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* Joseph Martin Beverding Arrested in Monterey for Alleged Possession of Narcotics After Grenade is Allegedly Found in His car

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Dozens of grenades were found in a garage of the home of a man who was arrested for possession of illegal narcotics when he was found sleeping in his car in a Monterey motel parking lot on Tuesday, police said. The 48-year-old man, Joseph Martin Beverding, of Pacific Grove, was on probation when a Monterey police officer on routine patrol noticed him sleeping in his car in the parking lot of the Travelodge motel located at 2030 N. Fremont St. Large amounts of narcotics and prescription drugs were found in his car, along with an altered practice hand grenade, Monterey police Lt. Randy Taylor said. Police evacuated the hotel and destroyed the hand grenade, Taylor said. Beverding’s car was impounded, and a subsequent search of his home in Pacific Grove turned up 37 inert military practice hand grenades in the garage, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. He is in custody on $62,500 bail.

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  • So how come you whom wrote this fail to mention that these were all world war II novalty items that had no explosive in them, some made into paper weight… i am so tired of reading the news with all the negative information and the writers never following up with the story. The public is then misinformed. The police in this situation were total idiots..

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