Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of April 21, 2021 to April 27, 2021, 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 assisted the Fire Departments at 113 Catalina St., Coyote Joe’s, with a medical call for service. A man had fallen at the location and struck his head. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and transported to the hospital.
• Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Beacon Street and Metropole Avenue. The woman driver of the vehicle was lying in the middle of the street next to her golf cart. She had lacerations to her face and she appeared impaired. Deputies arrested Elizabeth Eastlund, 49, of San Pedro, was arrested on suspicion of was driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Catalina Island Medical Center for medical treatment.
• Deputies responded to the 450 block of Camino Del Monte regarding a fox who was trapped in a cat trap. The deputies determined the fox was uninjured and returned it safely into its natural habitat.
• While on patrol Capt. Joseph Badali was contacted by employees at 417 Crescent Ave., “Hotel Vista Del Mar” regarding a business disturbance. During his investigation he spoke to a male and a female adult regarding their behavior at the hotel. They both cooperated and left the hotel without incident.
• A victim walked into the lobby and stated that the mother of his child, refused him visitation rights. The victim produced a court order and a report was taken. Both parties live on the island and have an ongoing custody hearing.
• Deputies received a trespassing call at the Botanical Gardens. The caller stated there were four people near the Wrigley Memorial. Deputies contacted a man and warned him about trespassing laws. He was cooperative and left the location. The other reported people were not located.
• Deputies responded to 113 Catalina Ave., Coyote Joe’s regarding a fight at the location involving several people. Deputies contacted a male adult who was suffering from a laceration above his left eye. The male adult was treated for his injury by paramedics and was non desirous of a police report nor prosecution.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Marilla Avenue, regarding people singing loudly off key. Deputies contacted several adults at the location and warned them regarding noise laws. All parties were cooperative.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance at 125 Sumner Ave., Atwater Hotel. The caller stated people were arguing in the hotel lobby. The disturbing parties left the location prior to the arrival of deputies.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Clarissa Ave., regarding a family disturbance call for service. The call stated a man was drunk at the location and causing a disturbance. The deputies contacted a man at the location who agreed to leave in order to avoid any further conflict.
• A call for service, for a traffic accident on Wrigley Road and Middle Terrace Road, came in regarding a male bleeding from the face. Upon arrival deputies were unable to locate the golf cart or any occupants. During their investigation, the driver of the vehicle was located at Avalon City Fire Station and was being treated for his injuries. An accident report was taken and the cause of the collision was determined to be unsafe speed.
• Deputies responded to 513 Crescent Avenue, “Pavilion Lodge” regarding a possible drunk woman. Deputies checked the location and the immediate area and were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
• Deputies received a call for service in the 300 block of Sumner Avenue regarding loud music in the area. The location was checked and they were unable to locate any noise or music in the area.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Sumner Avenue, “Island Plaza” regarding a disturbance. The caller stated 3 male adults were throwing a football around and nearly hitting visitors. Deputies warned the males and they agreed to cooperate.
• Deputies assisted the fire departments in the 300 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a possible male adult heart attack patient. The patient was transported to the Catalina Island Medical Center where he was treated for head pain. Paramedics did not believe the patient suffered a heart attack.