Press Releases

Monday 06/19/2017 4:47 PM - Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Gang Enhancements

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Gang Enhancements
Date and Time of Incident: 6-16-17, Approximately 8:00 PM
Place of Occurrence: Avila Pier, Avila Beach
Victim Information: Female, 20, Merced County, CA
Suspect Information: Gregory Rodriguez, 20, Fresno, CA Nicholas Rodriguez, 18, Fresno, CA Andrew Michael Alonso, 27, Fresno, CA
Details of News Release: On 6-16-17, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a report of a fight at the Avila Pier in Avila Beach where a victim sustained a major head injury. While enroute to Avila Beach, Deputies were notified that the CHP had stopped a vehicle driven by the four male suspects in this case. A loaded handgun was recovered from the suspect's vehicle. Deputies questioned the suspects about the incident as well as the female victim. The incident began when the suspects, identified as 20-year-old Gregory Rodriguez and 18-year-old Nicholas Rodriguez and two others approached the victim and her friends outside the restrooms located on the Avila Pier. Words were exchanged and then a fight broke out between the two groups. During the fight, witnesses say Gregory Rodriguez grabbed a beer bottle and threw it at the victim, hitting her in the head. The victim was taken to a hospital in San Luis Obispo with a fractured skull. As a result, three of the four suspects were arrested. Gregory Rodriguez and Nicholas Rodriguez were both arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury and assault causing serious bodily injury. Andrew Michael Alonso was arrested for having a $200,000 warrant out of Fresno for domestic violence. All three are admitted gang members from the Fresno area which resulted in a gang enhancement added to their charges.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 06/19/2017 4:47 PM