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 9/7/18 at approximately 2:33 PM, several people reported hearing shots being fired in the area of Helvic Ave. and Palo Verde Ave., Monterey. Monterey Police Officers responded and identified an apartment complex where they believed the shots were fired from in the 100 block of Helvic Ave. Officers immediately contained the area where they believed the subject to be located in an apartment.
On 9/1/18 at approximately 8:54 PM Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a carjacking and shots fired in the area of Encina Avenue and Virgin Avenue in Monterey. The victim reported he was standing outside his vehicle when he was approached by two suspects who demanded his keys. One of the suspects struck the victim in the face and the other suspect pointed a handgun at the victim. The victim gave the suspects the keys to his vehicle and the victim fled.
On August 1, 2018 Monterey Police Officers conducted a probation search at a residence in the 1200 block of Eighth Street in Monterey. Upon searching the probationer’s bedroom and part of the residence, officers located ammunition, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and what appeared to be a destructive device similar to a hand grenade. Upon finding the destructive device, officers evacuated the residence and contacted the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad.
On June 23rd, a burglary occurred at a construction site on Carmel Way in the City of Carmel. Two suspects were reported to have stolen thousands of dollars in tools and equipment. Also stolen was a white 2005 Ford F-350 panel truck with California license plate 7T03015.
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