|INCIDENT:||Carjacked Vehicle Leads Police into Pursuit and Ends with Two Arrests|
|DATE/TIME:||October 9. 2019 / 1800 hours|
|LOCATION:||Laurel Street at Lassen Street|
|VICTIM:||69 year old female, name withheld|
|SUSPECTS:||15 year old female, name withheld
16 year old female, name withheld
|VICTIM VEHICLE:||Black 2014 Volkswagen Jetta|
|PREPARED BY:||Brian Woolley, Sergeant|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Brian Woolley, Sergeant (805) 385-7600|
On October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:00 P.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded with emergency medical personnel to the intersection of Laurel Street and Lassen Street in reference to a carjacking that just occurred. When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, a 69 year old female, who sustained moderate facial injuries during the incident in which her black 2014 Volkswagen Jetta had been stolen. The victim was transported from the scene by EMS and taken to St. John’s Hospital where she was listed in stable condition.
During the investigation, officers discovered that the victim had picked up the two female juvenile suspects, who were not known to her, in the area of the 600 block of West Guava Street after they asked her for a ride home. The victim drove them to the intersection of Laurel Street and Lassen Street where the suspects told her to stop. Suddenly, the victim was assaulted by the female suspects, one who struck her head with an aluminum baseball bat and the other struck her face with a glass bottle. The victim, in fear for her safety, left the vehicle while both suspects entered the vehicle and drove away.
As the vehicle was fleeing the scene, driven by one of the female suspects, it collided with a parked vehicle. Witnesses to the collision attempted to stop the suspects but they were able to flee the scene in the vehicle.
Approximately 45 minutes after the incident, one of the investigating officers observed the stolen Volkswagen traveling near the intersection of Saviers Road and Hill Street. As responding officers arrived to conduct an enforcement stop, the vehicle immediately led officers on a reckless, high-speed pursuit for approximately one mile. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Doris Avenue and ‘C’ Street where the Volkswagen collided into another parked vehicle. Following the collision, the driver fled on foot but was captured a short distance away by pursuing officers. The suspect seated in the passenger seat was also taken into custody at the scene.
Both suspects, who were not injured as a result of this incident, were positively identified as committing the carjacking. The suspects were arrested and booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall on multiple offenses including carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, conspiracy, felonious evading and fleeing the scene of the traffic collisions.
Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also 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: October 9, 2019 / 2330 hours