News

Concord man arrested in connection to machete assault in Mountain View

Police arrested a Concord man last week after he allegedly attacked a resident with a machete near Rengstorff Park in the early morning hours. He was later spotted driving away in a stolen vehicle.

Officers said in a statement Saturday that there were reports of a fight on Crisanto Avenue next to the park around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31. The victim, a 43-year-old Mountain View man, told police he was walking back to his car on Crisanto when "several men" approached and attacked him.

One of those suspects had a machete and struck the victim, police said. He suffered "superficial" wounds to his upper body, and was not seriously injured.

An officer stopped the Concord man, who was driving away from the area in a grey sedan, and found a large machete hidden in the vehicle, police said. The vehicle was also reported stolen out of a nearby city days prior to the incident.

The 32-year-old man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and receiving stolen property. A 19-year-old passenger in the man's vehicle was not arrested, police said.

What's local journalism worth to you?

Support Mountain View Online for as little as $5/month.

Learn more

The cause of the fight is under investigation.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Sign up

Follow Mountain View Voice Online on Twitter @mvvoice, Facebook and on Instagram @mvvoice for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

Concord man arrested in connection to machete assault in Mountain View

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 9:18 am

Police arrested a Concord man last week after he allegedly attacked a resident with a machete near Rengstorff Park in the early morning hours. He was later spotted driving away in a stolen vehicle.

Officers said in a statement Saturday that there were reports of a fight on Crisanto Avenue next to the park around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31. The victim, a 43-year-old Mountain View man, told police he was walking back to his car on Crisanto when "several men" approached and attacked him.

One of those suspects had a machete and struck the victim, police said. He suffered "superficial" wounds to his upper body, and was not seriously injured.

An officer stopped the Concord man, who was driving away from the area in a grey sedan, and found a large machete hidden in the vehicle, police said. The vehicle was also reported stolen out of a nearby city days prior to the incident.

The 32-year-old man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and receiving stolen property. A 19-year-old passenger in the man's vehicle was not arrested, police said.

The cause of the fight is under investigation.

Comments

MyOpinion
Registered user
Rengstorff Park
on Apr 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm
MyOpinion, Rengstorff Park
Registered user
on Apr 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm

So when is Measure C going to be enforced?

"Officers said there were reports of a fight on Crisanto Avenue next to the park around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31. The victim, a 43-year-old Mountain View man, told police he was walking back to his car on Crisanto when "several men" approached and attacked him."

There is more to this story.


Randy Guelph
Registered user
Cuernavaca
on Apr 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm
Randy Guelph, Cuernavaca
Registered user
on Apr 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm

MyOpinion,

I wonder if you've noticed the similarity between your post here and the common responses on this site where people ask questions about the races of alleged perpetrators. Food for thought.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.