On January 7, at approximately 3:08 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) observed a wanted subject in the 200 block of Gibraltar St. Officers identified the wanted subject as Steven Alcazar, a documented criminal street gang member with a felony warrant. As officers attempted to arrest Alcazar, he fled into a nearby residence but was taken into custody. During the foot pursuit, Alcazar attempted to assault the officers several times. One of the officers received a minor injury during the altercation.
Once Alcazar was taken into custody, officers located a concealed loaded handgun on Alcazar’s person. Alcazar is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Officers searched Alcazar incident to his arrest and also located heroin.
Alcazar was charged with five different felonies related to firearms possession as well as a felony for resisting officers with violence or the threat of violence. Alcazar has two prior convictions for resisting officers with violence or the threat of violence. Alcazar is a Post Release Offender, a California voter approved supervised release status offered to nonviolent offenders.