Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On August 1st 2019 at approximately 5:00 A.M., Investigators from the Oxnard Police Department Violent Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and the K-9 Unit, served a search warrant in the 1400 block of West Elm Street. The search warrant was related to a robbery investigation involving members of an Oxnard based criminal street gang which occurred on July 20th 2019 in the area of Durley Park.
During that incident, the suspects approached the victim, battered him, and stole his personal belongings. During the crime, one of the suspects claimed allegiance to an Oxnard based criminal street gang. During the subsequent investigation, investigators were able to identify a 16 year old Oxnard resident as the primary suspect. During this morning’s search warrant, the suspect was taken into custody and lodged in Juvenile Hall with charges of robbery and street terrorism (gang enhancement). Items of evidentiary value were located during the search. The investigation is ongoing.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes 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 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 also 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.