SJ officer punched at party

January 13, 2009 8:55:28 AM PST
San Jose police arrested several suspects Saturday after a police officer responded to a party and was punched by an attendee.

Officers first responded around 9 p.m. to Midfield Avenue and Miami Drive on reports that a truck crashed into a parked car, police said.

A witness of the crash followed the suspect vehicle to a home in the 1400 block of Midfield Avenue, according to police.

When officers arrived at the home, they discovered a party was underway. While investigating, one of the partygoers punched an officer and several other suspects joined in on the fight that followed.

Police located the driver and passenger of the truck that had crashed earlier in the night and discovered the truck was an unreported stolen vehicle.

Officers arrested the driver of the truck and three other suspects accused of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Two officers received treatment at a nearby hospital for the minor injuries received during the fight, police said.


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