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Two Teens Arrested for ‘Violent Assault’ of Off-Duty CHP Officer During Black Friday Shopping

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A confrontation over the alleged theft of a mobile device led to two assaults and the subsequent arrests of two juveniles on “Black Friday” at Bay Street according to the Emeryville Police Department.

Friday, November 29th at approximately 8 p.m., the victim of an earlier robbery returned to the Bay Street Shopping Center. The victim located a group of juveniles who she believed to be associated with the suspect of the robbery. The victim asked members of the group to return her mobile phone. The members of the group became aggressive with the victim and began to assault her.

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An Off-Duty CHP Officer witnessed the juvenile group assaulting the victim and intervened. The group of juveniles became aggressive with the Off-Duty CHP Officer and began to violently assault him. The juveniles struck the Off-Duty CHP Officer multiple times and choked him unconscious. The Off-Duty CHP Officer regained consciousness and pepper sprayed a juvenile who was actively continuing the assault.

EPD Officers arrived and detained several juveniles. Two Juveniles were positively identified and arrested, ages 14 and 16, for the assault.

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  1. Why do we wait until someone is truly harmed before Bay St or the police do something about safety there? There has been an aggressive group of teens running Bay St for several months now. They are typically there in the early evening and mess around with the other shoppers coming through.

    My wife has been harassed multiple times by these kids surrounding her and not letting her pass them. In other situations we’ve seen them calling out to shoppers and calling them offensive names. Why is it acceptable?

    We’re lucky this guy turned out to be a cop as if it was just another civilian it could’ve been far worse. This is exactly why Apple has a cop posted outside permanently.

    • Yes, and his name is Rob Arias…and he should be running for City Council. One guy has been fighting for Emeryville all by his lonesome while Jac Asher, Ruth Atkin, Scott Donahue, Dianne Martinez, John Bauters, Ally Medina, and that other useless guy whose name I can’t remember wrecked the place.

      We are struggling with clueless, inexperienced, well meaning ideologues. They do whatever the hip new progressive talking point is with zero thought or reservation. We truly have not had a single leader or anyone with the slightest leadership or managerial experience or skill on City Council in at least the last 6 or 7 years. As a result, we lost most of the experienced city staff.

      And we are going to struggle to get out of this situation because the local Democratic committee will continue to endorse whoever does whatever the hip new progressive talking point is, preferably without a second thought.

      We desperately need a change in 2020.

      • Hear! Hear! I second that endorsement of Rob and other folks with common sense. Run Rob, Run!
        It’s shocking to watch the city council bobbleheads agree to policies without any discussion. And the increase in crime needs to be stopped.

  2. You know if the police and security cant protect people they are going to take action themselves and the Emeryville police aren’t going to like it. This is how vigilante actions start because they know the police wont do anything. Law and order is put in place to protect the criminals as much as the innocent victims.

    They security people were completely worthless in this situation.

    • The mall cops know the danger of these groups because they’ve been there for years. Why should they risk their lives? They’re mostly there to prevent theft from stores.

      Aggressive mobs need to be handled by the police and I can only assume that because a cop was picked on Emeryville PD will come down hard on this group.

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