Crime - Sacto 911

I-80 pursuit ends in crash, arrest of two men near Vacaville

Two Bay Area men were arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase from West Sacramento to Vacaville early Thursday afternoon, according to a CHP news release.

The incident began shortly after 1 p.m. when a CHP unit assigned to the Woodland area was traveling on westbound Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento. The officers spotted a black Mercedes with a possible registration violation and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the Mercedes failed to pull over, according to the news release.

Officers pursued the vehicle on I-80 westbound through Davis, but ended the pursuit out of concern for public safety, officials said. A detailed description of the vehicle was relayed to other area law enforcement agencies as well as CHP units assigned to the Solano County area.

About 1:24 p.m., a Solano-area CHP unit spotted a Mercedes traveling at high speed on westbound I-80 at Allison Drive, officials said. The officer attempted to overtake the vehicle but quickly lost sight of it.

About 1:30 p.m., the Vacaville Police Department received calls about a crash on the Davis Street offramp from westbound I-80. Witnesses reported that two people had run from the crash site. They described the vehicle as a black Mercedes and gave police a description of the people who fled.

Vacaville police and CHP officers arrived at the scene and, with help from the public, located and arrested the two men. During an inventory of items in the Mercedes, a handgun and ski mask were found, CHP officials said.

The two men were identified as Raynel A. Dorrough, 20, of Hayward and Marquaus E. Jerome Patrick, 21, of Oakland. Both were booked into the Solano County jail on suspicion of evading law enforcement officers and possession of a weapon.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy