On the three-year anniversary of a Santa Cruz paramedic being viciously attacked at a Giants-Dodgers season opener, three U.S. Marines were hurt in a street fight in Huntington Beach over the Dodgers and Angels, with two still hospitalized Monday, and two suspects facing an assault charge, police said.
Manuel Alexis Alvarez, 23, of Downey, and Victoria Robledo, 20, of Norwalk, were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail Sunday, Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O'Brien said.
Four other suspects were detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, but released without being booked, were identified as Paul Santino Forno, 22, of Whittier, Daniel Maadan, 24, of Whittier, Erik Alexander Gomez- Chavez, 27, of Norwalk, and Jessica Perez, 22, of Downey, he said.
The Marines came to the aid of a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fan being attacked by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans about 1:45 a.m. Sunday at Main and Walnut streets, O'Brien said.
A woman wearing an Angels jersey was accosted by two other women, who were apparently Dodgers fans, and a fight broke out, O'Brien said.
"That's when the Marines come along and try to break it up," O'Brien said, adding that several male friends of the women joined in.
One of the Marines was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle right in front of Huntington Beach officers who were "detaining people all over the place," O'Brien said.
Another was found about a half-block away bleeding, and he did not know who stabbed him, O'Brien said. No hospital conditions were available today, but O'Brien said their injuries were not life threatening.
A third Marine involved in the fight was treated for injuries at a hospital in San Diego and released, O'Brien said.
He would not identify where the Marines are stationed.
Anyone with more information about the fight or who has cell phone video of it was asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Department tip line at (714) 375-5066. Anonymous tips may be made to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
Bryan Stow, 45, a former Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two, was attacked from behind walking through the parking lot after the Giants lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the opening day game on March 31, 2011.
Stow, who was kicked repeatedly in the head, suffered severe injuries in the beating, including brain damage, that have left him with speech and memory problems, along with physical setbacks, and he will require assistance for the rest of his life.
--City News Service