Police Log: Napa Woman Held on Suspicion of Child Endangerment

NPD makes arrest Wednesday.


A 30-year-old Napa woman was arrested just after 1 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges after a traffic stop at First and McKinstry streets, police said.

Napa Police said the incident occurred when they stopped Esmeralda Fernandez for several vehicle code violations.

She initially provided a false name and date of birth as her California driver's license was suspended and she had an outstanding bench warrant for her arrest, police said.

During the contact, officers noticed she displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Fernandez was evaluated and determined to have been driving under the influence of a central nervous stimulant. Fernandez’s 3-year- old nephew was in the vehicle and unsecured at the time of the stop.

Fernandez was arrested, transported to Napa County Detention Center and booked on suspicion of child endangerment, unauthorized use of personal identification, driving while under the influence, under the influence of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and a bench warrant.


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