Sheriff’s Log: June 17, 2021 to June 23, 2021

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Editor’s note: The fol­low­­­ing is the Avalon Sheriff’s Sta­tion significant incidents report for the week of June 17, 2021 to June 23, 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.

June 18

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Catalina Avenue and were contacted by a man who alleged someone had hit him. Deputies spoke to both parties and determined they had a verbal argument only and no crime had occurred. Deputies advised both adult men to stay away from each other.

• Deputies received a family disturbance call on the 200 block of Clarissa Avenue. The caller stated a husband and wife were arguing. The deputies determined the couple was arguing and that no crime had been committed. The husband left the location to avoid any further arguments.

June 19

• Deputies responded to the Green Pleasure Pier regarding an unconscious female on the pier. Deputies arrived and observed a female laying on the pier and contacted her to check her welfare. The female told the deputies she was just sleeping and didn’t need medical attention. While speaking to the female they noticed she had a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and had difficulty standing without losing her balance. Deputies arrested Julia Sundstedt, 37, of Aliso Viejo, on suspicion of being drunk in public. She was transported to Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Falls Canyon Road along with the fire department, regarding a reportedly drunk and combative male. Deputies contacted the suspect. He had the strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person and he was having difficulty standing. Due to the fact that the suspect was unable to care for himself, deputies arrested David Macdonald, 57, of Carlsbad, on suspicion of being drunk in public and booked him at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

June 20

• Deputies were called to the 200 block of Beacon Street regarding a male and female fighting at the location and breaking things. Deputies contacted the suspect who opened the door and was asked to step outside. The victim was then contacted in the room and was noticeably disheveled like he was in a confrontation. The victim stated he was at a club with his boyfriend who slapped him twice in the face and left the location. Once they were back at their hotel, the suspect reportedly became violent towards the victim. The suspect allegedly hit the victim again, causing his two front teeth to be chipped. Deputies arrested Caleb Cordes, 27, of Torrance, arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. He was taken to Avalon Station where he was booked.

• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a boyfriend/girlfriend disturbance call. The victim stated her boyfriend (the suspect) punched her and pushed her out of the house. The victim accused the suspect of flirting at another location while they were out for drinks. The argument continued when they got home. Due to the fact that the suspect was accused of punching and pushing the victim, causing a bump on her head, Phillip Garcia, 23, of Avalon was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

June 21

• A call came into Avalon Sheriff’s Station regarding a couple fighting. Deputies responded to the location where the neighbors and citizens were waving them to the residence. When both suspect and victim were contacted, they both appeared to be out of breath. The victim believed the suspect had cheated on him, which led to an argument where the suspect reportedly damaged numerous items in the house. The victim stated the suspect grabbed his throat and tried to strangle him and was pulling him by the hair around the room. The suspect allegedly struck the victim on the head with a croquet mallet and told the victim that if he called the cops, she would end him. Arianna Vickers, 31, of Avalon, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

• Deputies responded to Crescent Avenue regarding a male smoking marijuana. The caller stated he was upset because the disturbing party was smoking marijuana and it was offensive to his children. The deputies searched the surrounding area and were unable to locate the offender.

• Deputies and the Fire departments responded to the Dive Park for a missing diver. The informant stated the diver had been missing for approximately 8-10 minutes. Upon arriving at the location, the diver reappeared uninjured.

June 22

• Deputies responded to 1 Cabrillo Mole regarding a couple arguing in front of the ticket windows. Deputies contacted both parties and determined they were husband and wife with two small children. The wife stated she would no longer argue and would take a different boat ride home. The husband stated he did not like the police and had nothing to say. The husband left on the first departing boat.

June 23

• Deputies conducted high visibility directed patrol with no significant incidents to report.

Sheriff’s Log: June 17, 2021 to June 23, 2021