Oxnard | Wanted Felon Arrested for Illegal Firearms Possession After Leading Officers on a Short Vehicle Pursuit

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On June 1, 2021, at approximately 11:18 P.M., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding in the area of Oxnard Blvd. and Fourth Street. The Driver failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued. At the intersection of Oxnard Blvd. and Cooper Road, the suspect vehicle collided into an uninvolved motorist. The suspect, identified as Carlos Sanchez, was taken into custody. The uninvolved motorist had complaint of pain and was checked out by EMS personnel.

Sanchez had outstanding felony warrants and he had a loaded firearm in the vehicle. Sanchez is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a loaded firearm. He was arrested and booked into county jail for several felony weapons violations, felony evading, and for his outstanding warrants. Sanchez’ passenger, Melissa Estrella, had outstanding warrants and was in possession of illegal narcotics packaged for sales. She was arrested and booked into county jail

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.


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