Fights, Guns, Drugs, DUIs in Napa

City of Napa police were kept busy over the weekend arresting Chinky Macabeo, Ramon Salvador Zaragoza, Simon Jacks, Thomas Nathanson, Jose Serrano Munoz and visitor Jane Lammers on suspicion of assorted offenses.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions. For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

Women fighting, felon hiding

Saturday afternoon was fighting time for two Napa women, one of whom wound up hauled off to jail along with a convicted felon allegedly found hiding with several guns in a closet.

The felon was also under a court order to stay away from the other woman in the case, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department, which starts the tale at 2 p.m.:

Officers responded to the 2600 block of First Street on report of a physical fight. Upon arrival Officers contacted two females, the victim and Chinky Macabeo (26 year old Napa resident) who had gotten into a physical altercation.

Officers also located Ramon Salvador Zaragoza (34 year old Napa resident) hiding in a closet. Officers discovered an active domestic violence restraining order preventing Zaragoza from being around the victim.

Zaragoza is a convicted felon and several firearms were located in the closet where he was hiding.

Zaragoza was arrested, which upset Macabeo, who tried to stop police from arresting Zaragoza. Macabeo was then arrested for interfering.

Zaragoza and Macabeo were transported and booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections.

Zaragoza faces charges of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a violent offense and violating a protective order; Macabeo was jailed on suspicion of resisting, delaying or obstructing police, according to the summary.

Hash possession at Kohl's

About 4:15 p.m. Saturday, police arrested a Napa 20-year-old on suspicion of possessing hashish. According to the arrest summary:

A group of 5 subjects were loitering across from Buckhorn and split up as officers approached on bikes. 

Simon Jacks (20 yrs. of Napa) rode off northbound while the rest went inside Kohl’s.

Jacks is known to be probation by the officers. Jacks was stopped and admitted to having hashish on him.

The hashish was retrieved and Jacks was booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.


At about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, police said, a Napa man was driving under the influence and violating his probation for a burglary conviction, according to the arrest summary:

Thomas Nathanson (26 yrs. of Napa) was called in as a DUI driver in the area of Browns Valley Rd. headed towards 1st. St.

Officers located Nathanson driving a vehicle and observed vehicle code violations. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Nathanson in the area of California Blvd. at D St.

Officers evaluated Nathanson  and determined he had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Nathanson is on Felony Probation out of Napa County for Burglary. He was placed under arrest and booked at Napa County Department of Corrections.

Domestic Assault

Police arrested a Napa man on suspicion of domestic assault Sunday morning. According to the arrest summary, police arrived at about 10 a.m.:

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Brown Street on report of an assault. Upon arrival Officers contacted Jose Serrano Munoz (32 year old Napa resident) and the Victim.

Officers discovered the victim sustained a visible injury from Jose during an altercation, that did not require immediate medical attention.

Munoz was arrested; transported and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.

DUI with injury

A San Diego County woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing injury after she allegedly rear-ended a Napa motorist on Highway 29 at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday. According to the police summary,

Jane Lammers (57 yrs. of Fallbrook, Ca) was driving southbound SR29 at Wine Country Ave. when she rear ended a stopped vehicle at that red light, driven by Josefina Anguiano (59 yrs. of Napa).  

Anguiano complained of pain and was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center by American Medical Response ambulance service (no other medical information is available).

When Officer arrived on scene they noticed Lammers displayed objective signs of intoxications and conducted an evaluation of her sobriety.

It was determined that Lammers was impaired while driving and she was arrested and booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections.

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Unfiltered Steve Simoneau November 22, 2012 at 03:42 AM
A TOURIST was arrested for DUI??? What is this town coming to?


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