Oxnard | Gang Member/ Prohibited Person Arrested for Firearm Possession

Rafael Lopez 27 year old, Oxnard resident

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On August 13th, at approximately 5:20 p.m., detectives from the Property Crimes Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit observed a wanted felon, Rafael Lopez, driving in the area of Ninth Street and ‘G’ Street. Lopez was wanted for a felony Post Release Offender (PROs) warrant for exhibiting a deadly weapon at law enforcement to prevent arrest. Detectives attempted a traffic stop on his vehicle in the 1000 block of South ‘G’ Street, Oxnard. Lopez immediately pulled over and fled the vehicle on foot. While running through the neighborhood, Lopez armed himself with a loaded 9mm handgun. Lopez approached an open window of a residence and was confronted by the victim. Lopez pointed the firearm at the victim and fled. Lopez was observed attempting to get into a vehicle and confronted by detectives. Lopez turned and discarded the handgun before surrendering without further incident.

Detectives attempted to locate the firearm in the backyard of a residence and were unsuccessful due to debris and overgrown bushes. Detectives requested the assistance of the Oxnard K9 Unit. K9 Capone arrived on scene and located the firearm in a bush in the backyard.

Lopez is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. He was arrested for several felony firearms charges, exhibiting a firearm in a threatening manner, a felony, and misdemeanor narcotics possession.     

The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing weapon related crimes in the City of Oxnard.  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 by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477.  You can also visit their website: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email. 

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One Response to Oxnard | Gang Member/ Prohibited Person Arrested for Firearm Possession

  1. O.G. August 14, 2020 at 11:52 am

    There you go, give us a big smile!


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