Oxnard Gang Member arrested with Firearm

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On August 29th, at approximately 8:05 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Channel Islands Blvd at Rose Avenue, in Oxnard.  Officers contacted the driver, Alejandro Alvarado, who is a documented Oxnard gang member. Officers conducted an inventory search prior to towing the vehicle. During the search, officers located a stolen, loaded .38 special revolver and additional ammunition. Alvarado was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, a prohibited person in possession of a loaded firearm, and a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. In May 2020, Alvarado led officers on a vehicle pursuit and was arrested for driving without a license, possession of a controlled substance, and evading. Alvarado has previously been convicted of robbery and is a prohibited person from possessing firearms & ammunition.

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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