A wedding reception with an estimated 200 guests in attendance went awry Friday evening after fights apparently broke out and San Ramon police – badly outnumbered by party guests – called for assistance from neighboring agencies.
Things started kicking off shortly after 11 p.m. after police and San Ramon Valley Fire crews were summoned to the Garden Pavilion Room of the Bridges Golf Club in response to reports of heavy fighting among attending guests.
Reports that three people had been knocked unconscious in the melee could not be immediately confirmed as police, attempting to gain control of the situation, called for help in moving guests out of the venue from neighboring agencies.
San Ramon Police Lt. Denton Carlson was able to confirm our information, saying that one woman was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after she was knocked unconscious. Attendees said she appeared to have suffered a head injury.
Police said several reception goers were interviewed in the wake of the melee but that no one would come forward with information as to how the fight got started and no one admitted to even knowing any suspect so… no arrests were made.
Partygoers were “uncooperative” with officers, Carlson said.
No officers were reported injured in the ensuing scuffles, which reportedly continued inside and in the parking lot even as police arrived on the scene.
It was not known what prompted the fisticuffs, and we may not know until Saturday morning – and until the champagne wears off.