On August 10th at 9:30pm, officers from the Oxnard Police Department attempted to stop a red Mitsubishi SUV at Teakwood and M Streets for a vehicle code violation.
This vehicle failed to yield to the officer, and a pursuit followed. At the same time, a second vehicle, a blue Mercedes, attempted to interfere in this pursuit by inserting itself in between the Mitsubishi and the pursuing officer, preventing the officer from pursuing the Mitsubishi. At one point, the Mercedes attempted to intentionally collide with the officer’s unit, but was unsuccessful. Officers began pursuing both the Mitsubishi and Mercedes as they failed to yield to the officers.
The Mitsubishi finally yielded at Yucca Street and Saviers Road. The right rear passenger, Morales, exited and attempted to flee from officers while in possession of shotgun. Officers were able to detain Morales and located a second firearm, a handgun, on his person.
Morales, a convicted felon and person prohibited from firearm possession, was arrested for multiple firearms violations and obstructing a peace officer.
The left rear passenger of this vehicle, Aguilar, was found to be in possession of 9mm ammunition. Aguilar is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning/possessing ammunition. He was arrested for this violation. The female driver of this vehicle was arrested for evading an officer.
The Mercedes yielded in the 700 block of Polaris Way, in the city of Port Hueneme. The driver, Frias, was detained without further incident. Because he attempted to interfere with the pursuit of the Mitsubishi, and attempted to collide with the pursuing officer’s unit, Frias was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, and evading an officer, all felonies.
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.
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