Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of May 16 to 22, 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.
• Two Harbor deputies responded to the interior of the island regarding a traffic collision on Airport Road east of the airport. A motorist lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road. The motorist was airlifted to a hospital on the mainland with serious injuries.
Deputies arrested Michael Joffray, of Avalon, on suspicion of being involved in a traffic collision while intoxicated. The incident occurred near Banning House Road and West End Road. There were no injuries.
• Deputies responded to 888 Country Club Way, regarding a family disturbance call in one of the hotel rooms. Both parties were intoxicated and being boisterous. Deputies determined no crimes occurred and warned the two about disrupting the other guests.
• Deputies received a call of a male and female arguing on the pier. The two were separated and allowed to leave after the deputies determined no crimes had occurred.
• Deputies arrested Benjamin Myers, of Avalon, in the 117 block of Catalina Avenue on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and having a narcotics extradition warrant out of the state of Georgia.
• Deputies arrested a male adult for assault in the 107 block of Vieudelou Avenue. An individual accused the male of the assault.
• Deputies and the Fire Department were called to the 215 block of Sumner Ave. regarding a person that fell and injured her knee. After being checked, she was released.
• Deputies responded to the 900 block of Avalon Canyon Road regarding hikers on the mountain in a no hiking area. The hikers ended up leaving the area.
• Avalon Sheriff’s Station hosted three students as part of a job shadowing program.
The Catalina Island Conservancy and the Avalon K-12 School sent three students to the Avalon Sheriff’s Station as part of their “job preparedness” program.
The three students learned what it is like to be a deputy sheriff in the city of Avalon.
They enjoyed their time at the Sheriff’s station.
Please remember to stop at all stop signs and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. We will be seeing more visitors on the island as summer arrives.