More Violence in OB: Bouncer Stabbed Early Sunday Morning Trying to Disperse Crowd

by on October 14, 2012 · 31 comments

in Civil Rights

More violence is reported in Ocean Beach.  This time, a bouncer in front of an OB nightclub was stabbed by a guy, who had been ejected from a bar.  The victim’s injuries – a stab to the abdomen, are non-life-threatening. The incident occurred on the 5000 block of Newport Avenue early Sunday morning.

The suspect who was arrested a block north of the scene, had been causing a disturbance on the sidewalk in front of one  bar, after thrown out of another. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the bouncer trying to disperse a crowd gathered in front of the bar.

 

 

 

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avatar OB Jamie October 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

(Copied from Fri. stabbing comment section) That attack sounds bad, and I hope the victim recovers and the perps are caught, but is nothing compared to the full on gang battle, stabbing, and multiple assaults I witnessed first-hand last night, that started with a stabbing in a bar on Newport. Spilled down east from behind Hodads etc onto Bacon and all over the place. Not a police person to be found for a good, probably, 8, 10, 15 minutes since the time it must have started.

***Footnote, the article makes it sound solitary, confined, and handled. NOT. I witnessed many combatants, including two girls (one filming her friend getting knocked out then she got punched by another woman) and this was all in the alley not on Newport.

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avatar OB Jamie October 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Also want to add only one person I saw was arrested, I didn’t see what happened on Newport but many other people were involved and none were even caught, detained, or questioned because the police showed up MANY MANY minutes later.

Please explain why so little police presence at the “witching” hour. Oh wait I already know why fighting crime is not their prime directive. Writing tickets is followed apparently by making sure you are far, far away from the danger zone, no?

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avatar liveinob October 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I think you need to ask the city why they’re cutting the policing in neighborhoods, maybe if you went to the OB town council meeting the last wed of the month and ask the offciers who go to these meeting specifically to answer concerned citizen questions? if in fact, you have a questions. and not just assuming
just a quick ?, did you call the police when you witnessed all of this happening?

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avatar Kenloc October 20, 2012 at 9:11 am

From what I hear this melee was actually just locals welcoming the guy who did the stabbing and his band of raging idiot friends to OB.

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avatar Dan Shay October 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

If you want to help, report your information re the SDPD (and SD DA) to:

Kamala D. Harris
California Attorney General
1300 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2919

They will respond, but it takes a while.

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avatar OB Dude October 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

How much money is made from the OB Octoberfest? Who gets the money? How does this three day event benefit the OB community?

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avatar OB Dude October 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

http://www.oboktoberfest.com/ This website lists sponsors (see below). How much money is made on this event? Who makes what?

1. OBCF Board of Directors

President: Cheryl Troncellito
Vice President: Michael Akey
Treasurer: Jim Musgrove
Secretary: Kim Musgrove
Board Member: Mike Zouroudis

2. OB Main Street Associations

3. Hoy Hoy Boys, Inc.

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avatar chris dotson October 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

NO doubt. Follow the money.

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avatar Bud Pillsbury October 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

So how did the new neighborhood watch program work out?

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avatar chris dotson October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

OB Crime watch targets another issue, starting with awareness and stemming from preventing attacks against woman. Your question misses the point entirely.

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avatar Jon October 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

You know, there’s one easy step to take that would help mitigate some of this. Stop bussing in PB. They no longer have street fairs because they can’t control themselves. Bus in point Loma next time.

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avatar Goatskull October 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Bussing in PB?

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avatar Jon October 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

There’s a free shuttle every 30 minutes from the 710 beach club in PB. Brings a lot of that party scene here. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to demonize all of pb. But it does make it really easy for a lot of out of towners to come to the event and drink themselves silly with no need to worry about driving home. Hey, I like to have a good time too. And the event was great fun, but you’ve gotta respect your neighbors.

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avatar Goatskull October 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I was just curious. I didn’t know about that service.
I’m not a huge fan of PB’s bro daddy culture myself, but I would like to think the majority of PB drunkards while obnoxious and at times a trigger happy (or fist happy rather) would still not resort to pulling out a knife. Chances are the person arrested was neither from PB or OB, but for some reason OB just seems to be a magnet these days. Who knows?

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avatar Seth October 16, 2012 at 12:39 am

Absolutely, Jon.

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avatar kenloc October 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

No extra police in OB after people have been drinking all day and are still out.Did they figure everyone was going to leave right after Octoberfest was over? Great policework boys. Our dumpster area was used for a toilet that night too. ( no extra toilets?) Garbage all over the place in the blocks surrounding Newport, fresh graffitii, and the alleys usual burnt urine/hot garbage smell is a bit more pungent. All so a few people can make some$$$ I doubt this event would be put on if there wasn’t money in it.
Shouldn’t bar owners put security in the alley behind their bars? Id imagine more happens back there than on the sidewalk. They are making huge profits getting everyone drunk, the least they can do is make sure their general area is safe,in front AND back.I

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avatar liveinob October 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I like how you think
how much of that money goes back into our community

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avatar OB Mercy October 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I too am so upset by all the violence here lately in this town I waited so long to live in. I’m on the citizen’s patrol & went out on the first shift fri night. Not sure yet the impact it will have. But for those reading & commenting on here, get off your butts & come help!! Come to a mtg tomorrow night at Tower Two Restaurant at 7 pm!

