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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 June 11th, 2021 at approximately 10:17 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Tyler Street regarding a report of a male inside a parking garage brandishing a handgun. A witness reported the subject was standing on the upper floor of a parking garage and pointing a handgun at pedestrians on a sidewalk below him. All Monterey Police officers on duty responded to the parking garage and surrounding areas and searched for the subject for over an hour. The MPD worked with other City of Monterey employees, State Parks and adjacent law enforcement agencies. The search included a very strategic and deliberate search of the two garage structures and surrounding areas. As would be expected, the MPD deployed a number of tactical tools to address a potential issue of a subject with a gun in a highly populated area. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On June 1, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Casa Verde reference a past tense domestic violence incident. The victim reported the suspect, Jay Hill, 31, of Seaside, forcibly kicked the front door to her residence open and battered her. Hill stole the victim’s cell phone, which recorded the incident, and threatened to harm the victim if she called the police. Officers learned Hill had 5 active misdemeanor warrants for his arrest, totaling $50,000 bail. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On June 6, 2021 at approximately 7:33 p.m. Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a hit and run injury collision in the area of Del Monte and Camino El Estero. The collision involved three vehicles and resulted in minor injuries and complaints of pain. Marcelo Munoz Sixto, 18, of Salinas CA was identified as the driver who caused the collision. Munoz Sixto and his passenger, Fidencio LopezDaniel, 21, of Santa Rita, CA ran from the scene of the collision prior to police arrival. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On June 2, 2021 at 4:59 PM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Figueroa Street regarding a report of a physical altercation between a single male and another group of males. When officers arrived on scene they were advised one of the males in the group was in possession of a handgun and had brandished it during the altercation by lifting up his shirt and displaying the gun tucked into his waistband. The group of males had left the area but were believed to be in a nearby business. The single male suffered a minor injury to the head as a result of being kicked and he declined medical treatment. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On May 16, 2021 at approximately 4:22 p.m. Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to an in progress robbery at Super Cuts, 488 Alvarado Street. Dispatch informed officers the suspect was inside the business, threatening employees and demanding money. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
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