Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of June 3 to June 9, 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.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Clarissa Avenue regarding a loud party at the location. The deputies contacted several party goers at the location and warned them regarding noise levels and disturbing the peace laws. All of the adults contacted were cooperative.
• Deputies responded to La Casitas regarding a disturbance involving neighbors. The informant was complaining that his neighbor is continually turning off his electricity. The responding deputies contacted both neighbors and counseled them regarding the disturbance. Both parties were cooperative.
• Deputies responded to the 400 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a drunk female causing a disturbance in front of the location. Upon contacting the suspect they noticed she was swaying back and forth and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath. Deputies placed Rosanna Lacy, DOB June 3-1988, of Long Beach, on suspicion of being drunk in public. She was transported and booked at Avalon Station.
• Deputies were on foot patrol in the 400 block of Crescent Avenue. During their patrol they noticed two male adults drinking alcohol in a public place. The deputies detained the individuals and issued them citations for drinking in public.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 400 block of Crescent Avenue. The caller stated skateboarders in front of the location were bothering tourists. The deputies contacted the skateboarders and advised them to find a safer location to skateboard.
• Deputies were called to the Cabrillo Mole regarding a female being rendered first aid by the fire department and she was crying hysterically. Upon arrival, the paramedics were holding the suspect by the shoulder in an effort to keep her from falling and hurting herself. When deputies arrived, they could smell the odor of alcohol emitting from her breath and it appeared she was intoxicated. Deputies conducted an investigation and placed Olivia Delgado, DOB June 6-2001, of Tomball, Texas, under arrest and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station for allegedly being drunk in public.
• Deputies were on foot patrol at the Cabrillo Mole. During their patrol they noticed a female adult drinking alcohol in public. The deputies detained the female and conducted their investigation. The result was the female was issued a citation for drinking alcohol in a public place.
• Deputies were contacted at Avalon Station by a person alleging he was assaulted by another male while fishing. The victim stated he was struck on the side of his head by the suspect’s fishing gaff. The victim said he and the suspect were having an argument over a fish that was caught and who the fish belonged to. Due to the allegations by the victim, the suspect was contacted and Robert Vickers, DOB 07-31-60, of Avalon was placed under arrest for allegedly assaulting the victim with a fishing gaff. The case is currently under investigation by Avalon Station Detective Bureau.
• On the 300 block of Whittley Avenue, a grand theft from a golf cart occurred. Victim came into the Avalon Sheriff’s Station regarding the incident. Victim stated that he left his tool bag and tools on the floor board of his golf cart overnight and came back to see that his tools were missing. Victim stated there is a known resident who had been known to steal tools and sell them to residents. Victim stated he would recognize his tools if he saw them. This is an ongoing investigation.
• Deputies and the fire departments responded to the 300 block of Tremont Street regarding a rescue call. The caller stated his child got her head stuck in a cabinet and he was unable to free her. The firefighters were able to free the child.
• Deputies received a disturbance call on the 100 block of Whittley Avenue. The caller stated there was loud music and a couple arguing at the location. The deputies contacted two adults and determined there was no crime at the location.
• Deputies responded to 45 Pebbly Beach Road regarding people drinking behind the location. Upon arrival deputies saw a group of people leaving and were determined no crime had occurred.
• Deputies and the fire departments responded to the “Catalina Yacht Club” regarding a rescue call. The caller stated a woman was passed out on the porch at the location. The fire department determined the woman was sleeping and no crime had occurred.
• Deputies received a disturbance call at “Vons Market” regarding a customer refusing to wear a mask. The disturbing party was gone prior to the deputies arriving.
• Deputies received a call in the 500 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a domestic dispute. The deputies contacted two adults who were arguing at the location. The male adult stated he was upset at his girlfriend for missing their boat adventure that he spent $200 on. He told the deputies I never touched her and it was a verbal dispute.
Bicycle safety and electric bikes continue to be a big concern in the community.
Riders need to consider the following to avoid receiving a citation:
• Wear a helmet to avoid head trauma. Riders under age 18 must wear a helmet.
• Ensure your bike is in good working order and use lights during darkness.
• Riders need to follow all rules and laws of the road and yield to pedestrians who have the right of way.
• Riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a misdemeanor crime.