Four arrested following nighttime assault near Walt Disney Elementary

SRPD: Man left battered, bloodied after confronting group in neighborhood

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

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Posted by Torcher
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Wishing him a speedy recovery. Hopefully our liberal justice system will give them more than a slap on the wrist. They should be charged with attempted murder, but this is CA.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Agree 100% with Torcher. In addition to a long stiff sentence for all involved, the victim ought to bring a civil lawsuit against all participants for the maximum allowable under the law. Do not let these sleaze balls slide. This wasn't a simple youthful mistake on behalf of the perps, the perps simply have shown that they have mayor character flaws.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Typo: should have read:they have major character flaws, not mayor character flaws. (Wonder if that was a kind of Freudian slip, after dealing with the local politics etc. maybe it is.)

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Posted by Punked
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm

I agree with the two previous posts. I view this as a case of punks and thugs who think they can disrespect people and property without consequences.

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Posted by Untruthful
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm

its very sad situation for Jordan. It's also very unsettling that the victim is not telling the whole story. If he wouldn't have grabbed the female that was there none of this would have happened. As for the three males that stepped in this was very wrong.

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Posted by Resident 1
a resident of Danville
on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:49 am

To Untruthful,

Is it really that unsettling to you? Really? You actually posted that? Maybe the woman was grabbed, if so, that is wrong. I don't know what is more unsettling, the fact that a man was nearly murdered by young thugs or the fact that you think this is sad for Jordan. Wow, just blown away completely.

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Posted by Tired of Thugs
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm

It is not sad for Jordan, a known troublemaker, or any of the others. What gives these kids the right to cause a disturbance in a residential neighborhood in the middle of the night in the first place? All four have been in trouble with the law repeatedly. Blaming the victim is ridiculous. If these kids any any respect or consideration for others they wouldn't have needed to be confronted in the first place. Bottom line.

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Posted by tom
a resident of Danville
on Oct 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm

What is sad is when a young person or people have everything in front of them yet choose to be destructive. That alone is sad but when they bring their destructuon to others then I have no mercy. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

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Posted by Untruthful
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm

You obviously do not know the truth. Which is fine. Media jacks things up. You also do not know how the victim came out. FYI the police should have been called. If your daughter was grabbed and screamed at and sworn at by a 23 rear old man I wonder what you would do. Done Sharing.

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Posted by who didn't see this coming
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Here's a novel idea, when a homeowner asks you to keep it down outside his home late at night, don't bait him into a fight where you area so skilled you can easily choke him out. How about you act like respectable people and politely move on. Only jerks have no respect for others right to live peacefully in their own homes.

These thugs beat him to seconds of his life, while he was out cold.

Manibusan has a reputation for trying to bait people into fights.

Applying a choke hold in a 4 on one altercation seems like excessive use of force. The fact they beat him while unconscious proves it was a 4 on 1 situation. Why would there be malice towads a subdued threat? Doubt victim had ability to keep eyes on all. Odds are they were hunting in a pack.

A Jordan Manibusan's social media account shows street fight videos there. One's called superman punch. Picture on the account sure looks like the Manibusan from San Ramon. Culture of violence, is disgusting.

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Posted by San Ramon Parent
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:59 am

Untruthful, I wouldn't let my daughter be out in the middle of the night, causing chaos and disruption in a residential neighborhood accompanied by 6 teenaged boys. Two of the boys, and others who ran off admitted their part in this attack. No matter how the victim "came out" he did not deserve the beating he received by these repeat offenders.

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