Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On July 13, at approximately 6:07 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction. Officers contacted the driver of the vehicle, Kevin Fickel, who is on parole for attempted voluntary manslaughter. Officers detained Fickel and then responded back to his residence to conduct a parole search. Officers searched Fickel’s bedroom and located two handguns and flashlight that also functions as a stun gun. Fickel is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess firearms or stun devices.
Fickel was arrested for violating his parole, charges related to the felony firearms possession are pending.
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.