Two men were arrested at a Napa branch of Bank of America on suspicion of trying to pass bad checks.
William Monroe Mills, 60, of San Rafael, and Gabriel Jerome Godfrey, 57, of Richmond, were taken into custody Friday night at the bank at 2 Financial Plaza in Napa on suspicion of burglary, forgery, falsifying driver's license, conspiracy and unauthorized use of personal identification.
Police said the incident started at some point Friday when the local Bank of America branches put out a warning of a suspicious subject trying to pass bad checks.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., Mills came
into the branch at Financial Plaza and identified himself as another
person, allegedly using a forged driver’s license and a bank card, and attempted to
withdraw several thousand dollars from this person’s account.
The bank denied
the transaction and called the police. Mills left the bank but was detained by
Napa Police officers in the parking lot. He was allegedly found to be in possession of identification belonging
to this other person as well as a possible forged check made out to this other
person from another party.
Mills was also allegedly in possession of a small piece of paper that had all of the other person’s personal information, place of employment, and even her son’s name (used as security code for the bank account).
According to police, the other person is actually a Hispanic female adult out of Pittsburg, and the driver’s
license and bank card were forged.
Mills was heading to a parked van when he
was detained. The occupant of the van, Godfrey,
denied knowing Mills and stated he was waiting for his girlfriend.
The van was
searched and Mills’ wallet, additional forged credit cards, and other evidence
related to the crime were allegedly located in the van.
Godfrey could not explain this other than his girlfriend had a similar wallet and was adamant he did not know Mills. Additionally Mills' cell phone number was located in Godfrey’s phone
Both men were arrested and booked.
A 31-year-old Napa-area transient was arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglary, shoplifting, being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.
Raymond Michael Hazen was taken into custody at about 6 p.m. at North Napa Target in Bel Aire Plaza.
Officers arrived and
contacted the loss prevention officer for Target. The loss prevention officer
told NPD officers that he observed as Raymond Hazen allegedly selected various
merchandise throughout the store and concealed the merchandise in his personal
Hazen allegedly exited the store thru the south exit door without paying for any of the merchandise. The loss prevention officer contacted Hazen outside the store and took him into custody.
As officers spoke with Hazen, they noticed he displayed signs of being under the influence of drugs. Hazen was evaluated and it was determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance.
Hazen was arrested and booked.
A second arrest of a man named Raymond Michael Hazen occurred Monday, but Napa police said it is unclear if he is related to the 31-year-old man arrested Sunday.
At about 3 a.m. Monday, a 53-year-old Napa man who said he was Raymond Michael Hazen was arrested on suspicion of robbery at the 200 block of Ornduff Street in Napa.
Police said the arrest occurred after Napa officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Ornduff Street to a report of an unwanted subject. While en-route, dispatch updated the call to a burglary and said the homeowner was detaining the suspect
Upon arrival, the suspect, Hazen, was being held on the ground outside by the homeowner. Hazen was
bleeding from the head and had been pepper sprayed.
The investigation revealed
that Hazen had come to the residence with possibly two other suspects to steal
the medical marijuana growing in the homeowner’s yard.
When the male and
female residents of the home confronted the suspects, they said the suspects shined a flashlight into the
face of the victims and claimed to be police officers.
As soon as the victims
could see Hazen, they told police they could tell Hazen was not a police officer.Hazen then pushed
the female victim down and got into a physical altercation with the male
victim. The other suspects fled the scene with several marijuana plants.
The mother of the victim came outside and pepper sprayed Hazen as he struggled with her son.
Hazen claims he was just in
the area checking out suspicious activity in the victim’s yard with his
flashlight when, for an unknown reason, he was attacked.
Hazen was arrested and taken into custody.
A 34-year-old Napa-area transient was arrested on a prior warrant after he was taken to a hospital emergency room in an intoxicated state.
Gregory Merrill Nicholson was taken into custody at about 7 p.m. Friday on the warrant at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.The arrest occurred after Napa officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated subject at Queen of the Valley emergency room, 1000 Trancas St.
The reporting party was a nurse who stated that Nicholson had come into the emergency room, via ambulance, earlier in the day for being heavily intoxicated. He had been combative with staff and was currently restrained, police said.
As officers were en route to the emergency room, they learned that Napa County Probation Department had been looking for Nicholson and wanted him arrested for a prior violation of his order for a PRCS (Probation Reduced and Case Set Aside).
Officers arrived at the Queen
of the Valley hospital and arrested Nicholson. He was booked.
A 43-year-old Napa woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of domestic violence, probation violation and violation of a prior court order related to domestic violence.
Gretchen Marie Hallmark was taken into custody at about 12:40 a.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Elm Street in Napa.
Napa police officers had been dispatched to that home in reference to a report of a domestic assault.
Officers arrived and
contacted the male victim and Hallmark. The man displayed visible
injuries to his face that did not require immediate medical attention.
A records check showed Hallmark was on
active probation for a prior domestic violence incident and a restraining order
directing her to stay away from the man.
The man told the officer
that Hallmark came home drunk and instigated and argument. She then attacked
the man by grabbing him around the neck and dragging him to the ground.
The man said he was able to gain control of Hallmark by straddling her. He then got up and locked himself in the garage, at which time he called the police.
Hallmark was arrested and booked.###
A 40-year-old Napa man was arrested Sunday at the Lucky's supermarket in Napa on suspicion of battery and probation violation.
Jacinto Navarro Garcia was taken into custody just after 2 p.m. at the store at 2355 California Blvd. in Napa.Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that occurred at Lucky's.
The reporting party stated a female with a baby in a stroller had been pushed down to the ground two times.
She described the responsible male as riding a bike with a gray shirt, approximately in his 20s, black shorts, white socks, and gray tennis shoes.
Officers arrived on scene and
contacted the victim and Garcia. The woman stated she and
Garcia had been arguing, but he had not touched her.
A witness contacted police
and stated they saw Garcia shove the victim to the ground on two separate
occasions, while demanding the victim to give him her phone.
Garcia was arrested and booked.
Jacob Allen Foux was taken into custody at about 5 p.m. in the vicinity of Coombs and Division streets in Napa.
An officer saw Foux riding his bicycle northbound on Coombs Street at Oak Street. The officer, who knows Foux from prior contacts, confirmed that Foux had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.
The officer contacted Foux, who complied with verbal commands to stop his bicycle, but once the officer started to step out of the car, Foux allegedly took off on his bike.
Foux tried to ride
between some parked cars behind the library and cornered himself. When the
officer tried to approach him on foot, again Foux allegedly tried to take off.
Foux was taken to the ground and he continued to resist violently, police said. Foux was eventually controlled by the officer taken into custody.
Foux was booked.