On June 3, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit and K-9 Unit conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Channel Islands Blvd. and Merced Pl. Officers contacted a passenger in the vehicle identified as Rafael Aguilar and found that Aguilar was recently released from custody on his own recognizance from a prior arrest. The conditions of his O.R release means he has search terms and is not to engage in any criminal activity. Aguilar was found to be in possession of narcotic paraphernalia and was arrested.
Officers from the Oxnard Police Department SWAT team authored a search warrant for Aguilar’s residence in the 2000 block of Napoleon Ave. During the search of his residence, officers located evidence linking Aguilar to a criminal street gang. Additionally, they located a sawed off 22 caliber rifle belonging to Aguilar. Aguilar was additionally charged with the illegal firearm possession along with his other charges.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.