On Thursday, April 22nd, at approximately 5:51 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation at Rose Ave. and Gonzales Rd. The driver, later identified as Michael Sigala, 37 years, Camarillo resident, immediately fled from the vehicle and into a crowded convenience store where Sigala attempted to hide a loaded handgun amongst display items in the store.  Sigala was apprehended as he attempted to flee the convenience store.  Officers recovered the loaded firearm from the display items. 

Sigala is a felon and prohibited from possessing firearms due to the following felony convictions: felony child abuse, felon in possession of firearms, and felony evading. Sigala is also a documented Oxnard criminal street gang member.  Sigala was booked for several felony firearms violations.