Police: Three Arrested in Reported Gang Fight at Napa In-n-Out Burger

One suspect ran before an officer caught up with him, one was stopped while driving away and one was a juvenile with a switchblade. All were drunk, according to Napa police.


Two young men and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Friday night in Napa as they fled from a restaurant where witnesses said one of them was trying to start a gang fight, according to a shift activity log from the City of Napa Police Department:

On 06/22/12 about 2220 hours several NPD Officers were dispatched to the area of in the South Napa Market Place Shopping Center regarding a gang fight.

Upon the officers arrival three subjects matching the description provided to Officers exited In and Out Burger.

All three separated and Suspect-1, Luis Montanez 21 years old, began to run. An Officer chased him on foot and took him into custody.

Witnesses reported Montanez was challenging people to fight while referring to his gang affiliation. He was intoxicated.

Montanez was transported to and booked for 415 PC/186.22(d) PC Challenge to Fight with a Gang Enhancement, 148(a) PC, Resisting Arrest; 647(f) PC, Public Intoxication; and two counts of 1203.2 PC; violation of probation.

Another NPD Officer stopped a vehicle one of the other suspects got into. The vehicle was driven by Suspect-2, George Escalona 22 years old.

Escalona was evaluated and determined to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and on a suspended driver’s license. He was transported and booked into NCDC for 23152a/b CVC, DUI and 14601.2(a) CVC Driving on a Suspended License.

NPD SEU Officers contacted a 17 year old male juvenile matching the description of the third suspect near McDonalds.

The juvenile (Suspect-3) was intoxicated and found to be in possession of an illegal  switchblade knife. The juvenile was arrested and booked at for 21310 PC, Possession of an Illegal Knife.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

This is the second reported gang incident this week in Napa: On Monday, according to the , a 17-year-old boy was arrested at McPherson Elementary School after attacking two 14-year-olds who were taken to . 

Also breaking on Napa Patch this morning: on the Silverado Trail Friday night, police used a K-9 to catch the driver who ran from the vehicle and was found hiding in a creekbed.


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chuck2251 June 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM
throw the book at them include the book cover..if Napa does not stop the gangs,IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE..
Mark Mathews August 04, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I wonder if they were here legally?
Mark Mathews August 04, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Here, here Chuck!


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