Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of March 31, 2021 to April 6, 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.
Wednesday, March 31
• Deputies and Fire Departments responded to the Whittley Arms Apartments on Whittley Avenue regarding a structure fire.
Upon arrival they observed a small battery charger that had caught fire.
The fire was extinguished by Avalon Fire Department and there was no structural damage.
Thursday, April 1
• Deputies responded to a call of an intoxicated male yelling at pedestrians walking by.
The suspect was yelling obscenities at various people in the area. Suspect Peter Jones, 53, of Avalon was subsequently arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
Friday, April 2
• A victim of a battery came into the Sheriff’s Station lobby and reported he was assaulted.
The victim said he was punched one time on the face by a 40-50 year old male.
The victim met the suspect while drinking at Descanso Beach Club and only knew him as Ron.
The victim said he and the suspect were riding in a taxi cab and exited the cab once inside the security gates at Hamilton Cove. Upon exiting the cab, the suspect physically assaulted the victim.
The victim complained of pain to his forehead and was non desirous or prosecution.
• Deputies and Fire Departments responded to cross streets of Country Club Drive and Banning Drive regarding a traffic collision.
The collision involved a golf cart with four occupants that tipped over.
The cart tipped due to the driver conducting a U-Turn on a hill and unsafe speed for the turning maneuver.
A 40-year-old male passenger received minor abrasions to both of his legs.
The driver and two other passengers did not sustain injury.
• Deputies responded to Crescent Avenue, “Latitude 33,” regarding a grand theft report call. They contacted the manager who provided them with video of a female adult who is seen concealing a display of Brighton jewelry.
The case is currently being investigated by Avalon Station detectives.
Saturday, April 3
• Deputies responded to “Luau Larry’s” on Crescent Avenue, regarding a disturbance at the location.
Staff at the restaurant advised deputies two male white adults were trying to leave the location with alcohol and arguing with staff.
Deputies contacted the disturbing parties and counseled them regarding alcohol laws.
The parties were cooperative as they paid their bill and left the location.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance at Hamilton Cove on Gaviota Avenue.
The property manager on the call advised he needed help removing six guests and their service dog from the location. Deputies contacted a man who was cooperative and left the property.
Sunday, April 4
• Deputies responded to 601 Crescent Ave., “Island Threads” regarding a business disturbance involving a possible drunk patron who was throwing objects.
Deputies contacted the disturbing party and his girlfriend.
Both parties were contacted and the girlfriend of the disturbing party stated she would take him home.
• Deputies received a disturbance call at 1 Cabrillo Mole, the Catalina Express, regarding a woman of 30 yelling at her 13-year-old daughter.
Deputies contacted the mother and daughter and counseled them regarding the disturbance.
Both parties were cooperative and departing on the 8 a.m. boat.
• Deputies on patrol issued a citation to a man on Catalina Street for drinking in public.
• Deputies on patrol issued two citations to a man and a woman on Sumner Avenue for having open alcoholic beverages in a vehicle.
Monday, April 5
• Deputies responded to the Hermosa Hotel on Metropole Avenue regarding a loud music disturbance call.
Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate any loud music.
• Deputies conducting a patrol check at the Von’s Market on Sumner Avenue contacted a man who was refusing to wear his facemask. They advised him of the California State mandate regarding masks. He complied and left the location.
Tuesday, April 6
• Deputies conducted high visibility patrol and traffic enforcement. There were no significant incidents to report.
Public Safety Note: Avalon’s smoking
• Smoking of cigarettes
Smoking in Specific Locations. It shall be unlawful to smoke in the following places:
Elevators, except those located in a privately owned residence;
Any public beach along Crescent Avenue;
On the Pleasure Pier, except smoking shall be permitted in the area bordered by the County of Los Angeles Lifeguard Office and the foot of the Pier;
Any outdoor public service area; and Inside any public building (as that term is defined in Government Code § 7596) or within 20 feet of any entrance, exit or window of a public building
• 5-20.130 AMC Smoking cannabis in Public Places Prohibited.
Smoking of cannabis or cannabis products is prohibited in any public place.