Police Log: Stolen Checks, Public Intoxication, Domestic Assault, Shoplifting

Napa Police busy with 8 different incidents in last few days.


A 33-year-old Napa woman was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing checks from a mailbox of a resident in the 1300 block of Division Street and cashing at least one of them at a local bank.

Mary Elizabeth Martinez was contacted Jan. 25 in the 500 block of Riverside Drive after police said they determined in an investigation that she allegedly was the one who cashed the check.

Martinez was arrested on theft charges and for two unrelated warrants. Martinez was transported and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections, police said.    

In other incidents:

--Phillip Clearbrook Oliver, 52, of Napa, was arrested at 11:05 a.m. on Jan. 30 on suspicion of inflicting injuries on a 56-year-old female resident of the 1000 block of Terrace Drive.

Police said they went to the residence to conduct a welfare check after receiving reports of prior disturbances at the residence. 

Officers contacted the victim at the residence.  During the investigation, officers observed minor injuries to the female that were allegedly inflicted by Oliver a few days prior, police said.

Oliver arrived at the location during the investigation and was subsequently taken into custody, transported and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections, police said.

--Hermenegildo Aguilar Garcia, 35, of Napa was arrested at 10:11 a.m. on Jan. 30 on suspicion of attempting to shoplift soap and other household items from the Wal-Mart store.

According to police, Garcia and two other unidentified males were observed by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention placing the items into plastic bags.  Garcia and another male stood by the entrance/exit doors on the Lincoln Avenue side and waited for the third male, pushing the shopping cart, to exit, police said.

The unidentified male pushing the cart passed all points of sale and exited the store with the unpaid merchandise. 

Loss Prevention personnel attempted to detain all three.  Two of males fled on foot and were not apprehended.  Garcia was apprehended by Loss Prevention in front of the store. 

Loss Prevention identified Garcia as a responsible in prior shoplifting cases in American Canyon. 

Napa Police officers arrived on scene and took custody of Garcia.  He was transported and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections, police said.

--Robert Kraus, 49, of Napa, was arrested at 10 p.m. on Jan. 30 on suspicion of being intoxicated in violation of his probation terms.

Napa Police officers responded to a report of an intoxicated subject in the area of I St. Georgia Street. Officers located Kraus in the area.  He was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, in violation of his probation terms. 

Kraus was arrested, transported and booked into Napa County Department of Correction, police said.

--A 16-year-old male juvenile from Napa was cited at 7:02 p.m. Jan. 29 for allegedly shoplifting and resisting apprehension and for being intoxicated.

Napa officers responded to Kohl’s, 1116 First St., for a resisting shoplifter.  Before officers arrived, the suspect juvenile ran from Loss Prevention to the top of Pearl Street garage, police said.

 The juvenile was spotted by Officers and fled, disobeying commands to stop. The Juvenile was captured a short distance later and taken into custody.  The Juvenile was determined to be under the influence of alcohol.   Due to his level of intoxication, the Juvenile was cited on the above charges and released to his parents.  

--Miguel Angel Villam, 18, of Napa was arrested at 5:41 p.m. Jan. 28 on suspicion of residential burglary.

The arrest stemmed from Oct. 1, 2012, when Napa officers 10-01-12 took a report a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Shetler Ave.

 Numerous Items were taken during the burglary, police said.

During the investigation, officers obtained evidence linking Villa to the burglary.  Villa is on probation in Napa County. 

On Jan. 28,  officers contacted Villa at his residence in the 1100 block of Republic Way to conduct a probation search. 

During the search of Villa’s residence, officers located evidence from the residential burglary on Shetler Ave.  Villa was taken into custody, transported and booked intoNapa County Department of Corrections, police said.

--Raul Pino Sr., 51, of Napa, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 on suspicion of possessing stolen registration tabs.

NPD officers were dispatched Jan. 27 to a report of a subject who was in possession of stolen registration tabs at an apartment complex in the 800 Block of Third St.

Upon arrival, the suspect, Raul Pino Sr., was contacted and evidence was developed that indicated Pino had removed a registration tab from a vehicle parked nearby and placed it on his motorcycle.

Pino was found to be in possession of that stolen property and was arrested. He was also confirmed to have a warrant for his arrest. Pino was arrested and booked into Napa County Department ofCorrections, police said.

--Andres Urena, 23, of Napa was arrested at 10:23 p.m. on Jan. 25 on suspicion of consuming alcohol in public with suspected gang members.

While on routine patrol in the 200 block of Coombs Street, NPD officers observed a male subject, later identified as Andres Urena, consuming alcohol in public with several other suspected gang members, police said.

Andres fled on foot from police upon contact. Several other subjects fled the area and were not apprehended. Urena was apprehended a short distance away and taken into custody. 

Urena is on Probation in Napa County with gang associated terms.  Urena was arrested and transported to Napa County Department of Corrections, police said.

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