Vallejo teens arrested for illegal gun possession after pursuit – The Vacaville Reporter

Four Vallejo teenagers led law enforcement on not one, but two chases before being arrested on suspicion of having multiple illegal firearms in their possession.

Vallejo Police Department Public Information Officer Sergeant Rashad Hollis said that after a white Mercedes Benz SUV failed to yield at a stop sign while traveling northbound on Contra Costa Street near Georgia Street around 6:25 p.m. Sunday, officers initiated a traffic stop.

“The driver briefly stopped on the 1300 block of Amador Street, where officers conducted a felony stop. However, the driver fled the scene, prompting a second pursuit,” Hollis said.

The vehicle then drove to a dead end in the 1300 block of Colusa Street, where all occupants jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Pursuing officers noticed two of the suspects were holding guns as they fled, Hollis said, which they then discarded after jumping the fence into John Finney High School.

With the assistance of several area agencies, including the Napa Sheriff’s Office, American Canyon Police Department, California Highway Patrol officers and the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement established a perimeter around the school area and began searching for the suspects. Officers also searched the vehicle and recovered two additional firearms.

The suspects were located a short time later and law enforcement recovered the weapons they had left on school grounds.

“A check of firearms records for high-capacity magazines revealed that two of the firearms had been reported stolen,” Hollis said. “Additionally, two firearms were equipped with Glock switches, making them fully automatic firearms, and the rifle had not been serialized.”

The driver of the vehicle was identified only as a 17-year-old juvenile and, after his parents were contacted, he was booked into the Solano County Juvenile Detention Center.

The passengers, identified as a 19-year-old from Vallejo, a 21-year-old from Vallejo and an 18-year-old from Vallejo, all had prior felony convictions, according to Hollis, and the 19-year-old also had an outstanding $100,000 arrest warrant for assault with serious bodily injury.

All three were booked into the Solano County Jail on firearms-related charges.