On August 1, 2018 Monterey Police Officers conducted a probation search at a residence in the 1200 block of Eighth Street in Monterey. Upon searching the probationer’s bedroom and part of the residence, officers located ammunition, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and what appeared to be a destructive device similar to a hand grenade. Upon finding the destructive device, officers evacuated the residence and contacted the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad.
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.
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.
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.
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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