Reports of men with guns had Napa Police scrambling on Wednesday – Napa Valley Register

In the span of just over an hour Wednesday afternoon, Napa Police responded to two calls involving males displaying or firing firearms in residential areas.

Both incidents ended without anyone being hurt. The weapons turned out to be a BB gun and a fake gun, Lt. Chase Haag said.

In the first call, officers were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to Legion Street/Brown Street for a report of a subject yelling and waving a gun around as he rode his bike.

Officers found the suspect, a man in his 40s, riding a moped westbound on Calistoga Avenue with a gun in his hand. The man complied with police orders and turned over a toy gun.

The man, who was not named, appeared to be paranoid, Haag said. He agreed to go to the county’s crisis unit.

He appears to the same person who was reported over the weekend acting in the same manner with a gun near Lincoln Avenue and Silverado Trail. No one was located in that incident, Haag said.

The man sent to the crisis unit Wednesday has a history of mental health issues and drug use, police said.

In the second incident, officers were dispatched at 5:46 p.m. to the area of Stockton and Patchett streets for a report of a young male with a rifle. The male was standing in the front yard of the residence with the rifle.

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While en route, dispatch advised the subject just shot a stop sign and was unsure whether the rifle was a pellet gun or not.

When officers arrived, they set up a

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