Oxnard Gang Member Arrested for Gun Possesion and Narcotics

pharm arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On July 27, 2016 around 12:15 P.M. two officers assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Team observed a vehicle run a red light on Rose Avenue near First Street. They made an enforcement stop regarding the traffic infraction and contacted the driver 22 year old Juan Sandoval and his passenger 24 year old Christopher Arevalo. Officers did a records check and  found that both occupants were document members of an Oxnard based criminal street gang and also noted they had been served with the civil gang injunction. Juan Sandoval and Christopher Arevalo were in violation of the gang injunction by associating with each other.

Officers removed the driver (Sandoval) from the vehicle to affect the arrest and learned that there was a gun inside the car. The officers quickly handcuffed and arrested both men and conducted a search of the vehicle. A loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in the center console and a quantity of methamphetamine was found in the door pocket. Both men were arrested for firearms violations, narcotics transportation violations and violating the conditions of the civil gang injunction.

A booking search of Arevalo revealed he had a small amount of methamphetamine concealed on his person. Sandoval and Arevalo were booked into the Ventura County Jail for multiple Felony charges.

The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.


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