The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 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 responded to the 200 block of Marilla Avenue regarding a possible burglary in progress. A suspect had entered the victim’s residence.
The victim chased after the suspect but lost sight of him. Deputies checked the area for the suspect but did not locate him.
Nothing was stolen from the residence. An investigation is ongoing.
• Deputies received a call of a possible child abuse on Lower Terrace Road. Deputies conducted an investigation and determined a 2-year-old had suffered injuries to her face and head. The child was airlifted to a hospital on the mainland for additional medical attention. The child’s mother, Alejandra Moreno, 31, of Avalon, was arrested for suspicion of causing the injuries to the child.
• Deputies received a call of two men arguing on Clarissa Avenue.
Deputies contacted the two men and determined they were only arguing and no crimes had been committed.
• Deputies and the fire departments received a call of smoke coming from the interior of the island.
First responders checked the interior and determined there was no fire.
The informant could have seen clouds or fog near the island.
• Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a man yelling while standing in the middle of the street.
Deputies contacted the man and determined he was upset that he lost his cell phone.
The cell phone was located in a nearby business where he accidently left it.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance at 1 Cabrillo Mole.
Upon their arrival, they learned two people were involved in an argument about having to wear a face covering while on the Catalina Express boat.
The two individuals were only arguing, and no crimes were committed.
• Deputies responded to a business in the 600 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a possible break in.
Deputies checked the business and discovered there was a faulty door and no one had broken into the business.
• Deputies responded to Sol Vista Avenue regarding a domestic violence call. The victim reported the suspect assaulted her while they were arguing about a family member.
Deputies arrested Kurt Busch, 65, of Avalon, on suspicion of assault.
Happy New Year from the men and women of the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
Please celebrate responsibly, do not drink and drive, social distance, and wear a face covering. Large parties are not allowed.