4 arrested at suspected drug house
Four people were arrested, and heroin and psilocybin mushrooms seized, by Monterey police serving a search warrant at a Larkin Street "drug house" Thursday.
Justin Kelly, 24, and Sarah Boffemmeyer, 23, were arrested about 4:30 p.m. at their residence on the 400 block of Larkin Street, police said. Samer Alwahab, 30, and Steven Shortt, 19, both of Monterey, were also arrested.
Kelly was arrested for possession of heroin for sale and mushrooms, possession of metal knuckles and resisting arrest, police said, while Boffemmeyer was arrested for being under the influence of heroin. Both are facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug house, police said.
Alwahab was arrested for possession of heroin, and both he and Shortt face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and being at a location where drugs are used and sold, police said.
All four were booked into Monterey city jail, where Kelly was being held on $30,000 bail. Boffemmeyer posted a $10,000 bond, and Alwahab and Shortt were released on a promise to appear in court, police said.
3 arrested in gym burglary, auto theft
Two men and a minor were arrested Thursday morning for stealing a car by lifting the keys from a north Monterey gym locker, police said.
Jason Avendano, 19, of Monterey, Alejandro Ernesto, 21, of Seaside, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested by Monterey police on Del Monte Avenue in Seaside when they returned to the vehicle, police said.
A member of the In-Shape Gym on North Fremont Street reported that his locker had been burglarized and personal property taken, including the keys to his car.
Police said the boy was identified as the burglary suspect.
Avendano and Ernesto were booked into Monterey County Jail, and the boy was taken to juvenile hall. All three are charged with burglary, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and gang enhancements, police said.
The two adults were also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.