixle Alerts

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.

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