News release - 6/5/2012

Published 6/7/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT Pursuit of stolen car 
DATE/TIME: June 5, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. 
LOCATION: 1300 Oneida Place, Oxnard 
SUSPECT Efren Salomon Sarinana, 2/9/86 
SUSPECT VEHICLE Green Ford Focus 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631 monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org

(Oxnard, CA) On June 5, 2012 at about 9:45 p.m., a green Ford Focus was left running (keys in the ignition) in the 1600 block of Oneida Place in front of the car owner’s residence. When the owner discovered that the Ford was stolen, he reported it to Oxnard PD. Officers later observed the car driving southbound on Ventura Road at Holly Avenue. The suspect, 26-year-old Efren Sarinana, failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued. When Sarinana began to drive recklessly the pursuit was cancelled in the interest of public safety.
 
Officers spotted the Ford turned west on Ivywood Drive from Ventura Road. They searched the area and located the car in the 1500 block of Sophia Court. A short foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was taken into custody in the 1500 block of Joanne Court. During the investigation officers learned that Sarinana crashed into a parked vehicle in the 1500 block of Gina Drive while he was trying to evade police. They also learned that Sarinana is on parole.
 
Oxnard PD reminds residents not to leave their vehicles unattended with the keys in the ignition.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.
 
 

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