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  • A citizen wrote in to commend the SRO and the Monterey Police Department for the timely and professional response to Bay View Academy on September 7 when there were shots fired near campus. With the help of the SRO all the staff knew who to contact, and how to quickly respond while keeping the campus safe.

See all recent commendations at https://monterey.org/police/Get-Informed/Commendations-and-Complaints/Past-Commendations

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18 December 2017
12/17/2017: Officer Involved Shooting

12/17/2017: Officer Involved Shooting

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.

13 December 2017
12/12/2017: Firearms Possession Arrests

12/12/2017: Firearms Possession Arrests

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.

12 December 2017
12/12/2017: City of Monterey Introduces Pharmaceutical Drug Drop Off

12/12/2017: City of Monterey Introduces Pharmaceutical Drug Drop Off

The City of Monterey is proud to announce that it has implemented a pharmaceutical drug take back program that is now 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.

 

11 December 2017
12/11/2017: Armed Robberies

12/11/2017: Armed Robberies

The Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) is currently investigating a string of armed robberies.

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