A 25-year-old Livermore man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon early Tuesday morning after police allege he hit a Pleasanton man on the head with a baseball bat.
Just after 4 a.m., Pleasanton police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Riesling Drive where they found a 22-year-old man who reported an acquaintance had just come to his home with a baseball bat, according to Sgt. Chris Niederhaus.
The injured man told police that Gabriel Ponce of Livermore struck the front door of his home repeatedly, and then an altercation ensued after he confronted Ponce, according to Niederhaus.
Police allege that during the altercation, Ponce struck the acquaintance in the head with a baseball bat and then fled the scene in a car.
The victim was transported to Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare hospital with a non-life-threatening head injury, Niederhaus said.
While the injured Pleasanton man was receiving medical attention, officers spotted Ponce's car being driven on Stanley Boulevard. A traffic stop was made and Ponce yielded, Niederhaus said. He was subsequently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Police say this was an isolated incident. Anyone with information related to the assault is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department, 931-5100.