Oxnard Increase In Stolen Vehicles Over The Weekend; Thirty-Three Percent Were Preventable

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

The Oxnard Police Department Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) has noticed an increase in stolen vehicles in the past 10 days.  From 01/19/18 – 01/29/18, twenty-two vehicles have been stolen with seven of those (or 33%) being preventable.  In those that were preventable, keys were available and/or doors were left unlocked.

During approximately the same time frame, eleven suspects have been arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle:  Eduardo Madera, 01/18/97; Andrew Rodriguez, 01/20/89; Isaac Izquierdo, 06/02/86; Nelson Lopez, 09/24/80; Juan Gonzalez, 03/07/91; Estrella Martinez-Ortiz, 10/31/80; Angelita Hernandez, 08/01/91; Felipe Ventura, Jr., 04/04/83; Janeth Gomez, 12/08/85; Teresa Failauga, 12/31/83; and Anselmo Lopez-Carrillo, 07/24/93.  Of those eleven, all but three suspects have been arrested between ten and thirty-six times; the majority of those arrests being narcotics and/or theft related. 

Teresa Failauga

Nelson Lopez

Juan Carlos Gonzalez









Janeth Gomez

Isaac Izquierdo

Estrella Martinez-Ortiz









Eduardo Madera

Anselmo Lopez-Carrillo

Angelita Hernandez









Andrew Rodriguez

Felipe Ventura Jr












The Oxnard Police Department can’t do it alone and we need your help!  The Crime Reduction Unit would like to remind residents that Crime Prevention Is Your Responsibility, not just that of the police department.  Crime prevention begins at home and with each individual person in our community.  The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind residents of the following tips to help prevent vehicle thefts:

  • Never leave your car unlocked, not even for a minute.
  • Never leave your keys in the car, even if you think they are really “hidden.”
  • Don’t leave your car idling and unattended because it is unnecessary (it doesn’t get cold enough here), it is unsafe and illegal (22515(a) V.C.) and someone can steal your car.
  • Wheel locks, brake pedal locks and steering wheel locks are also effective.
  • Also, it is a well-known fact that the crime of stealing a vehicle is not the only crime that occurs. Usually, this “first” crime can lead to fraud, theft of identity, grand theft, etc.

Be a “Partner in Public Safety” and help keep Oxnard crime free and safe. If you see suspicious activity, please report to the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385–7740 or dial 9-1-1. Anonymous information and tips can also be made with the Ventura County Crimestoppers at (800) 222–8477.

If anyone has any information specifically regarding stolen vehicles please contact Detective Enrique Alvarez at [email protected] or (805) 385-7664.

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