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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