The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of Aug. 18 to Aug. 24, 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.
• Deputies responded to the airport regarding a possible plane crash. The deputies conducted an investigation and determined the airplane had landed without its landing gear down. There were no injuries and the plane had minor damage.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on Pebbly Beach Road. The informant stated people were being loud on the basketball court. The deputies contacted the ballers and told them it was too late to be hooping and to resume their game in the morning.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Beacon Street regarding a family custody issue. The deputies counseled family members and advised them the importance of following custody orders issued by the court.
• Deputies responded to the 400 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a theft from a local store. The deputies contacted the victim who stated 3 males had stolen $700 worth of sunglasses from her store. The victim was able to provide outstanding video surveillance of the thieves. The deputies circulated photos of the perpetrators to their colleagues. A short time later, the deputies located them in the alley near Little Antonio’s. The crooks attempted to separate from each other and run through the alley. However, the swift action of the deputies enabled them to block both ends of the alley and detain the 3 individuals. The 3 subjects were detained and easily identifiable as they were wearing the stolen sunglasses. The glasses were retrieved and returned to the store owner. The case was investigated by Avalon Detectives.
• Deputies responded to a traffic collision at Hamilton Cove. The caller stated a golf cart had crashed into gate at the guard shack. The deputies arrived and contacted the driver of the golf cart. The driver said he was following his family in another golf cart and on their way to breakfast. He did not realize the security gate arm closed after each car exited and he struck it while driving out of the resort. The man was extremely apologetic and will pay for damages to the wooden gate.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance at Cartopia. The caller stated a 60-year-old man was being belligerent. The deputies contacted the man who was walking away from the business. They let the man know Catalina Island is a happy place and he should enjoy his time here.
• Deputies responded to Tremont Street regarding a business disturbance. The caller stated several men were drinking alcohol in a rented golf cart. The deputies contacted the disturbing parties and advised them of alcohol laws. The men were advised their golf cart ride was over and they returned the cart to the rental company.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Clarissa Avenue regarding a possible drunk at the location. The caller stated a female was sleeping on her patio couch and she did not know who she was. The deputies arrived and contacted the drunk woman. They were able to locate the woman’s husband and took her to him.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call 3 times at the station lobby. The disturbance was between 2 men over a civil issue. The deputies advised the men a report would not be written because the actions had not risen to a criminal level. Restraining order procedures were explained.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call at Bahia Vista. The caller stated there was an argument in one of the apartments. The deputies arrived and checked the area. They were unable to locate any disturbance or crime at the location.
• Deputies responded to a traffic collision on Pebbly Beach Road. The deputies arrived and discovered a golf cart had crashed into a trash can and the fish food dispenser. There were no injuries and, minor damage to the objects. A traffic collision report was written.
• Deputies responded to a possible fight between 2 women at the Mini Golf Course. Deputies arrived and conducted an investigation. Upon interviewing both parties, one woman stated she was punched, and one woman stated she was spat upon. Both parties denied the allegations and were not desirous of police action.