K9 Officer deployed after Parole Violator flees on Foot after Crashing Vehicle

prostate arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Tuesday November 29, 2016 at approximately 3PM Officers from the Special Enforcement Unit, K9 unit and Neighborhood Policing Team attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Nissan SUV in the area of Oxnard Blvd and Gonzales Road.

The driver of the vehicle was 38 year old Oxnard resident Kilepoa Tuitama. Tuitama had a felony arrest warrant for violation of parole. When the officers initiated the traffic stop instead of yielding, Tuitama drove over the center divider and attempted to flee. Tuitama collided with a nearby vehicle while driving over the center divider. Tuitama abandoned his vehicle a short distance away and attempted to flee on foot.

The officers continued to chase Tuitama on foot and he was ultimately taken into custody by K9 Leo.

Tuitama was charged with violation of parole, felony vehicle pursuit and hit and run.

The Oxnard Police Department 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. Citizens are reminded to contact the Police Department when they observe suspicious activity or are witnesses to a crime.  

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William "Bill" Hicks
William "Bill" Hicks
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