News Story


Deputies Arrest Felony Warrant Suspect After Vehicle Pursuit in El Rio
3/30/2013 8:50:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Vehicle Pursuit, Arrest of Wanted Felon

Report Number:



Unincorporated area known as El Rio

Date & Time:

03/29/2013 @ 8:25 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Timothy Knight

El Rio



During the night of 03/29/2013, members of the Sheriff's Gang Unit were working gang enforcement and observed a suspicious subject driving a black sedan in the unincorporated area of Oxnard known as El Rio.  The Sheriff's Gang Unit quickly learned that the sedan was associated with (S) Timothy Knight.  Knight currently has an active felony warrant for his arrest.  Knight is also a known El Rio gang member with a violent criminal history.  The Sheriff's Gang Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.  After failing to yield, a short vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended with Knight colliding with a parked vehicle.  Knight fled on foot and was quickly taken into custody by the Sheriff's Gang Unit.  A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of a large quantity of methamphetamine.  Knight was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance for sales, evading, and the warrant.  He was booked into Ventura County Jail with a bail of $500,000.


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Follow-Up Contact:

DetectiveJarrodFoote (805) 654-2856


Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas