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    Documented Gang Member / Prohibited Person Arrested For Possessing Handgun With Obliterated Serial Numbers

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     On July 8th, at approximately 7:15 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic infraction.  The driver, a juvenile, was contacted and found to be unlicensed.  The two remaining juvenile occupants were found to be on probation with search terms.  One of the probationers admitted to possessing a firearm in the vehicle.

    The occupants were removed and detained.  Officers searched the vehicle and located a loaded 9-millimeter Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun.  Upon further inspection officers noted that the serial number had been obliterated (a felony).  The juvenile, a documented Oxnard criminal street gang member, had a prior weapons conviction for possessing a weapon on school grounds and had specific probation terms that prohibited him from possessing firearms.  This charge resulted in an additional felony.

    The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Ventura County Juvenile Hall Facility.  The juvenile driver was cited for driving while unlicensed and the remaining passenger was released.

    The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit and K9 Unit are 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.   Booking photographs for adult felony arrest available on the department website: under crime & safety, and booking / call logs.



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    C E Voigtsbergeer
    C E Voigtsbergeer
    29 days ago

    So what happened to my post to this article that was “approved”?

    C E Voigtsbergeer
    C E Voigtsbergeer
    30 days ago

    Well, we can see how effective firearms laws are. A juvenile in possession of a de-serialized firearm. The age of the “juvenile” is not mentioned, so we must assume the “juvenile” is under 18. Federal law generally forbids possession of a handgun by anyone under the age of 21. So we have two felonies right there, possession of a de-serialized firearm and possession of a firearm by someone under the age of 21. Then additionally we have the felony of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Three felonies.

    Now I wonder what this thrice felony violation felon will receive as a deterrent to further crime? Obviously being on probation didn’t prevent the commission of further serious crimes.

    State prison perhaps for the minimum must serve five years sentence for felon in possession? Don’t hold your breath. Well, at least an indeterminate sentence in the California Youth Authority? You must not be keeping up with the times. The CYA is going the way of our mental health hospitals. This county is going to have an arbitration session between the felon and his or her victims where the victims get to unload on the felon. Oh, yeah. That’s a real deterrent.

    No, I am afraid our youthful offender is going to be continued on probation, free to obtain another illegal handgun until he is 21 and kills somebody. Hopefully it will be another gangbanger and not some innocent grade schooler or kindergartener hit by a stray bullet as our proven gangbanger misses his intended target and hits a car being driven by mom taking her small child to school.

    Oh, oh, all we need is more background checks on law abiding citizens to keep this felon from obtaining firearms. Sorry to shatter your illusions, but this felon didn’t go into Turner’s and purchase a HI-Point with no serial number on it. The serial number was filed off so it couldn’t be traced and be determined that it was stolen in a home burglary where the state approved gun safe was stolen to be broken open at leisure some place where the work could be done and the noise wouldn’t disturb neighbors — or where the neighbors knew better than to complain about the industrial sounds emanating from next door.

    No, I am afraid that the next time you read about this anonymous felon will be when he kills someone which as stated previously, hopefully will be some other gangbanger.

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