Monday, September 21, 2009

From the Log

I had a couple of books with me on our recent weekend away, but I also was pleasantly surprised to find some quality reading material available locally. While awaiting our food* on the patio of From Scratch in Carmel, I took a glance at the September 18th edition of The Carmel Pine Cone.

I could not put it down. Here is a sampling of the headlines:
  • P.G. council picks mayor with a coin toss
  • Poet-in-residence program to accept poets who aren't poor
  • Rescued turtles need expandable homes
  • Mother accused of hitting daughter with broom handle
But wait. There's more. Apparently every issue includes the Police, Fire and Sheriff's Log.

To quote the paper:

"Here's a look at some of the significant calls logged by the Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department, the Carmel Fire Department and the Monterey County Sheriff's Office last week." My personal favorites...

August 30, 2009

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Contact was made with the owner of a vehicle parked on Santa Fe. Apparently, a pine cone from a privately owned tree fell and impacted with the front windshield of the parked vehicle. The owner of the vehicle parked at approximately 1015 hours. The owner's wife found the damage just before 1300 hours as she walked outside.

Carmel Valley: Suspect was angry and bit his mother and pushed her, causing bruising.

August 31, 2009

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen reported finding a loose puppy in the area of San Antonio Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person reported the loss of a shopping bag containing clothing.

September 1, 2009

Carmel area: Report on Carmel Rancho Boulevard at Carmel Valley Road that an unknown person was using the debit card of a deceased client.

September 2, 2009

Carmel-by-the-Sea: While conducting an area check of Larson Field, graffiti was found in the restroom of the snack shack.

September 3, 2009

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Person called to advise that, while in the post office during a business transaction on Sept. 1 at approximately 1530 hours, he left behind a mammoth book of jokes. When the person returned to get the book, it was gone. Report is being taken in the event that the book is recovered.

Carmel area: Mother reported that son hit her in the ribs. This occurred during an argument about staying up late on the Internet. The mother did not wish to press charges against her son, only that the incident be documented.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Two citizens residing in separate living quarters on the same property on Carpenter Street, one upstairs and one downstairs, were involved in a dispute over the placement of garden tools. An argument ensued, and one party claimed the other threw a clay pot at her, even though she did not physically see the other party throw the item. The other party claimed the clay pot fell off of a second story stairway when she tripped and fell forward, knocking it over and onto the ground below. The party upstairs claimed the other party was entering her residence without authorization, and the other party denied the allegation. Both parties counseled.

September 4, 2009

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A citizen was silently protesting in the business district with due regard for the law. A citizen approached from behind and swiftly grabbed the protest sign from the hands of the protester. A chase ensued, with the sign taker reaching his vehicle at San Carlos and Seventh. Witnesses observed the sign taker leave the area in a vehicle and provided the information to the protesting citizen. Contact made with the sign taker, who agreed to return the property to the protesting citizen. The protesting citizen only wanted the sign taker to be educated on the rights of citizens and free speech. The sign taker was counseled and released, and returned the sign as agreed.

Luckily for all of us, The Carmel Pine Cone, publishing continuously since 1915, is available online. Check it out for yourself, or just check back here. More from the log in weeks to come.

* I had an open-faced egg white omelet with bacon, sausage, green onions and blue cheese, with perfectly roasted red bliss potatoes. Fresh from the oven cheddar cheese biscuits with homemade raspberry jam on the side. Just sinful, I tell you.

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