Case Number: 17-006230
Date & Time of Incident: November 7th, 2017 @ 3:43 PM
Location of Incident: Trancas Street @ Claremont Way
On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at about 3:43 PM, Napa Police Officers were dispatched to a major injury traffic collision involving a single vehicle, at the intersection of Trancas Street and Claremont Way.
Personnel from the Napa Police Department, Napa Fire Department and AMR responded to the scene. The occupants of the vehicle were transported to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center for apparent major injuries. On Monday, November 13th, the Napa Police Department was notified that Napa residents Donald Gray, 91 years old and Emily Gray, 90 years old, succumbed to their injuries sustained in the collision.
On Tuesday, November 14th, members of the Napa Police Department Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to follow-up on the investigation. It was determined the involved vehicle was travelling eastbound on Trancas Street when it left the roadway and collided with a traffic signal at the intersection of Trancas Street and Claremont Way.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision.
There were intermittent lane closures on Trancas Street and Claremont Way for approximately three hours during the follow-up investigation on November 14th.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Officer Aaron Medina at (707) 257-9560.
Case Number: NPD 17-0005287
Location: Old Sonoma Road and Highway 29
Charges: 459 PC – Burglary
422 PC – Criminal Threats
69 PC – Crimes against an executive officer
Offenders: Wesley Bentley, 46 years old
NAPA, California – On 9/22/2017 the Napa Police Department was notified of a hostile subject who broke the door of a residence, threatened the resident and fled to the Old Sonoma Road/Highway 29 overpass. The caller advised her ex-boyfriend, Wesley Bentley, had arrived at her home uninvited. He forced a hole into the front of her door and inserted his head through the opening. He then threatened to harm the resident as he continued to try to get completely inside. The resident believed Bentley was willing and capable of harming her. She called Napa Police for help.
While the victim was calling for help, additional community members called to say a subject was climbing the safety fencing of the overpass. Napa Police Officers arrived and located the man, later identified as Bentley, on the top rail of the overpass security fencing. They spoke with him while other officers from Napa PD and the California Highway Patrol and Napa Sheriff’s Office redirected traffic on both the overpass and on the highway below. Each of our officers are trained in crisis intervention skills and used the training to defuse the situation. Additional officers and deputies who are members of the Crisis Negotiation Team responded to assist. Bentley eventually came down off the fencing. As he did so, he threatened to harm the officers. At one point, Bentley took a fighting stance and aggressed toward an officer. He continued to disobey verbal commands. The deployment of a conducted energy device (TASER) was used and he was taken into custody. Neither Bentley nor the officers were harmed during this incident.
Bentley admitted to prior use of methamphetamine. He was provided medical care at the scene by paramedics and was transported to a local medical facility for treatment. He was later transported to Napa County Department of Corrections and charged with burglary, criminal threats and crimes against the executive officer and was served with an emergency protective order.
We would like to remind our community members to call for help if they or a loved one is experiencing a substance addiction. Additional information and resources can be located at the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) website (http://www.countyofnapa.org/HHSA/).
Case Number: 17-004466 / 17-004746 / 17-004974
Date/Time: 09/11/2017 @ 1130
Location: 2900 block of 1st Street Napa, CA
Arrested: Shontaine Shana Brayton 53 years, Napa Resident
Charges: Conspiracy (PC 182), Accessory (PC 32)
Suspects: Catrina Hockney, 34 years, Napa Resident
Miguel Maravilla, 45 years, Napa Resident
Charges: (2 Counts) Attempted Robbery (PC 211)
(3 Counts) Armed while in the Commission of Committing a Felony (PC 12022(a)1)
(1 Count) Robbery (PC 211)
(3 counts) Conspiracy (PC 182)
On 8/13/17 at approximately 07:07 am, an employee at Lola’s Market (2750 Old Sonoma Rd. Napa, CA) called 9-1-1 reporting excitedly that there were two subjects inside a vehicle with masks on in front of their business. The subjects were reported to be armed with firearms in the back of the waistband. The business employees locked its doors and the suspect was unable to get in. Approximately an hour later, Napa Police Department patrol officers stopped a vehicle matching the description. A bag was covering the rear license plate. Miguel Maravilla and Catrina Hockney were located inside the vehicle. The bag that had been covering the plate was removed and found to have two cut out holes where eyes would be. The bag was covering the rear license plate. No weapons were located in the car or on their persons at that time. The vehicle was towed for expired registration.
