News release - 8/1/2013

Published 8/1/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Vehicle Pursuit/ Wanted Felon/ Stolen Firearm Recovered
DATE/TIME:  8/1/2013, 0031
LOCATION:  Pleasant Valley Rd./ Terrace Ave.
VICTIM(S):  State of California
SUSPECT(S):  Ricardo Ramirez, 29 years/ Jose Ochoa, 24 years of Oxnard
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  Black 2010 Toyota Tacoma
PREPARED BY:  Officer Jesse Sedeno
 Sergeant Alex Arnett, (805) 486-6211

 On 8/1/2013, at approximately 0031 hours, officers responded to a call for service of a black Nissan truck with a partial plate of “11”occupied by Ricardo Ramirez possibly in possession of a firearm. Officers arrived on scene and began checking the area. Dispatch advised a records check revealed Ramirez had a felony warrant and was considered armed and dangerous.
Officers observed a black Toyota Tacoma traveling westbound on Pleasant Valley Road crossing the intersection with Terrace Avenue. Officers followed the vehicle as it was traveling approximately 40 miles per hour on a residential roadway. A vehicle pursuit ensued after the Toyota failed to yield. During the pursuit, Ramirez fled from the vehicle and forced entry into an occupied residence. Ramirez was eventually taken into custody without further incident.
The pursuit terminated when the vehicle collided into a stop sign at the intersection of Wooley Road and Telstar Drive. The driver Jose Ochoa was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle revealed a stolen firearm. The pursuit ended after about 18 minutes and covered approximately 14.9 miles.
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  8/1/2013, 0600


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