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Police: Man threatens officer during arrest in Napa

Police: Man threatens officer during arrest in Napa

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An encounter Sunday morning between a Napa man and police ended with the man's arrest on suspicion of threatening an officer, according to authorities.

Police were called to La Tapatia Market at 504 Brown St. at 11:24 a.m. after a report of a stranger drinking outside the business, according to Sgt. Todd Shulman. When officers approached the man, 45-year-old Roberto Jimenez, he was holding two opened cans of beer that he poured out despite police orders not to do so, Shulman said.

Police approached Jimenez to detain him, but he tried to pull away from their grasp before finally being handcuffed, then threatened to kill one of the officers, according to Shulman. 

Jimenez was booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, a felony, because of the reported threat. Other allegations included misdemeanor counts of disturbing the peace and destroying evidence, as well as an infraction for having open alcohol containers in a public place.

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