News release - 3/14/2012

Published 3/14/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Carjacking, pursuit, arrest 
DATE/TIME March 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. 
LOCATION Patterson Road and Channel Islands Blvd. 
VICTIM 25-year-old female, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT Joey Ixta, 19 
PREPARED BY Detective Steve Funk
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz (805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On March 7, 2012 at about 1:25 p.m. Oxnard PD officers received a call regarding a carjacking in the area of Haycox Elementary School at 5400 Perkins Road. The victim, a 25-year-old Oxnard resident, said she was picking up her 5-year-old son from school when two Hispanic males approached her and demanded her car by pushing her away from it. The victim’s vehicle is a 2002 black Nissan Sentra. The victim says both suspects got into her car and left northbound on Perkins Road and then westbound on Clara Street. The victim immediately notified the police. Officers checked the area but were not able to find the suspects or the stolen car. The victim and her son were not injured.
On March 14, 2012 at about 9:35 a.m. Oxnard PD officers received a call that the suspect vehicle was spotted in the area of Patterson Road and Channel Islands Boulevard near the McDonald’s restaurant in the city of Port Hueneme. Officers responded to the area and located the stolen Nissan. As officers attempted to pull the car over, the suspect immediately accelerated. Officers initiated a two minute pursuit where the suspect eventually ran into a curb and a stop sign at the corner of Pierwalk and Victoria Avenue. The suspect ran from the stolen Nissan but was caught a short distance away.
The suspect is Joey Ixta, 19. He was identified as the suspect who carjacked the Nissan on March 7. Ixta faces the following charges: carjacking, failure to yield, hit and run, and delaying and obstructing peace officers in the performance of their duties.
Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to call Oxnard P.D. at (805) 385-7740. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email.



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