Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of June 17 to June 23, 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 fire departments were called to Tremont Street regarding a rattlesnake blocking the front door of a residence. The fire department was able to safely remove the rattlesnake without anyone being injured.
• A Good Samaritan found a lost 10-year-old boy and brought him to the Sheriff’s Station. Deputies drove on Crescent Avenue (Front Street) with the boy in an attempt to find his parents.
His parents were located at the pier.
• Deputies contacted numerous restaurants in Avalon and provided them with a copy of the updated Health Department’s Order regarding the restaurant rules for social distancing.
If you are a restaurant owner and would like additional information, please contact Capt. John Hocking at the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies received several calls regarding juveniles throwing eggs around the city. Deputies have identified several of the juveniles and are determining if there was any damage from their shenanigans. A couple of parents were called to the Sheriff’s Station to pick up their child.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Whittley Avenue regarding a vandalism call. Someone threw a piece of wood onto the victim’s patio, knocking over a plant and damaging a surfboard. The investigation is ongoing.
• Deputies responded to 509 Crescent Avenue regarding two people fighting. When the deputies arrived, they identified both combatants. Neither of them wanted to press charges against the other.
• Two Harbor Deputies responded to a call after a male adult was driving an inflatable boat and collided into a buoy at Two Harbors. He injured himself and was transported to the hospital. He was ultimately airlifted to a hospital on the mainland. Alcohol intoxication is suspected. The case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.
• Deputies received a call that a male was on the roof of the Glenmore Hotel yelling at people on Sumner Avenue. Deputies spotted the man on the roof and advised him to go back to his hotel room. The man left the roof.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Marilla Avenue regarding a domestic violence incident. When the deputies arrived, they learned a husband and wife had been arguing. The wife would not let her husband into the hotel room. No criminal laws had been violated.
• Deputies visited numerous retail businesses in Avalon and assisted with the education of the mandated LA County Health Department requirements. Just like restaurants, if any retail business would like assistance ensuring their business is in compliance, please contact Captain John Hocking at the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
You are required to wear a cloth face covering when in or likely to be in contact with others that are not family members.
This includes inside all businesses and when walking on Crescent Avenue “Front Street.”