Sheriff’s Log: May 12 to May 18, 2022

Avalon Sheriff's Station.

Editor’s note: The fol­low­­­ing is the Avalon Sheriff’s Sta­tion significant incidents report for the period of May 12 to May 18, 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.

May 12

• Deputies responded to the Catholic Church regarding a suspicious person. The caller stated a male at the location bothered a female parishioner. The deputies contacted the man who apologized for scaring the lady when he asked her about puppies. No crime at location.

• Deputies responded to a traffic collision with injuries on the 200 block of Sumner Avenue. Deputies conducted an investigation and determined the collision was caused by a drunk driver. The passengers in the other vehicle received minor injuries and were transported to Catalina Island Medical Center and treated. Ronald Arneson, of Avalon, driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury. He was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.

• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Marilla Avenue regarding a disturbance call. The caller stated his girlfriend was drunk and locked him out of their house. The deputies contacted the man who said he wanted to get his property out of the house so he could stay at his mom’s. The girlfriend refused to open the door. The man left the location and headed to mom’s house.

May 13

• Deputies responded to a drunk patron on the 400 block of Crescent Avenue.

The caller stated a female was drunk and unable to walk.

The deputies contacted the drunk woman and escorted her home to be taken care of by family.

May 14

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a drunk male at the location. Deputies contacted the drunk man and recognized him as the named suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation. The deputies also determined the individual was drunk and unable to care for himself. Heuly Candelario, of Avalon, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public and allegedly stealing a vehicle.

• Deputies responded to a disturbance call at the Cabrillo Mole.

The caller stated a male and female were arguing at the location.

Deputies contacted the arguing couple and the woman left on the Catalina Express without her boyfriend.

• Deputies conducting foot patrol on Crescent Avenue cited 3 adults for drinking alcohol in public.

May 15

• Deputies responded to a disturbance involving a boyfriend and girlfriend on the 300 block of Beacon Street.

The caller stated a man and woman were arguing.

Deputies contacted both parties and determined no crime had been committed other than arguing.

• Deputies responded to the 400 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a male refusing to leave the location. The deputies contacted the man and immediately noticed he was intoxicated. While talking to the man they discovered he was visiting the island and had a departing boat ticket. The deputies drove the man to the Catalina Express so he could travel and be cared for by his family. Once at the boat terminal it was determined the man’s family had left without him and there was no one to care for him. Antonio Garcia, of Lomita, was arrested for being drunk in public.

May 16

• Detective Martin responded to Avalon Schools regarding an Instagram post. Detective Martin spoke to the children involved and discussed being responsible on social media.

• Deputies responded to a family disturbance on the 300 block of Tremont Street.

The caller stated her 11-year-old daughter was refusing to go to school.

The deputies contacted the young lady and with some positive reinforcement encouraged her to get to class.

She was transported to Avalon School via a Sheriff’s car.

• Deputies responded to Casino Way regarding a reportedly drunk man sitting in a vehicle. The deputies contacted the man from a prior vehicle theft arrest and conducted an investigation. The deputies determined the man had allegedly stolen the vehicle, allegedly was drunk in public and allegedly was in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Heuly Candelario, of Avalon, was booked at Avalon Station for the above listed charges. The vehicle was returned to its gracious owner.

May 17

• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Wrigley Road regarding a large amount of blood on the roadway. Deputies arrived and conducted an investigation.

They determined the source of blood was a succulent-eating deer which had possibly injured itself and retreated into the hills.

May 18

• Deputies and LA County fire responded to the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship regarding a passenger with possible mental issues. The man was evaluated by paramedics, and they did not identify any physical or mental concerns.

The man stated he was not having fun on the cruise and was arguing with his wife over the dinner menu.

The man left the cruise ship and purchased a ticket to Long Beach on the Catalina Express without his wife.

Sheriff’s Log: May 12 to May 18, 2022