Sheriff’s Log: May 6 to May 12 With Capt. John Hocking


Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of May 6 to May 12, 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.

May 6

• Deputies were called to Pebbly Beach regarding a family on the closed beach. When deputies arrived, they saw the family was watching a sea lion eating a fish in the water. Deputies told the family the beach was closed. They were cooperative and left the closed beach (after the sea lion was done eating).

May 7

• Deputies were called to Falls Canyon Road regarding found property belonging to a suspect that was recently arrested for theft in the area. The found property had the suspect’s name on it which he possibly dropped when committing his crimes.

May 8

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a family disturbance. A mother and son were involved in a verbal argument. Deputies determined no laws were violated.

• Deputies and Isthmus Baywatch responded to a sailboat that was anchored off the west end of Catalina Island. Two of the three men onboard were firing an assault rifle into the water and onto the island. The entire incident was broadcast live on the internet from the Conservancy’s west-end eagle camera. The firearms were registered to one of the men on the boat. A criminal report was written and the case is being presented to the District Attorney for filing consideration.

May 9

• Deputies received a call of people arguing at Beacon Street and Sumner Avenue. Upon their arrival, they learned there was loud music being played but nobody was seen arguing. They agreed to turn the music down.

May 10

• Deputies responded to Sol Vista regarding another loud music call. Deputies contacted the family who was cooperative and turned down the music.

May 11

• Deputies received a call of people drinking alcohol in the 53 block of Pebbly Beach Road on the beach. Deputies contacted the disturbing party, who was cooperative and left the location.

May 12

• Deputies responded to the 1200 block of Avalon Canyon Road regarding a vandalism report call. A victim reported someone damaged the tires on her golf cart. The investigation is ongoing.

Safety Note

Non-essential travel restrictions are still in place. Beaches in Los Angeles County are open with the following rules: You are allowed to swim, surf, kayak, paddleboard, body surf, walk or run on the beach. You are not allowed to sunbathe, picnic, have chairs, canopies, coolers, bicycles, gatherings of any size, or fish. You must keep a 6 feet physical distance from others, and you must wear a face covering when out of the water. Stay at home if you or someone you live with is sick.

Sheriff’s Log: May 6 to May 12  With Capt. John Hocking