On May 27th, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a foot patrol in response to increased gang activity in the east alley of the 2600 blk. of El Dorado Ave.
During the foot patrol the officers encountered several Oxnard criminal street gang members drinking alcoholic beverages in the alley.
One of the subjects, identified as Juan Ayala, fled from the officers but was apprehended. Ayala was observed discarding a handgun in front of one of the apartment complexes. Ayala was arrested for possessing a loaded, concealed firearm.
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.
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