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 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
On August 25, 2016 a robbery occurred at the Cash ‘N Go located at 1171 Fremont Blvd. in the City of Seaside. The suspect entered the business and simulated he had a firearm in his jacket pocket. The suspect demanded money from the clerk and left the business with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen walking westbound through the parking lot towards Hilby Avenue.
On 8/25/2016 at approximately 12:58 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Cash ‘N Go located at 1171 Fremont Blvd. in the City of Seaside. News Release in PDF
On Friday, August 19,2016, in response to recent Armed Robberies of three gas stations committed in Monterey County, a search warrant was served at two locations in the City of Soledad and one location in the City of Salinas. The Greenfield Police Department, in partnership with the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) conducted a joint investigation resulting in the arrest of Julian Gasca for the armed robberies.
News Releases in PDF
July 11, 2016 - Attempted Murder Arrest
July 11, 2016 - Murder and Attempted Murder Arrest