Oxnard | Two arrested in connection with stolen vehicle

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Malik Rasheed

On Monday, 2/11/19, at approximately 7:27 P.M., Oxnard Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from the Vista Ford/Lincoln dealership located at 1501 Auto Center Dr. in Oxnard. Officers were told that someone stole a 2017 Lincoln Navigator from their lot.

At approximately 11:13 P.M., Oxnard patrol officers located the Navigator near the intersection of Teakwood Ave. and J St.  Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Malik Rasheed. The passenger was identified as Kristina Niles. Rasheed had several arrest warrants and was charged with auto theft. Niles also had arrest warrants and was taken into custody.

Our city is currently experiencing a significant increase in stolen vehicles. To combat the problem, the Police Department is prioritizing taking a proactive comprehensive approach in the prevention, enforcement, and investigation of stolen vehicles.

A significant percentage of the stolen vehicles are preventable. The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind residents of the following tips to prevent a vehicle from being stolen: 

  • Never leave your car unlocked, not even for a minute.
  • Never leave your keys in the car, even if you think they are really “hidden.”
  • Don’t leave your car idling and unattended because it is unnecessary (it doesn’t get cold enough here), it is unsafe, illegal, and someone can steal your car.
  • Wheel locks, brake pedal locks and steering wheel locks are also effective.

If anyone has any information regarding stolen vehicles please contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.

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