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Update: Atascadero Police identify second person arrested in fight downtown Thursday 

Update posted June 11

–On Friday the Atascadero Police released additional information regarding the altercation that occurred downtown Atascadero Thursday.

They have identified the second person arrested as 36-year-old Atascadero man Carey James Vasquez. Vasquez was arrested and booked for delaying or obstructing a police officer and delaying or obstructing a police officer using threats or force.

Original story posted June 10

Three hospitalized, two arrested after knife fight downtown Atascadero

Photos by Jason Brock.

Fight at Centennial Plaza involved knives, baseball bat

–At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, the Atascadero Police Department (APD) was notified about an incident at the Centennial Plaza area between Sunken Gardens and the Centennial Plaza pedestrian bridge.

The altercation involved several people including one armed with a knife. Once the situation was stabilized and the armed subject detained, assisting officers determined that two victims sustained injuries from either being stabbed or cut. An additional victim sustained an injury from being hit with a baseball bat. In total, three people were transported to the hospital via ambulance and two individuals were placed under arrest.
Three hospitalized, two arrested after knife fight downtown Atascadero

At this time, Isaac Edward Snider, 20 years of Atascadero, was booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and brandishing a weapon. This incident is currently under investigation and more information will be provided as it comes available.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Atascadero Police Department non-emergency line at (805) 461-5051.

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