A suspect in a gang-related assault in Santa Rosa was apprehended Monday, Nov. 16 in Bishop following a six-month search.
Bishop Police Officers, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Major Investigation and Narcotics Team (MINT), and the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office all assisted in the apprehension of, Alfonso McCloud, 24, on a warrant from his hometown of Santa Rosa for attempted murder.
“Information received over the past several months tended to indicate McCloud had fled to Bishop after the incident in Santa Rosa. Local officers working on tips from Santa Rosa eventually spotted McCloud in a vehicle traveling on West Pine Street,” according to a press release from the BPD.
“A high-risk enforcement stop was made on Rocking W Drive at Highway 395, where McCloud was taken into custody without incident. McCloud was subsequently interviewed by Santa Rosa Police Detectives and booked into the County Jail. McCloud will soon be transported back to Santa Rosa.”
According to a Santa Rosa Police Department press release from May 21, McCloud was one of eight to 10 gang members allegedly involved in a beating of a rival gang member at a hotel in Santa Rosa. The incident happened on May 20 in Santa Rosa. A group of known gang members, including McCloud were staying at a hotel, next door to a rival gang member’s hotel room. The two groups got into a confrontation and the group entered the room of the victim. The group allegedly began kicking and punching the unidentified suspect, leaving him for dead. The victim sustained severe head trauma as a result of the attacks.
Santa Rosa Sergeant Tommy Isachsen told The Sheet that McCloud came to the Eastside because he or a girlfriend had family in the area, but that could not be confirmed.
The alleged crimes and beatings are not something the Eastside often witnesses. Isachsen said this kind of activity is not uncommon in Wine Country area north of San Fransisco and it may not be uncommon on the Eastside. He explained gang activity is widespread but may be off the local radar or is done out of sight. The Eastside has plenty of places to do something and no one else will see it.