SOQUEL, Calf. - Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two suspected gang members, Friday night.
Enrique Rocha and Issac Urquiza were arrested in Santa Cruz, after reportedly leading officers on a chase beginning in Soquel. Two minors were in the vehicle with them.
Two deputies were patrolling Winkle Park, following recent gang activity, when they saw a BMW they recognized from a previous gang-related investigation. The four suspects allegedly drove away from the law enforcement officers, with Urquiza eventually fleeing on foot when the car stopped behind the 7-Eleven on Soquel drive.
The driver, Rocha, was arrested along with the two juveniles. Urquiza was found on Paul Sweet Road. A K9 officer alerted authorities to a loaded handgun on the corner of Soquel Drive and Mission Drive, believed to have been tossed by Urquiza.
Rocha and Urquiza were arrested for charges including gang participation, possession of a loaded firearm, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The minors were released to family members with charges pending.