A 19-year-old alleged Norteño gang member was arrested Wednesday at about 6:15 p.m. on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, conspiracy, a street gang enhancement and two Napa County warrants for providing false identification and possessing drug paraphernalia, Napa police said Thursday morning.
Golden Gate Circle resident Alberto Torres is believed to be one of two suspects who last month lured another young man into an ambush behind Snow Elementary School where they , according to a media release from the City of Napa Police Department:
On 10/20/2012, Torres and an unidentified co-conspirator lured the victim behind Snow School. The victim had made arrangements to meet a female named “Nikki” at this location.
When the victim arrived, Torres and the other suspect kicked and punched the victim in the face. Torres choked the victim, stole his wallet and cellular phone.
During the incident Torres told the victim they were nortenos. They left the victim on the ground. The victim sustained major injuries that included facial fractures and was admitted to the hospital.
The Special Enforcement Unit of the Napa Police Department conducted the follow-up on this investigation. Torres was identified as a suspect.
Torres was contacted on November 7, 2012 walking on Golden Gate Drive by SEU Investigators. He was identified and admitted to the incident at Snow School. Torres was arrested on the above listed charges and two outstanding Napa County Arrest Warrants.
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