Police make arrests in fatal beating

Updated 3:52pm Wednesday September 24, 2008

Napa Police Department Investigators have arrested two suspects, a 16 year-old male and a 23 year-old male on murder, robbery and criminal conspiracy charges in connection with the investigation of the murder of Napa teenager Jesus Tornero. Tornero, a 16 year-old senior who attended Napa High School was assaulted and robbed Monday evening while walking home through a central Napa neighborhood.  

The 16 year-old male juvenile was arrested at the Napa Police Department and booked into the Napa County Juvenile Detention Center on felony charges of Murder, 187 (A) PC, Robbery, 211 PC, and Criminal Conspiracy, 182 (A) (1) PC.  

Also arrested and charged with Murder, Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy is Donovan Pierre, 23 years, DOB 5/8/85.  Both suspects reside together in an apartment complex located in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue in Napa.

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Collection event for pharmaceuticals and sharps

Updated Tuesday October 14, 2008

The City of Napa Police Department hosted a pharmaceutical and sharps (used syringes and needles) collection event on Saturday, October 11, 2008. City of Napa residents and others living in Napa County brought in 437 pounds of unused or expired pharmaceuticals and 211 pounds of home generated sharps. This type of special collection event helps keep unused medicine from being sent down the drain and polluting the environment.

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Alston Park use area changes completed

alstonoaksmver.jpgUpdated Tuesday September 23, 2008

City of Napa Parks staff has completed the planned changes to the use areas at Alston Park.

The work that has been done includes installation of new signs, and new fencing to delineate the additional eight acres of off-leash dog area. Lrge, new entryway signs indicate the use areas on a map and make use of “You Are Here” indicators. New signs are now located at each trail crossing to let all park users know that they entering or leaving the off leash area. New four-foot high bollards have been installed marking the new borders of the on-leash and off-leash areas. Parks staff has also be established a new trail in the upper section of the park for on-leash dogs and owners and other park users to allow acccess to the top of the park without entering the off-leash area.

Extended work hours again at First Street Bridge

Wednesday September 17, 2008

Beginning Thursday, September 18 through Monday September 22, the contractor working for the City of Napa on the replacement of the First Street Bridge over Napa River will work extended hours. The City has agreed to allow work hours of 7am to 12midnight Thursday, September 18 through Saturday, September 20; 7am to 11pm on Sunday September 21; and 7am to 9pm on Monday September 22. The extended work hours are needed in order to meet critical schedule deadlines. Pile driving work will be allowed until 7pm each evening. After that time, the contractor will be allowed to perform excavation and hauling activities.

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Caltrans working nights on Jameson Canyon Road

Updated Monday September 15, 2008

Caltrans will close westbound lanes on Highway 12/Jameson Canyon for night work this week. Beginning Monday, September 15 and ending on Tuesday September 16  the closure will extend from the I-80 connector with State Route 12 to a half-mile west of Red Top Road, will last from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m on each night. Eastbound lanes on State Route 12 will remain open during this period, but some delays should be expected due to traffic from construction trucks.The detour for westbound I-80 traffic to Napa is Highway 37.

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