Yountville Landlord in Custody After Confrontation With Tenants

Deputy at Yountville station confirms details on arrest.

A Yountville landlord was in custody Monday at Napa County Department of Corrections following his arrest Sunday in connection with an incident involving two of his tenants.

Napa County Sheriff's Deputy Cal Valente confirmed that Richard Figueroa, 51, of Yountville was still in the jail Monday after being booked on Sunday on suspicion of making criminal threats and public intoxication.

Valente, who is based at the Yountville sheriff's station, confirmed that Figueroa was arrested at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday at a rented house in the 6600 block of Yount Street.

Tenants at the home, which is owned by Figueroa, told deputies that they had been out and returned to their home to find that Figueroa, who lives in a neighboring home, had allegedly turned off the water and electricity while they were away.

They confronted Figueroa, according to deputies.  During the confrontation, Figueroa allegedly ran at them and threatened to assault them, deputies said.

Tom Davidson January 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM
He ran at them and threatened to assault them ?
Prickly Pear January 21, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Ha! Sounds like a total idiot! Harasses his tenants (which is thankfully illegal) and runs like a scared child. Stooge.
bluecollardoctor January 21, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Anyone know the exact house number? I think I know which one, but without the media stating it, I get to play my favorite game called "rush to judgement" and guess based on stereotypes and pre-existing bias. I'd like to hear both sides of the story. It sounds like the landlord broke some rules, but they may have been nightmare tenants. Also does not seem that the now jailed landlord committed any crimes. Assault is the threat to do harm. So he threatened to threaten? He ran? Drunk in public on his own private property? This makes me more scared of the police than the criminals. Anyway, would have been fun to watch.


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