Sheriff’s Log: April 7 to April 13, 2022

Avalon Sheriff's Station.

Editor’s note: The fol­low­­­ing is the Avalon Sheriff’s Sta­tion significant incidents report for the period of April 7 to April 13, 2022.

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.

April 7

• Deputies met with an informant in the station lobby who was reporting ongoing civil harassment. The informant was advised of restraining order procedures and said she’d move forward with obtaining one.

• Deputies responded to a loud music call on the 300 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated loud music was coming from the front porch of a neighbor’s home. The loud neighbor was contacted and was cooperative in turning off the music.

April 8

• Deputies responded to the 800 block of Beacon Street. The caller stated he was lost and could not find his hotel. He contacted his wife and with the deputy’s help he was transported to the hotel and happily reunited.

• Deputies were contacted by Harbor Patrol on Middle Beach regarding a young Elephant Seal who was resting on the beach. Deputies used perimeter tape to keep people away from the napping little guy. After a short period, the youngster entered the ocean to live life happily ever after.

• Deputies were made aware of a vessel taking on water and sinking in the area of Pebbly Beach. They boarded the vessel and determined it was unoccupied. The deputies retrieved gas cans and the battery avoiding an environmental disaster. The vessel sank and information was passed on to the USCG.

April 9

• Deputies responded to Building 1 in Hamilton Cove regarding a domestic disturbance call with the informant sharing that two people were arguing. Deputies made contact with the parties and determined that they were only involved in a heated verbal argument. They were cooperative and apologetic.

• Deputies and the fire departments responded to Marilla Avenue regarding a rollover collision with four people on board. The driver admitted to losing control and striking the curb. One passenger sustained moderate injuries and three passengers sustained minor injuries and transported to the Catalina Island Medical Center for treatment.

• Deputies on patrol received a call of a male passed out on the 200 block of Catalina Avenue. The deputies observed a male who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for himself. They made contact with him and confirmed his condition. Santos Rivera, 59, Avalon, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

• Deputies responded to a couple arguing call on the 300 block of Clemente Avenue. The caller stated a male and female were heard arguing inside the location. Deputies contacted the couple and determined that the couple were involved in a domestic violence altercation. The male was determined to be the primary aggressor and Zachary Power, 31, of St. Joseph, Missouri, arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

April 10

• Deputies received a domestic violence report call on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The informant stated a female was being hit at the location. Deputies made contact with the female party and determined that a misdemeanor case of domestic violence had occurred.

The male suspect had left the location prior to the deputies arrival and was unable to be located. The investigation is ongoing.

April 11

• Deputies were contacted at the station by a male who was reporting that he was struck by a taxi on April 10. Deputies gathered the facts and documented the incident in a collision report. The investigation is ongoing.

• Deputies made contact with a couple at the station who were reporting that wanted to file a fraud report. Deputies determined that an Identity Theft violation had occurred.

The investigation is ongoing.

April 12

• Deputies were contacted at the station and reported that he was being chased by a male. The suspect’s description was provided and deputies detained the individual.

During the detention, the suspect was found to be in felony possession of a dangerous Dirk or Dagger.

Based on the initial call, and his possession of a dangerous weapon, Marcos Rodriguez,29 of, Avalon was arrested on suspicion of Dirk or Dagger possession.

April 13

• Deputies made contact with an Avalon resident wanted on a felony $200,000 sex act warrant.

He was transported to the Inmate Reception Center over-town and is pending criminal arraignment.

Sheriff’s Log: April 7 to April 13, 2022