Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On July 9th, at 4:00 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) were in the Colonia neighborhood reference recent gang activity. Officers observed a subject whom they knew had warrants for his arrest, Emmanuel Estrella (28 yrs), enter a Honda Odyssey van that was parked in the driveway of residence in the 200 block of Sarita Drive with two females later identified as Priscilla Bautista (25 yrs) and Samara Eaves (24 yrs). A traffic stop was conducted to contact Estrella for his warrants, and officers discovered that the Honda Odyssey van had been stolen out of the City of Ventura earlier in the day. The driver, Bautista, was arrested for driving and possessing a stolen vehicle. The passenger, Eaves, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant. Estrella was arrested at that time for his misdemeanor warrants.
Officer responded to the residence of Jose Ibarra (23 yrs) reference a probation search at the residence per Ibarra’s search terms, and the fact that a stolen vehicle had just left the residence. During the probation search, a sawed-off and unregistered 20-gauge shotgun and ammunition were located. Both Estrella and Ibarra are documented criminal street gang members in the City of Oxnard, and are both prohibited persons from possessing firearms. Due to the circumstances in which the firearm was located, both Ibarra and Estrella were arrested and charged with numerous firearms violations.
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.