Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Nov. 11, to Nov. 17, 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.
• Deputies responded to Blackjack Mountain along with the city and county Fire Departments regarding a brush fire. The fire encompassed approximately 18 ½ acres of brush and was extinguished due to the excellent work from our firefighters and air assets. No evacuations were necessary.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sumner Avenue and searched the area for a possible drunk male. The caller stated she was looking for her drunk son and requested the help of the Sheriff’s Department. The Mother located her son and cancelled her request for assistance.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a drunk male refusing to leave the location. The male was contacted by the sergeant and left the location without incident.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Catalina Avenue regarding a male sitting in the bushes drinking a beer. Deputies identified the suspect and determined he had a “Letter of Agency” filed on him by the Catalina Island Company. The letter prohibited him from being on any of their properties. Due to the fact that the suspect had a “Letter of Agency” against him and was drinking a beer in public, Jesus Rodriguez, 77, of Avalon was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and drinking alcohol in public.
• Deputies along with the Fire Departments responded to “Little Harbor” regarding a person suffering from a shark bite. Upon arrival it was determined the individual had been stung by a stingray and was not bitten by a shark. He was transported to Catalina Island Medical Center for treatment.
• While patrolling the 100 block of Sumner, deputies noticed a disturbance. They saw a male adult throwing beer and bothering patrons. Deputies contacted the disturbing party and they noticed he had difficulty standing and was swaying back and forth. They smelled a strong smell of alcohol coming from his breath his speech was slow and slurred. They detained the individual and conducted an investigation. Their investigation resulted with John Echeverria, 37, of La Jolla, being arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. He was transported and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies on patrol at the Isthmus noticed four children riding quads without helmets or adult supervision. The deputies contacted the children and summoned their father to the location. The father and children were warned regarding the dangers of riding without helmets. The father escorted the children back to their residence.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Clemente Avenue regarding a vehicle blocking the driveway. The caller requested deputies contact the owner of the vehicle and ask him to move it. Deputies drove to the registered owner’s residence and determined he was not home. The vehicle was cited by code enforcement.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a person with a firearm call. The informant stated he saw a firearm inside the suspect’s bag. Deputies contacted the suspect and conducted an investigation. The deputies located an unregistered loaded “Glock” .45 caliber semi-auto handgun and three loaded magazines. Deputies arrested Christopher Clad, 61, of Huntington Beach, on suspicion of possession of a loaded firearm. He was transported and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• While on patrol the captain recognized a male adult who had an active arrest warrant in the amount of $50,000. The captain coordinated with patrol deputies and arrested Adrian Meison, 19, of Avalon, based on his outstanding warrant. The warrant was for alleged violation of a court order. He was transported and booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies responded to “Kite Hill” to assist the Island Company and keep the peace. Deputies remained on scene as The Island Company cleared debris and contraband placed on “Kite Hill” without their permission.
Un Recordatorio De La Estacion De Aguacil De Avalon
Es nuestro deber asegurar el bienestar y la seguridad do todos en la comunidad. Continuamos recibiendo informacion y quejas de personas operando bicicletas inseguramente y peligrosamente en nuestra comunidad.
Bicicletas DEBEN seguir las mismas reglas de trafico que los automoviles. Encontrara adjunto en este mensaje una hoja informativa que se concentra en las leyes de el Codigo de Vehiculos de California relacionado con operar bicicletas. Cualquier violacion de estas leyes puede resultar en una citacion (Ticket).
El costo de estos tickets puede ser de $281 a $367 en multa ademas de cuota administrative de la corte.
Favor de adherirse a la informacion proveida para hacer esfuerzo de mantener la comunidad segura. Gracias de antemano por su cooperacion y dejenos saber si les podemos ayudar de alguna manera.
Joseph A. Badali, Captain