Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On November 4, at 5:45 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) and K-9 Unit conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code infraction. Officers contacted the driver who was identified as Robert Rivas. Driver Rivas was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was also found to be a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms or ammunition. With the assistance of the police K-9 unit, a search of the vehicle was conducted and a loaded .22 caliber handgun was located in the trunk of the vehicle. Rivas was subsequently arrested without incident.
Rivas was arrested and charged with 29800(a) PC- felon in possession of a firearm, 30305(a) (1) PC- felon in possession of ammunition and 25850(c) (6) PC- being in possession of a firearm and not being the registered owner.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit and K-9 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 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.