RICHMOND -- Three men in a stolen car led police on a chase and barricaded themselves inside a home for several hours Wednesday before finally surrendering, police said.

Richmond residents Alfonso Ochoa, 30, Guillermo Sanchez-Garcia, 19, and Marco Castillo, 18, were arrested around 7:20 p.m., more than eight hours after the police pursuit began, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

Detectives spotted a stolen Honda at Marina Way South and Ohio Avenue around 11:10 a.m. and tried to pull it over to no avail. Ochoa was reportedly driving.

All three are suspected gang members with criminal records, Abetkov said. They are expected to be charged with vehicle theft, being felons in possession of a firearm, felony evasion, conspiracy to commit a crime and participation in a criminal street gang. Ochoa may also face a charge of probation violation.

The police pursuit ended when the Honda started driving east on westbound Interstate 580. Officers found the car abandoned in the 100 block of South 17th Street about an hour later and surrounded a nearby home, where the suspects were inside, Abetkov said.

A SWAT team assisted and surrounded the residence into the evening until they finally surrendered, she said.

The suspects were taken to County Jail in Martinez. Ochoa and Sanchez-Garcia were being held in lieu of $200,000 bail and Castillo was being held in lieu of $170,000 bail.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh



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