FRESNO – Two men who allegedly murdered a Fresno woman last month were arrested during a large police operation on Wednesday.
The sweep involved 90 officers who served eight search warrants to members of the Fifth Street Bulldog gang. During operation, police arrested Anthony Alcantar, 20, and Juan Gonzalez, 25, for the murder of 51-year-old Josefina Alvarez.
Alvarez was hit by a bullet fired into a residence on the 1500 block of Fifth Street on January 24, and later died at the hospital. Alvarez and her family had previous run-ins with Bulldog gang members, who tried to intimidate them and others in the neighborhood, according to police.
The gang sweep also resulted in the arrest of Fresno Bulldog gang members Alex Gonzalez, 25, on suspicion of carjacking, and Cornell Roberts, 32, for being a felon in possession of a gun.
Police are still on the lookout for Jesus Arevalo, 32, of Fresno, who was not at his residence when police found a loaded gun belonging to him. He is wanted on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a gun and for a prior assault.
Fresno Bee: Fresno gang sweep results in arrests