Ventura PD Catch Felon sleeping in Vehicle | Allegedly found with Narcotics/Loaded Handgun/Ammo

Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm with Narcotics, Possession of Illegal Narcotics for Sale, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, and a Parole Violation

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release 

On June 12th at 7:48 AM, the above date and time, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a subject observed sleeping in a vehicle in front of a residence in the 5900 block of Eight St. Officers responded to the call and found 27 years old Ventura resident, Angel Esparza sleeping in the front seat, and could see illegal narcotics in plain view.

During a search of his vehicle, officers found that Esparza had a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin packaged for sales on his person. There was also a loaded handgun located under the car seat he had been sitting on. It was later revealed that the handgun found in the vehicle was reported stolen out of a residential burglary in Simi Valley.

Esparza was arrested and later booked into the Ventura County Jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a loaded firearm with narcotics, possession of illegal narcotics for sales, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and a parole violation.

According to the Ventura County Superior Court website, in August and November of 2012, Esparza was convicted twice of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and being involved in a criminal street gang.

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