On March 2, 2021, two individuals were cited for trespassing in the restricted Impact Area Munitions Response Area (MRA). The Presidio of Monterey Police apprehended them, transported them to the Presidio Police Station, and cited them for trespassing. The trespass citation fine is $530 for each individual.
The Impact Area MRA contains dangerous military munitions and explosives left over from soldier training that took place before the base was closed. The Army’s munitions cleanup is not yet complete. People who come in contact with these items risk serious injury or death. The Impact Area MRA is surrounded by fences and posted with signs. Please pay attention to the signs, obey them, and don’t go in the area. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
The Army also asks for your help. If you see a trespasser in a posted warning or danger area on the former Fort Ord, please call the Presidio of Monterey Police (831) 242-7851 or 242-7852. Your call is confidential and you might be saving someone’s life..