A 41-year-old man was arrested by Belmont police Sunday, Oct. 27 after he allegedly kicked an officer who was responding to a disturbance call at a local coffee shop.
The incident started around noon when Belmont Police received a 911 call about a man standing at the intersection of El Camino Real and Ralson Avenue and yelling at traffic. As officers were responding additional 911 callers reported the man moved near Peet’s Coffee at 1200 El Camino Real and was fighting with another man.
When the officers attempted to talk with the man, later identified as Karl Singer of San Carlos, he became hostile and aggressive and eventually kicked one of them. Responding officers then had to physically restrain the man with the assistance of other Belmont Police officers and San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies.
Singer was treated at the scene by Belmont Fire Department paramedics and taken to an area hospital for a minor cut received during his altercation with officers. One of the officers also received a minor abrasion during the incident, but was not seriously injured.
Singer was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City on charges of Assault on a Peace Officer & Resisting Arrest.
Belmont Police would like to talk with the man who was reportedly involved in a fight with Singer prior to police arrival. He is described as a white male adult, who was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and a “Rastafarian” beanie colored red, gold and green. Witnesses are asked to call the Belmont Police at (650) 595-7400 or the Belmont Police Crime Tip Line at 650-598-3000.