OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Gang members arrested for possession of a loaded firearm and felony pursuit|
|DATE/TIME:||9/12/17 / 11:50 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||Rose Ave at Gonzalez St|
|VICTIM(S):||State of California|
|SUSPECT(S):||Gilberto Aldana, 24 year old Oxnard resident
Jesus Vazquez, 24 year old Oxnard resident
|PREPARED BY:||Dan Whitmer, Sergeant
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Dan Whitmer, Sergeant
On September 12, 2017, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Gang Unit (Special Enforcement Unit) were conducting uniform gang enforcement in the area of Rose Ave and Gonzalez St. The officers attempted to stop a vehicle in this area for a traffic violation and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
The vehicle slowed down in an alley and two passengers fled on foot while the vehicle continued to drive away. Gilberto Aldana was apprehended during the foot pursuit and had a loaded firearm and drugs in his possession. The vehicle pursuit ended on the 101 off ramp at Rice Ave and the driver fled on foot towards the Hilton Hotel. Jesus Vazquez was apprehended shortly after.
Aldana was arrested for warrants, various firearm charges, drugs, and gang charges. Vazquez was arrested for felony evading. Aldana and Vazquez are documented gang members.
The Oxnard Police Department Gang Unit (Special Enforcement 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 http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit at tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 09/13/17 / 0245 hours