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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Mark Mathews November 22, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I wonder if this guy will be charged with trespassing. I mean, in light of the democrat controlled state allowing the Department of Motor Vehicles to give driver licenses, to illegal aliens, plus all sorts of unearned welfare freebees at my income taxpaying expense.... Just thinking out loud.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM
No Mark he will claim schizophrenia. His Legal aid will tell the judge, The officer agitated the condition by doing his job. In the end he will get probation that he will no doubt violate.
Mark Mathews November 22, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Sounds about right... the Chi-Town legal-way...
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 22, 2012 at 08:34 PM
He could move to Detroit where no gun means no arrest. I did a ride along when I was there in Oct. We stopped a guy with 9 outstanding traffic warrenst .Still no gun no arrest. We are lucky to still have cops to take the guy in here.
Navi November 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Is it just me or does Patch put a lot of attention on crimes allegedly committed by Latinos? And when crimes are allegedly committed by Caucasians, they are given the benefit of the doubt. The Patch reports typically tint the alleged crimes in favor of the Caucasian offender. Example: a recent headline reporting an alleged crime read, "Napa Man Shared Marijuana with Kids, Cops Say." A "Napa Man" "Shared" Marijuana with Kids, "Cops Say." Compare that to this report where the headline reads, "Fence-Jumping Napa Suspect Arrested After Chase." "Fence-Jumping" "Napa Suspect" *Arrested* After ->Chase<-. Which would you guess is Caucasian and which would you guess is Latino. Reporters know what they're doing here. The "Napa Man" shared marijuana with kids, cops say. Not, "Man Provides Gateway Drug to Minors." Not, "Man Arrested After Providing Illegal Drugs to Minors." He was just a nice Napa Man who SHARED, not provided, an illegal drug to kids. No big deal. Other recent Patch news: "Lamm Lands in Slammer." Sounds harmless enough. But this one, "Napa County Gang Fugitive, 19, Captured." Wow. Now that sounds scary. "Napa County" - where I live; "Gang" - Oh my! ; "Fugitive" - Ah! "Captured" - Gotta get those critters. "Lamm lands in Slammer" - No big deal. But wait, who had 5 warrants again? I'm just amazed. Had to say something because it's gotten old and I've been biting my tongue. Thank you.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau November 23, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Well, Navi, if you want to play the race card... May I suggest you have a look at the Napa Superior Court Calendar. Not the civil court calendar, but criminal court. Count the Latino names, and count the Caucasian or other names, then look up the seriousness of charges by race. Let us know what you find.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) November 23, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Does it always have to be about race? In this case, we investigated the arrest after I was contacted by multiple readers, including a young mom, who were concerned about the police chase of an unknown suspect through their neighborhood that afternoon. Suspect turned out to be Mr. Castillo, and this is at least his third appearance in a police report since this website launched two years ago today.
Lorie November 23, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Navi, You should know that most of us could care less what's the ethnicity or color of the [alleged] CRIMINAL's skin, but since you brought it up (and keeping score), it sure doesn't look good for the ones with Latino/Hispanic names regardless of their 'residence status'. "...Which would you guess is Caucasian and which would you guess is Latino..." You don't have to guess (or bite your tongue), you just have TO READ (Daily Police Logs, Fugitive Friday, Monthly DUI, etc.) what these [alleged] criminals are doing (are they getting younger and younger too?) and be grateful that they've been arrested and hopefully been locked up so they won't be stealing, molesting, beating, raping, terrorizing, drugging or killing our neighbors anytime soon or again. Remind yourself time to time that it's not so much about semantics, it's about BREAKING SERIOUS LAWS. Again and again!
bucket November 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I don’t get it, why spend time condemning the Patch when perhaps spending time educating might serve all better. Napa has changed & anyone who has lived in Napa for decades has seen the change with the arrest activity. We know we didn't have what is going on to the horrid degree we see today ever in the past..... I understand & appreciate migration to a different area for a better life, but, the dream is lost by allowing or bringing that junk to their new home. It brings the area down & soon we are no better than where they fleed from. There is trash in all colors. When you see someone doing or affecting & annoying others around them (such as that stupid boom, boom music) why not spend the time & them to dummy up instead of attacking the Patch. I think folks are feed up and tired of being annoyed every time we turn around and that’s why you are feeling Latino’s are singled out. It is not just criminal Latino’s that folks are weary of dealing with but the massive influx of thugs in a rainbow of colors that seem to be prying on our citizens. The other day I was on Kilburn near the school, I was stuck in traffic just sitting. A women had left her car open & made a mad dash to retrieve her child, I saw a guy walking, he started casing out the car. I honked my horn a couple of times, he looked up; I pointed at him, showed him my camera, he left quickly…FYI, he wasn’t Latino, but definitely a minority. I think we are all just sick of this stuff.....
Ash Leigh November 23, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Oh really. When did this take into effect? It wasn't like that when I lived in subs of the D, two years ago.
Dro November 23, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Lorie- Navi never argued the Caucasian/Latino crime ratio or the seriousness of the crimes. She still has a valid observation. I have to agree with her now that she says it probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 23, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Esioul This is not a hard law When Dave Bing got in He wanted to cut the tension between the cops and black youth. Wayne county is also broke the jails are full. You are at $1200 to $1500 per week. To keep a tagger or homeless copper thief in jail. Crime in Detroit is going down. The problem is the amount of outstanding warrents on the books.
Lorie November 23, 2012 at 07:44 PM
What, semantics? You wouldn't haven't noticed what? The crimes, the demographics or the way the news stories are "told" by the headline? I would then have to assume that Navi among many others will make their conclusions and express their opinion based on a "headline". OMG, seriously?...no wonder :(
Ash Leigh November 23, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I know of a father that was taken in, for unpaid child support. Another for unpaid traffic tickets (warrant) when pulled over for yielding at a stop sign. I have friends and family that are Detroit cops. I have emails out with that question. I'm not aruging, I just never heard of it. Crime in Detroit is going down, maybe because people are moving out. Crime in the 'burbs have been going up! Did you get a chance to go to Garden City, Southfield, Southgate, Dearborn, Inkster? You can call those spots "the 'hood" now. And here, Napa PD will stop people and bring 'em in for "suspisions"
Navi November 23, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Does it, Louisa? Unfiltered Steve, could that have anything to do with media's portrayal of Latinos and other ethnic minorities in their headlines? And if you're going to ask me to do that in court, which by the way thank you for pointing out because my response should cause a little thought, may I suggest you walk into a police station anywhere in Napa county, count the Caucasian police officers names and then look at who they're arresting. Or this might be a little more interesting. Walk into a media outlets headquarters, count the number of Caucasian names there and look at what crimes they choose to report and >how<. In concept, reporting on crime keeps us informed. In practice, reporting on crime based on what the media chooses to portray creates a falsified outlook on the community. In a fantasy world, race has nothing to do with anything. But this is real. It's happening. It's been happening. We're not oblivious. Steve, a few more things to look into: count the number of Caucasian names who rule the courthouses of our country. Count the number of Caucasian names who rule government. Count the number of injustices committed by members of the government since the inception of our government, the number of deaths related to unjust rule, number of arrests, you name it. The evidence is there. It's written in history. Who has it affected in majority? Just to clarify, I do appreciate the content on Patch. Thank you for allowing this discussion.
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 (Editor) 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 (Editor) 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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