Melee in downtown Bend bar

”Multiple” people involved in fight that breaks window pane, injures 2

By Dylan J. Darling / The Bulletin / @DylanJDarling

Published Nov 4, 2013 at 04:00AM

A late Saturday brouhaha at the Summit Saloon & Stage left a Bend man injured and under arrest, as well as a plate-glass window busted at the downtown Bend bar.

Ronald Paul Carter, 45, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, according to Bend Police Sgt. Kurt Koester. Carter was arrested by citation and released after the late Saturday fracas.

Carter and another person were taken to St. Charles Bend for treatment after the melee, according to Koester. Carter was the only one arrested following the fight. He was no longer listed as a patient at the hospital Sunday afternoon, according to a nursing supervisor.

Bend Police officers were dispatched around 11:45 p.m. Saturday to the Summit at 125 N.W. Oregon Ave., according to Koester, following the report of an altercation. When police arrived they found 50 people there, Koester said, including “multiple” people fighting.

Koester said he thinks people collided with the glass during the fight but didn’t know the details.

“I don’t know what specifically led to the breaking of the glass,” he said.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in the altercation, according to Koester.

On Sunday afternoon, plywood covered the missing large pane of glass just to the right of the Summit’s entrance. The bar was open, and patrons watched football while sipping beers and munching food.

The Summit’s manager declined an interview request Sunday afternoon with The Bulletin. The bar in the historic O’Kane Building opened in December 2007, according to the Summit website. Signature stained glass of the Bend logo in the building’s upper windows was not damaged in the fight.

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