Three arrested for Murder of North Merced Man found deceased inside a home

On January 25, 2019, Merced Police Department detectives began investigating the murder of 50-year-old Jeff Bergeron that occurred in the 4300 block of Bixby Way in Merced.

Over the last two months, detectives were able to identify four suspects in the Murder. The suspects were identified as 26-year-old Louie Gonzales, 24-year-old Felipe Heredia and 24-year-old Christopher Olvera.

Gonzales, Heredia and Olvera are Norteno gang members who are from the Merced area.

On April 3, 2019, detectives from the Merced Police Department, with the assistance of MAGNET and the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, were able to take Gonzales, Olvera and Heredia into custody.

All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail on murder charges with a gang enhancement.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Detective Kalvin Haygood at (209) 385-6998.

The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

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