Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, 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 a call of a snake at Bird Park Apartments. The snake had been killed by a resident. The deputies disposed of the snake. No one was injured.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Whittley Avenue regarding a traffic collision. A golf cart was parked on the hill when a passenger accidently disengaged the brake, causing the golf cart roll down the hill backward and collide into a parked golf cart. Three passengers suffered minor injuries.
• Two Harbor deputies took a missing person report regarding Joseph Cook. The missing person left the island and was last seen with friends in Long Beach.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Pebbly Beach Road regarding two males fighting. Deputies learned that an uncle and cousin were involved in a fight. Neither person desired the prosecution of the other. Both left the island on separate boats.
• Deputies handled a hit and run traffic collision that occurred at 163 Crescent Ave. A victim parked her vehicle at the location. When she returned the vehicle had damage to the front bumper.
• A person came to the Sheriff’s Station to report he lost his cell phone. Deputies used the phone’s technology and located the cell phone near Metropole Avenue and Crescent Avenue. The owner accidently left his cell phone in a store.
• Avalon Sheriff’s Station personnel and Avalon City Fire Department held a “National Night Out” event at the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
National Night Out allows the community to learn about crime prevention and see some of the first responders’ equipment that they use. A great time was had by all.
What would happen if you left your car keys in the ignition of your car on the mainland?
Someone would take your car. The same thing happens on Catalina. Please do not leave your keys in your golf cart.