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Napa Fire Marshal Jailed for Domestic Violence

He was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence the day before, according to an arrest summary from the Napa Police Department.

Napa fire marshal Darren Drake was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of domestic violence Sunday evening, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

On November 4, 2012 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Mr. Drake was involved an argument with the victim at his residence.

During the argument, Drake grabbed the victim causing minor injury that did not require medical attention.

Napa Police Department was notified of this incident on November 5, 2012 at approximately 1:15 p.m.

At 4:00 p.m. Drake was contacted by an officer in the 500 block of Lincoln Ave. and taken into custody. He was booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.

Drake is a fire marshal with the City of Napa Fire Department who in 2008 was named  was named California Building Officials’ (CALBO) “Fire Official of the Year,” according to the department's website. 

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Jeffrey Wright November 07, 2012 at 01:44 AM
No es bueno .....
andrew jackson November 07, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I would also like to mention the impact that domestic violence has on the children who witness it. There is a documentary coming out chronicling the struggles of domestic violence survivors. The film come out soon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzUUUQJg4Y
Louisa Hufstader November 07, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I'm exercising my right as moderator of this thread to screen comments from users who are obviously concealing their identity. You don't have to use a first and last name to comment, but it needs to be a name and not a title or slogan or I will reject it. Thanks.
Cathy Gumina Odom November 07, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Ok please remember innocent until proven guilty. Police err on side of caution with DV. He could have lightly touched her and she bruised. The "not seeking medical attention" part interests me. PD usually lets courts and lawyers decide. I've known Darren Drake for about 10 years. I've fixed and repaired his PC and not seen heard anything to warrant this.? Of course, devils advocate, you never know about behind closed doors.

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