On September 9th, 2022, with the assistance of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Oxnard K9 Unit, and the Oxnard Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit (UAV), the Oxnard SWAT Team served an arrest warrant in the 1500 blk. of Sixth St., in the city of Port Hueneme. The felony warrant was for Gerald Silva, a documented Oxnard criminal street gang member, who was wanted for a felony domestic violence warrant.
Oxnard SWAT Officers and Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies surrounded the residence, announced their presence, and called for occupants to exit the residence. Deputies on the perimeter could see Silva peering out from one of the windows and then going back into the residence.
Silva’s father and an adult female complied and exited the residence. SWAT officers made several more announcements and called out to Silva by name and received no response.
SWAT officers notified neighboring residents and assisted them with evacuation. After additional announcements, SWAT officers inserted “tear gas” into the residence. SWAT officers could see a subject fall from the attic area into the living room of the residence. Suspect Silva then exited the front door. After several warnings and opportunities to comply, Oxnard SWAT officers deployed extended range less lethal munitions at Silva in conjunction with a deployment of K9 “Rocky”. Silva was apprehended by K9 “Rocky” and was taken into custody at approximately 1810 hours. Silva was treated at the scene by a TEMS Specialist (Oxnard Fire personnel attached to the Oxnard SWAT Team) and then escorted to EMS. Silva was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for further treatment prior to being booked for his felony warrant and for resisting arrest.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit and SWAT Team members 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: 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. Booking photographs for adult felony arrest available on the department website: www.oxnardpd.org under crime & safety, and booking / call logs.