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Napa Police Log: Rings Snatched at Jewelry Store

A robber hit a jewelry story in the Napa Premium Outlets Wednesday, another man was arrested for allegedly punching a Safeway worker who tried to stop him from stealing beer and a third was jailed on suspicion of forgery, according to Napa police.

Napa police are looking for a suspected grand theft robber who snatched two wedding rings from a jewelry store at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report from the City of Napa Police Department:

A suspect entered the Ultra Diamond and Gold store, located within the Factory Store Outlets and spoke with clerk. The suspect asked to look at several items.

During an exchange between the two, the suspect took two men’s wedding rings from the clerks’ hands and fled the store. The suspect'direction of travel is unknown. No known vehicles. The suspect was described as:

Black male adult,  25-30 yrs., 5’-4’’, thin build, clean cut wearing blue jeans white and yellow striped long sleeve shirt with black short sleeve T-shirt over it and a red vest.

A 23-year-old Napa man was jailed on suspicion of robbery following a call to police Thursday at about 1 p.m., according to the arrest summary:

Officers responded to a theft that had just occurred at the Safeway on Jefferson Street. The suspect had fled in a vehicle.

A description of the vehicle was put out. Officers located the vehicle driving S/B California Blvd at F Street.

A stop was conducted and three subjects were detained. The responsible, Omar Otero (23 yrs. of Napa) was identified by the victim.

The victim, a Safeway employee, alleged the suspect was stopped when he was attempting to steal beer. Otero punched the employee and fled.

Otero was arrested and booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections.

Tuesday at about 7:30 p.m., police arrested a Napa man on suspicion of forging checks stolen from his mother, according to an arrest summary:

Officers responded to 1000 block of Von Brandt concerning a theft report. During the investigation, officers discovered the suspect, Colby Brown (20 yrs. of Napa), stole two checks from his mother’s purse.

Brown proceeded to endorse one of the checks to himself for the amount of $1,000 and deposit the forged check into his personal bank account.

Brown is currently on Napa County Probation for Burglary. Brown was arrested for Grand Theft, Forgery, and Violation of Probation.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions. 

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MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" January 19, 2013 at 06:29 PM
I thought nothing like this, ever happend in our quiet lil town.
MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" January 19, 2013 at 06:31 PM
I also see the comments censor. Has been sharp as a tack in the last few weeks.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) January 19, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Thank you.
Belle (Orchid Lady) January 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM
:) If only Rosemont Patch was quick like our Louisa! Can you believe that guy? I guess you can, you do see more than we do. Hey RK-Did you get censored or did it happen to be the guy who only comments on crime reports if minorities are involved?
Cathy Gumina Odom January 22, 2013 at 08:08 AM
I love police blogs. Too bad the dumb criminals don't read them!

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