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Four Vallejo teenagers led police on not one but two chases before being arrested on suspicion of possessing several illegal firearms.

Sergeant Rashad Hollis, spokesman for the Vallejo Police Department, said officers initiated a traffic stop after a white Mercedes-Benz SUV failed to obey a stop sign while traveling north on Contra Costa Street near Georgia Street around 6:25 p.m. Sunday.

“The driver briefly stopped in the 1300 block of Amador Street, where officers stopped him for a crime. However, the driver fled the scene, sparking a second chase,” Hollis said.

The vehicle then drove into a dead-end street in the 1300 block of Colusa Street, where all occupants jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers hot on their heels noticed two of the suspects carrying firearms as they fled, Hollis said, which they then discarded after jumping the fence into John Finney High School.

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

The suspects were found a short time later and police confiscated the weapons they had disposed of on school grounds.

“A review of the weapons with high-capacity magazines revealed that two of them had been reported stolen,” Hollis said. “In addition, two weapons were equipped with Glock switches that turned them into fully automatic weapons, and the rifle was no longer registered.”

The driver of the vehicle was only identified as a 17-year-old juvenile and, after contacting his parents, was taken to the Solano County Juvenile Detention Center.

The passengers, 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 a $100,000 warrant out for his arrest for assault.

All three were booked into the Solano County Jail on weapons charges.