DATE: September 16, 2021 (6:10 PM)
SUBJECT: Gang Member/ Prohibited Person Arrested for Firearm
LOCATION: 300 block of S. C Street
VICTIM: State of California
SUSPECT: Raymond De La Torre, age 45, Oxnard resident
CONTACT: Timothy Kelley, Commander (805) 385-7600 | [email protected]
On September 16th, 2021, at approximately 6:10 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) were conducting uniformed gang enforcement in the downtown area of Oxnard when they conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 300 block of S. C Street. Officers contacted the driver, Raymond De La Torre, age 45. De La Torre is a documented gang member from Oxnard. He is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, due to a prior felony conviction, and is on felony probation with search terms. Additionally, De Le Torre is currently out on bail for a pending felony firearms possession case.
Officers conducted a search of De La Torre and his vehicle, pursuant to his search terms, before responding to De La Torre’s residence nearby to conduct a probation search of his residence. During the search of the residence, officers located a 9 millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun in De La Torre’s property. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are commercially sold as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. De Le Torre was arrested for various felony firearm related charges.
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.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: September, 16th, 2021 / 7:00 p.m.