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Gang Fight on Collier Yields Two Arrests, Napa Police Say

Jose Alberto Sosa and Reynaldo Lucero Aguiniga, both 20-year-old Napa residents, face multiple charges after a Sunday afternoon street fight and the discovery of "numerous knives" in their vehicle, police said.

Two young Napa men were arrested and booked at the Sunday afternoon following a street fight on Collier Boulevard, according to a shift activity log from the :

On 08/27/12 about 0130 hours NPD Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Collier Blvd. regarding a gang related disturbance.

Upon the Officers' arrival into the area, a related vehicle was seen leaving the area w/b in the 2700 block of Pine St.

NPD Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The two occupants of the vehicle, Jose Alberto Sosa 20 years old and Reynaldo Lucero Aguiniga 20 years old both of Napa, were detained.

Officers learned the following in the investigation: Sosa and Aguiniga drove into the apartment complex in the 300 block of Collier Blvd. and began yelling derogatory gang related remarks at the victims.

Aguiniga exited the vehicle and brandished a knife at the victims while Sosa verbally threatened them.

Officers recovered numerous knives in the vehicle. Sosa was determined to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and had a suspended license.

Aguiniga was on three counts of Napa County Probation with gang terms and resisted officers during the investigation.

Sosa was arrested and booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, challenging to fight with offensive words and driving with a suspended license, according to the police log.

Aguiniga was arrested and booked on suspicion of criminal street gang activity, challenging to fight with offensive words, brandishing a weapon, resisting officers and three counts of violating probation.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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Mark Mathews August 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Eric, I meant that last comment for F OTTERBECK, not you; I apologize for not making it more obvious, and perhaps someday the tech level of this web site will allow insertion of comments directly below the particular comment one is responding to. I agree with your two cents!
Ernie Stoddard September 01, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Mark, thank you for the correction. Not being picky, but my name is Ernie, not Eric. Have a nice day.
Susan Valencia September 01, 2012 at 05:48 PM
These gangs have been in Napa for years and most of them do have there green cards maybe if Napa had something for the kids to do that did not cost a arm and a leg it would keep some of them off the streets
Mark Mathews September 01, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Ernie, oops again - I admit getting your name incorrect, but unlike the Dear Leader, I will NOT blame Bush, nor others - I, unlike him, readily accept and take full and personal responsibility for MY own mistakes... (This is Mark Mathews, and I approve of this "tweak," intended towards the "obama corps" ["corps" as mispronounced by the Dear Leader] pronounced like a deceased soul-less body, and NOT like a proud military function such as a military CORPSMAN, properly pronounced, barack, as "core-man"). No animals were harmed in the making of this blog "egging."
Ernie Stoddard September 02, 2012 at 04:42 AM
That has been the cry from parents with kids for over 50 years in Napa. Not enough "cheap" entertainment for the youths of Napa. As you know with our litigious society that we have today, no one wants to open anything or do anything where a child my be injured because they are afraid of being sued. We are just getting to big, and to many kids with nothing that "THEY" want to do. So lets just join a gang, and show the little brothers how to gang bang.

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