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Prescription Drop Off

/Portals/4/Images/Frame2-PharmDrop.pngThe City of Monterey has a pharmaceutical drug take back program available to the public. The public may safely and anonymously dispose of unused/expired prescription or over-the-counter medication through the City's Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. No needles, syringes or liquids are accepted. 

While the front lobby is still closed due to the pandemic, people can use the call box and a records clerk on-duty will be able to assist with retrieving the prescription drugs. The items need to be in a bottle with a prescription label that has a name of the prescriber and the name of the drug. If the drugs are loose or in an unlabeled container, they can be dropped off at CHOMP or the Pacific Grove Police Department drop off location.

The drop off box is located in the lobby of the Monterey Police Department at 351 Madison Street.

Police News

12 June 2021
06/11/2021: Imitation Firearm Arrest

06/11/2021: Imitation Firearm Arrest

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

12 June 2021

06/07/2021: Domestic Violence Arrest

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
 

12 June 2021
06/07/2021: Felonious DUI/Hit and Run Arrest

06/07/2021: Felonious DUI/Hit and Run Arrest

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

07 June 2021
06/04/2021: Firearms Arrest

06/04/2021: Firearms Arrest

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

17 May 2021
05/17/2021: Attempted Robbery Arrest

05/17/2021: Attempted Robbery Arrest

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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