DATE: April 5, 2021, 6:40 P.M.
SUBJECT: Vehicle Pursuit/Documented Gang Member in Possession of a rifle
LOCATION: 200 blk. Cuesta Del Mar, Oxnard
SUSPECTS: Crisostomo Palomares 20-year-old Oxnard Resident
Daniel Cervantes 20-year-old Camarillo Resident
CONTACT: Tim Kelley, Commander
(805) 857-5297 | timothy.kelley@Oxnardpd.org
On April 5, at approximately 6:40 p.m, officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation in the 200 blk. of E. Clara St. The driver, identified as Daniel Cervantes, failed to yield and led officers on a three minute vehicle pursuit. The vehicle ultimately stopped in the north alley of Cuesta Del Mar 200 block. The passenger, identified as Crisostomo Palomares, quickly exited the vehicle while holding an AR-15 style rifle. Palomares fled from officers still holding the rifle. A short foot pursuit was initiated and Palomares was found hiding under a parked vehicle and was taken into custody. It was found that Palomares had discarded the rifle under a nearby vehicle as he fled from officers. The rifle was recovered and found to be loaded and unregistered. Cervantes is a convicted felon, on probation with searchable terms and is prohibited from possessing firearms. Palomares is a documented gang member from the City of Oxnard. Palomares was arrested for numerous gang & firearms violations. Cervantes was arrested for felony evading.
The Oxnard Police Department’s 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. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at . You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email