On March 1, Avalon Police received a report of criminal mischief from a resident of an apartment in a building on California Avenue. The resident reported that upon returning from walking the dog, pry marks near her apartment’s door were found. The police observed the marks and said they had been able to walk directly into the apartment building, although the doors were supposed to be locked. They advised the tenant to notify the building manager concerning the unlocked entry doors.
Four incidents of criminal mischief to vehicles have recently been reported. Two involved the passenger side of cars being “keyed.” The first occurred on March 1 on North School Street, and a second was reported on March 7 to a car parked on Center Avenue, but the damage may have occurred earlier. Additionally, the owner of a vehicle parked on California Avenue reported that the car had been hit, probably on March 3, and on March 9, the driver’s side mirror of a vehicle parked in an apartment building garage was damaged.
Avalon Police have been called to a number of motor vehicle accidents this month.
On March 4, police responded to an accident at the intersection of New Brighton Road and Center Avenue near Metowers. No injuries were reported.
Also on March 4, both drivers were transported to area hospitals following a two-vehicle accident on Ohio River Boulevard. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
An accident occurred at the intersection of California and Home avenues on March 3. The driver, who said he had been distracted by the GPS, failed to stop at the red light and proceeded into the intersection striking another vehicle.
On March 7, a driver who stated he had dropped his cell phone, veered across the center lane on Ohio River Boulevard, struck another car, and then hit a pole. Police said charges will be filed.
Following a traffic stop on Ohio River Boulevard on March 9, the driver was picked up on an outstanding warrant, taken to Sewickley hospital for a blood test and then transported to Allegheny County jail.
A woman will receive charges in the mail for giving false identification to police when questioned on March 10.
Anthony Joseph Drgon, 28, of Bellevue, was charged with public drunkenness on North Home Avenue on March 12.
Following a traffic stop on March 13, Christopher James Frost, 22, will be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.