Morro Bay police arrest two violent assailants

July 14, 2020

In a pair of apparently unrelated assaults in Morro Bay over the weekend, a suspect hit a victim in the face with a metal sign, while another suspect, who was allegedly intoxicated, assaulted two workers at a gas station after harassing a female clerk over her relationship status, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, a man called 911 and reported another man had struck him in the face with a metal sign.

Officers arrived at the 1100 block of Embarcadero Road and determined the victim was throwing trash in a dumpster while the suspect was digging through a nearby trash can. A verbal argument ensued, police said.

The victim walked away, but the suspect removed a metal sign from the trash receptacle, approached the victim from behind and hit him on the side of the face, severely cutting his ear. The suspect, later identified as 48-year-old Kevin Lee Hicks of Morro Bay, fled the scene.

Police located Hicks in the area and arrested him. Officers booked Hicks in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, possession of a controlled substance and having outstanding warrants.

Then at about noon on Sunday, a caller reported an assault at the Mobil Gas Station at 911 Morro Bay Boulevard. Officers arrived at the scene and determined Andrew Bergfalk, 21, entered the gas station intoxicated and confronted the female store clerk about her relationship status.

Next, Bergfalk walked around the cashier’s counter and removed the clerk’s phone from her waistband. A male store employee attempted to intervene and a verbal altercation ensued.

Bergfalk then assaulted the male employee and later the female clerk as well. Both the victims and Bergfalk sustained injuries.

Officers arrested Bergfalk at the scene and booked him in the SLO County Jail on assault and theft charges. Bergfalk is no longer in custody, according to the county sheriff’s office website.

Hicks, however, remains in jail with his bail set at $100,000.

Investigations into both assault cases are ongoing. Officers are asking anyone who has information about either incident to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at (805) 772-6225.


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Robert1

MB finally cleaned up the huge homeless encampment on the freeway exit circles, but now they are roaming into the neighborhoods, Time to clean up the town and make dumpster diving illegal.

I had to chase one away from digging through my recycle bin for taking all the aluminum cans.

I now put my cans out in the morning.


IDBOUND

Signs signs everywhere a sign blocking out the scenery blocking my mind do this don’t do this can’t you read the sign


LameCommenter

Violent types belong off our streets, with appropriate constitutional bail figures. Good job, MBPD. But digressing to another bail case for comparison, what is up with this Ghislaine lady on the East Coast who was DENIED BAIL after offering five mil, home confinement, and an up to date ankle GPS ankle monitor?


For alleged crimes twenty-three frigging years ago? How does one produce alibi witnesses for twenty three years ago? So she is sentenced to a YEAR summarily (trial date judge set trial in July 2021). Vicious.


Actions erasing the statutes of limitations are politically popular but wildly unjust. So is denial of bail where nobody died. Just my two cents worth.


IDBOUND

Lamecommenter: If the woman lives to spill her vast knowledge of Epstein , herself and major political players in the sex crimes it will be a mind blowing experience when the truth is revealed …As far as the latest style of ankle bracelet she could pay someone to wear it and a decent electronics guy could remove it and place it on paid stooge with no glitch popping up on any computer monitoring it .She has France/USA citizenship ,, France does not allow USA to arrest it’s citizens


horse_soldier

Wow. Perhaps you’d feel differently if your daughter was one of his victims.

Maybe not..maybe you really are just that lame.


sloweb

It is encouraging to see the police in our area still enforcing the law. For everybody’s sake, Ii hope to see this continue.


George Garrigues

I am happy to see some serious reporting from Morro Bay. Our local throwaway so-called newspaper kisses off crime as a big joke,