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Napa Police Log: Drug, DUI Arrests

The smell of marijuana led to one teenaged driver's arrest; a cup of beer, spotted by bike cops, landed another man in jail; a third man was arrested on drug charges after a cop stopped his vehicle for lacking a license plate and bumper, police sai

A Napa teenager was jailed late Friday night after police smelled pot in his car, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

Joseph Engleman (18 yrs. of Napa) was driving a vehicle and was stopped for a vehicle code violation that occurred in the area of Shetler Ave. and Shurtleff Ave.

Officers stopped and contacted Engleman on Black Walnut Lane. Officers noticed a smell of burnt marijuana coming from Engleman’s vehicle and Engelman appeared to be under the influence of a drug(s).

The officers evaluated Engleman and determined he was impaired and should not have been driving.  

While talking to the officers, Engleman produced a single pill of oxycodone, which he did not have a prescription for possession.

Engelman was arrested for driving under the influence and being in possession of a controlled narcotic. He was booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.

At about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old Napa man was arrested and a teenager cited for possessing alcohol, according to the arrest summary from police:

While on bicycle patrol, officers contacted Todd Sousa (23 yrs. of Napa) and Jeffrey Funes (19 yrs. transient) in the 1300 block of Division St., when they saw Sousa with a tall can of beer. Funes was holding a cup of what appeared to be beer.

Sousa was found to be on probation for driving under the influence with the terms of not to possess or consume alcohol.

Sousa was arrested for being in violation of his probation and for drinking in public. Funes was given a citation for being a minor in possession of alcohol and for drinking in public.

Sousa was booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.

At about 5 a.m. Sunday, a Vallejo man was jailed on drug charges after a Napa police officer noticed that his car lacked both a license plate and a bumper, according to the arrest summary:

Alan Berman (35 yrs. of Vallejo) was driving a vehicle with no rear bumper and no rear license plate in the area of Seminary St and Laurel St.

An officer stopped Berman in the 400 block of Seminary St. A search of Berman resulted in the finding of a pipe used for methamphetamine and suspected methamphetamine.

These items were found in Berman’s pant pocket. Berman was arrested and transported to Napa County Department of Corrections where he was booked.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions. 

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Cathy Gumina Odom January 16, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Hmmm... I hear Oxy is pretty addicting. How much can I get per pill if I stand at Solano/Trower? More than oranges and strawberries I'm sure.

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