Wanted Oxnard Gang Member Arrested

Saturday October 6, 2018

     Oxnard police say they arrested a wanted gang member after he led them on a brief vehicle and foot pursuit that ended in Port Hueneme.

   Officers from the Oxnard PD Special Enforcement Gang Unit attempted to make a traffic stop late Friday afternoon around 4 PM on a vehicle they knew was being driven by 25-year-old Ronald Amesquita of Oxnard.

    Police say that Amesquita is a gang member and was known to have an outstanding felony warrant.

    They say Amesquita tried to flee in his vehicle and there was a short pursuit that ended when he crashed into a parked car at Channel Islands Boulevard and Bolker Drive.

    Police say Amesquita then fled on foot but was chased down and taken into custody.

    Amesquita was arrested for the outstanding felony warrant, evading police, fleeing the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.

    Police say Amesquita has an extensive criminal history including arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, vehicle theft, evading police and attempt to escape from custody.