Wake up call-

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Wake up call-

Post by Guest » Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:03 am

And what made the alarm go off so early on a Sunday morning? Was it a car chase or something??? I have to say, the airplane circling around was MUCH quieter than the helecopter!

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Post by Mel » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:37 am

See today's Napa Register- go online at napanews.com.

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Post by ACPD Brownlee » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:22 pm

One of the American Canyon Officers was injured while responding to an incident. For further details refer to the Napa Register's article:

AmCan standoff ends in arrest
By CARLOS VILLATORO, Register Staff Writer
Monday, July 17, 2006 1:12 AM PDT
An American Canyon man faced-off against police for 30 minutes early Sunday morning. The standoff ended with American Canyon Police officers taking Marlon Prado, 27, into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident happened at 6:35 a.m., at a home on the 300 block of Kensington Way in American Canyon. Prado woke up causing problems inside his home, said Napa County Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Pace.

American Canyon Police received a call about a domestic dispute at the address and when a lone officer arrived at the home and knocked on the door, Prado opened it and had a screwdriver in his hand, Pace said.

"He stabbed the deputy in the right bicep," Pace said.

The deputy then hit Prado with a taser gun but it had no effect, Pace said. During the subsequent struggle, Prado unsuccessfully tried to stab the officer once more.

"The gentleman did say he wanted to die," Pace said. "It was probably a suicide-by-cop situation."

After the brief struggle the two men got some space between them and units from the California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff's Department arrived on the scene to assist.

A 30-minute standoff ensued and police attempted to talk Prado into dropping his weapon and surrendering. Police finally subdued Prado by tackling him from behind, Pace said.

"He is lucky he didn't get shot," Pace said.

The officer sustained a puncture wound to his bicep that Pace said was a minor injury. He also sustained a minor leg injury during the struggle. Prado was taken to the Napa County Department of Corrections.


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Post by Resident » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:38 pm

I think ACPD should be commended for showing restraint in this stand-off situation. If it takes an early alarm to protect an officer that has chosen a career to protect us...Let it ring...I'm sure many of us in the community wish the injured officer a quick recovery.


Post by Guest » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:13 pm

Oh I wasn't complaining! I agree, get the bad guys! ACPD you do a great job -

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