Seven men and women who are believed to have been involved with the Nov. 22 felony assault of San Jose Police Department (SJPD) officers have been taken into custody.
A spokesperson for the SJPD said the incident occurred after officers attempted to question partygoers about reports of gunshots coming from the home the party was being held at. The defendants, Adam Mendivil, Rhona Fimowicz, Alexander Gonzalez, Brian Fosselman, Adrian Gradillas, Gary Mendivil and Manuel Flores face charges including assault on an officer, revocation of probation, participating in a criminal street gang, illegal detainment of a police officer and threatening and/or causing harm to an officer. Several of the defendants are also being charged with obstruction.
When officers arrived on the scene, it is reported that a number of partygoers attempted to flee the scene by jumping a backyard fence. Others ignored requests by officers to step onto the street and chose to remain inside the home. The department spokesperson said some individuals deliberately made efforts to “cause problems” while several people were being questioned. Some tried to intervene with officers taking partygoers into custody. Others threw bottles at the officers. Another group attempted to pull the officers out back.
The defendants were booked into the Santa Clara County jail. The matter is still ongoing. Arraignment dates have not yet been disclosed.