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    Oxnard, CA | Wanted Gang Member Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Narcotics

    News Release

    On December 9, 2021 at approximately 4:54 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) were conducting uniformed gang enforcement in the area of Saviers Rd. and Pleasant Valley Rd. During their enforcement, officers observed wanted criminal street gang member Ronald Amesquita enter a vehicle. Special Enforcement Unit Officers had prior knowledge that Amesquita is on parole with active warrants for evading, domestic violence, and resisting arrest. Amesquita is also wanted in connection with an arson and child endangerment case.

    Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and as the vehicle began to slow down, officers observed Amesquita flee from the vehicle. As Amesquita fled from the officers, he discarded a loaded 9-millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are sold commercially as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. Officers pursued Amesquita on foot and took Amesquita into custody. Officers searched Amesquita incident to his arrest and located fentanyl on his person.

    Amesquita was arrested for various felony firearm and narcotics related charges as well as his outstanding warrants.

    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 (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.

     

    DATE:           December 9, 2021 (4:54 PM)

    SUBJECT:    Wanted Gang Member Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Narcotics

    SUSPECTS: Ronald Amesquita, 28-year-old Oxnard resident  

    LOCATION:  Saviers Rd. and Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard

    CONTACT:   Tim Kelley, Commander

                            (805) 857-5297 | [email protected]

     


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