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Two Men Arrested After Traffic Stop After Foot Chase in Santa Rosa

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Two alleged gang members are in custody after a foot pursuit near a middle school campus in Santa Rosa on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. At about 8:30 p.m., officers on patrol saw an Infiniti sedan run a red light at Sebastopol Road as it traveled north on Corporate Center Parkway. When they pulled the car over outside nearby Lawrence Cook Middle School, two passengers got out of the car and ran toward the school, according to the CHP.

One officer pursued one of the passengers, who was allegedly struggling with something in his waistband and would not initially comply with the officers’ orders, CHP officials said. But just before he reached the school’s entrance, he lay down on the ground and was taken into custody. The CHP identified him as Edgar Andres Toscano, 19, of Santa Rosa. A loaded .38-caliber revolver was found in the grass in front of the school, according to the CHP.

Officers found the second suspect, 22-year-old Santa Rosa resident Miguel Flores, a couple of blocks away on Sebastopol Road near a FoodMaxx grocery store at about 9:20 p.m. According to the CHP, both suspects are known gang members. Toscano was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a firearm on school property, violation of probation and resisting officers. Flores was arrested for resisting officers and public intoxication. Both could face gang enhancements when they are charged.

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