Oxnard | Suspect allegedly casing area arrested for Possession of Loaded Revolver

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On January 15, at 2:18 a.m., an Oxnard Police Officer attempted to contact a suspicious subject possibly casing for robberies in the 1800 block of N. Ventura Rd. Upon seeing the officer, Joel Lemus fled on foot and discarded a loaded .357 Cal Revolver. Lemus was apprehended by the officers a short distance away.

Further investigation indicated that Lemus was not the registered owner of the revolver. A records check revealed that the handgun was reported stolen in 2008. Lemus was subsequently arrested for resisting, obstructing and/ or delaying a peace officer and various firearms related charges.

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.

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