Oxnard | Teenage gang member arrested for alleged loaded weapon, drug possession

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On April 22, at 3:35 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) observed several individuals loitering at the 2700 block of El Dorado Avenue that are known to be documented criminal street gang members, just after a call of a shooting victim was reported in the immediate area.  The officers contacted the subjects, and found that one of the individuals, a 17 year-old Oxnard resident, was in possession of .22 caliber ammunition.    

The officers conducted a search of the immediate area around the subjects, and located a loaded .22 caliber sawed-off bolt action rifle concealed in nearby bushes with a bag of numerous Xanax pills.  The 17 year-old was ultimately arrested for numerous charges relating to firearms possession and narcotics.

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.             


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