Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of April 18 to April 24, 2018.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Many people who are arrested do not get prosecuted in the first place and many who are prosecuted do not get convicted.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a business dispute when someone tried to rent a golf cart after they had been drinking alcohol. Deputies resolved the dispute.
• Deputies and the fire departments responded to a fire call near the waste water treatment plant when a transformer malfunctioned causing live wires to spark in the brush. Southern California Edison was able to repair the damage, while the Fire Department ensured there was no fire.
• Deputies responded to someone flying a drone near the heliport and Avalon Freight Services on Pebbly Beach Road. The person did not realize he was flying the drone near the heliport since he was a visitor to the island.
• Deputies and the fire departments responded to an overturned golf cart on Vieudelou Avenue and Marillia Avenue. There were no serious injuries. Unsafe speed played a part in the traffic collision.
• Deputies were called to the 300 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a dog in a “no dog” area.
The owner indicated the dog was a service dog. Deputies gave a warning about the “no dog” area.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a vandalism report call. Someone threw eggs at the victim’s vehicle, damaging the paint. The investigation is on-going.
• Deputies responded to 35 Pebbly Beach Road regarding someone entering a storage unit illegally. Some items in the storage unit were moved around; however, nothing valuable was taken.
• Deputies and the fire departments responded to an overturned golf cart on Whittley Avenue and Marillia Avenue. One passenger was injured and transported to the hospital. Unsafe speed played a part in the traffic collision.
Please do not leave your cellular telephones unattended. Someone might mistake it as their own. The Sheriff’s Department has had this occur several times this week.