Arrest Made butterfly

Published: Dec 08, 2022

Jocelyn Francis, Police Administrative Services Manager/PIO
City of Pacific Grove, Police Department
(831) 648-3143 |


Pacific Grove, California:

Today, at 12:30 pm, officers responded to reports of a suspicious person in the Fairway Shopping Center parking lot on Forest Avenue. The subject was behaving erratically and waving a handgun before leaving the property in a Grey Honda. One witness provided the license plate number and officers located the vehicle and completed a high-risk traffic stop.

At approximately 12:37 pm, the suspect was taken into custody without incident in the area of Sydia and Ransford. Officers recovered a replica firearm and suspected narcotics. 

Joshua Kim (27) out of Marina was arrested for possession of illegal substances, brandishing a firearm, and threats. Kim is being booked at Monterey County Jail.

During the event, police requested local schools be placed on lockdown. The lockdown was lifted shortly thereafter.

If you have any additional information with this ongoing investigation, please contact Pacific Grove Police Department at (831) 648-3143, the Anonymous Tip Line at (831) 648-3159, or


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