Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On January 26, at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the vehicle began to slow, the left rear passenger, identified as Isaiah Palazuelos, opened the door while in possession of a handgun. Palazuelos fled from the traffic stop with officers in pursuit. Palazuelos discarded the handgun in the grass at Durley Park and was apprehended a short distance away. The handgun, a loaded revolver, was recovered and Palazuelos was arrested.
Palazuelos previously plead guilty to a crime of violence and as a result of the conviction, was prohibited from possessing a firearm (felony). The handgun that Palazuelos possessed had the serial numbers removed which made possession of the handgun a felony. The traffic stop that Palazuelos fled from was well within 1000 feet of Haydock Elementary School which violated California’s Gun-Free School Zone Act (felony).
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.