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Update - Two Arrested for Assault that Occurred at Pizza Port Restaurant

On September 7, investigators from the City of Carlsbad Police Department arrested two men, 22-year-old Daniel Martinez and 20-year-old Jose Agundez, both of Escondido, in association with the assault that occurred at Pizza Port on August 24.

Martinez was arrested in Escondido and Agundez was arrested in La Jolla. The two were arrested for Assault with a Weapon and Assault with Great Bodily Injury. Both men were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

After investigation, detectives found the victim was an employee of the Pizza Port Restaurant and was working as a security guard. The victim had interacted with the men earlier in the evening and had asked the men to leave the restaurant. The assault occurred outside the restaurant when the men created a disturbance with another restaurant patron and the victim intervened.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and investigators are still asking anyone with knowledge of the event to call 760-931-2161.

Investigators looking for Pizza Port patrons who witnessed altercation

Aug. 25, 2015

Investigators are asking for the community’s assistance to help identify suspects in last evening’s altercation. Patrons of the Pizza Port Restaurant, located in the 500 block of Carlsbad Village Drive near Tyler Street and Roosevelt Street that witnessed the altercation are asked to call Sergeant Darbie Ernst at 760-931-2139.

On August 24 at 8:45 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a report of several males causing a disturbance in the 500 block of Carlsbad Village Drive near Tyler Street and Roosevelt Street.

A second caller to the Police Department reported a person had been stabbed in the parking lot.

Officers found the victim, a 26-year-old male, with multiple stab wounds in a parking lot to the rear of the business.

The City of Carlsbad Fire Department responded and provided medical aid to the victim. The Fire Department transported the victim to Scripps Medical Center in La Jolla where his minor injuries were treated and he was released.

Officer interviewed multiple witnesses and Carlsbad police investigators were called to the scene.

Witnesses reported that the victim was stabbed multiple times while in an altercation with several subjects.

Officers, investigators and evidence technicians are investigating. The team is interviewing multiple witnesses, following leads and processing evidence to understand what occurred and to identify the suspects.

Any restaurant patrons with information about the incident are asked to call Sergeant Darbie Ernst at 760-931-2139.

For more information
Lieutenant Marc Reno, 760-760-2166 or marc.reno@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

September 7, 2016