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May-03-2009 13:24printcomments

Beaverton‏ Bar Fight Lands Seven in Jail

The fight started when a man's wife who was singing karaoke, was insulted and slapped on the rear by another patron.

Clockwise from top left: Wilson Rivas, Javier Abarca, Juan Zambranos and Miguel Hernandez
Clockwise from top left: Wilson Rivas, Javier Abarca, Juan Zambranos and Miguel Hernandez

(BEAVERTON, Ore.) - Deputies in Washington County were called to the Azteca Restaurant in Beaverton early this morning on a fight involving patrons and security.

Seven people were arrested and two were taken to area hospitals, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. David Thompson.

He says that the report came in at 2:19 a.m. about a large group of people fighting at the Azteca restaurant on SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

"Sheriff's Deputies were first to arrive on scene and found that the fight was continuing inside the bar," Thompson said.

"Upwards of 100 people were attempting to exit the bar and security had used pepper spray on the people who were fighting. Seven Sheriff's deputies and five Beaverton police were quickly able to get the fight broken up and under control."

Thompson says deputies investigated the incident and determined that the fight started when a woman who was singing karaoke was insulted and then slapped on her buttocks by another patron.

"The woman's husband took issue with the unwanted contact and confronted the man, 29-year old Yemby Gomez from Beaverton, who slapped her."

A fight then broke out Thompson said, involving many of the patrons.

"Beer bottles and chairs were being thrown and used as weapons. Security at the bar was trying to break up the fight and used pepper spray on some of the patrons."

After the investigation was completed, deputies were able to identify seven people who were involved in the fight.

Five were arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail on charges of Riot and second-degree Disorderly Conduct.

They were 21-year old Alexis Moreno-Bello of Tualatin, 22-year old Miguel Hernandez-Vasquez of Lake Oswego, 22-year old Javier Abarca-Hernandez of Tigard, 21-year old Wilson Zambrano-Rivas of Beaverton, and 20-year old Juan Zambrano-Rivas of Beaverton.

Two others were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. One of them was Yemby Gomez, who was cited for Riot, second-degree Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment. The other was 25-year old Isau Vasquez-Perez, of Beaverton, who was cited for Riot and second-degree Disorderly Conduct.

Thompson says the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is investigating Azteca for serving underage patrons.




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Dorsett Bennett May 4, 2009 2:34 pm (Pacific time)

To Anonymous: Their names should have nothing to do with it. I would suspect that a high probability at least two or three of the men may be immigrants bothers Jimmy. He will have to get over it. As Hispanic comedian Paul Rodriguez says: The "Mexicans are here!"


miek May 4, 2009 12:32 pm (Pacific time)

Was that really the good old days, when you had to be named bob or joe to get into a barfight? If you are insuating that it was good because of the lack of hispanics, then your ignorance is comical. It sounds like you would rather have the hispanics out of the bar so your good old white boys could kick the sh#$ out of each other. Sounds good to me. Now, about the actual issue, I am usually a non-violent person, but in this case, dude deserves to have his ass beat. Not only that, whoever beats his ass should not be punished. . . that said, if you are then jumping off the bench to help this dude, you also should be punished for escalating the situation. That's just my perspective. Unfortunately, beating this dudes ass results in multiple people going to prison, and a business possibly losing their licence. So the best option would be to arrest this idiot without beating his ass. That said, you can't blame the husband for jumping in. So, it is the husband's boys responsibility to hold him back, and the establishments responsibility to contact the authorities. Again, just how I see it Also, jimmy, stfu.


Anonymous May 3, 2009 11:31 pm (Pacific time)

sounds to me like a straightforward case of dudes with thin skin and fragile egos fighting because they think they own women, while nobody involved seems to want to give women the voice and respect they deserve. jimmy, point taken about the spilt beer, but what do people's last names have to do with anything?


jimmy May 3, 2009 2:07 pm (Pacific time)

What ever happened to good old barfights where a guy names Bob would beat the stuffing out of some guy named Joe for spilling his beer. Now we have Mr. Rivas, Mr. Abarca, Mr. Zambranos, Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Gomez, and Mr. Zambrano-Rivas. Miss those times....


Anonymous May 3, 2009 1:41 pm (Pacific time)

Damn, I would have done the same thing. Nobody will touch my wife in a disrespectful way without getting the @#%^ beat out of them. End of story. That sucks though, they might lose their liquor license.

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