On Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5:45 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of E. Iris Street regarding a subject placing a handgun into a vehicle, described as a white Acura. Officers checked the area but did not locate the vehicle.
A short time later, officers located the vehicle in the area of Ventura Road and Hill Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but were unable to catch up to it. Officers pursued the vehicle to the 1500 block of North “C” Street, where the suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle. There were no injuries as a result of this collision.
The suspect fled the scene of the collision to the 1200 block of Camelot Way. A perimeter was set and officers conducted a yard to yard search of the area. With the assistance of an Oxnard PD K-9, the suspect was located hiding in a room in the detached garage of a residence. He was taken into custody without further incident. A loaded handgun with ammunition was located in the vehicle driven by the suspect. Brandon Guerra, 32, a documented member of an Oxnard criminal street gang, was arrested for a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, evading police officers, and hit and run driving.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Oxnard Police Department at 385-7740. 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 Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.