Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On February 27, 2019 at approximately 5:00 AM, investigators from the Oxnard Police Department Violent Crimes Unit, with the assistance of SWAT teams from the Oxnard Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Oxnard Police Department K-9 Unit, served search warrants in the 3000 block of South “L” Street in the City of Oxnard, the 2000 block of Blackberry Circle in the City of Oxnard, and the 6300 block of McBean Road in the City of Somis. The search warrants were related to two separate shooting incidents in the City of Oxnard, the first of which occurred on January 19th in the 2000 block of Kepler Drive and the second which occurred during the early morning hours of January 21st in the 100 block of North Oxnard Boulevard.
During the service of the warrant in the 3000 block of “L” Street, a 17 year old juvenile, who is a documented criminal street gang member, was taken into custody and later arrested for attempted murder, a gang enhancement, and firearms related charges. In addition, a large caliber revolver and ammunition was located and seized. The juvenile was later lodged at juvenile hall.
After the service of the search warrants, a second suspect, 20 year old Oxnard resident Emilio Torres, was contacted at the Oxnard Police Department. Torres, was arrested for brandishing a firearm as well as a gang enhancement. He was later booked into the Ventura County Jail for those charges. The investigation is ongoing.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes 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 criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or 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.