Six arrested at a gang member’s funeral in Fremont at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel

Published by on November 30, 2012

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Six people were arrested at a gang member’s funeral in Fremont Wednesday afternoon, a Fremont police spokeswoman said. The funeral was held at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels on Fremont Boulevard at Chapel Way for a gang member who had been murdered in San Francisco, spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. A large group of people at the chapel’s parking lot were dressed in gang attire and someone reported seeing a handgun around 12:45 p.m., Bosques said.

Arriving officers detained 20 people in the parking lot and arrested five men and a woman on various charges, Bosques said. Two Hayward men, Jeremy Young, 36, and Eric Rice, 30, were arrested on suspicion of various firearms violations after a .22-caliber revolver and other weapons were found, Bosques said. Rice was allegedly in violation of his federal probation by having a gun.

Young was taken to the Fremont Jail while Rice was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, according to Alameda County records. They are both scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon at the Fremont Hall of Justice. A 26-year-old San Lorenzo woman, April Fernandez, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a firearm when during a pat-down check she was allegedly found with a .25 caliber semi-automatic weapon in her jacket pocket.

She is also scheduled to be in court Friday. Hayward resident Robert Pratt, 27, was arrested on suspicion of a parole violation. Probationer Marcus Carter, 26, of Oakland, was arrested after he was allegedly found with ecstasy and marijuana. A fifth man, Rafael Mejia, 22, of Union City, was arrested on suspicion of probation violation because he was allegedly wearing gang attire. While officers were arresting funeral attendees the service was disrupted, police said.

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