Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of March 18 to March 24, 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.
• Avalon Sheriff’s Station personnel are working closely with the important entities on the island during the current pandemic. Each one of these entities are working diligently to keep our Avalon community safe.
• Deputies received a call in the 200 block of Marilla Avenue regarding a victim that received an annoying text message. The victim believes the text message was a threat. The investigation is ongoing.
•Deputies with the assistance of Baywatch and Avalon Harbor Patrol responded to Emerald Bay regarding a male with a machete. The first responders determined the male swam to the island from his boat ultimately twisting his ankle on the island. No crimes were violated and he was taken back to his boat at his request.
• Deputies responded to East Whittley Avenue regarding juveniles smoking marijuana in public. Juveniles were contacted, no marijuana was found. The juveniles were advised to return home.
• Deputies received a call of a low flying helicopter. The low flying aircraft was hired by Southern California Edison to survey the electrical wires in Avalon.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Vieudelou Avenue regarding neighbors playing loud music. Deputies contacted the disturbing party who agreed to turn down the music.
• Deputies were called to the 200 block of Calle Del Sol regarding a group of three sharing a marijuana smoking pipe. Deputies contacted the group, warned them about the “Safer at Home” order and arrested Jamie Alejandro Alaniz from Avalon based on an outstanding warrant. Alaniz was released on a citation and told to return home.
• The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Executives held a conference call for all contract city managers in Los Angeles County. The Sheriff’s Executives provided updated information regarding the “Safer at Home” order and provided information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please comply with the Governor and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ “Safer at Home” Order.
The purpose of the order is to prevent you and your family from catching the COVID-19 virus.
We are all in this together.