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Napa police arrested a 32-year-old Napa man Wednesday for possible charges of sex crimes involving a minor under the age of 14.

Alberto Diaz Lopez was arrested Wednesday afternoon near his residence on the 2500 block of Laurel Street, police said.He was booked into the Napa County jail for multiple possible sex charge involving a minor.

At the same time, the Napa Special Investigations Bureau is conducting a drug investigation involving Lopez. A search of his apartment resulted in the seizure of approximately $5,000 in cash and cocaine possessed for sale, the bureau reported.

Sheriff seeks public’s helpThe Napa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an allegation of a violent assault that occurred in the 2300 block of Mount Veeder Road sometime between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.

The department put out a media release Friday afternoon asking the public for information if they witnessed a vehicle collision or altercation, or had contact with a pedestrian or hitchhiker in that area during that time frame.

Residents living in the area who may have relevant video surveillance are also asked to call contact Detective Joe Perry at 707-259-8673.

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You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at kcourtney@napanews.com or at 707-256-2217. 


City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.