Another Firearm Arrest in Oxnard

Oxnard Police Incident Press Release

On June 17, 2021, at approximately 6:39 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation at Oxnard Blvd. and Colonia Rd. One of the rear passengers in the vehicle, identified as Miguel Arteaga, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  As officers removed him from the vehicle they found Arteaga was in possession of a concealed handgun.  Arteaga, a Ventura criminal street gang associate, was arrested for several firearms violations.

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:, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.   You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so.  You can remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: to submit a tip via text or email

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William Hicks

Tax dollars well spent where it’s needed.