On Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 8:36 am, a Dixon police officer attempted to pull over a green Honda Civic speeding in a school zone in the 1500 block of Pembroke Way. The driver failed to yield to the officer’s emergency lights and siren and continued at a high rate of speed through residential neighborhoods.
The suspect drove southbound the entire length of North and South Almond Streets, continued south on Porter Road, then west on Midway Road. The suspect’s speed reached approximately 90 mph at one point on Midway Road. Due to the high speeds and concern for public safety, Dixon officers terminated the pursuit at Midway and Meridian Roads and began to return to Dixon.
Minutes later, a report of a solo vehicle crash involving a green Honda Civic was received from the area of Midway Road and Paddon Road—about 1.5 miles from where Dixon officers had terminated. Witnesses reported seeing three people running northbound from the collision. Dixon officers responded to the area and with the assistance of Vacaville Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and Solano County Sheriff Department, a perimeter was established and a search of the area began.
A Sheriff’s deputy and his K-9 conducted a search of the area. About one and a half hours after the incident began, Officers located all three individuals hiding in and near a barn on private property not far from the crash site. All three suspects were booked at the Solano County Jail and the driver will have to attend a California driving school before being allowed to drive once more.
The persons arrested were:
- Ryan Chase Micklon (23) of Vacaville for numerous charges, including Possession of Stolen Property/Vehicle, Recklessly Evading Peace Officer, Conspiracy, Trespass, Probation Violation. Micklon is charged with being the driver of the vehicle.
- Greyson Mercado Mestre (43) of Fairfield for Obstruct/Resist Officer, Conspiracy, Receiving Stolen Property. Mestre also had a Solano County arrest warrant for Probation Violation.
- Katherine Elizabeth Crotzer (31) of Fairfield for Obstruct/Resist Officer, Conspiracy, Receiving Stolen Property. Crotzer also had two Solano County arrest warrants for Burglary and a Yolo County Warrant for Marijuana Sales.
The vehicle, which turned out to be stolen, was eventually returned to its rightful owner. No suspects, officers, or members of the public were injured as a result of this incident. Dixon Police would like to remind persons who see police lights and sirens to immediately yield by pulling over to the right and stopping. Fleeing from officers only makes the situation worse and puts innocent lives at risk.