Authorities arrested 33 people, including a Hercules man, during a raid on a cockfight Saturday afternoon near American Canyon, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office said today. Alfredo Bis, 59, the property owner, was booked into the Napa County jail on misdemeanor charges of participating in cockfighting and resisting arrest, sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said. The other 32 people arrested at the cockfight, which was reported at 4:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of American Canyon Road in unincorporated Napa
County, were arrested, cited for participating in a cockfight and released. Bis posted bail and was released at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Stuart said. Officers had responded to a report of cockfighting with drugs and firearms present, and upon arrival they found an outdoor arena made of plywood and fencing, Stuart said. Law enforcement personnel allegedly found 40 to 50 people inside
the caged arena, 50 live birds, five dead birds and a cockfight in progress, Stuart said. The suspects face up to a year in county jail and/or a $5,000 fine if convicted, Stuart said. Most are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 1. A number of people fled the scene when sheriff’s deputies arrived, causing the California Highway Patrol to briefly shut down American Canyon Road near Interstate Highway 80, Stuart said. American Canyon, Napa, and Vallejo police; the Napa and Solano County sheriff’s offices; and the CHP responded to the incident.