Oxnard PD bust chop shop — Suspects arrested for stolen vehicle, drug paraphernalia

viagra arial, diagnosis sans-serif;”>On June 23rd, Tuesday at 10pm, Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in the 3300 block on N. Oxnard Blvd, in Oxnard. The license plates and Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”) of the 1993 Honda Civic had been removed. It was determined that the vehicle was stolen on June 15th from within the City of Oxnard. Officers followed vehicle tracks in the roadway back to a garage of a residence in the 3300 block of Moss Landing. Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department Auto Theft Task Force responded to assist with the investigation.

As officers were investigating the area, Michael Wooten and Steven Rodriguez returned to the residence and were subsequently detained by officers. During a search of the garage, detectives located several vehicle parts belonging to the stripped vehicle. Detectives also conducted a search at a residence in the 2200 block of Reina Circle, in Oxnard, where they located additional parts to the stolen vehicle, including the motor and transmission.

Oxnard resident Steven Rodriguez 35 years, was charged with a number of felony offenses including: operation of a motor vehicle chop shop, unlawful taking of a vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of narcotics for sales. Oxnard Resident Michael Wooten, 26 years was arrested for operation of a motor vehicle chop shop, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.

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