Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of March 17 to March 23, 2022.
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 a family disturbance call on the 300 block of Whittley Avenue. The informant on the call stated his wife was arguing with him regarding telephone calls he made. The deputies contacted the husband and wife and determined no crime had occurred and they needed to resolve their personal family issues.
• Deputies received a disturbance call on the 300 block of Catalina Avenue. The caller stated a male with a dark complexion was observed peeping into the window of a location in the alley. The deputies checked the area and were unable to locate any nefarious activity.
• Deputies responded to a loud music disturbance at “Hermit Gulch”. Upon arrival, the deputies observed numerous people listening to loud music and talking loudly. The deputies asked the parties to lower the music and their voices in consideration of others. They complied and very cooperative.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller advised there were 15 people arguing outside of the night club. Once deputies arrived all the parties dispersed and there was no evidence of any crime at the location.
• Deputies responded to a family disturbance call at a hotel on the 100 block of Whittley Avenue. The caller stated a mother and father were arguing in front of the location. The deputies arrived and contacted both parties. The deputies interviewed both parties and determined they were husband and wife. Their interviews also revealed the victim was hit and kicked by his wife. Due to the above, the deputies arrested Dariana Arias Female, 39, of Surprise, Arizona, on suspicion of domestic violence. She was transported and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies responded to a possible domestic violence call on Crescent Avenue. The caller stated a male and female were pushing each other in front of the location. The deputies arrived and contacted both parties. They determined the couple were boyfriend and girlfriend and were arguing only.
• Deputies responded to a drunk disturbance call at Descanso Beach. The caller stated a large wedding party was refusing to leave the venue even though their event was over. The deputies contacted the disturbing parties, congratulated them on the recent marriage and politely asked them to leave the venue. They were very cooperative and left the location.
• Deputies on patrol noticed a large crowd arguing on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. It appeared the individuals were intoxicated and a fight was brewing. The deputies gave verbal commands and asked the crowd to disperse. However, one extremely intoxicated male refused to listen and began challenging numerous individuals to fight him. The deputies located a friend of the drunk man who told them he would escort his friend to his hotel room and watch after him. The man was able to escort the drunk man to the hotel lobby and away from the crowd. However, the drunk man ran away from his friend and out of the hotel. He again began yelling at people and challenging them to fight him. Due to his actions, the deputies detained the man and conducted an investigation. Delon Barber, 31, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was transported and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies received a disturbance call at the station lobby. The informant stated they were being harassed by a male adult who entered the woman’s restroom and then began following them. The deputies conducted an investigation and detained the suspect. Christian Gonzalez, 31, of Avalon was arrested on suspicion of harassing juveniles. He was transported and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies were contacted regarding vandalism to a scooter on Sumner Avenue. The deputies wrote a criminal report and the case is being investigated.
• Deputies issued a parking citation for a vehicle parked on the sidewalk on the 200 block of Descanso Street.
• Deputies responded to a family disturbance call on the 100 block of Clarissa Avenue. The caller stated he could hear a man and woman arguing. Deputies contacted a female adult who stated she was arguing with her boyfriend, and he left the location without incident.
All vehicles in the City of Avalon are required to have valid California registration and a current city sticker.
Residential vehicle permits expire April 1st every year.
The cost for a new city permit is $35 and they can be purchased at City Hall. Section 4-4.1702 of the Avalon Municipal Code states; no automobile, truck or autoette shall be operated or parked within the city unless a vehicle permit has been obtained.
The Sheriff’s Department, Avalon City Fire and Avalon Code Enforcement will be issuing citations to vehicles who fail to comply with the Municipal Codes.