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Napa Police Log: Vandalism, Drug, Domestic Violence Suspects Arrested

Recent arrests from the City of Napa Police Department. Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

A 29-year-old homeless woman was arrested at about 8:45 Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony vandalism to a downtown bridge, according to a shift activity log from the :

Officers were called to the area of the First Street Bridge east of Main St. for a subject defacing the sidewalk.  Officers located the suspect, 29 year old Napa Transient Amy Larson.  Larson is a suspect in numerous incidents of defacing city property and was arrested for felony vandalism.

Monday at about 4:45 p.m., a 64-year-old Napa man was jailed on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, the log continues:

Officers were called for an intoxicated subject in the 2200 block of Jefferson St. Officers located Stephen Davis, a 64 year old Napa resident in the area. Davis displayed symptoms of being under the influence and Officers found him in possession of controlled substances which were not prescribed to him.

About an hour later, a man and woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing narcotic paraphernalia, with the woman facing an additional charge of providing false identification to police, according to the log:

Officers were called to a report of drug activity in the 400 block of Monroe St.  Officers located two subjects, Danielle Boos (31) and Jason Wood (34) of Napa in a vehicle.  ood initially gave a false name, but was later identified and was found to have two active warrants. Boos was found to have a small amount of methamphetamine and a meth pipe. Both were arrested.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday, a Napa man was jailed after allegedly injuring a woman when an argument turned violent, according to police:

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the 1400 Block of First Street. Officers arrived on scene and arrested Stephen Forbes 08-12-74 for 273.5 PC Domestic Violence. He was booked at . The female victim sustained injuries minor in nature.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

