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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Moss Adams August 27, 2012 at 03:58 PM
And again...Westwood!
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" August 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM
More Hispanic on Hispanic crime.
F Otterbeck August 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Are you sure they are wanna-be gang bangers? Or are we getting serious gangs in the area? It looks like the tagging is from more serious gangs.
Jeffrey Wright August 27, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Are are the gangs in Napa predominately Hispanic ?? And if so why is that ?
jennifer August 27, 2012 at 08:30 PM
What gangs would those be? What tags have you seen?
F Otterbeck August 27, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I am not an expert in tags, but I saw some on telecommunication boxes on the west side of town that I have seen around San Jose. I really do not know if we have a serious gang problem in Napa or we have a knee jerk reaction to wanna-be gang bangers. My Latino friends say that if more than one arrested for a crime, they are seen as a gang or a cartel. They seem to be downplaying the local 'gangs'.
Ernie Stoddard August 27, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I thought the Napa PD/SO had a Gang Task Force Unit(s). We might want to ask them about the gangs, and are they getting worse. I believe that there is more night time burglaries, car break ins vandalism etc. and seems to get worse each year.
F Otterbeck August 27, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Ernie, we are going to need a reporter.
Mark Mathews August 28, 2012 at 01:21 AM
And again; green cards?
Mark Mathews August 28, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I am sure the lefties will find a way to blame former President Bush one AND two for these two young gentleman's avoidable, uh, "altercation."
Lena August 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Not ALL "gang bangers" are illegal, most are born and raised here.
vocal-de-local August 28, 2012 at 09:05 PM
What makes gangs? Ingredients begin with parents who often do not have nurture motivation. Secondly, their dads are either poor role models (passing along the gang baton from one gen to the next) or they are entirely uninvolved. Thirdly, it's part of a machismo cultural seed that has been carried and planted here. Lastly, youngsters today are unwilling to cooperate with authorities. There can be 100 witnesses to a murder and suddenly, they are blind and speechless. The 'snitch' control factor is more powerful than their concern over the type of world they are creating. Welcome to the new 3rd world order right here on U.S. soil where gangs and cartels rule and cops are being rendered useless.
Mark Mathews August 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Third-world culture.
Ernie Stoddard August 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I seem to recall that there was NOT a lot of this gang stuff back in the 60's. I contribute that to the Draft. Young men had to choose between going on to college or joining the Armed Forces. If you didn't choose which one, you got the Army for 2 years, Now with and all volunteer force I can see the changes of boys going into gangs with no responsibility or learning about discipline. Now they go into gangs and if you look at them the wrong way, the fight is on. They run around with this chip on there shoulder, saying "You Didn't Respect Me Man". I say that it is time to bring the Draft back and teach these young men some discipline and responsibility to bring back to there parents, who would be proud of them, instead of having to duck in your own home because some gang banger is shooting at your house, Just my 2 cents.
F Otterbeck August 29, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I do not think Al Capone grew up in the third world.
F Otterbeck August 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
An active draft means an active war. I am opposed to maintaining a war to keep the Napa gang issue at bay.
vocal-de-local August 29, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Otterback, I agree with your 7:14 comment but I can also identify with Stoddard's views that young men need boundaries. I think we are lacking them and I'm not sure how to bring them back without uncomfortable consequences. I mean, a lot of these guys already end out in prison. How much does it cost us down the road, enforcing boundaries for people who are unable to live within them? On the other hand, we can't just sit back and do nothing. Regarding the comment about Al Capone, I see what you're saying about 3rd world countries. Machismo exists in Italian cultures too and I think this is the common denominator. I also think it was harder for Italian gangs to stay connected to their culture (and hang on to machismo attitudes longterm), because Italy was across an ocean. There wasn't a lot of back and forth travel to keep the machismo stuff alive. I also do not think the Italian gangs purposely directed their violence toward innocent people either. Gangs today kill innocent people as part of their initiation. They're pure evil as far as I'm concerned. Btw, my nephew just lost a good friend in Sacramento when he was caught in the crossfire of gangs as he was heading through a parking lot after attending a dance at Midtown Stomp. Absolutely heartbreaking for his family and friends.
Ernie Stoddard August 29, 2012 at 06:34 AM
An active draft doesn't have to mean an active war. As long as these kids get some training to help them start on the right path. It was just my 2 cents. And how do you propose to have an impact on this situation?
Mark Mathews August 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Wrong, again. That would mean that our keeping an active fire department promotes fires, or that our active police force promotes increased crime. It is also insulting to veterans. As far as wars go, I consider us to be in a Cold (non shooting) Civil War, and am proceeding accordingly, to fight back at twerps like you who mouth progressive platitudes against traditional Americana.
Mark Mathews August 31, 2012 at 12:15 AM
F Otterbeck, that is debatable. The America of Al Capone was not being overrun by Espanol speaking illegal aliens from south of our borders either, nor coddled by the progressive post 1968 democrat party.
Mark Mathews August 31, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Those times you describe do not include the progressive plantation which the Great society created, and is now bearing its rotten fruit in each and every inner city where it has been nurtured by the democrat party.
Ernie Stoddard August 31, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Mark Mathews I think you are going on a wrong tangent with this. The fire and police departments are staffed on an as needed basis, by trained people, not the High School Dropouts. What I was trying to suggest is that the kids with nothing to do except join a gang, have something else to have to do. The military is a place to LEARN DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT FOR SELF AND OTHERS. Where as a gang banger goes to jail (at taxpayers expense) and learns how to be a better Gang Banger when he gets out. To start the whole cycle over again. We need to break the cycle!! BTW I'm a military veteran and not a twerp or a progressive. My 2 cents was just MY SUGGESTION that we have a problem with no solutions for the problem at this time. What are your SUGGESTIONS? Bury your head in the sand and hope it goes away?
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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