Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 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 the 200 block of Descanso Avenue regarding a disturbance call. The caller stated a male adult wearing blue pajama pants was yelling at her and she believed he was under the influence of drugs. Deputies contacted the disturbing party and recognized him from numerous prior contacts. The deputies spoke to the disturbing party and warned him regarding his behavior. The disturbing party did not appear to be under the influence.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a male playing loud music in the Plaza. Deputies once again recognized the disturbing party as the same person from the disturbance on Descanso Avenue.
The disturbing party turned down his music and left the location as he noticed the deputies arriving.
• Deputies responded to a petty theft call at Luau Larry’s. The caller stated a female suspect had stolen a customer’s purse. Deputies were in the immediate area when the call was dispatched and were able to immediately detain the suspect. The deputies conducted an investigation and the victim was non desirous of prosecution. The victim recovered all of her property and was pleased with the quick work of the deputies.
• A local business owner came into the station lobby regarding graffiti on her business mural. The business is located on the 400 block of Crescent Avenue. The deputies wrote a vandalism report and the case is currently under investigation.
• Deputies responded to Abalone Point regarding a male adult fishing in protected waters. The deputies contacted the male who stated he was unaware of the protected area. He was given a warning and left the area.
• Deputies responded to the 400 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a male creating a disturbance. The caller stated a male adult was bothering customers in front of her store. The deputies checked the area and located the disturbing party. They warned him regarding his behavior and he was cooperative.
• A victim came into the lobby and reported that his wallet was retained by a suspect (known to the victim and deputies) without his permission.
The victim lost his wallet on a walk and retraced his steps, only to find the suspect holding and waving the victim’s wallet in the air saying, “look what I found!” The victim asked him for his wallet and the suspect started to laugh and took off running. Deputies came in contact with the suspect and asked him for the victim’s wallet. The suspect told the deputies he did not have the wallet and that it was somewhere in LA County. Due to the fact the suspect had possessed the wallet and refused to return it, the victim made a private persons arrest of the suspect. Christian Gonzalez, 31, of Avalon, was booked at Avalon Station on suspicion of misappropriation of lost property.
• Deputies were contacted at the Avalon Sheriff’s Station lobby regarding a grand theft report that occurred at Casino Point Dive Park. The victim stated that unknown person(s) stole his scuba diving light. Video footage from the area will be checked to see if the crime was captured.
• Deputies responded to the 500 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a drunk patron refusing to pay his bill. Deputies contacted the male who was cooperative and settled his debt with the business owner.
• Deputies were contacted at Avalon Sheriff’s Station by a visitor from Indiana who had lost his wallet containing his ID and credit cards.
The victim was concerned he would not be able to travel home. Deputies authored a report and attempted to locate the victim’s wallet.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a business disturbance at a local restaurant.
The caller stated a male was yelling at staff.
The deputies contacted the disturbing party who was dissatisfied with the customer service he received. The deputies determined no crime had been committed.
• Deputies responded to a juvenile disturbance call at Fairview Terrace.
The caller stated numerous juveniles were throwing eggs at golf carts.
The deputies contacted the juveniles and warned them not to throw eggs at people or vehicles.
• Deputies responded to Stage Road regarding a golf cart over the side of the road.
Deputies along with the Fire departments contacted the driver who was uninjured. The cart was left at the location until it could be safely recovered.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Sumner Avenue regarding a possible indecent exposure.
The informant stated a male adult urinated in the planter. Deputies investigated the incident and could not determine if a crime had occurred. However, deputies knew the disturbing party and spoke to him regarding his behavior.
• Deputies responded to the “Tuna Club” regarding a male adult yelling at the ocean. The deputies contacted the disturbing party who apologized for his behavior.