On June 18, 2021, at approximately 12:10 a.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) made contact with occupants that were seated in a vehicle parked behind closed businesses in the 400 blk. of South Ventura Rd. The subjects were identified as Alfredo Cortes, and Gilbert Lemos. Cortes is on probation for evading a peace officer, and Gilbert Lemos is on parole. Cortes and Lemos are both documented Oxnard criminal street gang members.
Officers searched the vehicle pursuant to the terms of both occupants and located a loaded handgun that was concealed in the vehicle. Cortes was arrested for several firearms violations and Lemos was arrested for violating the terms of his parole.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit and K9 Unit are 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
Submitted By Bakari Myers, Oxnard PD