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Napa Police: Robbers Severely Beat, Strangle Victim in Daylight Attack

An unidentified victim was hospitalized Saturday after he was badly beaten, robbed and strangled by two Hispanic male adults near Snow School, according to the Napa Police Department, which is investigating the attack.

Napa police are looking for two Hispanic men who reportedly beat, strangled and robbed an unidentified victim in a daylight attack in south Napa Saturday, according to a bulletin from Capt. Jeff Troendly.

Officers responding to a report of a strong arm robbery near Snow Elementary School at about 1:15 p.m. found the victim severely beaten. He was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, according to Troendly's bulletin, which continues:

The victim was waiting for a female in the area and was approached by two Hispanic male adults both approximately 5’05”, one wearing a black t-shirt and the other a white t-shirt. The suspects began beating and strangled the victim. The suspects left the area taking the victim’s wallet and iPhone. 

This case is still under investigation, Troendly said.

Troendly's bulletin also chronicles the arrest Monday morning of a 20-year-old man found sleeping on a porch in west Napa:

Officers were dispatched to 3000 block of Browns Valley Road for a report of an unwanted subject that was sleeping on the back porch of a residence.  (S) Dewitt, Joseph (06/12/92 of Napa) was contacted and consented to a search of his person and backpack. Officers located a usable amount of methamphetamine inside of the backpack.

Dewitt was booked at the Napa County Department of Corrections on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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Kellie October 23, 2012 at 08:28 PM
this has to stop if you know something please come forward, this could happe to some one you love or know
Trish Simpson October 23, 2012 at 09:18 PM
So... you think we should maybe open back up a few of those State hospitals Reagan closed down some years back? It seems I see more and more mentally ill folks wondering the streets of Napa then ever before, hence, I read more and more of these terrible crimes. Not saying who are the victims and who are the criminals. Just saying...
Belle (Orchid Lady) October 23, 2012 at 09:19 PM
How horrible! I hope the victim gets better soon. I hope the police catch these two 'rotten apples' before they hurt someone else!
Mark Mathews October 24, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Trish, I have an even better question to pose to you; why have the democrats, who have controlled the state legislature for years untold since then, have yet to reopen those institutions.
Mark Mathews October 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I concur, and make examples out of both of them! Hope the victim is on the mend.
john s. mccullough October 24, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Officer Keener, where are you? (sung to the tune of 'Car 54 Where Are you?'
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau October 24, 2012 at 06:51 AM
When you have absolutely no originality, no insight, no wisdom, and the IQ of a tub of Cool Whip then you can always fall back on blaming politics and politicians.
chuck2251 October 27, 2012 at 05:35 PM
U R SO CORRECT.. VOTE NO ON 36 KEEP THEM ALL IN JAIL 4 EVER..IT COSTS 110,000 TO LET THEM WONDER THE STREETS AND ONLY 37,000 TO KEEP THEM IN JAIL// KEEP IN MIND THE UMPIRE DID NOT SEE ALL THE STRIKES.. THE 2 STRIKES CRIMINAL ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANOTHER CRIME..

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