Editor’s note: The following is the Avalon Sheriff’s Station significant incidents report for the week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, 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 assisted a citizen who came to the Sheriff’s Station lobby regarding someone tampering with a package on his porch. After further investigation it was determined nothing was stolen and there were no cameras to capture the incident.
• Deputies responded to a disturbance call on Eucalyptus Hill. The caller stated a male adult was yelling and scaring residents in the area. Upon arrival deputies checked the area and warned the disturbing party regarding his behavior.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue regarding a keep the peace call. The informant on the call asked if deputies would stand by while he asked for his money back on a vacation rental. The situation was resolved prior to the deputies’ arrival.
• While working a concert event at the Avalon Casino, a deputy and a sergeant observed an apparently intoxicated male. They approached the male and noticed he was unable to walk without help. The suspect had a strong odor of alcohol and his speech was slow and slurred. The suspect possessed no ID or cellphone and did not know where he was staying. The suspect did not have family or friends who were willing to care for him. James Andrews, 53, of Soquel, California was then arrested for suspicion of public intoxication and was booked at Avalon Sheriff’s Station. During the entire contact with the suspect he was polite and continued to tell Sheriff’s Department personnel how much he loved and respected them.
• Deputies responded to a suspicious person call on Via Casino Way. The caller stated 3 males were lifting the seats on golf carts and going through the engine compartments. The deputies contacted the individuals and determined they were trying to start their golf cart which had a dead battery. There was no evidence of any crime at the location.
• Deputies responded to a business disturbance at the Cabrillo Mole. The caller stated a male adult was upset and yelling at staff because they advised him to wear a mask. The deputies contacted the disturbing party who apologized for his behavior and agreed to wear a mask.
• Deputies responded to Crescent Avenue regarding a male throwing a football into the crowd. The deputies contacted the disturbing party who is a repeat offender for this type of disturbance. They counseled him and he agreed to cooperate.
• Deputies responded to a possible drunk female on Crescent Avenue. The caller stated a female at the location crying stating her friends had left her. Upon contacting the female the deputies determined the female was separated from her friends and missed her return boat home.
• Deputies responded to the 200 block of Crescent Avenue regarding a business disturbance. The caller stated a male refused to pay his bill and ran out of the location. Upon arrival, deputies were advised the male returned to the location and paid his bill.
• Deputies responded to a suspicious person call on the 100 block of Pebbly beach Road. The caller stated a male with no shirt on was lying on the basketball courts. Deputies contacted the male who stated he was only taking a nap.
• Deputies responded to the “Cabrillo Mole” regarding a business disturbance. The caller stated a drunk couple was yelling at a Catalina Express employee. The deputies contacted the disturbing parties who left the location upon request.
• Deputies received a loud music disturbance call on the 300 block of Metropole Avenue. The deputies responded to the location and were unable to hear any loud music. The disturbing party had lowered the music before the deputies arrived.
• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Metropole Avenue regarding a stolen golf cart. A stolen vehicle report was taken and the vehicle was located and returned to its owner.
• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Catalina Avenue regarding a theft suspect call. The person suspected of stealing was detained. Pamela Moore, 42, of Los Angeles, was ultimately arrested on suspicion of petty theft.
During the investigation, video footage was provided which confirmed the suspect in fact stole items from an employee’s purse. The suspect was visiting on a cruise ship and was in possession of false state identifications and fraudulent credit cards. The suspect had an outstanding warrant and prior similar arrests and convictions.