STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Seven people across the state have been arrested for helping the suspect in the murder of Corporal Ronil Singh avoid police.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested by Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies Friday after authorities learned he was in a residence in the Lamont Area of Kern County.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga
(source: Stanislaus County Sheriff)

SWAT deputies made a perimeter around the residence early Friday morning and Arriaga surrendered without incident, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Department.

Three people from the house Arriaga was found in were also arrested for aiding and abetting. Those people are Bernabe Madrigal Castaneda, 59, Erasmo Villegas, 36, and Maria Luisa Moreno, 57. All are from Bakersfield.

Mugshots of the three arrested in Kern County are not available, per the sheriff’s department’s policy.

RELATED: Suspect In Newman Officer Ronil Singh’s Killing Arrested In Kern County

Four more people were arrested for aiding Arriaga in evading the police.

In a press conference Friday, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Arriaga’s brother Adrian Virgen and his coworker Erik Quiroz were arrested in Stanislaus County.

From Left: Adrian Virgen,, and Erik Razo Quiroz.(credit: Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department)

Additionally, Arriaga’s girlfriend and another one of his brothers were also arrested for helping Arriaga after he allegedly shot Corporal Singh.

His girlfriend,  Ana Leyde Cervantes, 30, was arrested in Turlock. His brother, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, was arrested in Livermore.

From Left: Ana Leyde Cervantes, and Conrado Virgen Mendoz, (credit: Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department)

Comments (18)
  1. Miguel Contreras says:

    Blame your California Democrat politicians…

  2. Glenn Kayea says:

    Need to banish all 7 from the US

  3. Aaron Schmitz says:

    Looks like he was getting lots of food stamps!

  4. Mark Green says:

    Execute Arriaga and prosecute the other 6 to the full extent of the law.

  5. Lisa Gorrell Villers says:

    Build the dang wall! If California doesn’t want it, continue building up the eastern border of California!

  6. Ralph J Baldi says:

    I hope ICE is reading this.

  7. This doesn’t make any sense! Aren’t the sanctuary laws supposed to encourage, not discourage, cooperation with the police?!?

    1. That is the politically correct BS line that is given to you by all those law enforcement officials, Sheriffs and Police Chiefs that have been emasculated by their City Councils and Mayors. They afraid of losing their position and have actually wiped their behinds with their Oath of Office and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. They now serve the politicians and their own interests.

  8. Brie Michaels says:

    Wake up, California! The lefties you have elected to protect you are responsible for this. Illegals have more rights now than you do.

  9. Tom Smalley says:

    I thought people were to report criminals with out fear of being deported ,

    not #hide ,#harbor, #aid and #abet criminals from JUSTICE under American Laws? CHARGE ALL 7 WITH MURDER

    The The Sacramento Bee CBS CBS News @CBSLosAngeles @WHO TV Channel 13 News @Nancy @Polosi Sean Hannity Rush Limbaugh Senator Chuck Grassley Senator Jeff Flake CharlesSchummer https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/12/28/seven-arrested-help-cop-killer-suspect/?fbclid=IwAR2SYIBSz6rfKm9wY09pVZn5tyYsmX8IO_IVwR3uQPS36rx93CmTvLCxRC0

  10. Dave Bradford says:

    I remember when California was a decent place to live. That was before the first “Amnesty”, it has been down hill ever since. Now thanks to the democrats it is a cesspool. There isn’t a democrat in government that doesn’t deserve to be arrested and tried for treason against America.

  11. Roger Ervine says:

    They are probably going to be charged with accessory after the fact likely the most they would get is 3 years and a 5K fine. Who knows it is California maybe they will get to sue for emotional distress or something.

  12. Barry Levy says:

    Good 8 USC 1324 criminal act to aid and abet illegals. Indict them, put them in court and convict and sentence them.

    1. Michael Placker says:

      California Democrat politician’s are to BLAME for this look at the the Libby Schaaf mayor of Oakland

  13. Hugh D Mcgarity says:

    Aren’t we always told that the illegals are just doing the jobs legal citizens won’t do? This is just another example: killing the policemen that Americans just won’t kill. Someone ask the mayor of Oakland what her take is on this horrible event.

  14. I’ve moved from the cesspool of California but seems too many others have also, bringing their insane leftist ideas with them.

    1. Diana Beach Wilkerson says:

      You’re exactly right. So many have moved to Texas and that is why we are barely holding on to our red state status
      ……recent transplants from California and other Dem states are turning our state blue. They didn’t like the politics where they lived, but the minute they get to Texas they want to chance it to be more like the state they moved from. Idiots!

  15. You get what you vote for California.

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