Oxnard | Arrest for Possession of a Loaded Handgun

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On January 20, 2020, at about 6:37 p.m., an officer assigned to the Colonia neighborhood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of First Street and Marquita Street for a Vehicle Code violation. The location of the traffic stop was one block away from where a homicide occurred (200 block South Marquita Street) earlier this month on January 5th.  As the vehicle came to a stop, both the driver and a passenger attempted to walk away from the vehicle but were quickly detained. The officer confirmed the driver, Anthony Madrid (age 22), was on probabtion. During a probation search of the vehicle, the officer located a loaded handgun. Suspect Madrid was subsequently arrested for various felony weapons charges.  The passenger was released at the scene without charge.

Anthony Madrid, 20 years old, Oxnard Resident


Anyone with information regarding this crime, or any 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 and remain anonymous. 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.       

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