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2 arrested on assault charges at a Livermore Taco Bell

Victim taken to hospital with head injuries

Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon following an assault at a Livermore Taco Bell, which led to the arrest of two others who were allegedly

growing marijuana in their apartment, police said.

Police responded to a call of multiple men involved in a fight inside the Taco Bell at 985 E. Stanley Blvd. at 1 p.m.

Witnesses and the victim identified the suspects as 21-year-old Denzel Green and 20-year-old Jose Serrano and said they walked into the Taco Bell and attacked the victim unprovoked, police said.

During the attack, Green allegedly picked up a chair and struck the victim in the upper torso. As he lifted the chair again to strike the victim a second time, he hit Serrano in the head, causing him to fall to the ground and bleed from his head, police said.

After Serrano regained his footing, he and Green fled the Taco Bell.

Officers discovered that Green and Serrano went to an apartment at 975 Murrieta Blvd., which was being used by Michael and Andrew Bartow. Police

found the pair and detained them.

Serrano was transported to Valley Care Hospital with a head injury, police said.

Green and Serrano were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Santa Rita Jail. The victim in the assault had minor injuries.

While inside the apartment, officers found evidence of marijuana cultivation and drug use in plain view, according to the Police Department.

Police determined the Bartows had converted three of the bedrooms into marijuana cultivation rooms, police said.

City engineers deemed the apartment unsafe and uninhabitable due to the manipulation of the electrical system.

Additionally, evidence suggests Andrew and Michael Bartow fraudulently obtained cannabis documents to hide the fact they were growing

marijuana for profit, police said.

Police also allegedly found firearms, methamphetamine, and evidence of oxycodone and heroin use.

Michael and Andrew Bartow have been arrested for the firearms violation and additional drug violations, police said.

Zack Farmer, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

Good work, PD. Too bad our tax dollars were wasted treating Mr. Serrano.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm

"During the attack, Green allegedly picked up a chair and struck the victim in the upper torso. As he lifted the chair again to strike the victim a second time, he hit Serrano in the head, causing him to fall to the ground and bleed from his head"

Don't expect to up your street cred much if you learn your moves from the Three Stooges.

Mike


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Posted by fred
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I'm sure this has nothing at all to do with BART to Pleasanton. NOT!!!

Thanks Obama


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Posted by Bruce Dinsdale
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:08 am

Adding the high speed bullet train would only give the culprits a faster getaway. Christine M. Grow up. Do you really think Obama cares about you?


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Posted by Nice Guys Finish Last
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

They seem nice. I hope I can meet them.


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