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avatar Frank Gormlie October 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Thanks Mercy for spreading the word, and thank you for participating on the patrol. What was it like? Care to write about it?

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avatar OB Mercy October 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It was interesting in several different ways. Yes, I will write about it for the rag. I will say this though, saddest part was the single women we saw walking alone and we talked to did not even know about all the sexual assaults. More than enough reason right there to get people helping…what’s it gonna take Obceans?? Police certainly can’t seem to counted upon during these dark times in OB.

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avatar Goatskull October 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

“I will say this though, saddest part was the single women we saw walking alone and we talked to did not even know about all the sexual assaults.”

That kind of floors me there. In no way shape or form should we EVER blame the victim, but people really need to take it upon themselves to be more informed. The violence has been getting are pretty fair amount of coverage in local mainstream media.

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avatar OB Mercy October 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Just texted my friend & she told me 90% of guys that talked to her in the bars sat night were from PB!

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avatar liveinob October 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

21 & up + beer tent + bars up & down the street = stupid, drunk people tearing up our community
I think the sponsors should provide extra security, up & down the neighborhood to show the “boys’ from PB and all the other idiots that they can come over here, but if you can’t act like an adult, off to the drunk tank and heavy heavy fines!!!

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avatar Kenloc October 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

Perhaps the rag can do a story about how the SDPD is going about handling the uptick in crime here.I’d be interested to find out if they have a plan and what that plan is.Im sure others would like to hear from them as well.

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avatar Tyler October 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

My car was broken into last night right in front of my house on Bacon, and was able to flag down Officer Crane as he drove by shortly after I discovered what had happened. He was very nice and helpful, but said there is only ONE squad car that does the graveyard shift here in OB, which rotates every 4 months. That certainly won’t get the job done. He shared with me some info about how it’s usually the same people committing the crimes – they get locked up, everything calms down, then they get released and the cycle repeats itself. I was shocked to hear how many car thefts have occurred within just 2 blocks of my house in the last year.

It’s kind of weird, I basically knew something like this was going to happen at some point soon. Crime has been increasing, especially right where I live on Bacon. Every morning I wake up and wonder what has happened in front of my house, be it theft, vandalism, etc. No one in our community should have to live like that.

I have no qualms with some of the folks in OB who choose to live a life without rent or a mortgage. But that small faction is surrounded by large group of people who quite frankly take advantage of this town and we let them. It’s blatantly obvious that a lot of the issues myself and my neighbors have faced over the past year or so are directly related to that group. I’m not asking for another don’t feed the bums campaign – I just want to get to the bottom of this.

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avatar OB Mercy October 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Tyler, so sorry to hear about your car. I had my car stolen a couple of times when I lived in LA, it sucks.

Please come to the Citizen’s Patrol meeting tonight at Tower Two Restaurant, 7 pm. We need more people to do patrols. We do the patrols on Fri and Sat nights.

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avatar Jack October 22, 2012 at 7:53 am

Wait, wait, wait….here it comes, wait, wait….ah there it is. It’s the Homeless once again who are destroying OB. Thanks for your wonderful insight Tyler. If it weren’t for people like you, we would never know who to blame for all the ills of the world.

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avatar Frank Gormlie October 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Thanks Kenloc – this will be brought up at our next staff meeting: 5pm Friday at the Green Store on Voltaire.

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avatar Dan Shay October 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

If you want to help, report your dealings with the SDPD (and SD DA) to:

Kamala D. Harris
California Attorney General
1300 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2919

They will respond, but it takes a while.

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avatar chris dotson October 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

RE: Key excerpts of crimes reported 10/11-10/17. Again, sorry to those who’ve seen the other re-posts, as this is a dupe posting here for those who may only be following updates to this article:

Key excerpts of crimes reported 10/11-10/17. Three assaults appeared today, so seems there is a lag in when certain crimes are reported, which reenforces the belief of some the data are manipulated before posting. The pier stabbing doesnt seem to be referenced but may be an example of how the on-scene report is taken:

*****10/17 2:05am, 2100 blk of bacon
assault with deadly weapon not a firearm
****10/16 6:10pm 4800 blk of newport,
assault with deadly weapon not a firearm
10/16 11:20am. 4800 blk of Niagara, petty theft
10/15 8:40am vandalism, more than $400, 4800 blk of newport
****10/14 1:07am. 5000 blck of newport
assault with deadly weapon not a firearm
10/13 6:15pm, residential burglary, 4800 blk of cape may
****10/12 7pm, sex crime other, 4800 blk west point loma
10/12 8pm commercial robbery, no weapon, 4800 blk Niagara
10/12 8:29pm 5000 blk Niagara, Robbery other, weapon used

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