Spike strip used to stop Napa car filled with fleeing teenagers

A report of a suspicious vehicle on the 3800 block of Lassen Street at 2:50 a.m. Monday resulted in a police chase that ended with the car being disabled with a spike strip.

The chase from north Napa to south Napa ended at the corner of Imola Avenue and Jefferson Street when a Napa County Sheriff’s deputy set out a spike strip that punctured two tires, stopping the car, police Sgt. Todd Shulman said.

Napa Police arrested the driver, a 16-year-old, for attempting to evade police and violation of probation. He was taken to Napa County’s Juvenile Hall, said Shulman.

Four other juveniles were in the vehicle, but they were not arrested, Shulman said.

Police said they found rocks in the car. The teens may have planned to vandalize or break into other vehicles, Shulman said.

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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.