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Novato ALPR System Helps Officers Nab Car Thief

NOVATO – On Friday May 8, Novato Police Department (NPD) issued a Community Bulletin about a stolen vehicle and a narcotics arrest. At approximately 10:40 am Officer Sedeno, on patrol heading southbound on Novato Boulevard, was alerted by the Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) system about a vehicle that had just passed him in the northbound direction. The system ...Full Article

Soccer coach arrested for sexting had past record of abuse

Napa High School begins this week with the news that their Junior Varsity Soccer coach, Julian Vargas, has been arrested for sexually harassing one of his players, a 16-year-old ...Full Article

Christmas Day family drive turns tragic

In a case that may turn out to be a military man suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 50-year-old Charles Leroy Shaffer of Fairfield was arrested last night for the ...Full Article

Cell phone theft thwarted, thief arrested

Verizon Wireless stores in the East Bay area cities of Vallejo, Fairfield, and Vacaville had been hit with recent thefts from suspects who had grabbed merchandise and run out ...Full Article

Two men arrested on human trafficking/prostitution charges

At the culmination of a six-month investigation into a reported brothel, the San Rafael Police Department arrested two Bay Area men on prostitution charges on Thursday.  Lieutenant Dan Fink ...Full Article

Traffic stop leads to drugs, and more drugs

LOWER LAKE, LAKE COUNTY – A woman from Middletown was driving through Lower Lake last Thursday with a friend from Calistoga when she was pulled over by a Lake ...Full Article

School burglar leaves her calling card

MIDDLETOWN, LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County International Charter School is a free, public school for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, located in Middletown, the small community in ...Full Article

Mother arrested after her daughter found deceased

A woman and man have been detained as suspects in the suspected murder of a three-year-old girl. The Napa police were alerted to a possible problem when some called ...Full Article

2 Napa Men Arrested After Suspected DUI, Weapons Possession Near Homeless Shelter

Two Napa men were arrested late this week near the Napa homeless shelter on suspicion of DUI, disorderly conduct and weapons possession charges. Donald James Oviatt, 60, and Christopher Martin Thomas, ...Full Article

Lake Berryessa “Pitchfork” Incident Offender To Stand Trial

Napa County Superior Court Judge Michael Williams ruled Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence for Steven Belmont to stand trial onmultiple charges connected to an incident last August at ...Full Article
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