Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of June 3 to June 9, 2021. 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 105 Sumner Ave, “Chi Club” regarding a fight. They contacted one male adult at the location and determined no fight had occurred and it was an argument only.
Deputies responded to the 800 block of Country Club Drive regarding a business disturbance call. The informant stated she provided the hotel a cash deposit and the hotel disputed her claim. The deputies advised the informant it was a civil matter and there was no evidence of a crime.
Deputies received a traffic collision call for service in the alley way between the Post Office and the bank. The caller stated an Avalon Fire Captain was detaining two drunk drivers who had crashed their rental golf cart. During the investigation deputies determined both suspects were under the influence of alcohol and discovered the fire captain had observed both suspects driving the cart at different times. Both suspects had superficial injuries to their arms and face. Both suspects were arrested for DUI, transported to Catalina Island Medical Center for medical treatment and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
Suspects: Marin, Leah FW/21 Texas, Clark, Cale MW/20 Florida
Deputies responded to the 300 block of Tremont Street regarding a disturbance call. The caller stated an evicted tenant was back at the location and refusing to leave. Deputies responded to the location and advised the disturbing party she was no longer allowed at the location.
Deputies responded to the 200 block of Clarissa Avenue regarding loud music disturbance call. Deputies checked the location and the immediate area and were unable to locate the source of the disturbance.
Deputies responded to 100 block of Sumner regarding a domestic violence incident. Victim stated he was having an argument with his boyfriend over infidelity issues. During the argument the suspect hit him on his chin causing a half inch laceration under his bottom lip. The suspect was arrested for alleged domestic violence and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
S/Salinaspena, Armando MH/26 Santa Maria, Ca
Deputies received a medical rescue call at 1 Cabrillo Mole “Catalina Flyer”. The caller stated two male adults had possibly overdosed on an unknown substance at the location. The deputies and the fire departments determined one male had consumed edible marijuana products and was having an adverse effect. The male was transported to the Catalina Island Medical Center for treatment.
Deputies responded to a Petty Theft report call at 240 Sumner Avenue, “Vons Market”. The perpetrator had stolen a case of bottled water. Deputies authored a theft report call. The case is under investigation.
A deputy was contacted at Avalon Station lobby by a victim that was approached by a male adult on the 200 block of Chimes Tower Road, who offered the victim a ride home. She thought that the suspect lived locally, because it is not uncommon for people on the island to give rides to others. The victim told the suspect that she did not have any money to offer him and the suspect told the victim he would take sexual favors instead. The victim attempted to leave the scene as quickly as possible while face timing her boyfriend. The suspect circled the area four times as she was walking back to her location. The incident is under investigation.
Deputies received a loud music call on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The deputies contacted a female adult and advised her to turn the music down. She complied with the deputies’ request.
Deputies received a call for service on Casino Way regarding a male defecating in the bushes. The deputies responded and checked the location for the perpetrator. They were unable to locate the male.
Deputies received credible intelligence and conducted aerial and boat patrols around the entire Island looking for possible illegal smuggling vessels. During their patrols they were unable to locate any crimes being committed or smuggling vessels.