Two Mountain View men were arrested -- one of them for assaulting a policeman -- after officers broke up an apartment party at a complex located at 280 Orchard Ave.
According Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department, neighbors called the cops after midnight on July 31, complaining of noise. Police showed up and told the young revelers to be quiet.
However, neighbors also called the apartment's tenant, who was out of town, Thompson said. The man, realizing that his daughter had thrown a party while he was away, called police and told them he wanted everyone out.
Officers returned to the house at about 12:20 a.m. and told everyone they needed to leave, Thompson said -- a direction that upset two particularly intoxicated young men.
As 20-year-old Dominic Azoulay and 19-year-old Angel Chaverri left the party they allegedly hurled homophobic slurs at the responding officers. According to Thompson, one of the officers determined Azoulay was intoxicated, as the man was slurring his speech and wobbly on his feet. The officer decided to place him under arrest for public intoxication.
Apparently, this further angered his friend, Chaverri, who protested, leaning forward and allegedly striking the officer on the shoulder. Chaverri was then arrested for battery on a police officer as well as public intoxication, Thompson said.