2011-07-25 "Four arrested after car pursuit ends near a party with combative crowd in Vallejo" from "Vallejo Times-Herald" newspaper
Vallejo police arrested four people early Saturday after a pursuit ended near a party with a combative crowd.
At about 2 a.m., officers saw six vehicles leaving a bar on Broadway and Oregon Street. The cars were moving recklessly, with some occupants hanging out the windows and some car swerving, police said.
Officers tried to stop one car, but the vehicle failed to yield and led officers on a short pursuit to Marin and El Dorado streets, where the driver pulled over, police said.
The stopped car was associated with a nearby house on El Dorado Street, which was hosting a party, police said.
As officers were dealing with the occupants of the stopped car, people from the party began coming out of the house toward the officers, police said.
Police described the crowd as "hostile" and summoned help from the Solano County Sheriff's Office and the American Canyon Police Department.
One person in a car that had followed the pursuit became combative and challenged an officer, police said. He was subsequently shot with a non-lethal bullet and subdued.
The suspect, Eric Nichols, 33, of Vallejo was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and public intoxication. He did not sustain injuries, police said.
A female resident of the home, Monique Henderson, 34, who was found to be intoxicated, was inciting a riot, police said. Henderson was subsequently arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and provoking violence, police added.
From the car, officers arrested Joseph Connors, 25, and Mark Connors, 21, of Berkeley. The elder Connors was booked on suspicion of felony evading, driving on a suspended license and violating a probation for driving under the influence.
The younger Connors was arrested on suspicion of providing a false name to police officers and for also violating his probation.