Sheriff’s Log: Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2023

Avalon Sheriff's Station.

Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon’s Sheriff’s Stations significant incidents report for the period of Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2023. 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.

February 2

• A deputy on patrol observed a vehicle being driven with expired California registration. A traffic enforcement stop was conducted on the 300 block of Sumner Avenue. The driver was issued a citation for the vehicle code violation.

• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on the 300 block of Crescent Avenue.

The caller stated several males were drinking in front of the business and refusing to leave. The deputies contacted the men and recognized them from prior encounters. After some encouraging dialogue from the island deputies, the men decided it would be best if they left the location and returned to their boats for the night.

• Deputy Montoya and Sergeant Kline responded to the Cabrillo Mole regarding a family disturbance. The informant on the call stated a man and woman were arguing at the location. They located the man described in the call who appeared extremely upset. The man said he was upset and arguing with his girlfriend because they had just left Catalina Court and he felt her punishment was not severe enough. While talking to the man, they recognized him from an incident that occurred on Front Street during the Summer at which time his girlfriend was arrested for assault. The deputy and sergeant were able to calm the man and listened to his frustration with the justice system. The man and woman left the island on the Express without incident.

February 4

• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated 2 men at the location were not happy with the prices at the location. The deputies arrived and contacted the men. They advised the men it was 2:15 a.m. and the bar was closed for the night. The men understood the deputies message and decided to leave.

• Deputies and the fire departments responded to Rancho Escondido Road regarding a medical rescue call. The caller stated his friend was riding his bike and was gored by a bison. The first responders were able to locate the man, begin treating him and placed him in an awaiting ambulance. The man was airlifted off the island in stable condition and was talking to paramedics.

February 5

• Deputies responded to a loud music call on Clemente Avenue. They contacted the resident, reminded him it was 2 in the morning and asked him to have some consideration for his neighbors. The man turned the music off and was cooperative.

February 6

• A sergeant responded to Descanso Beach zip line regarding a possible fraud/identity theft case. The informant stated a man was possibly purchasing zip line tours using someone else’s credit card. The sergeant was able to detain, identify and interview the man. The case appears to have numerous identity theft victims and is currently being investigated by Detective Meyers.

• A deputy was contacted at the sheriff’s station by a woman who stated she was in a predicament. The woman told the deputy she needed help spreading the message of the Divine God and the possibility of world wars. The woman also stated she tried to spread the message to the police “overtown” but no one would listen. She was told the police on Avalon were much more friendly and would treat her with a small town approach. After their conversation, the woman appreciated the deputy’s kindness and understanding.

• Deputies, the sergeant and detective responded to the Pleasure Pier regarding a man on a tinder with a hand injury. The caller stated the man was drunk, combative and creating a disturbance on the boat. The fire departments and sheriff’s staff arrived on the tinder and the paramedics treated the man for his injury. The man was extremely intoxicated and the captain stated he was no longer allowed on the boat because he was a safety hazard. The man was unable to care for himself and Frederick Carreon, 28, of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

February 7

• Deputies were contacted by a local resident who stated he noticed fraudulent activity on his bank statement. A report was written and the case is being investigated by Detective Meyers.

• Deputies conducted numerous foot patrols on Crescent, Clarissa and Pebbly Road due to cruise ship passengers walking on the roadway. The deputies tried to educate the cruisers on the rules of the road, crosswalk usage, and injuries from being struck by a motor vehicle. The pedestrians were apologetic and stated they did not see any signage directing them where to walk.