K-9 Leo, and Pablo Vasquez
VENTURA COUNTY — When Oxnard Police Department patrol officers responded to a request for help in the early evening of April 6th pursuant to what was described as “a disturbance” by OPD spokesman Sr. Officer Daniel Casson, the cops found themselves dealing with a wanted man.
It was quickly determined that 29-year-old Oxnard resident Pablo Vasquez, wanted on a number of arrest warrants issued upon charges of “resisting arrest and making criminal threats,” was inside a North A Street residence where a family member reportedly expressed concerns for the safety of others being held inside the house against their will.
For his part, Vasquez was apparently happy inside the house and had no intention of stepping out to greet members of law enforcement now on the scene. Approximately one hour after the arrival of the cops, however, “the relatives were contacted and safely removed from the house.”
With the perimeter secured, OPD officers pursued verbal contact with Vasquez, but he continue to refuse to step outside.
It was at that point that officers send K-9 unit “Leo” into the house, where the dog located his prey “hiding in a bedroom toward the back of the house,” whereupon he surrendered and was summarily taken into custody. Vasquez was then transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on his outstanding felony warrants.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking