Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of July 25 to July 31, 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.
• First responders responded to the “Airport in the Sky” regarding a Piper Saratoga single engine airplane collision. The airplane failed to stop at the end of the runway and crashed at the bottom of a mountain. All three occupants suffered serious injuries and were airlifted to a hospital on the mainland. They are all expected to survive.
• Deputies responded to Sol Vista regarding loud music/party. The party goers were cooperative and turned down the music.
• Deputies wrote a boat collision report after a watercraft allegedly collided into a boat off Pebbly Beach Road. The boat collision investigation is ongoing.
• Deputies arrested Christian Gonzalez of Avalon on the 100 block of Metropole Avenue on suspicion of causing a disturbance by throwing a full soda inside a business while people were shopping and eating.
• Avalon deputies arrested Joseph McKenna of Torrance on the Green Pleasure Pier on suspicion of being drunk in public. McKenna was also allgedly involved in a fight in the 100 block of Catalina Avenue.
• Deputies arrested Jose Rodriguez of Avalon in the 200 block of Catalina Avenue on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and a narcotic smoking pipe.
• Deputies and the Fire Department responded to Airport Road at the Black Jack turnoff regarding a vehicle that went over the cliff. There were no injuries. The vehicle was unoccupied when it accidentally rolled down the mountain.
• Deputies arrested Osbaldo Hernandez on Avalon based on approximately $45,000 in outstanding warrants. The warrants were regarding alleged possession of narcotics.
• Deputies arrested Joshua Olsen of Avalon in the 300 block of Sumner Avenue for on suspicion of driving drunk and hit and run.
• Deputies received a 911 call from a boater off of Two Harbors. The male claimed his 22 ft. sailboat was sinking. First responders arrived and towed the sailboat to Isthmus Harbor.
Remember to stop completely at all stop signs and do not drink and drive. If you drink, walk home, take a taxi or call a friend.