The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, 2020.
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 arrested an Avalon man for suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and resisting arrest. The incident occurred near 1 Casino Way.
• Avalon Isthmus’ deputies received a call regarding three intoxicated and unruly fishermen on a charter boat near Catalina Island. Deputies and Two Harbors’ Harbor Patrol assisted in removing the disturbing parties from the fishing boat. The disturbing parties were cooperative and ultimately left the island.
• Deputies arrested a man from South Carolina at 1 Saint Catherine Way after he allegedly stole a golf cart from the Descanso Beach Club, was driving it intoxicated, was involved in a traffic collision, and left the scene on foot.
• Deputies contacted two individuals who were trespassing at the Descanso Beach Club late at night. Both individuals were cooperative and left the Beach Club.
• Deputies responded to a traffic collision after a golf cart overturned in the 300 block of Marilla Avenue. Three people in the golf cart were transported to the hospital with injuries. Deputies arrested the male driver from Los Angeles for allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol which resulted in a traffic collision with injuries.
• Two Harbors’ deputies responded to the USC Hyperbaric Chamber regarding a diver that suffered a medical emergency while diving near Long Beach. The 42 year old man from Rancho Cucamonga ultimately passed away. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a domestic violence call. Deputies arrested a man from Torrance for suspicion of assault.
• Deputies responded to Sumner Avenue and Tremont Street regarding a man in distress/unconscious. Deputies arrived and determined the man was intoxicated. Deputies arrested the Avalon resident for allegations of being drunk in public.
• Deputies responded to the 500 block of Crescent Avenue regarding an intoxicated female. Deputies arrested a resident from Costa Mesa for suspicion of being drunk in public.
• Deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 300 block of Tremont Street. The Avalon resident who was accused of committing the assault left the residence prior to the deputies’ arrival. The investigation is ongoing.
It is illegal to walk on Crescent Avenue while drinking alcoholic beverages. You are allowed to purchase food/alcoholic beverages and sit at an outside table, but it is illegal to consume alcohol while walking through town.
The Avalon City Council directed the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Avalon Code Enforcement to immediately begin issuing $100 fines for not wearing a face covering over both your nose and mouth when in, or likely to be in, contact with others.