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Oakland man arrested in connection with March assault at downtown night club

An Oakland man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a security guard at the Monte Carlo Restaurant and Bar in March. 

Around 1 am on March 13, Mountain View dispatchers received calls that a driver had just deliberately hit a man with his car on the 200 block of Bryant Street. Officers immediately responded to the scene and saw a man bleeding from his arm and limping. In speaking with the victim, who they learned worked at the downtown night club, officers were informed that the victim had been hit at least one time by the driver who drove away from the scene at a high rate of speed in his silver SUV.

According to the victim, throughout the night, he had several interactions with the driver of the car inside the club. Due to the suspect’s erratic behavior, the victim instructed him to leave the club. Immediately after the suspect left the club, he initially threw a glass bottle at the victim, but before the victim could address the situation further, the suspect got in his car and began to drive off.

Suddenly, the suspect put the car in reverse and began to drive toward the victim, hitting him at least once. The driver also allegedly tried to hit other people while driving along Bryant Street.

Officers canvassed the area but were initially unable to locate the suspect. The case was referred to detectives who conducted an extensive follow-up investigation. Ultimately, the suspect was identified as 21-year-old Oakland resident Oscar Zambrano. A warrant was issued for his arrest on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony hit and run.

On June 18, after more than a month of searching, Oakland police officers located Zambrano following a pursuit and he was arrested. Zambrano was booked into the Alameda County Jail.

“The relentlessness that our team has to ensure the safety of our community is commendable,” said Captain Saul Jaeger. “We are grateful that the victim wasn’t seriously hurt, and we are grateful to the Oakland Police Department for assisting us in catching this dangerous individual.”

Media inquiries can be sent to PIO Katie Nelson at policepio@mountainview.gov.

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