Oxnard | Gang Member/ Prohibited Person Arrested for Firearm Possession

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On August 7th, at approximately 5:40 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Ventura Road at Bay Boulevard, in Oxnard.  Officers contacted the driver, Juan Rodriguez, 34 year-old Oxnard resident, and passenger, Alejandro Arroyo, 28 year-old Oxnard resident. Arroyo is a documented criminal street gang member and is on parole for carjacking. Rodriguez and Arroyo are both convicted felons and are prohibited from possessing firearms. Officers conducted a parole search of the vehicle and located a loaded 9mm firearm.

Arroyo was arrested for various firearm violations and for violating conditions of parole. Rodriguez was arrested for allowing a passenger to carry a loaded firearm in his vehicle and violating conditions of probation.

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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