Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of July 22 to July 28, 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.
• Deputies responded to a request from Capt. Joseph Badali, as he was detaining a large group of people regarding a possible stolen vehicle.
Capt. Badali said that while he was leaving a city of Avalon City Council meeting, he was approached by the victim stating that someone had stolen his golf cart and driving it without his permission.
The individuals in the golf cart exited after being confronted by the owner. Capt. Badali responded to the location, detained the suspect and conducted an investigation. In conclusion, Luis Molina, 22, of Arizona, was arrested of suspicion of feloniously taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
• Deputies were on foot patrol on Crescent Avenue when they were approached by a frantic parent who could not locate his 7 year old son. Deputies were able to locate the child and determined the 7 year old had walked to his hotel room and then back to his mother on the beach. The entire family was happily reunited.
• Deputies at Two Harbors responded to a child bit by a dog call. They contacted the victim, who had blood coming from two puncture wounds on his upper right calf. The victim was treated by Baywatch and Paramedics. The owner of the dog was cited for having an uncontrolled dog casing injury.
• Deputies responded to Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church regarding a possible stolen golf cart. The deputies canvassed the surrounding areas and the golf cart was located and they determined it had never been stolen.
• Deputies on boat patrol in Two Harbors cited a boat operator for not having his child under the age of 13 in a PFD (personal floatation device).
• Deputies received a loud music disturbance call on the 300 block of Eucalyptus Ave.
They contacted the renters at the property who advised them the party had ended prior to their arrival.
• Deputies were on foot patrol on the 400 block of Crescent Avenue when they noticed a female adult drinking alcohol in public. Deputies detained the female, conducted an investigation and ultimately cited her for drinking in public.
• Deputies received a suspicious person call on the 100 block of Pebbly Beach Road.
The caller stated the suspect was wearing black pajama pants and a ski mask with a horn protruding out. Deputies searched the location and were unable to locate the individual.
However, the deputies recognized the description of the individual from a prior contact. There was no crime at the location.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Beacon Street regarding guests who were refusing to leave a hotel. The disturbing parties were contacted and left the location without incident.
• Deputies responded to a hotel on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a male and female heard arguing on the 3rd floor. Deputies contacted a male adult and female adult and conducted an investigation. Deputies determined no crime had occurred and the couple were only having a verbal disagreement.
• Deputies received a disturbance call on the 700 block of Crescent Avenue. The caller stated a male adult was dancing in the street and causing traffic issues. The dancer was counseled regarding his dance performance and asked to perform at a safer location.
• Deputies were requested by a female adult who believed her cellphone had been hacked. The deputies explained internet safety to the female and assisted her in fixing the privacy settings on her cellphone.
• Deputies were contacted by Harbor Patrol who advised them an unknown number of juveniles were jumping from the Tuna Club float. Deputies responded and advised the children they could not use the float as a place to jump into the water from.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Catalina Avenue regarding a stolen bike. The deputies contacted the bikes owner and later recovered the bike undamaged.
Safety Note—alcohol over serving
Attention bartenders and servers. If you notice a patron is severely intoxicated or becomes severely intoxicated inside your establishment it is your responsibility to discontinue serving them. The bartender/server and establishment can be held accountable for over serving guests. If over serving is founded it may result in fines for employee and/or employer and the loss of the liquor license.
Join us for National Night Out – Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 4 -6 p.m.
As part of this national campaign, members of your Sheriff’s Station and I will be on hand on Crescent Avenue at Wrigley Stage.
We would like to meet with and discuss community issues and concerns.
We will also have our equipment and vehicles on exhibit.