Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Jan. 15 to Jan. 21, 2020. 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 arrested Dominique Patrick from Avalon on suspicion of stalking a female Avalon resident and violating a restraining order protecting the same victim. The arrest occurred in the 200 block of Sumner Avenue.
• A vandalism occurred on Jan. 6, 2020, in the 100 block of Banning Drive.
The suspect has been identified.
The victim reported she is desirous of prosecution and the case will be presented to the District Attorney for filing consideration.
• Deputies arrested Luis Bastida from Avalon for allegedly being under the influence of an illegal controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.
The arrest occurred on Casino Way.
Deputies arrested Keion Dade from Moreno Valley for suspicion of vandalism at 1 Cabrillo Mole. Mr. Dade was allegedly causing a disturbance at the Mole and ultimately damaged one of the “gumball” type fish food dispensers.
• Deputies responded to a family disturbance call at Pebbly Beach Village. Deputies determined the incident was an argument only and no crimes were violated.
• An Avalon student reported that another student was bullying her and threatened to assault her. The investigation is ongoing.
• Deputies responded to a bar in the 100 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a fight which occurred inside the bar near closing time. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. During the investigation, deputies arrested Juan Sotelo from Santa Ana, David Martinez from Santa Ana, and Juan Garcia from Los Angeles for allegations of assault.
Edgar Roque from Long Beach was arrested for an outstanding $26,000 warrant.
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