The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of July 7 to July 13, 2022.
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 Lovers Cove regarding unknown persons leaving lit candles on the beach.
The deputies checked the area for the candle burner and were unable to locate anyone.
The deputies blew out the candles and ensured there was no fire hazard at the location.
• Deputies responded to a noise disturbance on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated the drums from a performing band were too loud. The deputies advised the owner of the noise complaint.
• Deputies responded to a suspicious person call on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated a male adult was attempting to open hotel doors with a key.
The caller also believed the man was drunk. The deputies contacted a man and woman at the location and confirmed they were guests at the hotel.
The couple had such a good time in Avalon they forgot their hotel room number.
• Deputies on foot patrol observed a golf cart driving on Crescent Avenue (Front Street). They issued the driver a citation for the violation.
• Deputies were monitoring pedestrian traffic on Crescent Avenue. The street and beach were packed with people enjoying the island. They observed a rental golf cart driving on Crescent Avenue creating an immediate hazard/danger to the public. The deputies immediately stopped the golf cart and issued the driver a citation. The deputies then blocked pedestrian traffic to ensure the golf cart safely exited Crescent Avenue without injuring anyone.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call at a hotel on the 500 block of Crescent Avenue. The caller stated a male adult was sleeping on the property and they were unsure if he was a hotel guest. The deputies contacted the man and determined he was in fact a guest. The man was sleeping outside of his room and enjoying the beautiful Avalon skyline. The man returned to his room to continue his slumber.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on the 200 block of Crescent Avenue. The caller stated she was having problems with the “Garlic Guy” and he was not welcomed at the business.
The deputies arrived and were unable to locate the man who had left prior to their arrival.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call at the Cabrillo Mole. The caller stated a male adult was acting drunk and belligerent. Upon arrival, the deputies saw a female adult holding a male adult on the ground.
The deputies contacted both parties and determined the woman was holding her drunk father onto the ground because he was becoming belligerent and argumentative with family members. Roger Godinez, 65, San Bernardino, was arrested for allegedly being drunk in public. He was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance on the 600 block of Crescent Avenue. The caller stated a customer was irate and yelling at employees. The deputies arrived and calmed the man down using their de-escalation techniques. They determined the man was upset because he returned his rental golf cart late and was charged a late fee. The man paid the late charge and left the location.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Tremont Street regarding a family disturbance. The caller stated she was unable to control her 11 year old daughter. The deputies arrived and counseled the mother and daughter. They advised the mother it was a parenting issue and not a criminal matter.
• Deputies responded to the Cabrillo Mole regarding a suspicious person.
The caller stated a male in his 60s was yelling about pumpkins and hating people. A deputy contacted the man who was sitting on a bench. The deputy spoke to the man and determined no crime had been committed and he did not meet the criteria for protective intervention.
• Deputies were conducting foot patrol on Crescent Avenue. They were contacted by a citizen who stated a male adult appeared to be drunk and was reportedly throwing rocks at a hotel window.
A deputy and a sergeant contacted and attempted to speak with the man.
The man appeared extremely intoxicated and became argumentative and combative with the deputy and sergeant. Jason Wiedrich, 46, Fountain Valley, was detained and arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies were contacted at Avalon Sheriff’s Station by a local business owner regarding a disturbance. The informant stated an evicted hotel guest was refusing to return a hotel key.
The deputies knew who the guest was because he had been arrested the night before for being drunk in public.
The deputies were able to contact the man and retrieve the hotel room key.
Avalon Sheriff’s Station would like to inform all residents and visitors that mischievous juvenile behavior is continually being reported.
If juvenile behavior rises to a criminal level, the juvenile violator is subject to the same penal code and vehicle code violations as an adult.
As court procedure states, if a juvenile is issued a citation to appear in court the juvenile’s parent/guardian will also be issued a citation and must appear in court. Avalon Sheriff’s Station will ensure the safety of our community and our visitors.