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  • On June 24, 2020:  At noon, just as MPD detectives were sitting down to lunch, dispatch aired a priority call. A female caller stated there was a suicidal subject with a gun to his head on Fountain Street. All of the detectives immediately leapt into action.

    One detective, a department CNT negotiator, quickly obtained a phone number for the alleged suicidal subject while patrol officers responded. Another detective assisted her with relaying information. The detective sergeant and an additional detective responded to the scene to assist the patrol officers.

    As patrol officers coordinated a plan, a detective was on the phone with the male subject. Another detective was in an unmarked vehicle and was able to pass by the residence, confirm no one was outside with a gun, and maintain a visual of the residence. It was determined the female caller was suffering a mental health episode and the male was not suicidal. The female called was requesting assistance and was afraid.

    While patrol formed a response team, the detectives coordinated with them to have the male subject exit the residence. Dispatch remained on the phone with the female subject and learned she was in the back yard, afraid to come out to the officers. One of the detectives was able to gain a view of the female from a neighbor’s backyard. He calmly engaged her in conversation, visually ensuring she was not armed and was able to safely direct the patrol officers to her.

    This was a prime example of teamwork, with detectives operating in a support role to the patrol officers. The teams used their ICAT skills to bring calm to a dangerous and a peaceful resolution.

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

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02 July 2020
07/02/2020: Drugs, Guns, Warrant Arrests

07/02/2020: Drugs, Guns, Warrant Arrests

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Monterey Detectives received information that Hector Amparo, 46, of Salinas, had a felony warrant from Santa Cruz County for burglary and theft. Detectives located Amparo at the Travelodge, 2030 North Fremont, Monterey. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTOS IN PDF

02 July 2020
07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates:  News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates: News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

Yesterday’s announcement of an emergency order to close Monterey beaches over the 4th of July weekend has been advanced to include Friday, July 3. The order closes all beaches to the public from 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020 to 11:50 PM on July 5, 2020. Exceptions include all recreational uses of the ocean as outlined in the Order. People found in violation of the beach order are subject to a $100 fine for the first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $200 for a third violation. The Order also closes or limits nearby parking. Parking violations are subject to a $125 fine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

NEW MASK ORDER: The City of Monterey announced today a new emergency order adopting the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings to be enforceable by administrative citation within the City of  Monterey. As of today, July 1, 2020, the City will enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation. 

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01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

On June 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Jefferson Street and Larkin Street in Monterey regarding a White male, later identified as Daniel Birchell, yelling racial slurs at a Black male. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
 

29 June 2020
06/29/2020: CELEBRATING WITH CARE THIS 4th of JULY IN MONTEREY  - Events taking place on Saturday, July 4th, 2020

06/29/2020: CELEBRATING WITH CARE THIS 4th of JULY IN MONTEREY - Events taking place on Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Communities including Monterey must find unique ways to celebrate the Independence Day holiday this year, as traditional events were cancelled months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We can all still enjoy the 4th of July with careful celebrations that maintain physical distancing, and by everyone wearing masks, refraining from large social gatherings, washing hands thoroughly and often, and taking other health officer directives to reduce the spread of the virus. Remaining diligent and taking the necessary precautions will help our community defeat COVID-19. People celebrating in small groups at the beaches, parks, and other public locations are asked to pick up all garbage including used masks and gloves. NEWS RELEASE

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