Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the period of Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, 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 conducted traffic enforcement stops at Avalon Canyon Road and Tremont Street. They warned drivers regarding failing to stop at stops signs and unlicensed drivers.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on the 300 block of Whittley Avenue. The caller stated a man and woman were arguing at the location.
The deputies contacted a male who stated nothing was going on and that he was a stand up guy. The man also offered to eat his own shorts if there was a problem at his residence. The deputies told the man that would not be necessary and to have a pleasant evening.
• Deputies on patrol contacted a suspicious person on Pebbly Beach Road. During the contact, they noticed the suspect displayed objective symptoms of narcotic usage.
They detained the man a conducted a narcotics investigation. Javier Zayas, of Avalon, was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance (stimulant). He was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station.
• Deputies responded to a suspicious person call on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated a male at the location was causing problems. Deputies arrived and saw the man yelling at employees at the location and causing problems.
The deputies warned the man about his behavior and told him he was no longer allowed at the location.
A short time later, the man returned to the business and could be seen staggering and swaying as he walked.
He began yelling at employees and was detained for a drunk in public investigation. Parker Wuthrich, of Hermosa Beach, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and booked at Avalon Station.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance at the Cabrillo Mole. The caller stated a male and female were arguing with each other. The deputies contacted the feuding couple and separated them.
The deputies determined no crime had been committed and the couple was just loud.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance on the 100 block of Catalina Avenue. The caller stated a man and woman were refusing to leave the bar and causing a disturbance.
The deputies arrived and told the couple they were no longer welcomed at the location. They were told mean and disrespectful people are not allowed.
• Deputies responded to a residence on Clemente Avenue regarding flashing lights inside the residence. The deputies contacted the informant and advised him they could not locate any flashing lights. They told the man to close his window shades and realized they were already closed. The man then told the deputies he did not know what he saw. Maybe it was a ghost.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call at a store on the 100 block of Sumner Avenue. The caller stated a customer at the store was arguing and refusing to leave. The deputies contacted the man who willingly left.
• Deputies on patrol were flagged down on the 100 block of Catalina Avenue. They were told a man was at the bar arguing with other patrons. The deputies contacted the man and told him his behavior would not be tolerated. After counseling the man, the deputies gave him a ride to his hotel and told him his was not welcomed at the bar anymore.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Whittley Avenue regarding an illegal parking. The deputies cited a vehicle for blocking a resident’s driveway.
• Deputies responded to the Cabrillo Mole regarding a drunk male adult trying to get onto the Catalina Express. The man was denied entry onto the boat due to his drunk behavior and was refusing to leave. The deputies and a sergeant contacted the man and ensured him he would not being entering the boat. After an exhausting conversation, the man saw the light and realized he would not be departing on the boat. The deputies politely asked the drunk man to leave the Mole with his girlfriend and told him the next departing boat was tomorrow. The man then stated he was drunk and asked the deputies to arrest him. The deputies assisted him with his request and arrested him Jonathon Glodo, of Alaska, on suspicion of public intoxication.
• Deputies cited a vehicle on Olive Street for parking in the fire lane.
• Deputies were conducting foot patrol on Crescent Avenue due to a cruise ship being in town. The deputies observed 3 female adults drinking alcohol in public. They contacted the women who appeared to be intoxicated at varying levels. The 3 women were a mother and her 2 daughters who were visiting town from the cruise ship. After speaking to the nice deputies, the women realized it would be in their best interest to leave town and return to their ship as quickly as possible.
The Avalon Sheriff’s Station has received numerous complaints regarding unlicensed drivers. We have been giving verbal warnings and now will start issuing citations when the violations are observed.
Please note: unlicensed driver 12500(a)cvc is a misdemeanor.