Two men were arrested in connection with separate fights early Saturday morning, the first at 1515 Restaurant and Lounge and the second at Vice Ultra Lounge that police say involved up to 30 people.
The reported bar fights echo a night of violence that erupted at downtown bars, including at 1515 and Vice Ultra Lounge, in early October 2010. On a late Friday night and early Saturday morning, five fights broke out in and around those two bars and Shiro Restaurant Lounge. And, as many as 50 combatants overall were involved in the fights that led to several arrests and caused multiple injuries.
Early Saturday morning, at about 12:43 a.m., Walnut Creek officers on foot patrol found a man bleeding from the head and face in front of 1515 Lounge at 1515 North Main Street. The man said he had been hit in the face with a glass during a fight inside the bar. Officers found the suspected assailant nearby and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Police identified him
as Arryan Moradkhani, 26, of Danville.
Less than an hour later, at 1:39 a.m., police received multiple calls reporting a fight involving up to 30 people in front of Vice Ultra Lounge on Arroyo Way. Some callers even reported that one person was stabbed. Officers arrived to find a chaotic scene in the area along Arroyo Way from Broadway to Civic Drive. A number of patrons were also spilling out of the bar because it was closing time.
Someone else later turned up at a local emergency room with multiple lacerations, and police attempted to interview several others at the scene of the fight, but they refused to cooperate.
Anyone with information about either fight is asked to contact Walnut Creek police at 925-943-5844.