Three people injured during violent brawl in Atascadero

June 11, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Three people were injured during a violent brawl in Atascadero Thursday morning.

At about 10 a.m., an altercation in which suspects utilized a knife and a baseball bat erupted in the Centennial Plaza area between Sunken Gardens and the Centennial Plaza pedestrian bridge. An officer was in the area and heard the disturbance, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

Police broke up the fight and detained a man with the knife. Officers determined two victims had been stabbed or cut. Another victim had been hit with a baseball bat, police said.

An ambulance transported all three of the victims to the hospital. Officers arrested two suspects.

Officers booked 20-year-old Isaac Edward Snider of Atascadero in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a weapon. Snider remains in custody with his bail set at $500,000, according to the county sheriff’s office website.

Police did not disclose the identity of the second suspect.

Officers are continuing to investigate the fight. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.


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paragon

Or as they call it in Atascadero: Thursday.


Slosum

It’s going to be a long…. hot….. summer. Watch the cities burst into flames.


obispan

Re-open the minimum security state hospitals and change the laws back to allow judges to commit people living on the streets and causing trouble to them. And this was before meth. Weed, alcohol, opiates, people can recover. Meth fries brains, permanently. Mental illness for life, but possibly mitigated somewhat by treatment with other medication. But they need to accept treatment and take their meds. If they don’t, state hospital. This is the ONLY solution.


calcoastdan

Absolutely agree opispan. What kind of society are we to allow these people to fester in our midst. Why do some consider it compassionate to allow them to live in tents, parks, and creeks. It is appropriate to help the homeless regain their footing and provide temporary shelter. It is an abominable shame to ignore those that are mentally ill or substance addicted. They should be in mental health facilities.


Nightrider

Sounds like the Bum fighting season has opened,

Brawls at 10 am is a great look for Atascadero.


sloweb

The hot season is coming up. That will clear some of them out.