The 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.
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
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
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
On September 6th, 2020 at approximately 3:44 PM, a Monterey Police Department (MPD) Officer was driving in the 400 block of Figueroa when he observed a subject standing along the edge of the roadway yelling. The subject was agitated and aggressive with clenched fists and he appeared to be yelling at passing cars or other pedestrians on the sidewalk. As the officer stopped to check on the subject’s welfare he quickly got into a parked truck. When the officer approached the truck to speak with the subject, the subject yelled at the officer and threatened to kill him. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
In an effort to reduce large public gatherings and slow the spread of COVID-19, all Monterey County beaches were closed over Labor Day weekend. Monterey city beach closures were announced through several methods including social media, in the press, on digital displays along roadways, and at the entrances to each beach. Additionally, metal, wooden, and plastic fencing barricades were placed at some entrances to increase public awareness of the closures. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
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