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Recent Commendations



  • On October 6, 2020

    An MPD sergeant received a message through the Monterey Police Department’s Facebook account by a young mother requesting a birthday drive-by for her six (6) year old daughter. According to this young mother, she lost her job due to COVID-19. Her daughter loves police officers and the mother was hoping the police department could arrange a birthday drive-by for her daughter.

    Due to some language barriers, an MPD officer, who is bi-lingual in Spanish, contacted the mother to obtain more information. The mother provided the officer with a list of some of her daughter’s favorite things and divulged that her daughter loves anything to do with princesses.

    The Community Action Team (CAT) officers outlined a plan for the daughter’s birthday. Two of the CAT officers took the daughter’s wish list to a local department store where they purchased birthday gifts. The two officers along with one of the MPD Community Service officers (CSO) took things a step further and decided to order princess costumes and wear them for the drive-by birthday party.

    On the day of the birthday party, the two officers and the CSO did indeed dress as princesses. They arrived in patrol cars with overhead lights on wearing princess costumes. To say the daughter was excited would be an understatement. One of the officers had barely opened her vehicle door before the birthday girl was jumping into her arms. The officers and CSO proceeded to give birthday presents to the birthday girl (as well as a couple of items for her sister as well.)

    As police officers, we often have the ability to have a profound impact on those we encounter, some more than others. All of the officers and the CSO involved went above and beyond the scope of their general duties to create a positive experience for this young girl and her family during a very difficult time. I commend their initiative, positive attitudes, and selfless actions in providing an event for the child and her family that they will never forget.


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

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12 October 2020
10/12/2020: Burglary Arrest

10/12/2020: Burglary Arrest

On October 4, 2020 at approximately 12:57 a.m., the Monterey Police Department responded to an interrupted residential burglary in the 200 block of Laine Street. The suspects fled the scene and were not located. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF

02 October 2020
1002/2020: Prowler Burglary Arrest

1002/2020: Prowler Burglary Arrest

Over the past several months, the Monterey Police Department has investigated a series of residential burglary and prowling incidents. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF

25 September 2020
09/25/2020: Firearms Arrest

09/25/2020: Firearms Arrest

On September 22, 2020 at approximately 12:24 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the area of the 100 block of Tide Avenue after receiving several calls of gunshots heard in the area. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

11 September 2020
09/11/2020: Dog Attack

09/11/2020: Dog Attack

On September 10th, 2020 at approximately 11:26 a.m., Monterey Police Department (MPD) Officers were dispatched to the area of Cielo Vista Drive regarding a dog attack. The subsequent investigation determined a woman was walking her two small dogs on Cielo Vista when she was approached by two loose dogs (Cane Corsos, also known as Italian Mastiffs), that belonged to a resident on Cielo Vista. The female attempted to turn around and walk away from the Mastiffs but they followed her and became aggressive. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

11 September 2020
09/11/2020: Narcotics Arrest

09/11/2020: Narcotics Arrest

On September 9th, 2020 at approximately 7:31 AM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Mar Vista Drive and Monte Vista Drive regarding a report of a vehicle stopped in the roadway with the driver unconscious behind the wheel. When officers arrived on scene, they observed the driver was still unconscious and containers filled with what appeared to be marijuana were strewn about the vehicle. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF



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