Sheriff’s Log: May 22-June 4

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The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of May 22 to June 4.  “It is important to note that no assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided in this report.  Many people who get arrested do not get convicted or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrested,” said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Station.

Avalon is still a safe

place to live and visit

The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of May 22 to June 4.  “It is important to note that no assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided in this report.  Many people who get arrested do not get convicted or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrested,” said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Station.

Avalon is still a safe

place to live and visit

Despite a few recent tragic events, which we are investigating to the fullest extent possible, Avalon is still a very safe place to live and visit.  Last year, Avalon experienced an all-time low in Part I crime as it was down 38 percent from 2014.  Amazingly, this year, Part I crime is down 23 percent from last year!  To the best of my knowledge, Avalon has been and continues to be one of the safest cities in Los Angeles County, if not the entire state. The reason is because the vast majority of the people that live in this community support our efforts by reporting crime and live their lives in a law abiding manner.

If you ever hear a rumor about a crime or a complaint from a neighbor that we aren’t doing anything about a criminal incident, instead of accepting the rumor, please call the station and ask for me personally, stop by the station and visit with me or you can call me on my cell phone.  My number is 562-305-5567.  I would appreciate the opportunity to share the facts of a situation with anyone who is interested in hearing them.

On June 22, at 5 p.m., we will hold a Community Outreach event in the courtyard at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.  I am inviting anyone who would like to stop by to discuss incidents that have occurred in Avalon, get crime prevention information, meet some of our newer personnel, have a cup of coffee or just stop by to say hello.  Until then, stay safe and enjoy this beautiful island!

May 22

• No significant incidents.

May 23

• An Avalon homeowner reported the theft of a battery from her golf cart and miscellaneous damage while it was parked on Lower Terrace Road.

May 24

• No significant incidents.

May 25

• At 2:35 a.m., Elizabeth Scheller, 39, an Avalon resident, was arrested on suspicion of an alleged assault.

May 26

• An Avalon resident reported his license plate was stolen off his scooter while it was parked on Cabrillo Drive.

• A gift shop in the 200 block of Crescent Avenue reported a shoplifter stole two items of clothing.

May 27

• An Avalon resident reported her golf cart was stolen from the 200 block of Sumner Avenue. The cart was located three days later, parked down the street.

May 28

• At 1:35 a.m., an individual from the mainland reported being the victim of a sexual battery on Beacon Street near Sumner Avenue.

• At 2:05 a.m., three individuals from the mainland reported being assaulted by another group of individuals near the intersection of Third Street and Descanso Avenue. One victim had to be airlifted to a hospital on the mainland. The suspects were believed to be visiting the island.

• Between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., an Avalon resident reported being the victim of a sexual assault in the 100 block of Saint Catherine’s Way.

Anyone with information regarding any of these cases is asked to contact Detective Martin at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

May 29 to June 1

• No significant incidents.

June 2

• Two men from the mainland were fishing off the west-end of the island when the prevailing nautical conditions apparently caused them both to be knocked off their boat.  One man was unable to get back on the boat.  A thorough search for the missing man met with negative results.

June 3 to June 4

• No significant incidents.

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