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    Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Oxnard

    Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

    On December 20, 2020 at approximately 8:00 A.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to a stabbing victim in the 600 block of East Poplar Street. When they arrived, officers made contact with the victim, a 61-year-old female. Officers learned the suspect, David Santivanez, a 32-year-old Oxnard resident, had been involved in a dispute with the victim and during the dispute, stabbed her multiple times. She was later transported to an area hospital in stable condition. Multiple officers attempted to locate Santivanez but were unsuccessful.

    On December 22, 2020, at approximately 5:00 A.M., officers were dispatched to a stabbing victim at the 76 Gas Station, located at 1445 West Channel Islands Boulevard. When they arrived, they contacted a male victim suffering from a stab wound inside of the business. It was determined that Santivanez was also the suspect in this stabbing. Officers in the area located Santivanez a short distance away and took him into custody.

    Santivanez was arrested for attempted murder for the stabbing on December 20th, and assault with a deadly weapon for the stabbing on December 22nd. He was later booked into the Ventura County Jail on those charges. Anyone with information on either incident is encouraged to contact Detective Ricardo Vega at (805) 385-8291 or [email protected].

    The Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes 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 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 also 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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    Concerned Citizen
    Concerned Citizen
    1 year ago

    If our legal system was functioning both of these stabbing incidents would not have occurred. Now 2 people are dealing with wounds that should never have occurred. Santivanez is a frequent flyer repeat offender, with over a dozen convictions dating back over a decade, from burglaries, vandalism.DUIs, drug possession, petty theft, drugs while in jail, driving while suspended, receiving stolen property, you get the idea. He was just arrested and released 7 days prior to the first stabbing. We spend most of our police resources re-arresting the same people over and over again only to have our legal system go soft and release them. Until we have meaningful consequences for crimes we’re doomed to being victims to these people again and again.

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