Red Zone Parking Leads to a Real Pickle

The Bureau of Funny Names has one for us this time, as a man named Sean Pickle keeps getting in deeper.


Things kept snowballing for a Fairfield man named Sean Pickel who parked in the wrong place on Main St. on Monday night. Among the charges: giving a false name.

Multiple charges and some jail time resulted, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

On 11/12/2012 (Monday) at approximately 0515 hours, Sean Pickle (28 yrs. of Fairfield) was parked in a red zone in the 1000 block of Main St. Officers contacted Pickle to inquire about his illegal parking.

When asked for identification Pickle stated he did not have any and gave a false name. Eventually Pickle gave his true name and admitted to having warrants. Pickle was arrested for giving a false name and for two warrants out of Washington (Possession of a controlled substance - $100,000) and Idaho (Robbery - $100,000).

A search of Pickle's vehicle resulted in the finding of a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, hypodermic needles, Oxycodone pills and suspected methamphetamine.

Pickle was transported to the Napa County Department of Corrections to be booked.

During the booking process, Pickle was caught trying to conceal a small baggie of heroin in his clothing. When officers tried to retrieve the baggie of heroin, Pickle put the heroin in his mouth in what officers believe was an attempt to swallow or destroy the contraband.

Officer were able to gain compliance of Pickle and the heroin was retrieved without further incident.

Additional charges of bringing controlled substances into a jail and attempting to destroy evidence were added.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction. For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

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