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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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29 May 2018
05/29/2018: Burglaries in Monterey

05/29/2018: Burglaries in Monterey

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has seen an increase in property crimes in recent months, specifically automobile and residential burglaries. The MPD would like to remind people to ensure that they lock their vehicles and not leave items of value in the vehicle and specifically not leave them in plain sight. Additionally, homes and garages should be closed and locked.

16 May 2018
05/15/2018: Monterey Police Department to Provide Nationally Recognized Training on Responding to Critical Incidents and Use of Force

05/15/2018: Monterey Police Department to Provide Nationally Recognized Training on Responding to Critical Incidents and Use of Force

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Monterey Police Department will hold a training program designed to give officers a strong foundation in critical thinking as it relates to responding to crisis related incidents and potential use of force situations. The training, termed ‘Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics’ (ICAT) has been designed to give officers the tools, skills and options to safely diffuse a wide variety of critical incidents that could potentially result in the use of force.

01 May 2018
04/27/2018: Narcotics Arrest

04/27/2018: Narcotics Arrest

On April 26, 2018 at approximately 4:40PM, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT), with the assistance of the Seaside Police Department, Marina Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, served a search warrant in the 1500 block of Vallejo Street in the City of Seaside. During the search, Investigators located thirteen ounces of methamphetamine, narcotics packaging materials, a loaded handgun, and over $35,000 in cash. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

12 April 2018
04/12/2018: The 23rd anniversary of Operation Chill

04/12/2018: The 23rd anniversary of Operation Chill

This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program.

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