On September 23, at approximately 9 p.m.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk in response to a fight in the parking lot in which a suspect was brandishing a weapon. Upon arrival, the officer was directed to the victim, whom stated that he was a victim of an assault. According to the victim, he and his girlfriend decided to sit on the beach and left their belongings where they sat as she walked on the Pier and he took a walk on the shoreline. While on the shoreline, the victim saw a male and female sit next to where his belonging where; he thought this was odd so he walked back to where his belongings were.

The victim told the male, later identified as Juan Contreras, 20, of Los Angeles, and female that those belongings were his and if they could give him a little room. Contreras went on to tell the victim that this was a free beach, and shortly thereafter a verbal altercation ensued. No sooner did the victim decide to move his items, when he turned around and saw Contreras standing feet away from him and start punching him. Once the fight ended, the victim chased after Contreras when he realized that he left his belongings behind. When he went back to retrieve them, he noticed a male and female subject throwing his belongings around. Both subjects began to run toward the parking lot and the victim began to run after the subjects. As he approached the silver sedan that the subjects entered, the car attempted to exit the parking lot and Contreras and another male subject exited the vehicle and appeared to point what he thought was a gun at him. The victim later stated he was not sure if it was a gun they had in hand, as he stood 20-30 feet away from the car.

As officers arrived at the scene, Contreras began to run away from officers. Multiple commands for Contreras to stop were made, yet he continued to run. Contreras was finally apprehended by the officer and placed under arrest. He was arrested for resisting arrest and interfering or delaying an investigation. Bail was set at $25,000.

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