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 July 24, 2020 at approximately 2317 hours, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to reports of a possible shooting in the area of Hannon and Toyon. Officers arrived on scene and located a group of males who appeared to be in a heated argument. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On July 11, 2020, at approximately 11:01 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a 911 call from a suicidal subject in the area of the Monterey Skate Park. The subject was later identified as Francis Davi, 23, of Monterey, Davi told he dispatcher he was armed with a firearm and wanted to hurt himself. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
On July 1, 2020, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Monterey Detectives received information that Hector Amparo, 46, of Salinas, had a felony warrant from Santa Cruz County for burglary and theft. Detectives located Amparo at the Travelodge, 2030 North Fremont, Monterey. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTOS IN PDF
Yesterday’s announcement of an emergency order to close Monterey beaches over the 4th of July weekend has been advanced to include Friday, July 3. The order closes all beaches to the public from 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020 to 11:50 PM on July 5, 2020. Exceptions include all recreational uses of the ocean as outlined in the Order. People found in violation of the beach order are subject to a $100 fine for the first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $200 for a third violation. The Order also closes or limits nearby parking. Parking violations are subject to a $125 fine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
NEW MASK ORDER: The City of Monterey announced today a new emergency order adopting the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings to be enforceable by administrative citation within the City of Monterey. As of today, July 1, 2020, the City will enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation.
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