Police Log: Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Gang-Related Arrests

Stolen beer, speeding leads to arrests by Napa Police.


A 20-year-old Napa man and two 16-year-old Napa teen girls were taken into custody over a four-day period between Jan. 29 and Sunday, Feb. 3 that began with stolen beer from a Nob Hill store.

Emilio Saldivar, who is alleged to have driven the getaway car during the beer theft on Jan. 29, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation. He was booked into the Napa County Detention Center.

Two 16-year-old girls were booked at Napa County Juvenile Hall Jan. 29 after police ID'd their photos from a surveillance camera at the Nob Hill store.

According to police, the series of incidents began at 5:40 p.m. Jan. 29 when NPD officers responded to Nob Hill regarding two juvenile females that stole beer.

Both girls exited the store with the beer and got into Toyota SUV driven by Saldivar, police said.

A store employee contacted Salvidar and the girls. He told them he saw them steal beer and for them to get out of the vehicle.

Salvidar accelerated rapidly, causing the store employee to jump out of the way, so that he would not be struck by the vehicle. The store employee got a partial license plate. The store surveillance cameras video recorded the girls stealing the beer.

Later that night, at 10:34 p.m., officers went to the 2200 block of Shurtleff Avenue to investigate a report of a verbal disturbance.

As officers investigated this incident, an officer recognized two of the occupants as the same two juvenile females who stole beer from Nob Hill earlier in the evening.

Both admitted to stealing the beer.

They were arrested for burglary and transported to Juvenile Hall where they were booked. A vehicle matching the description, with a similar license plate number of the vehicle used by the females to get away, was parked in the neighborhood, but the driver was not located.

Then, at 10:46 a.m. Sunday, an NPD  officer obtained the registered owner’s information from the vehicle located in the Shurtleff Avenue area, and went to that address in the 10 block of Geneva Court in Napa.  

Officers contacted Saldivar, who admitted to being with the females when the stole the beer. Saldivar was arrested and transported to Napa County Department of Corrections where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and violation of probation.


--In other arrests:

Three Napa men -- Americo Hernandez, 20, Daniel Prado, 18, and a 16-year-old male juvenile -- were taken into custody at 3:51 p.m. Friday on suspicion of violating terms of their probations that ban any association with gang members.

According to police, the incident occurred when NPD officers saw a white Ford traveling westbound on Imola Avenue and South Jefferson Street at an excessive rate of speed.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, an documented gang member, was contacted.

There were four passengers in the vehicle as well. Three of the passengers --Hernandez, Prado and a male juvenile -- were found to be on probation, with the term not to associate with gang members.

Hernandez, Prado and the juvenile were taken into custody.

Hernandez and Prado were transported to Napa County Department of Corrections where they were both booked for violation of probation.

The juvenile was transported to Napa County Juvenile Hall where he was booked for violation of probation.

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