MARINA — Officers arrested 20-year-old Cameron Schmuckle Monday after police say a community services officer’s vehicle was shot with a pellet gun.
The Marina Police Department said in a news release that it was responding to a report of vandalism to a vehicle at an apartment complex on the 3100 block of Del Monte Boulevard at around 1:30 p.m. Monday when a pellet gun shattered the rear window of the community services officer’s vehicle. The community services officer was not inside the vehicle at the time.
The Marina Police Department says officers responded quickly and were directed to a nearby apartment to which witnesses saw the person with the pellet gun fleeing. Officers surrounded the apartment and made contact with Schmuckle. Police say Schmuckle was then identified as the person who shot out the window of the community services officer’s vehicle.
Schmuckle was taken into custody and found to be in possession of two pellet guns, multiple CO2 cartridges, pellets and controlled substances. During the subsequent investigation, Schmuckle was linked to vandalism and burglary in eight vehicles and one commercial building. Police took Schmuckle to Monterey County Jail, where he was booked.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information can contact the Marina Police Department’s Investigation Bureau at 831-884-1290. Anonymous tips can be left at 831-884-1286.
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