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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

05 March 2021
03/05/2021: Vehicle Burglaries Arrest

03/05/2021: Vehicle Burglaries Arrest

NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

On March 4, 2021 the Monterey Police Department responded to reports of numerous daytime vehicle burglaries occurring throughout the city. Victims reported finding their vehicle windows shattered and personal items missing. Vehicle burglaries were reported at the following locations:

  • 2 in the 2600 block of Sand Dunes.
  • 1 in the 500 block of Tyler.
  • 1 in the 400 block of Cannery Row.
  • 1 in the 700 block of Cannery Row.
  • 1 in the Breakwater Cove parking lot
24 February 2021
02/24/2021: Firearms Arrest

02/24/2021: Firearms Arrest

On February 11, 2021 at approximately 10:35 a.m., a Monterey Police Officer attempted to perform a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a violation of the California Vehicle Code in the area of Del Monte Avenue and Virgin Avenue. The vehicle did not yield to the officer and continued driving. After driving approximately five blocks, the vehicle yielded in the 400 block of English Avenue. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

24 February 2021
02/24/2021: Telephone Scam Alert

02/24/2021: Telephone Scam Alert

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has received several reports from the community regarding a telephone scam, wherein the caller purports to be a Monterey Police employee. In the calls the caller identifies themselves as a Monterey Police Officer and threatens arrest if the person does not provide funds to the caller. The impersonating caller has used different approaches to include coaxing the victim into purchasing bitcoin or gift cards and having the victim read the serial numbers from the back of the cards to the caller. The caller is then able to utilize the serial numbers to obtain the monetary value. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

14 February 2021
02/13/2021: Firearms Arrest

02/13/2021: Firearms Arrest

On February 11, 2021 at approximately 10:35 a.m., a Monterey Police Officer attempted to perform a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a violation of the California Vehicle Code in the area of Del Monte Avenue and Virgin Avenue. The vehicle did not yield to the officer and continued driving. After driving approximately five blocks, the vehicle yielded in the 400 block of English Avenue. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF

01 February 2021
02/01/2021: Armed Commercial Robbery

02/01/2021: Armed Commercial Robbery

On January 31, 2021 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to 484 Lighthouse (Smoke Shop) regarding an armed robbery. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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