A San Diego Police captain’s son has been accused of sexual battery after an allegedly violent incident involving three women in Pacific Beach, authorities confirmed.
The alleged assault happened Tuesday night near Ramone’s Taco Shop on Garnet Avenue and Everts Street.
Police said suspect Alex Guaderrama, 23 – son of Northwestern Division Capt. Manny Guaderrama – grabbed one woman’s buttocks, another woman’s breasts and punched a third woman in the face during a late-night altercation at the PB eatery.
Officers said Guaderrama also broke a car window with his hand, left the scene and returned a short time later to face police.
When he spoke to police at the scene, he identified himself as Capt. Manny Guaderrama’s son.
“[Officers] knew who his father was because he walked up and identified himself and said who his father was,” explained SDPD Lt. Andra Brown.
Despite Guaderrama’s family ties, Brown insisted he wasn’t treated any differently.
“He was treated the way any other young man in this situation is treated. His dad is not the commanding officer of the area in which this took place. The responding officers are not under the command of his father,” said Brown.
Police said Guaderrama was taken to the hospital that night with a deep laceration to his hand caused by punching out the car window.
After that, police did not take him into custody or arrest him. Instead, they filed a “notify warrant” to the City Attorney’s office, which detectives said is normal protocol.
“It's a very serious allegation and we take it very seriously. The young man is going to be held accountable,” added Brown.
Guaderrama admitted he was drinking that night.
The City Attorney will decide if he faces misdemeanor sexual battery charges.