Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of Dec. 1 to Dec. 7, 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 Catalina Island Medical Center regarding a possible assault. A patient was being examined at the hospital for injuries sustained during an altercation. The deputies contacted all the involved parties and Detective Meyers conducted interviews. The victim was non desirous of prosecution and wanted the disturbing party warned about fighting.
• Deputies responded to Seal Rock regarding a female possibly being held on a boat against her will. The woman’s father who was in Utah, contacted the sheriff’s station. He stated he received a text from his daughter stating she was on a boat and wanted off. Avalon deputies immediately responded in their Sheriff’s Rescue Boat and located the woman.
She told deputies she was fine and was enjoying a night of lobster fishing with friends. The woman did not want to leave the boat and said she would contact her father.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call at Von’s Market. The caller stated several people were arguing at the location. The informant stated a male was drunk and trying to drive a golf cart. The deputies contacted the man and determined he was in fact drunk and driving a motor vehicle. Adam Rix, of Long Beach, man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked at Avalon Station.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated a male at the location was giving him problems and attempting to start a fight.
The deputies arrived and contacted the troublemaker. They advised the man violence was not the solution and escorted him off the property. The man was warned his behavior would not be tolerated in Avalon. He left at the deputies request without any problems.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The informant stated 3 men were arguing and refusing to leave the location. The deputies contacted the men and asked them not to create problems on Catalina Island. The men understood the deputies and quickly left the location without incident.
• A sergeant on patrol saw a man sleeping on the ground at Knabe Park. The sergeant contacted the man and noticed he had numerous bags and appeared to be setting up camp. The sergeant kindly spoke to the man and determined the man was from San Pedro and did not have enough money for a return boat trip. The sergeant arranged for the man to depart on the next boat headed to San Pedro. The man was happy, thankful and could not wait to return home.
• Deputies conducted numerous foot beats on Crescent Avenue and Pebbly Road due to the Carnival Cruise Ship being in town. They advised several cruisers Avalon was just like any other town and it was a violation to walk down the middle of the street.
• Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Blackjack Campground. The alarm indicated a repeater tower door was opened. The deputies arrived and checked the entire location. All doors were secured and closed.