Sheriff’s Log: Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, 2021

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Editor’s note: The fol­low­­­ing is the Avalon Sheriff’s Sta­tion significant incidents report for the week of Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, 2021.

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 3

• Deputies were contacted regarding a missing adult call. After a short time the parties were reunited.

• Deputies were summoned to Avalon Canyon Road near the golf course.

The caller stated that there was a male waving a machete in the air.

Deputies were unable to locate the male or machete.

February 4

• Deputies took a report of a tire being slashed on a vehicle in the 400 block of Avalon Canyon Road. A vandalism report was taken and the investigation is continuing.

February 5

• Deputies and Fire personnel responded to the 300 block of Trianna Avenue regarding an unconscious male. The 85-year-old man was pronounced deceased of natural causes.

February 6

• Deputies responded to “The Mole” regarding reports of a woman in the water.

An investigation into the incident revealed that she was intentionally thrown into the water by her male companion following a verbal dispute. Giovanni Valdez, 25, of Cotati, California, was arrested on suspicion of corporal injury.

• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Sumner Street regarding a person acting suspiciously and contacted a male individual.

The male was exhibiting signs of experiencing a mental health crisis and deputies placed him on a 72-hour observation hold.

The male will be under psychological evaluation and treatment during this time period.

February 7

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Marilla Avenue regarding a spousal assault and vandalism call.

The investigation reviled that a male suspect seriously assaulted a woman during a struggle. The suspect had also kicked in and damaged an entry door. Malcom Nelson, 44, of Inglewood, was arrested on suspicion of felony corporal injury and felony vandalism.

February 8

• Deputies and Fire Personnel responded to the 100 block of Sumner Street regarding a fire alarm.

No fire was located and it was determined that the fire alarm was activated by the maintenance crew doing repairs.

February 9

• No incidents to report. Deputies conducted high visibility crime prevention patrols.

Safety Note:

Telephone scams

Telephone scammers try to steal your money or personal information. Scams may come through phone calls from real people, robocalls, or text messages. Don’t:

• Don’t give in to pressure to take immediate action.

• Don’t say anything if a caller starts the call asking, “Can you hear me?” This is a common tactic for scammers to record you saying “yes.” Scammers record your “yes” response and use it as proof that you agreed to a purchase or credit card charge.

• Don’t provide your credit card number, bank account information, or other personal information to a caller.

• Don’t send money if a caller tells you to wire money or pay with a prepaid debit card.