Police chase shuts down EB I-80 in Vacaville

By From page A5 | July 25, 2014

VACAVILLE — An afternoon chase on Interstate 80 that began Thursday with a suspected break-in in Suisun City came to an end in Vacaville. The resultant police activity shut down all eastbound lanes of the freeway for nearly an hour.

Police in Suisun City were called shortly before 1:35 p.m. to the 400 block of Marina Boulevard to investigate a reported residential burglary that had just occurred.

Neighborhood residents said they saw a group of people they didn’t recognize casing nearby homes. Before police arrived, neighbors reported seeing the suspects as they ran from a home, got into a vehicle and left the area, according to information provided by Suisun City police.

Suisun City police, with the help of Marine Boulevard residents, saw the suspected getaway vehicle on eastbound I-80 near Pena Adobe Road. Officers tried to stop the vehicle. The driver chose not to stop, which led to a chase that covered about a mile, police said in a press release.

The chase ended on eastbound I-80 west of Alamo Drive. The driver, Latasha Windham-Orebaugh, 43, of Sacramento, was arrested on suspicion of felony evading. Three male teens who were in the vehicle, ages 16, 17 and 17, all from the Sacramento area, were arrested on suspicion of burglary after police found what they suspect was property stolen from the Marina Boulevard home, police report.

The end of the chase shut down all eastbound lanes of the freeway. The regional Transportation Management Center issued a severe traffic alert at 1:55 p.m. due to the freeway closure. Eastbound traffic was stopped at Pena Adobe Road.

All lanes were open shortly before 2:40 p.m. as police continued their investigation into the Suisun City break-in.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • Learn to shoot 1st the ask questionsJuly 25, 2014 - 2:28 am

    Should have shot them when they pulled them over saved the county money...bullets are cheaper than the court system....which sucks anyways....

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  • JazzAzzJuly 25, 2014 - 6:51 am

    Amen to that. What is it about all the Perps from the East Bay, Oakland, Richmond, etc. and even Sacto choosing this area to commit crimes. The police here need to shoot first and ask questions later, or at a minimum give all these perps a real good WOOD SHAMPOO. Vigilantes needed in this area NOW!!!!!!

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  • 2realJuly 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Was moms taking one of her kids to go committ crimes or were these youngsters just tag teaming her?

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  • just sayin'July 25, 2014 - 6:54 am

    Good Job ^5 to Police & Involved Citizens! .. Now let's keep track of the Judge(s) and outcome of any justice systems events.

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  • S KJuly 25, 2014 - 6:59 am

    I wouldn't be surprised if the REVOLVED out yet.

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  • PeytonVJuly 25, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Ghetto, Ghetto, Ghetto!!!.. 43 yr old woman hanging with teenagers?. Or a family outing?!?...What is with this area?. If you ran a poll our area would be the place with highest amount of GROWN woman between the ages 32-50 that run the streets!!. Go home ladies and take care of your children!.

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  • Jose MadreJuly 25, 2014 - 8:30 am

    So.......let's play the "Guess the Race Game!"

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  • Jose MadreJuly 25, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    No takers? Let's get the ball rollin.....they're always looking for a free handout. Only voted to get "one of their own" in. Historically, they are like cancer....once they take over an area, it ruins the area. Anyone????

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  • rlw895July 25, 2014 - 4:33 pm


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  • http://agraveinterest.blogspot.com/2011/06/woodmen-of-world-and-tree-stone-grave.htmlJuly 25, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    WOW... maybe Woodmen of the World?

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  • rlw895July 25, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    Right. Who's "one of their own?"

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  • mikeJuly 25, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    Well looks like mom's great idea didn't work out so good. There ya go boys gotta love yer mother

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