Oxnard Stabbing Incident, Suspect Arrested

Oxnard Police Department Incident Press Release

Juan Tavares, 21-Year-Old Oxnard Resident

On 02/09/2020 at approximately 5:06 a.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of West Vineyard Avenue in reference to a stabbing victim. When officers arrived, they found two stabbing victims, a 50-year-old female and a 46-year-old male, in two separate apartments. The male victim was suffering from numerous stab wounds to his upper body and the female victim was suffering from

several lacerations to her upper body. Officers also located the suspect, Juan Tavares, inside of one of the apartments.

Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit responded to assist. Based on preliminary information, it appears that Tavares and victims are related and reside together. At one point, Tavares woke up and for unknown reasons, stabbed both victims as they slept. The female victim fled to a neighboring apartment to request help. Another family member detained Tavares until officers arrived. Tavares was arrested for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and was transported to the Ventura County Jail. The Investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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 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 also 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. 

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