On 8/27/17, at approximately 09:53 am, a female enter Pueblo Market (2107 W Pueblo Ave. Napa, CA) wearing a scarf covering her face. The female pulled out what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun from the right side of her waistband. The female robbed the clerk and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
On 9/6/17 at approximately 2:00 pm, a male attempted to rob the Amigos Market (2877 Solano Ave. Napa, CA) but did not complete the robbery. At approximately 6:30 pm that same night, Taco Bell (700 Military W Benicia, CA) also had an attempted armed robbery by a suspect matching the description of the attempted Amigo’s Market robbery. Witnesses from the Benicia incident were able to provide a description of the suspect vehicle.
Through surveillance videos provided by both local residents and businesses in the area of Amigo’s Market, Napa Police Department detectives were able to identify a similar vehicle circling the area during the time of the robbery. The weapon in both crimes was a semi-auto handgun.
On 9/8/17 at approximately 00:26 am, Napa Police Department patrol officers located an unoccupied vehicle matching the vehicle seen in the surveillance videos of the attempted robbery at Amigo’s Market. That vehicle was registered to Catrina Hockney of Napa.
Later on 9/8/17, Napa Police Department detectives conducted surveillance of Hockney and Maravilla in the suspect vehicle as they appeared to case numerous banks and businesses in the Cities of Napa and American Canyon. The surveillance continued Saturday morning, 9/9/17, when Hockney and Maravilla drove to the City of Sonoma and appeared to be casing businesses there.
Napa Police Department detectives were working in close coordination with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office for several hours. At approximately 2:00 pm deputies received a call of a bank robbery that occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at W. Napa and 5th West in the City of Sonoma. Maravilla and Hockney were observed driving away from the scene.
They were detained and shortly thereafter arrested for the bank robbery (Refer to Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office for further details regarding that investigation https://local.nixle.com/alert/6153661/).
Napa Police Department detectives served a search warrant at Hockney and Maravilla’s residence in the 2900 block of 1st Street in the City of Napa and located evidence linking both subjects to the Napa and Benicia robbery/attempted robberies.
During the continued investigation, Napa Police Department detectives developed information that indicated a key piece of evidence was still hidden at the 1St Street house and had not been located during the initial search. Hockney directed a third party to have her mother, later identified as Shontaine Brayton, go retrieve an item from the house. Her mother, Shontaine Brayton, was stopped by Napa Police Department detectives leaving the residence on 9/11/17 at about 11:30 am with a handgun in a bucket. She was arrested for Felony Conspiracy (PC 182) and Felony Accessory (PC 32) and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.
The Napa Police Department will be seeking arrest warrants from the Napa County District Attorney’s Office for Catrina Hockney and Miguel Maravilla for two counts of Attempted Robbery (PC 211); three counts of Armed while in the Commission of Committing a Felony (PC 12022(a)1); one count of Robbery (PC 211); and three counts of Conspiracy (PC 182), a Felony.
The Napa Police Department would like to thank and acknowledge the community members and businesses that shared their surveillance footage with us. This investigative tool is invaluable in helping us solve the crimes that occur in our community. The Napa Police Department would also like to thank and acknowledge our partner agencies, Benicia Police Department and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, for their assistance while working on these cases.
The Napa Police Department believes it is likely that Hockney and Maravilla have been involved in other robberies in the area. If anyone has information related to these
cases, they can call Detective Dominic Deguilio at 707-257-9509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any information related to the Benicia Police Department case, please contact Det. John McFadden at 707-746-4267. For any information related to the Sonoma Sheriff’s Office case, contact Det. Neil Bailey at 707-565-5170.
The public can also submit a confidential web tip at Tip411 or text a tip to Tip411. It is an option that you can use at any time to provide us information without identifying yourself. Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Napa Police Department by texting the word 707NPD and the tip information to 847411 (tip411). Reference Case #17-4746.
Case Number: NPD 17-001447
Date/Time of Incident: March 13, 2017, 6:21 PM
Location: Kansas Avenue west of Soscol Avenue
Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Date of Release: August 31, 2017
Officer Involved Shooting Investigation – Update 08/31/17
NAPA, California – On March 13, 2017 citizens called 9-1-1 to report the behaviors of Noel Russell. Two officers from the Napa Police Department responded to the South Napa Marketplace annex parking lot, just north of Kansas Avenue, west of Soscol Avenue. These officers were involved in an incident with Mr. Russell that resulted in the officers firing their service weapons. (Please refer to the press releases located at www.napapolice.com.)
Investigators from the Napa County Major Crimes Investigation Team responded to handle the investigation. This team was led by the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. The criminal investigation was submitted to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office for review.
On August 31, 2017 District Attorney Allison Haley released the DA’s Office report on this incident as complete and final. Incidents like this are stressful for everyone. On behalf of the men and women of the Napa Police Department, we would like to thank everyone for their patience while this thorough investigation and DA’s Office review were completed. The DA’s Office has made their full report available in the Department News section (http://www.countyofnapa.org/DA/News/).
Case Number: 17-4542
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