OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Assault and Firearms Arrest|
|DATE/TIME:||September 26, 2017 3:40 PM|
|LOCATION:||100 Block of S. Grant Ave.|
|SUSPECT:||Margarito Solano, 20 year old Oxnard resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Commander Mike Adair|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Detective Mike Velasquez
DETAILS: On September 26, 2017 at 3:35 PM the Oxnard Police Department’s Communications Center was contacted by an agent from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to report an incident they had been involved in during their attempt to apprehend a suspect. The ICE agents had just attempted a felony arrest warrant service on Margarito Solano in the 100 block of South Grant Ave. in Oxnard. During the arrest the suspect had driven his vehicle into one of the agent’s vehicle.
When Oxnard police officers arrived on scene, they learned the suspect had already been taken into custody. The initial information from the agents indicated that ICE’s Fugitive Operations Team was in Oxnard looking for Solano who had an active felony warrant and is a documented gang member. The agents located Solano on Grant Ave. and attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the vehicle he was driving. At that time, Solano sped up and rammed into one of the agent’s vehicles in an attempt to flee. Solano was unable to drive by the agents and was taken into custody without further attempts to resist. The ICE vehicles involved in the enforcement stop were all equipped with red and blue flashing lights which were activated at the time of the stop. A loaded handgun was found in Solano’s pants pocket when he was searched.
Oxnard officers took custody of Solano and he was booked into Ventura County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and criminal firearms possession. One ICE agent suffered a minor injury when Solano rammed into the agent’s car. Solano struck the vehicle with such force that the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.
The Oxnard Police Department was not involved in the ICE operation. The Oxnard Police Department does not engage in immigration enforcement.
For additional information reference the original ICE operation, please contact the ICE Press Information Officer (PIO), Virginia Kice, at (949) 337-9594.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 9/27/2017, 7:00 a.m.