On July 6, 2018, an MPD Patrol Officer investigated a case regarding a prowler who was harassing an ex-girlfriend. The officer utilized video camera evidence, put together a solid investigation and was able to get the suspect to come to the police station to discuss the incidents. The officer was able to get incriminating statements from the suspect, and the suspect was subsequently arrested and pled guilty to the crimes.The victim and family were very appreciative of the great job the officer did on this case.
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On December 12th, 2017 at 2:40PM, Marina Police Officers responded to the Comfort Inn located at 140 Reservation Rd. for a burglary report. While there, officers were notified an armed robbery of a truck driver had just occurred at the same location. Evidence indicated the same suspect committed both the robbery and burglary.
On December 10th, 2017 at 8:46PM, Marina Police Officers responded to a report of an adult male with a gunshot wound on Reservation Rd. Further investigation revealed the male had been shot during an attempted robbery on West Bay St. in Sand City. The victim was transported to Natividad Medical Center with a non life threatening injury.
On December 17, 2017, at approximately 9:06 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a 911 call from a family member that Andrew Lee Jones (DOB 4/26/77) was agitated and armed with a knife and firearm in the 100 block of Surf Way. During the preliminary investigation, it appears that as officers responded to the call, Jones shot at the officers. Two officers, a 15-year veteran and a 12-year veteran, returned fire. The officers were not injured. Jones, who has a prior felony criminal history in another state, was struck and transported to a trauma center where he is expected to survive.
On December 11th, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Monterey Police Patrol Officers conducted a pro-active foot patrol along the waterfront area of downtown Monterey. While on Wharf 2, officers contacted several subjects near a vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of 21-years-old Jonathan Garate of Castroville for possession of a stolen handgun. The handgun had been reported stolen from a residence in the City of Pacific Grove in November, 2017.