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  • On October 25, 2018: Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to Hunter’s Supply sporting goods for a theft of a firearm. PRVNT immediately began to work the case, and began looking for video. Video was located and circulated to law enforcement and the Detectives identified a possible suspect that had prior mental health commitments. Investigations determined this could be a serious threat to the community and wouldn’t go home until they located the gun. They authored a search warrant for the suspect’s residence and were able to contact the suspect via phone and have him surrender without incident. Inside the residence they located the stolen handgun and 50 rounds of handgun ammo. This incident is a great example of an aggressive team approach, which prevented a future tragedy.

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12 September 2018
09/12/2018: UPDATE - Shots Being Fired/Assault Weapon Charges

09/12/2018: UPDATE - Shots Being Fired/Assault Weapon Charges

Arrest Update
On 9/11/18, Monterey Police Detectives booked 60-years-old Daniel Piggott of Monterey into the Monterey County Jail for charges which included; manufacturing an assault weapon, possession of an assault weapon, possession of high capacity magazines, negligent discharge of a firearm and discharge of a firearm in a school zone. The investigation stemming from the incident on 9/7/18 revealed that Piggott was responsible for the original shots fired call. Evidence recovered at the scene indicated that Piggott had fired multiple rounds, several of which struck a wall on a patio that was adjacent to his apartment.

08 September 2018
09/07/2018: Shots Being Fired

09/07/2018: Shots Being Fired

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.

02 September 2018
09/01/2018: Carjacking and Attempted Murder

09/01/2018: Carjacking and Attempted Murder

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.

02 August 2018
08/02/2018: Destructive Device and Firearms Arrests

08/02/2018: Destructive Device and Firearms Arrests

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.

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