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Police: Shoplifter threatens Wal-Mart employees with baseball bat

Police: Shoplifter threatens Wal-Mart employees with baseball bat

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A 22-year-old Vallejo man was arrested Sunday morning after American Canyon police responded to a report of a shopper threatening employees at Walmart with a baseball bat.

Police said employees had suspected Solomon Nebiyu Shefrew of shoplifting. When they confronted him, he reportedly threatened them with a baseball bat -- one of the suspected shoplifted items. The incident occurred at 8 a.m.

Shefrew was booked into the Napa County jail for possible charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and violation of probation. 

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

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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.

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