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On May 16, 2020: Three MPD officers were dispatched to a residence on McClellan, reference a possible violation of Shelter in Place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reporting party alleged his neighbor was operating an auto detailing business out of his garage. When officers arrived on scene, they found the garage door open with the homeowner being in the company of two males and two females. The garage was full of auto detailing material with two vehicles in the driveway. It appeared as if the male was running an auto detail business at his residence.
The officers made contact and subsequently ran the individuals for wants and warrants. The homeowner was found to be on probation for narcotics possession with search and seizure. By this time, two additional MPD officers arrived on the scene. The officers then searched the homeowner and his residence. The homeowner was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. He was cited and released for the violation. One of the males was found to be on mandatory supervision for prior sales of narcotics with search and seizure. He was found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia as well as Medical Grade Vials of Morphine, Alfentanil and Fentanyl. He was cited and released for the violation. One of the females was found to be on probation for traffic violations. Initially, she provided the officers with false identification information. The officers obtained a DMV photo, which did match. She later provided her true identity. She was cited and released for the violation.
This was an example of great police work. The officers should be commended for outstanding teamwork as well.
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On October 25, 2018 at approximately 10:31 AM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the Hunter’s Supply sporting goods store at 2260 North Fremont Street in Monterey in regards to a theft of a firearm. Store employees reported a subject entered the store and asked to view a handgun. Upon receiving the handgun, the subject fled the store with it. During the course of the theft, a store employee who was in lawful possession of a firearm discharged their firearm one time however no one was struck.
On October 05, 2018, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a subject was recorded on video surveillance trying to break into a residence in the 900 block of Casanova, Monterey.
Formed in 2005, the Peninsula Cold Case Project (PCCP) is a collaboration between local, state and federal law enforcement partners, the Department of Justice, and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. The mission of the PCCP is to close unsolved homicides and this regional investigative effort has resulted in a number of homicide case closures including the 1998 abduction and homicide of 13-year-old Christina Williams. Recently PCCP members were honored by the California Peace Officers’ Association with the 2017 Outstanding Cold Case award for their work on the Christina Williams case which resulted in the filing of criminal charges against her killer.
The Peninsula Cold Case Project will be holding a press conference at 9:00AM on October 2nd 2018 to announce the identification of a suspect in a cold case homicide. The location of the press conference will be at the Monterey Emergency Operations Center located behind the Monterey Police Department at 351 Madison Street, Monterey.
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.