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 May 14, 2021 at approximately 12:10 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Del Monte Avenue at Cunningham Road. Officers arrived on scene and observed a sedan that appeared to have been traveling east on Del Monte Avenue when it lost control and struck a utility pole. Officers and medical personnel attempted to render aid to the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. Tragically, the driver succumbed to injuries sustained from the collision. The driver was identified as Demarshe Ervin, 27 years old of Salinas. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On May 11, 2021 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monterey Police Detectives observed a male and female removing property from a vehicle parked on Alcalde near North Fremont in Monterey. The vehicle had a stolen plate affixed to it. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On May 11, 2021 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monterey Police Detectives observed a male and female removing property from a white BMW vehicle parked on Alcalde near North Fremont in Monterey. The vehicle had a stolen plate affixed to it. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has observed an increase in catalytic converter thefts from vehicles. MPD has investigated twenty-nine reports of catalytic converter thefts from July 1, 2020 to present. These thefts typically occur in residential neighborhoods at night time. Toyota and Honda vehicles are frequently targeted. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
On March 28, 2021 at approximately 7:34 P.M., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Figueroa and Fisherman’s Wharf 2 on a report of a male driving a backhoe style tractor in the area while yelling and acting strange. Responding officers located the tractor being driven on Del Monte at Figueroa and initiated a vehicle stop. Officers noted the driver of the tractor, 56 years--old Joseph Bollom of Monterey, did not appear to be a construction worker. Bollom did not initially comply with the orders of the officers to get down from the tractor. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF
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