Firearms/Weapons Laws - Effective Jan. 1, 2017, firearms that currently have a "bullet button" will be considered assault weapons. If you are in possession of an affected firearm, it must be registered by June 30, 2018.
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On April 9, 2018 officers responded to a call regarding a mentally disturbed subject who had stabbed himself in the foot. While en route they learned the subject was a retired soldier with PTSD and he was now trying to stab himself with a kitchen knife. The reporting party was the subject’s mother who was in the house with him.
Upon arrival the officers immediately asked the mother to exit the residence and escorted her to a safe zone, while the other officers on scene started communicating with the subject calmly using de-escalation techniques in order to safely apprehend the subject. He was then treated for his wounds and placed on a mental health evaluation hold. This was great police work, communication and outstanding teamwork from the Monterey Police Department.
On Friday March 16, 2018 the department received information on a subject who was responsible for numerous burglaries and vehicle thefts throughout Monterey County. Officers and detectives began investigating and conducting surveillance. With the assistance of PRVNT, a search warrant was authored and three subjects were subsequently arrested. A stolen vehicle and five stolen firearms were recovered.
On November 29th, 2017 at 1:27am, two unidentified males committed an armed robbery of the Motel 6 located at 140 Kern St, Salinas. At 5:27am, a second robbery was committed at the 7-11 located at 320 Reservation Rd, Marina. At 6:52am, a third robbery was committed at the 76 gas station, 1600 Fremont Blvd, Seaside. Each robbery was committed by the same suspects. The Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team is looking for any information leading to the identity of the suspects in the attached photographs.
The Monterey Police Department (MPD) is pleased to announce the pledge to take action in support of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) “One Mind Campaign,” with the intent to unite local communities, public safety organizations, and mental health organizations in such a way that all become “of one mind.”
On November 16, 2017 at approximately 2:12 p.m., the Monterey Police Department responded to an injury collision on Highway 68 between Olmsted Road and Canyon Del Rey Boulevard involving two vehicles.
On October 6th, 2017, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team served a search warrant on Casanova Ave in Monterey. During the service of the search warrant, a handgun, several hundred rounds of ammunition, over four ounces of cocaine, a scale, packaging materials and over $12,000 cash were seized.