Oxnard Police Officers Injured during traffic stop

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On April 26, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 1600 block of Billings Street. The subject was identified as 28 year old Oxnard resident, Jose Sanchez. During the traffic stop, Sanchez was discovered to have an arrest warrant out of Los Angeles County.  As Officers tried to remove Sanchez from his vehicle, Sanchez drove away. The two officers were hurt when the vehicle dragged the officers who tried to stop Sanchez from fleeing.   One officer suffered an injury to his leg when the vehicle ran over his leg.  Another officer suffered minor injuries from falling from the vehicle.  Sanchez was located a short time later and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting the duties of a police officer.  Both officers were treated at a local hospital and released. 

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or 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 at tip via text or email.

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