A 27-year-old Napa man was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession during Napa County law enforcementt's DUI patrol Sunday.
Norberto Guerrero was taken into custody at about 6 p.m. in the vicinity of Jefferson Street and Pueblo Avenue after being stopped for a vehicle code violation.
During the investigation, Guerrero was searched and suspected methamphetamine was located, according to Napa Police Sgt. Brian Campagna.
He added that Guerrero attempted to destroy the methamphetamine and resisted arrest. Guerrero’s resistance was overcome and he was placed under arrest, Campagna said.
He was evaluated and determined to have been driving under the influence of a controlled substance. A search of his vehicle revealed additional suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe.
A records check indicated he did not have a driver’s license. Guerrero was arrested on allegations of meth possession and drug paraphernalia possession, resisting arrest and vehicle license violations.
He was transported to Napa County Department of Corrections and booked.
The vehicle was impounded, Campagna said.
Guerrero was one of three additional people arrested Sunday during the DUI patrol. Officers were participating in the STEP Grant which was awarded to the Napa Police Department and funded by Office of Traffic Safety.
Five officers worked this operation from either 7 p.m. to midnight or 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., resulting in 45 vehicle stops in the city of Napa.
During these vehicle stops, officers noticed five of the drivers displayed symptoms of alcohol or drug use. The five drivers were evaluated and three of them were arrested for DUI related violations.
Of note, Norberto Guerrero 27
years old of Napa, was stopped in the area of Jefferson St. / Pueblo Ave. about
2009 hours for a vehicle code violation.
UPDATE: Sunday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.
Napa Police Officers were out
working DUI enforcement on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The officers were participating in the Avoid the 9 grant awarded to the Napa Police Department which is a grant funded by Office of Traffic Safety.
Five officers worked this operation from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.,
resulting in 52 vehicle stops in the city of Napa.
During these vehicle stops, officers noticed 10 of the drivers displayed symptoms of alcohol or drug use.
The 10 drivers were evaluated and two of them were arrested for alcohol=related DUI and one subject was arrested for drug-related DUI.
ORIGINAL STORY: Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.
Napa Police officers were out in force on Friday, Aug. 23 looking for DUI drivers.
The officers were participating in the STEP Grant awarded to the Napa Police Department, which is a grant funded by Office of Traffic Safety.
Five officers worked this operation from either 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. or 9 p.m.-2 a.m. , resulting in 57 vehicle stops in the City of Napa.
During these vehicle stops, officers noticed 11 of the drivers displayed symptoms of alcohol or drug use. The 11 drivers were evaluated and 2 of them were arrested for DUI related violations.
Additionally, an officer saw
a subject by the name of Christine Camp 29 years old in the area of S. Coombs
Street and Imola Avenue.
The officer knew Camp had a felony warrant for burglary. The officer arrested Camp and booked her at Napa County Department of Corrections.
Four people were cited for driving without a license and two vehicles were impounded.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.