Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon’s Sheriff’s Stations significant incidents report for the period of Feb. 9-23 to Feb. 15, 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.
• Deputies responded to a hotel on the 200 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a trespassing call for service. The caller stated someone had snuck into one of the rooms and was refusing to leave. The deputies entered the room and contacted a woman who was sleeping on the bathroom floor. The woman was removed from the location without any problems.
• Deputies were contacted at the Sheriff’s Station by a citizen who saw a man urinating in public. The deputies located the man and advised him to respect the island. The man was extremely apologetic and appeared to have enjoyed too many white claws. The man was with a group of friends who took him back to their hotel room.
• Deputies responded to a hotel on Sumner Avenue regarding a disturbance. The caller stated there was arguing coming from 2 rooms. The deputies arrived a determined a man was knocking on the door of a female who was staying at the hotel. The woman did not know the man and became frightened.
The woman’s family members arrived and diffused the situation. When the deputies arrived, they contacted the man and discovered he was in possession of cocaine. Suspect Charles Williams, 43, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated loud music was coming from the location. The deputies contacted the performer and asked him to lower the volume. He immediately turned the sound down and continued his performance.
• Deputies responded to the Vons Parking lot for a disturbance call. The caller stated a golf cart rental customer had violated company policy and was being irate. The caller said the customer was drinking alcohol inside the rental cart. The deputies contacted the man who was cooperative and acknowledged he had violated the rules. The man returned the golf cart to the rental stand.
• Deputies at Two Harbors conducted boat patrols along the coastline. They checked the area for any boats in danger of being damaged by the upcoming wind event.
• A deputy on patrol observed a disturbance occurring at a restaurant on Crescent Avenue. The deputy contacted the man who had exited the location yelling about his food. The deputy calmed the man and told him the restaurant was one of his personal favorites. He reminded the man he could choose to eat wherever he wanted. The man left in search of another dining spot.
• Deputies conducted numerous foot patrols on Crescent Avenue due to cruise ship day. They reminded the cruisers that Avalon was a real city with real streets and the same vehicle/pedestrian laws used overtown would be enforced here on the island.