Sheriff’s Log: Jan. 6 to Jan. 12, 2021

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Editor’s note:

The fol­low­­­ing is the Avalon Sheriff’s Sta­tion significant incidents report for the week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 12, 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.

January 6

• Deputies and the fire departments responded to vehicle fire on Tremont Street. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire appeared to be from a mechanical problem.

January 7

• Deputies were called to the Hermit Gulch Campground and were informed that someone damaged the lock mechanism to the restroom. The investigation is ongoing.

January 8

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a landlord tenant disturbance. The argument was in regards to the gas being turned off to the tenant. The landlord is working with Southern California Edison to have the gas turned back on.

January 9

• An Avalon resident came to the station lobby to report being the victim of Identity Theft by an unknown suspect who used his personal information to obtain property estimated to be $1,015.

• Deputies are investigating a suspected hit and run collision that occurred on Sumner Avenue and Beacon Street. The female driver who caused the collision drove away because she did not see any damage to the other vehicle. She was located nearby and contacted. The collision was captured on surveillance video.

• Deputies conducted high visibility patrol checks during the unexpected widespread power outage that affected areas of the city and extended out to Two Harbors. The outage lasted approximately two hours.

January 10

• Deputies received a call at the Casino that one dog attacked another dog. Deputies conducted an investigation and determined the owner lost control of her dog but no animals or people were injured.

January 11

• Deputies, rangers, and the fire department responded to a traffic collision on Whites Landing Road near Airport Road. A motorist lost control of her vehicle and drove off the road and down an embankment. There were no injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the traffic collision.

January 12

• Deputies responded to a trespassing call at the Bird Park Apartments. Deputies arrested Jesus Meison-Tejeda, 21, of Avalon, on suspicion of trespassing and possession of methamphetamine.

• Deputies were called to the Eucalyptus apartments regarding a vandalism call. Someone had damaged a vending machine trying to get the money out of the machine. The investigation is ongoing.

Safety Note

It is a violation of the law to use your cell phone while driving a motor vehicle (Violation 23123.5(a) California Vehicle Code).

Sheriff’s Log: Jan. 6 to Jan. 12, 2021