On February 18, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic infraction.
Officers contacted the driver who was identified as Jesus Medina (age 20) and two passengers, Jorge Garcia (age 18), and Monique Beas (age 19).
Officers immediately recognized Garcia as an Oxnard criminal street gang member from his last arrest, which occurred last month when the Special Enforcement unit officers arrested Garcia for possessing an assault weapon and assaulting officers after a vehicle pursuit. Officers knew Garcia was on probation with search terms.
Officers searched the vehicle pursuant to Garcia’s terms and located a loaded 9-millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun with a 30 round extended magazine. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are sold commercially as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. Medina, Beas, and Garcia were booked for felony firearm related charges.
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. Booking photographs for felony arrest available on the department website: www.oxnardpd.org under crime & safety, and booking / call logs.
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