Vehicle Pursuit and Collision

Published 8/11/2013 (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 and Collision
DATE/TIME: 08-11-13/1026 hours
LOCATION: Ninth Street/ “E” Street
VICTIM(S): Lorenzo Avila, 49 years old of Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Jeff Gonzalez, 28 years old of Oxnard
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): White Ford Pick up 
PREPARED BY: Officer Hugo Garcia    
Randy Latimer, Commander

On August 11, 2013, at approximately 1026 hours, an Oxnard Police Department officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Ford pick-up for a vehicle code violation. The driver, Jess Gonzalez, 28 years old of Oxnard, led officers on a two minute, two-mile pursuit over city streets. Gonzalez committed numerous Vehicle Code violations while being pursued. During the pursuit, Gonzalez failed to negotiate a turn at the intersection of “E” Street and Ninth Street and collided into a black Infiniti that was stopped at the intersection. The vehicle then collided into a residence in the 900 block of South “E” Street. Gonzalez fled from the collision and led officers on a short foot pursuit and was apprehended in the 900 block of South “F” Street.
The driver of the Infinity, Lorenzo Avila, 49 years old of Oxnard, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center. He was treated and released. Danielle Everett, a passenger in Gonzalez’ vehicle, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Saint John’s Regional Medical Center. No one in the residence was injured nor was Gonzalez.  
Gonzalez was arrested for felony evading and felony hit and run. His passenger was not arrested.        
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  08-11-2013/1330 hours

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