On March 26, 2022, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Special Enforcement Officers working extra gang enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by suspect Oscar Ortiz (age 40) at the intersection of Third St. and Juanita Ave. While speaking with Ortiz, officers observed a rifle on the rear passenger floorboard. Ortiz was removed from the vehicle, a search was conducted, and a loaded Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun was also located under the driver’s seat. Ortiz was arrested for several felony firearms related charges.
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.