San Carlos Man Arrested in Assault Near Belmont Bar

The victim, a 48-year-old Belmont man, remains hospitalized.

Belmont police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting another man early Monday morning after an apparent bar fight at the Lariat Tavern on El Camino Real.

According to a statement released today by the Belmont Police Department, late Monday afternoon, Joseph Kaufman of San Carlos was taken into custody by Belmont police detectives without incident.

Kaufman, 23, had been identified as a person of interest early in the investigation when detectives learned that he and the victim, a 48-year-old Belmont man, were last seen together arguing outside the Lariat Tavern after closing. Police say the assault occurred in the 800 block of Broadway in Belmont.

On Monday at approximately 2:45 a.m., Belmont police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a man was down in the street on Broadway between Civic Lane and Fifth Avenue. Upon arrival, police found the victim lying in the street unconscious. The victim was treated at the scene by Belmont Fire Department paramedics and was transported to a local hospital with undetermined injuries.

The  victim remains in an area hospital.  No details regarding the victim's condition are available and the his name is not being released.

Tom Ricks May 01, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Lesson One: Nothing good will come from being out behind a bar at 2 o'clock in the morning
Kurt May 01, 2013 at 04:40 PM
The Lariat is a constant source of problems for the neighborhood behind it.
Slappy May 02, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Joseph Kaufman, was it worth it? Feel like a big man trying to take another man's life? Your life is over before it began and hope you face the ultimate sentencing. Glad you like to fight cause you'll need to fight off all the men in prison who will own your bum!
Pete von Knorring May 02, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Guess what's coming to you ...you little punk Kaufman? You just killed my friend....and now you will have your freedom taken away from you .....for a very long time! How's it feel now ....big man....to be looking at life behind bars....worth it trying to act like a tough guy? F you! May you rest in peace Barney....a great friend, father, husband, and such a gentle soul.
D n E May 04, 2013 at 02:03 AM
God bless Barney & family.
The Truth May 04, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Barney Shouldn't have pulled a knife on my brother. Now hes dead & it his own fault. Self defense. Idiots
facts May 05, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Barney never carried a knife dumb ass maybe you should get the facts straight buddy and what your bro didnt to him fuck up ...hmmmm I know your brother went to jail for attendent murder before yeah shut your face
facts May 05, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Just Saying May 07, 2013 at 08:46 PM
I miss you both so very much, : ( I have some comfort knowing Shane will be there to guide you...tell him Mommy says, "hello" and" I love you so much". I will miss you Barney, I always call you and share events and seek your support when im a little unsteady...but i know your whispers will find me, just like our son... Love you and never ending thoughts of you both!! Vickie.
David C&C May 09, 2013 at 04:41 PM
I went to Carlmont High with Joey. He was a complete whack-job back then. He'd walk around causing trouble and talking to himself. I've since seen him doing the same thing in the streets of San Carlos. This kid was looking for trouble and deserves everything coming his way. His stupid ignornant brother needs to get off the internet and straighten out his own life. Great parenting in that family clearly... How does it not go through your head that you are potentially killing someone? You're a sick human being Joey. I hope your stupid brother ends up right next to you. RIH
De L Ante Aziz May 11, 2013 at 02:04 AM
People are way too vicious when fighting these days...NEVER should your intent be to kill or even do severe bodily harm when in a fight, especially to the head!!! And men have a nasty habit of repeatedly striking blows to someone who's clearly already down and not fighting back...it's not fair and I hope that kid gets a maximum sentence. People and these anger issues need to be dealt with!


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