Bulldog gang member out of prison just 5 days arrested in church burglary, police say

Five days after he was released from prison, a Bulldog gang member broke into a Fresno church and made off with electronic equipment, according to police.

Police did not say exactly what was taken from the First Presbyterian Church on M Street when two males forced their way into the church on April 20.

Detectives in Fresno’s southwest district identified one of the suspects as 29-year-old Isaiah Zepeda, who they described as a known Bond Street Bulldog gang member with a history of burglary. Police did not say what alleged evidence may have connected Zepeda to the church break-in.

Fresno police officers on Friday spotted Zepeda near the Chinatown area where he was taken into custody.

A second man suspected in the burglary remained at large Sunday. Police described the second suspect as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches, weighing about 200 pounds with shoulder-length black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives Dominic Morini at 559-621-6144 or Nicolas Romero at 559-621-6130.