Oxnard | 14 Year Old Gang Member Arrested for Firearm Possession

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On June 23, at 9:00 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) were in the area of the 200 block of Cuesta Del Mar reference recent gang activity.  As officers attempted to contact a group of suspected gang members in the south alley, they began to flee from the officers.  One of the subjects, a 14-year-old Oxnard resident and documented criminal street gang member with several previous firearms related arrests, was seen placing a firearm on the tire of a vehicle that was parked along the side of Cuesta Del Mar.

The firearm, a loaded semi-automatic .25 caliber handgun, was recovered at the scene, and it was found that the serial number and all markings had been removed.   The 14-year-old was arrested and charged with numerous firearms violations.

The 14-year-old involved in this incident was previously arrested for an assault with a firearm upon another person, and under Senate Bill 439 all of the charges were dismissed.  Under Senate Bill 439, juveniles 12-years and under cannot be charged with criminal offenses other than murder, rape and serious sexual crimes.

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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One Response to Oxnard | 14 Year Old Gang Member Arrested for Firearm Possession

  1. Erlich K. June 25, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Looks like this kid did not take advantage of his second chance. I predict he’ll screw up again.


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