Multiple fights were reported Saturday night in downtown Bishop and a Bakersfield man was arrested after a large melee that started at McMurry’s tavern and spilled onto Main St., Bishop (US Highway 395).
Calls came into the Bishop Police Department at 11:45 p.m. Sept. 1st with reports dozens of people engaged in fights inside and outside McMurry’s.
BPD officers patrolling downtown Bishop were quickly on scene, and additional units on duty at the Tri-County Fair were dispatched to the area, Bishop Police Public Information Officer Katie Coffman said.
Coffman said there were reports that anywhere from 20 to 80 people may have been involved in the disturbance, with locals and out-of-town residents involved.
Bishop police arrested Robbie Trevino, age 36, of Bakersfield, on a felony charge of battery causing great bodily injury. One victim was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital.
Five people were detained but not arrested for public intoxication Saturday night, with three of those attending the Tri-County Fair, Coffman said, part of a busy weekend at the so-called “drunk tank.”
Coffman said a bouncer at McMurry’s used pepper spray during the fighting.