Federal Fugitive Leads Oxnard Police On A Pursuit With A Baby In The Car

Sunday February 10, 2019

     Oxnard police say a traffic stop turned into a high-speed pursuit of a vehicle with a federal fugitive gang member and a baby inside.

     It started shortly before 10:30 PM Saturday night in the 1100 block of South Oxnard Boulevard.

     When officers of the gang unit tried to conduct the traffic stop for a vehicle code violation, the driver failed to yield and the pursuit began through the Cal Gisler neighborhood and ended in the 4300 block of Terrace Avenue when the driver stopped and fled on foot through several yards with officers giving chase.

    Officers finally caught up to the suspect but they say he resisted arrest before finally being taken into custody.

    They say 39-year-old Freddie Avalos of Oxnard was not only arrested on the outstanding warrant from the Federal Marshall's Office, but also for felony evading, resisting arrest with the threat of violence or violence, and felony child endangerment.

    Police say they discovered an 11-month-old baby in the vehicle.

    In addition to arresting Avalos, police also arrested the baby's mother, 33-year-old Vicky Lastimosa of Camarillo, for felony child endangerment.

    They arrested another passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Kenya Contreras of Oxnard for a warrant and felony narcotics possession.

    Two 17-year-old juveniles from Oxnard who were passengers were also arrested, one for a warrant and the other for violating her court-ordered probation.