Oxnard PD: Man crashes stolen vehicle into parked car–found in possession of meth

On April 7, ed 2015 at 4:30pm, look Officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit attempted to stop a blue Mitsubishi Galant for speeding. The vehicle failed to yield and led officers on a brief pursuit. Ultimately the Mitsubishi collided with a parked vehicle at the intersection of First St. and Garfield Ave.

The driver, Gary Meza, and passenger, James Juarez, fled from the vehicle. Juarez was quickly taken into custody and was found to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. Meza fled into an occupied home shoving a pregnant homeowner in the process. He also simulated a firearm, threatening the homeowner. Fortunately she was not injured and Meza fled from the back door of the residence.

He later located hiding in a vehicle parked in a nearby alley. Meza initially refused to exit the vehicle when ordered to do so but eventually surrendered to officers without incident. It was determined that the vehicle that Meza had been driving had been stolen in Oxnard on March 14, 2015. Meza was booked for felony evading, hit and run, possession of a stolen vehicle and, aggravated trespass. Juarez was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

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