Oxnard | Gang member arrested for possession of a loaded firearm

Ariel Medina Martinez, 22 years old, Oxnard resident

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On December 1, 2019 at 9:45 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) were in the 3100 block of Merced Place reference recent gang activity.  Officers contacted Martinez during a traffic stop.  During the traffic stop, Martinez fled from the vehicle. After a short foot pursuit, Martinez was taken into custody while trying to fight with officers. Martinez was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. The firearm found in Martinez’s possession was also found to be unregistered.  Martinez is a documented criminal street gang member from the City of Oxnard. 

An officer sustained minor injuries during the struggle with Martinez.

Martinez was arrested for multiple firearm violations as well as using force to resist a peace officer. 

The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement 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 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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