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Monterey Police Department
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Monterey, CA 93940
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CoinOn June 27, 2018 at 0304 hours, MPD officers were dispatched to 1700 block of Withers, reference a burglary in progress to the carport area. While units were en route, dispatch provided the description of the suspects and vehicle.

One officer immediately responded to the victim’s residence while the other officers conducted an area check for the suspects. Within minutes they located a vehicle matching the description exiting the Lighthouse tunnel. The officers performed a traffic stop and made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. They conducted an infield show-up and positively identified them as the burglars. Incident to the arrest, the officers located the victim’s stolen property, along with other property. This is an example of great investigative police work!


On June 24, 2018 at 0024 hours, dispatch advised that a person at Sly McFly’s had collapsed on the dance floor and citizens were attempting CPR on the patient.

An MPD officer immediately responded and was one of the first officers on scene and saw that numerous people were standing around trying, in vain, to give CPR to the man.  The Officer recognized the severity of the situation and cleared the civilians and took over CPR himself.  The patient was lifeless and not breathing, nor did he have a pulse.  It was clear he had suffered a major heart attack.

The fire department arrived on scene and urged the officer to continue CPR as they set up their medical equipment.  Soon after the paramedics took over and transported him to CHOMP.  We later received an update from CHOMP that the patient survived. The Officer’s quick thinking and decisive actions to render aid contributed to the patient’s survival. Great work!


On June 12, 2018 at 0415 hours an officer was on routine patrol when he observed a suspect that matched the description in the officer’s theft case. During the course of his investigation the officer was able to determine the suspect was not only the suspect in the initial theft case, but also the suspect in three cases of theft and fraud that our officers had been investigating. The suspect was arrested on various charges to include the original theft charge, fraud, drug charges, and a warrant from Santa Cruz. The officer’s keen observation and investigative skills led to the arrest and clearance of at least four separate cases. Great job!


On June 10, 2018 an officer took a theft report from the Hotel Pacific. A male suspect stole a cellular phone and a set of keys from behind the desk at the hotel. The officer took still images and created a be-on-the-lookout flyer.

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

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05 December 2016
12/3/2016: Double Stabbing in Monterey

12/3/2016: Double Stabbing in Monterey

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, at approximately 1:21 am, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) responded to the Blue Fin Café & Billiards, 685 Cannery Row in Monterey on the report of a stabbing. MPD arrived and located one individual with a stab wound at Cannery Row and Prescott. He was transported to a Medical Trauma Center for treatment.

23 November 2016
11/23/2016: Homicide in Monterey

11/23/2016: Homicide in Monterey

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at approximately 1:41 am, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) responded to the 600 block of Wave Street in Monterey on the report of gunshots being fired.  MPD arrived and located one victim at the entrance to the Cannery Row Parking Garage, located in the 600 block of Wave Street.   

22 November 2016
11/22/2016: Monterey Police Officers Save Despondent Mans Life

11/22/2016: Monterey Police Officers Save Despondent Mans Life

On Monday November 21, 2016, at approximately 4:07 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Glenwood Circle in Monterey on a request from neighbors to check on the welfare of an individual who had not been seen recently.  A first floor apartment was flooded with water, which had originated in the second floor apartment where the individual lived.   

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