Fence-Jumping Napa Suspect Arrested After Chase

After a foot and air pursuit Tuesday, Daniel Castillo, 24, of Napa was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of felony resisting arrest and several probation violation warrants.

Daniel Castillo didn’t want to be arrested again. So he ran, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 4 p.m., Tuesday, a sheriff’s deputy patrolling the southeast side of Napa recognized Castillo, 24, while he was walking in the 1000 block of Kansas Avenue, according to Napa Sheriff’s Capt. Leroy Anderson.

The deputy knew Castillo was wanted on outstanding probation violation warrants, Anderson said.

“The deputy pulled his patrol car over to talk to him, and Castillo took off running,” Anderson said.

The deputy ran after Castillo in a short foot pursuit, Anderson said.

“He was running in residents’ backyards, jumping fences,” he said.

The area was blocked off, a permitter was set and the CHP helicopter was dispatched along with Napa Police officers, Anderson said, adding, “We called for a K-9, but one was not available."

Castillo eventually entered a home on Kansas Street and locked himself in the bathroom, Anderson said.

“We are not sure if anyone was in the home, or if they were outside when the suspect entered the home,” he said.

“We were able to talk to him (Castillo,) and he came came out of the bathroom on his own,” Anderson said.

Castillo was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections on suspicion of felony resisting arrest and several probation violation warrants.

Castillo was last arrested in June on suspicion of domestic violence.

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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Unfiltered Steve Simoneau November 23, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Navi, going off point by ranting is the sign of losing a debate, but I will explain it to you in a simple way you will understand. If you send me out to find a gang member, the first one I find in Napa is likely to be Latino. The gangs in Napa are predominately Latino. Did any other race FORCE any Latinos to join a gang? Nope, they chose of their own free will to join. The human brain works on simple association, it's how we learn things. Since most gang members in Napa are Latino the human brain work like this: Crime = gangs. Gangs = Latino. Latino = criminals. It's really sad that this causes most people to associate Latinos as criminals, but that's what happens when you have Napa gangs with names like "Norteno" and "Sureno" and "Border Brothers" and "La eMe" (Mexican Mafia) and "Nuestra Familia". There are several Latino Napa law officers, and most others speak Spanish. The Latino attorneys that I know are more interested in helping fellow Latinos with a court system they don't understand rather than sitting on a bench with a robe. The media? Well, the media is messed up in a lot of ways, no argument here. Although it's my opinion that Louisa and Patch tend to do a better job. And you know what? If the way things are here in Napa (or the United States) are not to your liking then let me remind you that moving somewhere else is always an option. Ranting about what you don't like just makes you look like a reactionary whack-job.
Louisa Hufstader November 23, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Here's the deal: Police + helicopter + arrest = news. That means whenever I get information about a police chase, with a helicopter, through a residential neighborhood in a community I cover, I am going to report it. Period. No ethnicity gets special treatment. We didn't know whether this was Jerry Garcia, Daniel Castillo or some guy named Smith when I asked Marsha to follow up on the chase. His name didn't matter to us: Why does it matter to you?
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Esioul I can not blame Detroit PD it is all Priority. In Napa a Bum pushing a shopping cart full of copper would get stopped. InDetroit the cops have to move from call to call asap.
Mary Richardson November 24, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Thank you, Louisa. I wondered about that helicopter. When I see those helicopters flying over my house, I always wonder, is it a drill? Has someone escaped from Napa State Hospital? is someone going to run through my back yard? You're right for me - I don't wonder about ethnicity, I just wish someone could let us know if we need to shelter in place.
Louisa Hufstader November 24, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I live near the Queen, so helicopters are always flying over my house. But if I lived in another part of town and heard one overhead, I think I'd double-check my doors and windows. This suspect was caught _inside_ someone else's home.


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