Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, 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 Descanso Beach regarding a possible homeless encampment on the hillside.
The deputies contacted a male adult who had taken 3 resort umbrellas and set up his ocean front temporary living quarters.
They kindly warned the man he was trespassing on prime real estate, and he would have to leave.
The man gathered his belongings and left the island on the next outgoing boat.
• Deputies and Harbor Patrol investigated a possible petty theft (boat motor) which occurred in the harbor. They were able to locate the stolen motor, the suspect and the victim.
The stolen motor was returned to the victim who was non desirous of a police report or prosecution. The deputies contacted the man and counseled him regarding his sticky fingers. The man was apologetic and stated it was a poor decision.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sumner Avenue and assisted the fire departments with a rescue call. The caller stated a man had taken the wrong medication. The man was contacted and treated by paramedics. The man admitted his was in pain and took 10 pain pills instead of 3. The man was not trying to harm himself and made a mistake.
• Deputies responded to 1 Casino Way regarding a male sitting in the middle of the road meditating. The deputies knew who the man was from prior contacts. When the deputies arrived the man was no longer in the middle of the street. He greeted the deputies with namaste and continued his meditation on the sidewalk.
• Deputies responded to a suspicious person call on the 400 block of Crescent Avenue. The caller stated a man was acting bizarre on the sand. When deputies arrived they saw the man kneeling on the sand and mumbling. They detained the man and arrested Eliseo Estrada, of Novato, on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was booked at Avalon Station.
• Deputies conducted a residence check on the 300 block of Clarissa Avenue. The informant was concerned someone had broken into her residence. The location was locked up tight and there was no evidence of any crimes.
• Deputies responded to the 400 block of Avalon Canyon Road regarding a traffic accident. The deputies contacted the driver of a motorcycle who had crashed at the location. He was treated for minor injuries and a collision report was written.