Crime

Two arrested after alleged fight in Grover Beach

Anthony Mayo, 19, of Grover Beach was arrested Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, participating in a criminal street gang, conspiracy and violating terms of his parole. Original story »
Anthony Mayo, 19, of Grover Beach was arrested Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, participating in a criminal street gang, conspiracy and violating terms of his parole. Original story »

Grover Beach police said Sunday that they arrested a local man and a Santa Maria teen after learning of a fight that involved a knife assault on Saturday night.

Anthony Mayo, 19, of Grover Beach, a 14-year-old boy from Santa Maria and someone described as an unidentified Hispanic male randomly assaulted a man along South 10th Street off Longbranch Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

The Santa Maria teen challenged a 15-year-old boy to fight, police said. Armed with a knife, Mayo allegedly attacked two men who reportedly tried to stop the fight.

Police say the three fled before officers arrived, but that a short time later they learned that two of the alleged attackers were being treated at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital for injuries suffered in the fight.

One of the men hurt Mayo and the Santa Maria teen as he defended the 15-year-old, according to police. Officers arrested Mayo and the teen after their emergency-room treatment, police said.Police did not disclose the purported victims’ names.

Mayo remained in County Jail as of Sunday night, where he is being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, participating in a criminal street gang, conspiracy and violating terms of his parole. He is being held without bail because he is a parolee.

The boy was booked into the county Juvenile Services on suspicion of battery, child endangerment, participating in a criminal street gang, conspiracy and violating probation. His name was not disclosed because he is a minor.

Police say they are looking for the unidentified third attacker.

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