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Police arrest four for fight at restaurant

Police arrest four for fight at restaurant

Visalia police respond to fight at Las Playas restaurant that injured adults and juveniles


VISALIA – It was no day at the beach at Las Playas restaurant in Visalia on Sunday.

At 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 4, Visalia Police responded to a fight that had broken out inside the restaurant located at 505 S. Chinowth St. Officers were advised that the combatants had moved to the parking lot on both sides of the restaurant. Based on initial statements, three suspects were taken into custody. 

Victims had stated that they were beaten, kicked in the head, and juveniles were struck by these suspects. Maricssa Hernandez, 25, Salvador Orosco, 35, and Agustin Garcia, 24, were arrested on scene for numerous charges including assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment. Ricardo Garza, 21, fled in his vehicle as officers arrived but crashed his vehicle at Meadow and Chinowth. He was also arrested and booked on numerous charges. The victims were treated by a local hospital for their injuries.

Visalia Police Logs

Sunday, Aug. 4

At 11:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to Woodland Park for a disturbance. Upon arrival Anthony Zamarron, 19, ran from a stolen vehicle through the park. As officers were giving chase, Zamarron began to jump fences into the yards of private residences in the area. A perimeter was set and a yard-to-yard search with a Visalia Police Department K-9 was conducted. Zamarron was located in the backyard of a private residence and was taken into custody with the assistance of the Police K-9. The stolen vehicle was returned to the registered owner and Zamarron was booked into the Tulare County Pretrial Facility on multiple charges.

At about 2:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of Akers and Walnut regarding a subject brandishing a knife during a road rage incident. Upon arrival officers learned David Adams, 31, was driving aggressively in the area of Akers and Walnut when he and another adult male driver got into an argument over the incident. The two subjects pulled into a nearby gas station and exchanged words. Adams brandished a knife at the other driver during the incident and fled the scene in his car with his children age 1 and 9, respectively. Officers arriving in the area witnessed Adams speeding and driving recklessly away from the scene and initiated a traffic stop. Adams was contacted and subsequently arrested for the above listed charges after being positively identified by the victim. The knife used in the incident was recovered. There were no injuries during this incident and the two children were released to a family member. Adams was booked at the Adult Pretrial Facility for the above listed charges.

Friday, Aug. 2

In the afternoon hours, officers responded to a residence in Visalia regarding a family disturbance. Upon arrival officers learned Jaime Davila-Mariscal, 36, struck his girlfriend causing injury, and threatened to shoot her during the incident. Officers were also advised Davila-Mariscal was known to carry a firearm on his person. Davila-Mariscal fled the residence prior to arrival of the police. At about 9:07 p.m., the victim used the texting feature on her cellular phone to call “911” to alert dispatch that the suspect was currently at the residence again. Officers with the Special Enforcement Bureau and Patrol Division converged on a residence in the 800 block of N. Divisadero in an effort to arrest Davila-Mariscal. When officers approached, Davila-Mariscal fled from the residence on foot. A perimeter was established and police K-9 was used to search yard to yard. A short time later the police K-9 located Davila-Mariscal hiding behind debris in the backyard of a nearby residence. Davila-Mariscal was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment. After treatment, Davila-Mariscal will be booked at the Adult Pretrial Facility for Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats and Resisting Arrest.

Thursday, Aug. 1

A 2:30 p.m. the Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Special Enforcement Unit, served a narcotics related search warrant at a residence in the 400 block E Sweet. Brittney Maylee Souza, 32, was found to be in possession of 10 grams of methamphetamine with three children under the age of four present in the residence. Souza was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales and child endangerment. She was booked at the Tulare County Jail.

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