Gang Ties Suspected in Prowling Arrests

One teenager and two adults were arrested after a report of broken car windows, according to Napa police. Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

A report of vandalism drew police to a quiet north Napa neighborhood at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a shift activity log released by the :

Officers responded to vehicle vandalisms in the area of Myrtle and California Boulevard. Several windows had been shattered out.

A few minutes later a similar incident was occurring in the area of Central Avenue and Marin Street. Officers responded.

Three subjects were located hiding in nearby yards.

All three were arrested for prowling.

One of the subjects was a juvenile currently on probation.

He was booked at the .

The two other suspects, 19-year-old Americo Hernandez and Francisco Cervantes, who turns 20 next month, were booked at the where Cervantes was also charged with a probation violation, according to the police report.

Police said they are still investigating the incident and that it appears to be gang-related.

Jeffrey Wright February 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Why is it that people feel the need to join a Gang ? Is it a power thing or is it that they're too afraid to walk through life alone like the majority of young people here in Napa do ?
Veronica February 07, 2012 at 06:29 PM
The sociology behind gang membership is most often described as meeting the need to "belong" - the gang becomes very much like a family to its members. I disagree that the majority of young people (or those of any age) walk through life alone.
Jeffrey Wright February 07, 2012 at 09:44 PM
No, they just walk through life without the need to join a gang .......


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