Oxnard | 16 Year Old Arrested for Possession of Loaded Firearm Found in Potato Chip Bag

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On July 20, at approximately 8:47 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) conducted a directed patrol in the Southwinds Neighborhood, in response to  the concerns of residents regarding recent gang activity. The specific focus of the enforcement detail included the apartment complexes between the 200 and 500 block of Cuesta Del Mar. 

During the enforcement detail, SEU officers contacted a 16-year-old juvenile, Oxnard resident, in the 400 block of Cuesta Del Mar. During a search of the juvenile, officers located a loaded firearm inside an empty bag of potato chips the juvenile was holding. The firearm was determined to be unregistered.  Officer arrested the juvenile on several firearm related charges and transported him to Juvenile Hall.

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. So far this year, officers have seized approximately 12 firearms in the Southwinds Neighborhood from gang members, and associates. The SEU is committed to prioritizing focusing zero-tolerance gang enforcement efforts on Cuesta Del Mar in an effort to reduce gang activity in the area, and improve the quality of life for the residents.

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 | 16 Year Old Arrested for Possession of Loaded Firearm Found in Potato Chip Bag

  1. Mike Jones July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    In other words, he got caught holding the bag…


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