Police Log: Couple Caught with Counterfeit Cash

An attempted stabbing and a DUI hit/run are also on the blotter, along with a bicyclist who had drugs in his pocket when he ran a red light.

Arrest information from the Napa Police Department does not indicate convictions.

A visiting couple with counterfeit identification and counterfeit money were arrested after filling a drug prescription shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to a shift activity log from the :

NPD Officers responded to the Pharmacy at 675 Trancas to a report that a wanted subject from southern California was in the store.

Upon their arrival, Officers contacted Edward John Kakos (2/24/54) seated as a passenger in a panel van parked in the parking lot.

In the driver’s seat of the van was Eleanor Lucas (2/7/58).

Both subjects provided false names and counterfeit identifications to the Officers.

The parties’ true IDs were confirmed and Kakos was confirmed to have felony warrants from San Luis Obispo and Ventura County for his arrest.

A search of the van was performed and prescription opiates were located for Kakos.

It was determined that Lucas was with Kakos when he filled the prescription at the pharmacy and Lucas used to complete the purchase.

Also located in the van was several hundred dollars in US currency that was determined to be as well as materials to produce more currency.

The license plates on the van did not match the registration and the van was confirmed to be stolen from Ventura County.

Both parties were arrested and booked into .

Kakos’s felony warrants were for crimes of fraud, auto theft and possession of stolen property, according to the penal and vehicle code citations in the log.

The two face additional charges of burglary, possession of fake ID, auto theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy, according to the log.

A knife-wielding Napa man wound up in custody for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats after a 10 p.m. domestic-violence report Wednesday, according to police:

NPD Officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of River Glen to a report of a possible domestic violence involving a knife.

Upon arrival it was determined that Ricardo Orozco Aviles (11/18/73) of Napa was intoxicated and in an argument with the female victim.

Aviles armed himself with a knife and attempted to stab the victim and made threats to kill the victim.

Aviles was disarmed by the victim and a witness prior to the arrival of the police.

Aviles was arrested and booked into NCDC.

Police said a hit and run crash near downtown early Thursday morning ended with the driver in jail for felony DUI, felony hit and run, violating probation and resisting arrest, while his female passenger was hospitalized:

On 090811 at approximately 0518 hours (S) Abran Lopez (29 of Napa) was driving a vehicle south bound on Yajome Street approaching Yount Street traveling at an unknown speed. 

Lopez drove the vehicle into a utility pole, causing major damage to the vehicle.

Lopez dragged a female passenger out of the vehicle and fled the scene when police arrived. 

Lopez was apprehended after a foot pursuit and arrested.  

Lopez was determined to be intoxicated, and has probation terms. 

The female passenger was to where she was admitted for her injuries.

Failing to observe a STOP sign while in possession of drugs was the downfall of a Napa bicyclist Thursday afternoon, according to police, who appear to be on a first-name basis with their suspect:

On 090811 at approximately 1405 hours a Napa PD officer observed (S) Moreno, Miguel (30 of Napa) riding a bicycle near the 1800 block of Brown Street. 

Miguel failed to stop at a stop sign and was stopped. 

Miguel consented to a search and was found to be in possession of concentrated cannabis. 

Miguel was arrested and booked.

Veronica September 09, 2011 at 07:53 PM
I have commented before that I do find it hard to believe that suspects consistently consent to searches even though they are carrying something illegal. I have also previously commented on attention from police toward people who don't seem to be doing anything wrong. Examples: the motorist who was stopped downtown about a month or so ago for having his music too loud; and the person who was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot (don't remember where). Both were arrested for having something on them after they consented to a search. I believe the police logs can be informative not only as to the criminal activity that's happening in our community but also as to how our police department conducts its duties. An informed public is a good thing.
Louisa Hufstader September 09, 2011 at 08:03 PM
I'm going to ask Marsha Dorgan, our veteran cops reporter, what she can find out about these searches. I'm curious too. Thanks, L
Richard Bruns September 10, 2011 at 07:44 PM
If you watch 'Cops' you will see all kinds of suspects being asked if they can be searched who say 'Yes' ... It would appear that in issues of 'suspicon' an officer can always find a 'reasonable cause' if the suspect says no search. The law regarding that has quietly changed over the last thirty years with little notice or protest from the public at large. Of course, when you are talking about people on probation or parole who are dumb enough to carry illegal drugs, weapons or do anything remotely 'suspecious' ... that's kind of why they are there in the first place. It would be good to know exactly what rights motorists and pedestrians have today.
Richard Bruns September 10, 2011 at 07:47 PM
An addendum: http://criminal.lawyers.com/traffic-violations/Unlawful-Vehicle-Searches-and-Seizures.html
Stephen Bass April 18, 2013 at 01:14 AM
To Whom It May Concern, They can not stop you from reading my posts, but.., they will stop you if you ask for a copy of the police report involving my complaint of institutional elder abuse, and..., they will stop you if they observe that you are taking an active part in discovering and exposing the truth: Three Taps for Olga, an online, ongoing story of institutional elder abuse collusion and conspiracy in the City of Napa, Napa, California. A University of California, Berkeley graduate student who was researching my complaint against the Napa Police Department involving collusion and conspiracy shut down his investigation after contacting the police department for a copy of the police report involving my complaint of elder abuse real estate and financial fraud. My story, my links, my testimony before the United States Senate, online, ignored. The website deleted from the Internet, my account banned for life. The websites below are still active but for a limited period of time: http://three-taps-for-olga-elder-abuse-usa.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-true-account-of-institutional-elder.html http://three-taps-for-olga-elder-abuse-usa.blogspot.com/ http://three-taps-for-olga-elder-abuse-usa.blogspot.com/2013/04/shut-down-investigative-reporter-mihir.html http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=7lg9gBuqu3Ag2jRQyb19Pg I live in fear and horror regarding the Napa Police Department. My face tells just how much fear. Stephen Bass


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