Napa Police Nab Suspect After Air, Land, K-9 Searches

You heard the sirens and the helicopter, you saw the patrol cars. Now read the police report of Sunday's stolen-vehicle pursuit through Napa that ended with the arrest of 30-year-old Giuseppe Dimicelli. Arrest information does not indicate a convic

Central Napa residents had reason to think their neighborhoods were unusually busy with police action Sunday:

Twice during the day, Napa police and the California Highway Patrol air unit were called to pursue a 30-year-old Napa man who had allegedly stolen a motor vehicle according to a shift activity log released Sunday evening by the City of Napa Police Department:

On 9-30-12 around 0930 hours NPD Officers responded to the 2500 Block of Laurel Street to a report of a recently stolen vehicle being driven in the area.

Upon arrival Officers saw the stolen vehicle driven by an unknown male suspect.

The male suspect fled the area in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. A NPD Officer pursued driving a marked NPD patrol car, but the male suspect refused to stop.

A short distance away the male suspect stopped the stolen vehicle at the dead end of Maple Street. The male suspect exited the stolen car and fled on foot. A perimeter was set and a NPD K9 and CHP air support were called to assist with the search.

The male suspect was not located after a search of the area so Officers cleared the call.

The investigation continued and revealed that the unknown male suspect driving the vehicle was Guiseppe Dimiceli (30 year old Napa resident).

Around 1400 hours NPD Officers were called to the 400 block of Freeway Drive on report of a suspicious subject looking around and hiding under vehicles.

Officers arrived on scene and Guiseppe again fled on foot. Officers set a perimeter and a NPD K9 and CHP air support were called. Guiseppe was located hiding in a backyard in the 300 block of Hickory Street and taken into custody without incident.

Dimicelli was booked at the Napa County Department of Corrections on suspicion of vehicle theft, evading police in a vehicle, resisting and/or delaying police and possessing a stolen vehicle, according to the log.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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s.w. October 01, 2012 at 03:29 AM
This neighborhood goes up and down. lived here for 25 years and it has spurts of criminal acivity and im afraid its spiking again.....very unsettling feeling with the sirens and helicopters going around and around. dont know how people deal with this in other cities on a daily basis! luckily it seems law enforcement has been catching these "bad guys/gals", so that's always a plus!! wish it were harder for them to get back "out" again tho, we need tougher judicial system....
m. alley October 01, 2012 at 03:30 PM
he isnt a bad guy. just a guy who has had a tough life, and has made some bad, very bad decisions.
Amber Hurst October 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I agree M. Alley. I think so often we forget to ask why people do what they do. What happened to them to cause them to make these bad decisisons and what we can do to help young adults change their lives before it is to late. Jail should be an oppertunity to teach inmates that they can do better. I know there are some people that will never learn, but I also no that we don't have the right systems in place to even try teaching them.
A.R. October 01, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Ya, he's not a bad guy! Just cost all of us taxpayers a lot of money and put many people, including law enforcement in danger. I do understand that people have rough lives, many of us have, but we do have to take responsibility for our own actions and grow up! This is the problem with society today. People want to blame everyone for what is wrong with them and why they make poor choices. I do understand that life can be rough, but making life "rougher" by making poor choices, is not going to make it any better!
chuck2251 October 01, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Buy a gun and get some training..vote to keep the three strikes law as is..the umpire more often than not misses a few strikes..It s actually cheaper to keep them in jail than on the streets..the da s oppose so they can have more work to keep their jobs..
chuck2251 October 01, 2012 at 05:53 PM
chuck2251 October 01, 2012 at 06:16 PM
u r so correct..
Dro October 01, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Yes, people do need to start accepting responsibility for their actions more often. But I think that it is a mix of that, and helping and teaching them to change their ways that will ultimately make a difference. It is appropriate to ask why they would commit such crimes and get their point of view, as not everyone was dealt a royal flush in life. Wouldn't it cost more tax payer money to house criminals for the rest of their lives rather than rehabilitate a good percentage so that they may once again contribute, the chances of that happening are often very slim, but it's always there. Balance is present in everything my friend.
Lorie October 02, 2012 at 12:08 AM
If schools did their job by teaching skills and personal responsibility... If parents were actually existent and taking their role seriously... If parents were allowed to "discipline" their kids the way most responsible adults were disciplined (a swat in the tush, go to bed without dinner, the threat of the wooden spoon/hairbrush, and other "harsh and unusual" ways)... Getting rid of the "Zero Tolerance" which allows "bad apples to keep on rotting more apples". If it was easier for teens to get jobs, (besides flipping burgers or bagging groceries, with the skills they've already learned in HS (some of their math, chemistry and English knowledge surpasses those of many employed adults I've come across), making them aware of the value of "earned money" and purchase power...after taxes. Only IF... Imvho
Mark Mathews October 02, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I'd rather they receive a good number of appropriate lashings, publicly, for their crimes, and leave the" spoil the criminal" bemoaning talk to the shrinks. Nothing like a bit of physical pain to remind a criminal not to do it again. And if it doesn't work, so what - whip them twice as long, and TWICE as hard, until they DO "get it." There is WAY to much whining about the "system" which is working just fine, thank you very much. I for one am TIRED of housing these idiots with NO real punishment.
Mark Mathews October 02, 2012 at 12:42 AM
A.R. I agree - its all OUR fault those punks commit their crimes (just as the unwashed Occupy anarchists blame "The Rich" for their OWN failures; or just as a failed president blames his predecessor {over and over and over} for his OWN actions). THERE-IN may lie a hidden connection, me thinks, to failed leadership at our highest levels, to the actions of many of today's criminals. Then again, mayhaps this car thief just was mad he didn't get his government cheese "Obama Phone" yet.
Jan B October 02, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Yes. He's grieving the death of someone who was very close to him.
A.R. October 02, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Well Mark, we agree about some things, just not others. LOL. We can put some blame on others for some things! This however, is possibly an example of taking responsibility for ones actions. Without getting into a commentary on political views, I'd say that Obama is a perfect example here. He was not dealt a royal flush and has become an amazing human being and been more than successful in life. I do feel badly for this guy if he just lost someone that he was very close to. That cannot be easy, but he still needs to take responsibility for his actions and learn from his mistakes. He is not a "kid". He is 30 yrs old. I had 3 children at that age and was very responsible! I'm not sure what this guys background is, but if it's his first "offense", maybe he'll learn something from it. If it's not, than he probably won't! The people who do the worst in society seem to be those with parents that have always protected them and denied that their child could do any wrong and did not make their children take responsibility. This is one of the best things a parent can do for their child. Teach them to take responsibility. Allow them to suffer consequences. They will most likely become responsible citizens.
Kristy Page October 02, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Everything happens for a reason, so they say
m. alley October 03, 2012 at 07:47 AM
He is trying to deal with way more than the death. He is actually a really good guy. I dont really care about what anyone else thinks. I just wanted to throw mine in since others expressed theirs. Since everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just hope that nothing happens to you or your loved ones that causes such harsh judgement by those who know nothing about the persons situation. Instead of judging, maybe try a little understanding....or not.


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