WEATHER »
A man is treated after an assault near the intersection of Mason and Milpas streets while a witness (left) describes the attack (May 17, 2014)

Paul Wellman

A man is treated after an assault near the intersection of Mason and Milpas streets while a witness (left) describes the attack (May 17, 2014)


Fight Spills onto Milpas Street


Two men in a fight over money Saturday evening brought their heated argument into the middle of Milpas Street, where one of them pummeled the other and was subsequently arrested. Both men were described by police as homeless and extremely intoxicated. The physical confrontation occurred near the intersection of Mason and Milpas streets at around 8 p.m. Witnesses at the scene called 9-1-1, and responding officers tracked aggressor Mark Quiroz, 37, to the 1000 block of Quinientos Street. He was arrested on charges of public intoxication and misdemeanor battery. The victim suffered minor injuries in the attack and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Dos Pueblos High School Stirs Political Pot

Senior-class picture features MAGA and LIBERALS!

Community Forum Provides Updates on Immigration Enforcement

About 9 percent of people in Santa Barbara County are undocumented.

Santa Barbara Launches Interactive Street Sweep Map

Users can identify dates, times, and routes for street sweeping by address and colored areas.

Santa Barbara Zoo Bids Farewell to Beloved Elephant

Sujatha passes away at 47 years old.

Disaster Relief Rundown for Santa Barbara 

A tally of nonprofit giving since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.