Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of June 3 to June 9, 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 department monitored a peaceful gathering at the Wrigley Stage with over 100 participants. The event was well organized with social distancing in place. There were no acts of violence or vandalism.
• Two Harbor Deputies responded to a vehicle that ran off the road in the interior of the island, on Airport Road. The driver lost control of his vehicle and it went off the road. James Greenway from Avalon was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. There were no injuries.
• Deputies received a call that a man wearing a military jacket possibly had a handgun in a backpack on Front Street. Deputies contacted the man, who did not possess a handgun. He had a case that was similar to a gun case that the informant saw.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Whittley Avenue regarding a traffic collision. When the deputies arrived, they saw a motorist had lost control of her golf cart and collided into a curb and a fence.
Deputies arrested Stacy Lewis from Avalon for suspicion of drunk driving.
• Deputies, Baywatch, the Fire Departments, and the Sheriff Department’s Arson and Explosive Detail responded to Moonstone Cove regarding an explosion/fire on a sailboat.
The cause of the explosion appeared to be a leaking propane tank.
Two men suffered burns to their upper bodies.
Their injuries were not life threatening.
They were airlifted to a hospital on the mainland.
• Deputies received a call that a large group had gathered on Pebbly Beach and two people were fighting. Deputies had to physically restrain Antonio Ramos from another male. Deputies arrested Antonio Ramos from Avalon on suspicion of being drunk in public.
Once in the police car, he allegedly spit all over the interior of the police car while yelling racial epithets at the deputies.
• Deputies responded to Crescent Avenue and Metropole Avenue regarding a golf cart that collided into a bicycle rack. There was no damage and no injuries.
• Deputies from Two Harbors responded after two boats broke loose from their moorings and ended up on the shore. One was 28 foot and the other was an 8 foot dinghy.
There was no injuries and only minor damage.
• Deputies were at Pebbly Beach when they saw approximately 20-30 individuals on the beach. There were numerous open bottles of alcohol on the beach.
Deputies removed the alcohol from the beach.
Alcohol is not allowed on Pebbly Beach. Deputies will be enforcing alcohol laws in the area.
Capt. John Hocking is commander of the Avalon Sheriff’s Station.