VACAVILLE — Vacaville police arrested two known gang members after a high-speed chase Friday morning, according to a Vacaville Police Department press release.
Around 11 a.m., a detective with the department’s Crime Suppression Team spotted a gold Cadillac at the intersection of Alamo Drive and Davis Street with expired license plate tags. The detective attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle, turning on his lights and siren.
Police said the driver, later identified as Maurice Jones, 18, of Vacaville, sped off, leading officers on a high-speed chase down Marshall Road.
The pursuit ended when Jones, trying to avoid another vehicle while speeding at 70 mph, lost control of his car and crashed into a fence, according to the release.
At that point, Jones and a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as Daniel Carranza, 18, also of Vacaville, attempted to discard a stolen semi-automatic pistol by tossing it out of the vehicle’s window, according to police.
Both Jones and Carranza were placed under arrest. Jones was arrested on suspicion of evading police with disregard to the public’s safety and possession of a stolen firearm, and Carranza was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen firearm.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Vacaville Police Department Crime Suppression Team at 449-5200.
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