On March 15th, at approximately 9:23 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Oxnard Blvd. and Deodar Ave. for a suspected traffic violation.
The driver was unlicensed. The occupants were removed so that the vehicle could be searched prior to being towed.
Officers located a loaded 9-millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun underneath the passenger’s seat during the inventory search.
Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are sold commercially as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. Officers inspected the weapon and found it to be loaded.
The juvenile was arrested for felony handgun possession and transported to the Oxnard Juvenile Justice Center.
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.
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