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Concord man arrested in connection with assault involving machete

A Concord resident was arrested early Wednesday in connection with an assault on Crisanto Avenue that involved a machete.

On March 31 just before 1 am, officers responded to Crisanto Avenue near Rengstorff Park for reports of a fight. While en route, officers were told that a grey sedan believed to be involved in the disturbance was starting to drive away from the area. One of the responding officers spotted the car driving on Crisanto Avenue as he was heading to the seen. He immediately stopped the car and through a records check, learned the car had been stolen out of a neighboring jurisdiction just days before. 

In speaking with the driver, identified as 32-year-old Concord resident Edwin Monge, and a 19-year-old passenger, officers learned that a large machete was hidden inside the car and had allegedly been used to attack another man in the fight that had just occurred near Rengstorff Park. 

Officers were also able to find and speak with the victim, a 43-year-old Mountain View resident, who stated that he had been walking back to his car that was parked on Crisanto Avenue when several men approached him and attacked him. During the fight, the victim stated that he had been hit on his upper body with a machete. The victim fortunately suffered only superficial wounds and was not seriously injured. 

Monge was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. The passenger was not arrested. A cause for the fight remains under investigation.