San Ramon police have arrested two local young men and two 17-year-olds from San Ramon in connection with a fight near Walt Disney Elementary School that left a resident bloodied and bruised last weekend, the department announced Thursday.
The four people were taken into custody this week on suspicion of felony battery and assault with a deadly weapon, with the two adults booked into the county jail in Martinez and the 17-year-olds held at the county juvenile hall in Martinez, according to San Ramon police Lt. Denton Carlson.
The arrests stemmed from an incident that occurred just before midnight Friday near Pebble Place in San Ramon, Carlson said.
Police received a report about a disturbance around nearby Walt Disney Elementary that night, and when officers arrived on scene, they found a man in his 20s bleeding from numerous cuts and injuries to his face and body, according to the lieutenant.
The injured man said he confronted a group of teenagers who were causing a raucous on the school playground and along the access trail between Pebble Place and the elementary campus at 3250 Pine Valley Road, according to Carlson.
The man told police that while he was talking to one of the strangers, another hit him on the head and then more of them began punching and kicking him before one attacker ultimately choked him until he lost consciousness, according to Carlson.
The lieutenant said the man sustained a broken nose, a fractured cheekbone, a bruised kidney, and numerous lacerations and bruising throughout his body during the attack.
San Ramon police immediately began investigating and quickly identified several suspects, with detectives writing a collection of search and arrest warrants during the past few days, according to Carlson.
They made their first arrest on Tuesday morning while serving a search warrant at the home of Jordan Manibusan, 19, of San Ramon, according to Carlson. Manibusan remains in custody at the county jail with bail set at $80,000.
Three additional arrests in the case took place Thursday morning, according to Carlson.
Zachary Kennedy, 20, was arrested at his Danville home and is now being held in jail with bail set at $80,000, according to Carlson.
Two 17-year-olds from San Ramon, whose names were not released, were also detained at their homes on Thursday and remain in custody at juvenile hall, the lieutenant added.
Carlson said no weapons were involved but the charges were elevated to assault with a deadly weapon because of the "excessive use of feet and hands by the suspects."
Anyone with information about the incident can contact San Ramon police Det. Leysy Pelayo at firstname.lastname@example.org.