Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On January 6, at 8:00 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop in the area of Gonzalez Road and “C” Street for a vehicle code violation. The vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued westbound on Gonzalez Road, and the pursued vehicle veered off the roadway as it attempted to make a turn at the intersection of Gonzalez Road and Patterson Road. The vehicle collided with and came to rest in a drainage ditch northwest of the intersection. Several subjects fled from the vehicle, and officers contacted Rodolfo Hernandez and David Rosales a short distance from the collision. Hernandez and Rosales are documented criminal street gang members within the City of Oxnard, and both are Post Release Offenders (PRO) in the County of Ventura. The driver of the vehicle was not located.
Hernandez was found in possession of a sawed off shotgun and ammunition. Hernandez is a prohibited person from possession of a firearm or ammunition. Hernandez was arrested for various firearms related charges, and Rosales was arrested for obstructing and/ or delaying a peace officer and a PRO violation.
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 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.