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Police arrest seven while breaking up large street fight

Original post made on Jan 9, 2012

Police arrested seven, including two for assaulting a police officer, as they attempted to break up a large fight outside of Shiro Lounge in Walnut Creek early Sunday morning, police said. Approximately 15 people were involved in the fight, which began after a gold chain was robbed by a man inside the lounge.

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Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2012 at 6:30 am

Why is it that nice communities have to tolerate the influx of the undesirable that come to rob, threaten and disrupt our towns? What do they contribute in positive ways?

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Posted by John
a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

Over the past year, there seems to be an influx of violence near downtown Walnut Creek. It's a great city that we often visit for late dinners on the weekends but I'm hesitant to do so as there are fights and stabbings every month. A very unfortunate situation for such a family oriented upscale area.

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Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I agree with John. The problems seem to be escalating in downtown Walnut Creek. Mostly by people from other areas. Business owners will start losing revenue if this trend continues, if they aren't already. Such a shame!

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

This problem will self-correct itself if WC police start providing "special attention" to the club in question. I'm not talking about harassment - just more presence, and more attention given to drunk drivers leaving the area, etc.

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Posted by Fobbie
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I recall hearing on the news some months ago that it took all of WC police resources to quell disruptions at two clubs when fights erupted simultaneously. Not acceptable. Can clubs be made responsible for reimbursing the city, or can additional private security be required as a condition of the license to operate?