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Tom Davidson September 13, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Really ? Posting names AND birthdate ? Why not their Social Security Number, too ? Yeah, I know. If they get arrested they don't deserve any respect. But if they''re innocent, can you just imagine the damages ?
Josh Garagos September 13, 2012 at 03:12 AM
To Tom, Its all public record, You can go on the county of Napa website and see everyone whose been arrested and taken into custody at the jail, you can also see their age, the penal codes for what they were arrested for and the location and time of their arrest. Its all right there in the open for anyone to see, its public record. Theres no difference between the Patch posting it or just going on the county website and seeing even more information. Whats the difference, its all just a click away
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 13, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Hey it was in the internet so it has to be true.
Tom Davidson September 13, 2012 at 04:51 AM
You''re joshing, right ? There's no difference between having something dropped in your living room and having to actually go to the trouble of finding it yourself ? Right. Criminals are not lazy people. They''re very hard workers who look for the more difficult targets. Right ? So, since it's all public record, what's your name and birthdate ? C'Mon, now. If you think it's no big deal and it's all a matter of public record, and you REALLY believe what you just wrote, why not tell all of us what your name and birthdate are ?l Hello ? Anybody there ? Thought so.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM
A birth date distinguishes the arrested person from others who might have the same name. If a former suspect can document that the charges were dropped, I can update the report. I regularly do this with Crime Stoppers fugitives whose warrants have been recalled, and I also withdraw their photos.
Josh Garagos September 13, 2012 at 03:55 PM
To Tom Davidson, I don't understand your point? Going on the county website and finding the arrest log only takes 4 clicks of the mouse, going on the napa patch and reading this takes 2 clicks of a mouse, So I don't think 2 more clicks means going through the trouble to find something. Your taxes pay for all the services including the county website, don't you want the freedom to know where your tax dollars are going? If anything ever happends to me and my name and birthdate come out then I won't complain one bit, thats all part of public records. This isn't Nazi Germany where people don't have the right to know what other people are being arrested for. How would you feel if a friend of yours was arrested and the police didn't tell you why they were doing it?
Josh Garagos September 13, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I'm not arguing whether its true or not that they committed a crime, I'm arguing that its all right there for public the to see, That is a FACT, its not a debateable question about whether its true or not, all you have to do is go on the county website and you can see all the information about the arrest. Whether the people actually commited the crime or not is not the argument here, the argument is whether they were arrested or not and the county website shows everyone who was arrested, theres a booking report on them
michael September 13, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I agree with Louisa, I know for a fact there are several people in the city with my first and last name. And as for Tom , you can alway read the register....if you pay them.
Tom Davidson September 13, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Uh, Josh, you didn't give us your name and birthdate. You don't have a problem with that, do you ? Or are you one of those "It's OK as long as it's not me !" people ? C'mon now. I'm sure it's a matter of public record, so why the reluctance ? Thought so. Thanks for the clarification, Josh.
Tom Davidson September 13, 2012 at 05:05 PM
So, Ms. Hufstader, you can update an article if a suspect can documant the charges were dropped ? KInda after the damage has been done, don't you think. So you're following the old adage "Guilty until you can document that you aren't" ? Oh, wait, that's incorrect. Oh, don't sweat the details. I'm sure I've confused you again. Do you really believe everybody is going to read updates after you try to undo the damage you've done ? Of course you don't. But, hey, if it makes you feel good, do it. Everybody has to make a living. Who cares if it affects other people ? Keep up the good work. Meanwhile, I'll be waiting for Josh's birthdate. He says it's no big deal, so I'm sure he can back that up....
Ash Leigh September 13, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I think you're taking it out of context here, Tom. Josh was just stating, it's public record for those arrested or taken into custody. Louisa verified, the information is provided to distinguish individuals with the same name. No reason to attack Josh over it.
Ash Leigh September 13, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Tom, What is in the water you are drinking? Or, do you always jump to conclusions and attack individuals like this? You aren't confusing anyone. In your tone... Everybody can make a comment, who cares if it annoys other people.
Tom Davidson September 13, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Actually, garbage like this is the reason I cancelled my subscription to the register several years ago. But I understand that there is a class of people who find gossip to be very uplifting. I guess they have to pander to the greatest common denominator, even if it's also the lowest common denominator.
Scott Yeager September 13, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Tom - Don't read this stuff if it upsets you so much. I get what you are saying, as does everyone else, but take a breath for a moment. I haven't read the post and I don't care to but I have looked at the comments since this has turned into a big issue with you. Someone getting arrested isn't "gossip", it's a fact, they got arrested. Yes, they could be innocent or charges could be dropped Patch should publish it also. Are you saying that no one should know anything about anyone getting arrested ever and that no newspaper or website should publish the information?
Tom Davidson September 13, 2012 at 06:08 PM
OK. I am so sorry you had to read my comment. Attack Attack Atttack ? Since the information age, people just need to know more and more about other people's business and now they feel they are entitled to it, and I don't understand the fascination with other people's business. Obviously, though, newspapers and media outlets such as this DEPEND on people who are concerned about other people's business, as people who keep to themselves have no need for the intimate details of other people's lives. I was hoping that the patch wouldn't lower themselves to the nvr level, but apparently this site is about making money. So much for optimism and ideals. I'm sorry my tone was so clear to you. My most sincere apologies. Please let me know what an acceptable opinion would be in order that I may post it without upsetting you so. You ladies have a lovely day. You can all get together and talk about what's in the water everybody else is drinking. Keep up the good work.
Caroline Potter September 13, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Tom,Tom, Tom. I hope this is just you having a bad day and that you are not always this hostile. It is bad for your health.
Caroline Potter September 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
And Tom, in case you are wondering, my birthdate is 5/8/63.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Yes indeed, our site is supposed to make money! Otherwise it will be closed. AOL Huffington Post Media Group is a business with shareholders that expect a return on their investment. My job and literally the roof over my head depend on this. That's why I pay so much attention to what readers tell me — not only in their comments, but in the number of clicks each story gets — about what they want to read on Napa Patch/Napa Valley Patch (Sept. 27). Police stories always get a lot of reads, but some people do not like them so a few months ago I asked on Facebook whether I should continue running the police reports. The answer was resoundingly in the affirmative, with people saying they want to know what is happening in our community. In this, my employers and the readers I serve are definitely on the same page. We will continue the police reports, but nobody is required to click on them. 12-17-1959.
Scott Yeager September 13, 2012 at 08:46 PM
You didn't respond to my comment. With your sarcastic comment you come off like a child who is taking his ball home because no one else agrees with him. Obviously we can conclude from your flurry of comments that no one should know anything about anyone else ever. Getting arrested isn't an "intimate" detail or other peoples business, it is public record. Your medical records, psychiatric evaluations etc. Those are intimate details. If someone was arrested for child molestation, murder, assault or anything else in your neighborhood would that be something you are interested in knowing or is it other people's business?
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 08:58 PM
(2) However, we currently have NO plans to do a monthly DUI convictions report. Although we could easily ape the newspaper in that regard, since we have access to the same information, I'm generally opposed to doing "list of names" type coverage. It's a cheap and easy way to get readers, yes, but ... I guess I am just not THAT cheap and easy. Yet.
Jan B September 13, 2012 at 09:33 PM
LOL Louisa!
Scott Yeager September 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I was going to bring up the part about money in my comment but figured you would take care of that yourself. As for the site not being about money, if Tom wants to he can set up something similar to what Patch is with his own money or he could make it a non-profit and try to solicit funds to support it from the community.
Ash Leigh September 14, 2012 at 04:32 PM
7/4/77 - and I was born at 7:04 in the morning, 6lbs, 3oz. Wait... too much detail?
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Here's what I really don't like about giving birthdates: They make me realize how old I'm really getting to be (as if dating a grandfather wasn't enough to remind me!). Louise here was born a month after I got out of high school. Good thing I take my vitamins, I need 'em to keep up with you younguns.
Tom Davidson September 14, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Sorry, Mr.Yager. Your comment was two hours after mine and there wasn't a "REPLY" link next to your box. But, no, I don't care to know the intimate details of other people's lives. I am a fairly good judge of character and I don't need other people who don't know the people to help me with my opinions. I'm sorry. I'm new here. Apparently there are some pretty cozy little groups of "friend" here, and I hope you all anjoy yourselves together. You've done well. You all have a happy patch. I was hoping for more.
Tom Davidson September 14, 2012 at 06:13 PM
So you develop your opinions from Facebook ? From your Facebook page ? Well, that explains alot. I wish I would've known. I should've known. Best of Luck in your endeavors, and thanks for the insight. I'll try to make you happy. No more confusion. No more time machines, Thanks for your time. Sorry to have bothered you.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 06:50 PM
More is coming: We expand to include Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga and as much of unincorporated Napa County as — well, that depends on the readers and businesses there. Napa Valley Patch launches Sept. 27. I welcome _specific_ suggestions for what you would like to see on the expanded site. Thanks in advance, all.
tamie September 14, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I, myself like to know what is going on in our community. Pictures of those being held for violent crimes or burglary wouldn't be a bad idea either (when going on to the Sheriff's In-Custody page of their site). Of course anyone can reform but there are plenty of repeat offenders that I would want to recognize in a crowd. My opinion...no backlash please
Scott Yeager September 14, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Obviously you consider a public arrest an "intimate" detail of someones life, no matter what the crime is or where they were arrested. Doesn't matter if they live 10 doors down from you or 10 mile away. As I stated, a public arrest isn't an intimate detail as the examples I gave make clear. I don't know what you expected on a community website but obviously this isn't the place for you. Like I said before, I don't look at the arrest info because it's like a tv. Don't like the channel, change it.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I just got off the phone with the woman accused of felony vandalism. She tells a very different story: Click the "Keep me posted" button at the end of the story above for a notification when it is published.

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