The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of July 8 to July 14, 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 and the Avalon Harbor Patrol received a call of juveniles jumping off the roof of the fuel dock into the water. This is an ongoing problem and both agencies will be increasing their enforcement.
• Deputies responded to Eucalyptus Avenue regarding a possibly suicidal man. Deputies spoke to the male extensively and determined he was not suicidal. Deputies provided him with information for future reference. The man was very appreciative.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Catalina Avenue regarding a possible drunk man who stole beer from a delivery truck. Deputies arrived and determined the man was not drunk. The beer that was taken from the truck had been returned and the victim was not desirous of prosecution.
• Deputies responded to the Catalina Express regarding several people refusing to wear face coverings. Deputies told the individuals they would not be allowed on the boat without face coverings. The individuals changed their boat to a later boat and agreed to wear face coverings on the boat.
• Deputies responded to the 700 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a business disturbance, where a female was causing a disturbance at a golf cart rental business. Deputies arrived and determined no crimes had occurred and directed the female to another golf cart rental company on the island.
• Deputies received a child custody dispute call at the Sheriff’s Station lobby. One parent allegedly did not comply with the visitation orders. A criminal report was written and will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
• Deputies responded to Lower Terrance Road regarding a call to check on the welfare of a 2-year-old child. The child was determined safe; however, detectives are conducting an investigation to ensure the child remains safe.
• After a victim left Two Harbors on a recreational private boat, she reported to the Los Angeles Police Department that her husband held her on a boat at Two Harbors against her will. The Sheriff’s Department is conducting a criminal investigation.
• Deputies responded to a call in the 100 block of Catalina Avenue regarding a dog left in a hot vehicle. Deputies arrived, located the owner, and made sure the dog was safe. The owner was told not to leave the dog in a hot vehicle.
On July 1, 2020, Avalon Deputies arrested a male in the 300 block of Clemente Avenue named Joel Hernandez. When writing last week’s Sheriff’s Log, the name Joe Hernandez was used. It was supposed to be Joel Hernandez.