On June 28, 2016, at about 12:40 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) were conducting uniform gang enforcement in 1300 block of Azalea Street, where a recent homicide occurred. Officers noticed a large group of subjects at a vehicle which was in the middle of the street blocking both lanes near Azalea Street at Lantana Street.
When officers approached the subjects the car quickly sped away from them attempting to avoid contact with the officers. A short pursuit ensued in the neighborhood and during the pursuit a loaded firearm was discarded from the vehicle. The vehicle collided with a parked car in the neighborhood and both occupants fled on foot from the vehicle. After a brief foot pursuit both suspects were apprehended.
Natasha Sattiewhite, 27, was arrested for possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, and narcotics. Lester Washington, 47, was arrested for vehicle pursuit and resisting arrest.
The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city. Citizens are reminded to contact the Police Department when they observe suspicious activity or are witnesses to a crime.
The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. 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 (805) 222-8477.
You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.apx to submit at tip via text or email.