Napa Gang Member, Pal Arrested in Petaluma

Miguel Angel Medina, 21 and Gustavo Adolfo Rendon, 32 are being held without bail at the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of multiple charges, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Rendon is also on an immigration hold.

Two Napa men, a 21-year-old gang member and a 32-year-old fugitive, were arrested Friday evening in Petaluma, according to a media release from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office:

On 9/28/2012 at about 6 pm, a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted two subjects parked in a car on Adobe Road and Lynch Road in Petaluma. The driver of the vehicle was a criminal street gang member and on felony probation out of Napa County.

The passenger identified himself using a false name, but was later identified and learned to have a felony warrant out of Napa County.

A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded 9mm handgun under the driver's seat. The serial number of the gun had been removed.

Miguel Angel Medina (21 years) of Napa was booked at Sonoma County Jail for Being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm (felony), Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place (felony), Possession of a Firearm with the Serial Number Removed (felony) and Possession of Stolen Property (felony). He is currently being held without bail.

Gustavo Adolfo Rendon (32 years) of Napa was booked at Sonoma County Jail for his Napa County warrant and False Identification to a Peace Officer (misdemeanor). He currently has a "No Bail" Immigration Hold.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

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Belle (Orchid Lady) October 02, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Good job!
Moss Adams October 03, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Wow..more Mexicans in trouble with the law...yaaawn.
Alex Shantz October 03, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Can someone please ban this disgusting racist woman?
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau October 03, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Sure, Alex. Let's also ban the NAACP, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, United Negro College Fund, and anything else that promotes one race over others. After all, the definition of racism is promotion of one race of persons over other races. Actually, Moss Adams is only commenting that names of Hispanic distinction frequently appear in police reports and that it is boring. I would have to say that I think it is unfortunate that this is correct.
Paddy October 03, 2012 at 05:55 AM
This is why everyone should VOTE NO ON PROP 36...
Kristy Page October 03, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Normally all you ever expect to see is comments like "oh, just another crackhead caught" or "oh, just more gang members caught"
Alex Shantz October 03, 2012 at 07:55 AM
"Sure, Alex. Let's also ban the NAACP, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, United Negro College Fund, and anything else that promotes one race over others. After all, the definition of racism is promotion of one race of persons over other races." That is NOT what the groups you mentioned do. Those groups ensure that historically marginalized people are included in society. Because, right now they are they are excluded due to lack of equal opportunity. And no, Moss Adams goes out of her way to make racist remarks anytime a minority is referenced. It's disgusting, degrading, and racist and it needs to stop.
Alex Shantz October 03, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Yeah! Because you support big government spending? I can't stand hypocrites like you on the far right wing. You decry any amount of government spending on social programs that actually help those in need. And yet, you support huge government spending on keeping non-violent criminals in prison? Heaven forbid we invest money into reforms which would actually reduce crime, like in education for example. Its much smarter to invest money in keeping non-violent criminals behind bars so our investments can receive no returns.
Lorie October 03, 2012 at 01:39 PM
It's a shame that most arrests reported include Latino/Hispanic people (Is there a conspiracy to halt their votes favoring BHO?). After all, we all came to "The Land of the Free" seeking opportunities to better ourselves and reach the American Dream...it looks like some got sidetracked and found gang activity rewarding. Alex, your definition of "racism" needs an update!
Paddy October 03, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Alex, you don't have a clue who I am but that obviously doesn't stop you from shooting off your mouth... I'm far from right wing, much less far right, nor am I hypocritical. I support putting bad guys like this away once and for all because chances are some I know may have their life saved because of it. I don't support throwing good money after bad but I am in favor of spending money to lock up convicted violent felons. I'm beginning to understand where the term 'bleeding hearts' comes from... they're all for it apparently.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau October 04, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Alex, "Advancement of 'Colored People'" is promotion of one race over others. The Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce claims on its website "Our vision is to promote the economic advancement of the Napa Hispanic Community". More racial promotion. And the only people eligible for funding through the UNCF are African Americans or those promoting African Amercan advancement. Being "historically marginalized" does not make it OKay to rely on racism in an effort for equality.
Alex Shantz October 04, 2012 at 05:41 AM
"Alex, "Advancement of 'Colored People'" is promotion of one race over others. " No Steven, all those groups are aimed at evaluating people of color to an equal level with white people. Equality and equity is the opposite of promoting one race over the other.
Alex Shantz October 04, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Give me a break. I see you spouting far right wing rhetoric all the time. Do you support big government spending? If not, why do you supporting spending tons of money locking non-violent criminals instead of investing in preventive measures?
Ernie Stoddard October 04, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Alex, now what do you suppose happened to all the Native American Indians, were they historically marginalized? And where is there equal opportunity? Just saying.
Alex Shantz October 04, 2012 at 07:43 AM
I don't understand your point..... Native American Indians suffered cultural and physical genocide. And, there isn't real equal opportunity for Native American Indians......
Ernie Stoddard October 05, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Well you are on here spouting about saving all the dope smokers from jail, and where is the equal opportunity for everyone who is not white. I just thought you might be forgetting about the Native Americans, I didn't see you on the ban wagon for them. But I do admit SOME of the Indians are getting back at the white and any other color humans. They got them Casino's going and taking all their money back from us.


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