OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Vehicle pursuit suspects discard loaded gun|
|DATE/TIME:||March 10, 2018, @ 2;30 A.M|
|LOCATION:||Fuente Drive @ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive|
|VICTIM(S):||State of California|
|SUSPECT(S):||Arturo Suarez, 23 year old Oxnard resident
Manuel Tejeda, 25 year old Oxnard resident
Jacob Steir, 20 year old Oxnard resident
Franco Yordano, 26 year old Oxnard resident
|PREPARED BY:||Robert Flinn, Sergeant|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Christopher Williams, Commander
On March 10, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Third Street and Marquita Street. The vehicle was occupied by four male subjects.
The driver of the vehicle refused to yield and a police pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the driver of the suspect car slowed in the 1300 block of Fuente Drive and 3 of the 4 occupants fled into the neighborhood. The suspect who remained in the vehicle was apprehended without incident. The vehicle had a minor collision with a parked car at the end of the pursuit.
With the combined assistance of the public, VCSO helicopter and an Oxnard Police Canine all the remaining suspects were located and arrested. It was found that the suspects had discarded a loaded firearm during the pursuit. Officers located that firearm during their search.
All four suspects were charged with crimes that include resisting arrest, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, felony and misdemeanor warrants and parole violations.
The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city. Citizens are reminded to contact the Police Department when they observe suspicious activity or are witnesses to a crime. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or you can remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: March 10, 2018, / 8:00 p.m.