Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release
On July 24th 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit concluded a month long investigation into known gang member Rodolfo Prieto Alfaro, who was believed to be in possession of firearms and ammunition. Due to Alfaro’s previous criminal convictions, he is prohibited from owning and/or possessing firearms and ammunition.
Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Alfaro as he drove in the area of 5th Street and Rice Avenue in the City of Oxnard. Detectives executed a signed search warrant on Alfaro, his vehicle, and his residence located in the 700 Block of West Pleasant Valley Road. Detectives located an unregistered loaded semi-automatic handgun with several other loaded magazines inside the vehicle within close proximity to Alfaro. At the residence, Detectives located additional ammunition and firearm magazines.
Alfaro was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility for violation of PC 29800(a) – Own/Possess/Control Firearm by a Prohibited Person, PC 30305(a)(1) – Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition, PC 27545 – Unlawful Transfer of Firearm, PC 25850(c)(6) – carrying a loaded firearms, and PC 186.22(a) – Street Terrorism. Alfaro remains in custody with bail set at $500,000.